About the message
1Password 6.8 for Mac introduced a more reliable method for saving and filling in browsers called native messaging.
Native messaging improves the performance and reliability of the 1Password extension, especially when proxies, antivirus, and other security software would otherwise interfere with 1Password. If 1Password is unable to detect support for native messaging in your browser, you’ll see this message.
What you should do
For all browsers
First, try restarting your browser. If you’re still having trouble, follow these steps to allow 1Password to use native messaging in your browser:
- Open Terminal, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
Copy and paste the following command and press Return:
mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome
Open 1Password and click the 1Password menu. Hold down the Control and Option keys on your keyboard. While holding the Control and Option keys, select “Quit 1Password and 1Password mini”.
Open 1Password again.
Restart your browser.
Follow the additional steps below if you use Brave, Vivaldi, or Chrome Canary.
If you use Brave
If you use Brave, make sure you’re using Brave 0.17.19 or later. Earlier versions do not have support for native messaging.
If you use Vivaldi
If you use Vivaldi, make sure you’re using Vivaldi 1.11.917.43 or later. Earlier versions do not have support for native messaging.
If you use Chrome Canary
If you use Chrome Canary, follow these steps to allow 1Password to use native messaging in your browser:
- Make sure the 1Password app and your browser are both in the Applications folder.
In Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder. Copy and paste the following path and press Return:
Copy the file named
2bua8c4s2c.com.agilebits.1password.jsonto your desktop.
Choose Go > Go to Folder. Copy and paste the correct path for your browser and press Return:
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome Canary/
Open the folder
NativeMessagingHostsor create it if it doesn’t exist.
Drag the file named
2bua8c4s2c.com.agilebits.1password.jsonfrom your desktop into the
Restart your browser.
Get more help
If you’re still having trouble: