1Password leverages Touch ID, iOS 8 extensions to make passwords easy

1Password creator Agile Bits is showing off the convenience and security of having passwords in third-party apps while using its software and iOS 8's extensions. Because of the new extensions system in iOS 8, third-party apps can now better communicate with each other along with Apple's fingerprint Touch ID system.

What this means is that if you're logging into your Yelp or Chase online banking app, a pop-up will appear asking you to either enter a password, or authenticate yourself with 1Password if you have your user name credentials or ID secured and stored with the service. 1Password will pull that information and insert it into the app and allow you to securely sign in.

This way, you won't need to remember a billion different password entries.

Developers interested in integrating with 1Password should check the code at GitHub.

Is this quick way to secure your apps and services while having the convenience of easily entering your password information through Touch ID and password management services like 1Password a compelling enough reason to upgrade to iOS 8? Are you looking forward to this feature?

Source: Agile Bits

Chuong H Nguyen