Support Staff2 Posted by Khad Young on 22 Jan, 2012 04:00 AM
Thanks for taking the time to contact us. Unfortunately, there
is not a way to import items from the OS X keychain en
masse at this time. I'll pass your request for this along to
Once your data is safely stored in 1Password, it is up to you if
you would like to remove it from the OS X keychain. I don't store
anything in the OS X keychain myself. In fact, we recommend
disabling your browsers' own password management when using
If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. We are
always here to help!
If I am running 1Password 3 on my Mac. You wrote that you are
suggesting to disable Apple Keychain Access.
But in Fact, I would like Keychain access to continue to in
Is it still possible? if for some reason, I would not want to use
anymore 1Password, I would like to keep the freedom to go back to
Keychain Access anytime without having some troubles to export data
BTW: Personally I think the Password generator from Keychain Access
is better than yours, specially regarding the "pronounceable"
passwords. Can you design an "as good as" Pass generator than
please do not misunderstand me, when I mention I find Keychain
Access, better, it is regarding its actual functionnalities.
1Password do have more functions that are today great without
discussion. (cross platform access)
Keychain Access would still serve it's purpose for things like
WiFi credentials, app passwords etc, but 1Password won't and can't
send any newly created Login / other items back to your OS X
In most cases, for example website logins, you don't need to
worry about this, since 1Password handles all of the browser
integration, but things like WiFi passwords will still need to be
entered manually when you connect to a network etc.
just 2 more questions,
Keychain access got an Import items function but it seems that we
can only import .keychain file format. I tried to select the
"export items" but it remains grey, except for certificates or key
(.p12, .pem, .cer, or .p7b file formats)
You have a format .1pif - 1Password interchange file (to merge
different 1Password databases) or text file that are proposed to
export data from 1P.
now or in the future may be,
- Are you gone develop the .keychain file format as another option
to export files? - or Will you update your import file formats'
list with the Keychain Access file format? (I suppose that one of
the reasons Apple is not proposing the API of KA, is to keep safer
the KA. security) - or may be are they some turnaround to solve
this issue, thx to some trick? ( the question is about to keep KA
updated with all passwords and safe notes in one place, and with 1P
to continue its job for online and syncing in the cloud, as it has
been designed for)