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About macOS Privacy preferences for Universal Autofill

Learn about the permissions 1Password for Mac needs to fill passwords in your apps and browsers.

1Password for Mac requires access to specific macOS Privacy preferences so you can use Universal Autofill on your Mac. Learn what those preferences are and why 1Password needs them.

Accessibility

The Accessibility preference allows apps to run scripts and system commands to control your Mac. When you turn on Universal Autofill on your Mac, you’re allowing 1Password to access your Mac.  1Password for Mac can then use the macOS accessibility APIs  to view all running applications on your Mac so it can identify fields that can be filled, provide relevant autofill suggestions, and securely fill your information.

Automation

The Automation preference allows apps to access and control other apps on your Mac. When you turn on automation permissions to let 1Password for Mac fill in Terminal or iTerm2, you’re allowing 1Password to control the terminal app on your Mac.  1Password for Mac can then access your active terminal session TTY so it can identify password fields, provide relevant autofill suggestions, and securely fill your Mac login password in your terminal app.

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