Saving and filling passwords

Use 1Password as an authenticator for sites with two-factor authentication

Learn how to use 1Password to store and quickly access your one-time passwords when you enable two-step verification for a website.

Set up two-factor authentication for a website

Before you can use 1Password as an authenticator, you’ll need to set up two-factor authentication for a website:

  1. Search TwoFactorAuth.org for the website.
  2. Click next to the name of the website.
  3. Follow the instructions that the website provides.

When you see a QR code for 1Password to scan, continue with the next steps.

Save your QR code

To save your QR code on 1Password.com

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Select the Login item for the website and click Edit.
  3. Click “label” in a new section, and enter “One-time password”.
  4. Click the ellipsis to the right of the field and choose One-Time Password.
  5. On the website, choose to enter the code manually. Copy the code, then paste it in the One-Time Password field.

    If the website only supports QR codes, you’ll need to scan it using a 1Password app.

  6. Click Save.

To save your QR code in the apps

  1. Open and unlock 1Password, select the Login item for the website, then click Edit.
  2. Click the item type menu to the right of a new field and choose One-Time Password.
  3. Click the QR code icon to open the QR code scanner window.
  4. Drag the window over the QR code from the website.

    If you can’t scan the QR code, most sites will give you a code you can copy and paste instead.

  5. Click Save.
  1. Open and unlock 1Password, select the Login item for the website, then tap Edit.
  2. Tap “Add new one-time password”.
  3. Tap the QR code icon to scan the QR code from another device.

    If you can’t scan the QR code, most sites will give you a code you can copy and paste instead.

  4. Tap Done.

Tip

To automatically copy one-time passwords to the clipboard after filling a login, tap Settings > Password AutoFill and turn on Auto-Copy One-Time Passwords.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password, select the Login item for the website, then select Edit.
  2. Select “label” and enter “One-time password”, then select the ellipsis to the right of the field and choose One-Time Password.
  3. Click the QR code icon and choose “From my screen” to scan the QR code.

    If you can’t scan the QR code, make sure it’s visible when you minimize 1Password. Most sites will also give you a code you can copy and paste instead.

  4. Select Save.
  1. Open and unlock 1Password, select the Login item for the website, then tap Edit.
  2. Tap “Add new section”, then tap “Add new field” and choose One-Time Password from the list.
  3. Tap the QR code icon to scan the QR code from another device.

    If you can’t scan the QR code, most sites will give you a code you can copy and paste instead.

  4. Tap Save.

Tip

To automatically copy one-time passwords to the clipboard after filling a login, tap Settings > Filling and turn on “Auto-copy one-time passwords”.

Confirm your one-time password

To confirm that you’ve saved your QR code, the website will ask you to enter a one-time password. Copy and paste the code from 1Password.

Copying the two-factor-authentication code from 1Password

Use your one-time password

  1. Fill your username and password on a website where you’re using two-factor authentication. 1Password copies your one-time password to the clipboard for 30 seconds.
  2. Paste the code where the website asks for it.

Get help

If websites aren’t accepting your one-time passwords, make sure the date and time are set correctly on Mac  , iOS  , Windows  , and Android  .

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