Leading password management company, 1Password, has just released a new “login with” feature, which allows users to save and autofill the credentials they use for third-party “single sign-on” providers.
Single sign-on (SSO) allows employees to sign in to multiple accounts with a single, secure identity, instead of creating and managing separate usernames and passwords for each website.
Third-party providers that support the new extension include Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Okta, and GitHub.
Why the launch?
While SSO is definitely a useful tool for many users, 1Pasword claims to have identified some issues with the approach.
“While single sign-on is helpful in reducing the number of passwords required, it's still difficult for users to know which third-party provider was used. [to create an account],” said Steve Won, product manager at 1Password.
"Our new browser extension feature alleviates this problem by allowing users to connect to their favorite apps and websites with just one click."
The company recently revealed research that more than a quarter (26%) of employees have stopped doing something at work to avoid the hassle of logging in, while almost half of employees use accounts like Google or Facebook for single sign-on to work. .
Where can I register?
The new solution is currently available to 1Password customers using home or work accounts and will include support for most major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge.
1Password has been active in implementing new technologies. In November 2022, Won announced that Password Manager will add support for passcodes, the eminent biometric login standard, starting in 2023.