Apple Announces iCloud Keychain, 1Password-Like Password Manager

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Today at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote, while talking about Mac OS X Mavericks, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a new password manager called iCloud Keychain for Safari.

    The feature can remember website logins, credit card numbers and WiFi network information and sync them across all systems. It can also autofill credit card information.

    Federighi noted that iCloud Keychain can also generate and recommend passwords for users and then the system will use that password, if the user chooses, from then on.

    Back in April 2012, MacRumors noted that Apple had included strings in developer betas of Safari 5.2 hinting at secure password suggestions coming to Safari in OS X Mountain Lion. Apple did not, however, ultimatelyintroduce the feature for developer or public builds of Mountain Lion.

    Article Link: Apple Announces iCloud Keychain, 1Password-Like Password Manager
  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Love it even though I will stick with my existing one (still need Windows capability). This gets the idea of password managers much more mainstream and that is a really, really good thing.
  3. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    Exactly. I don't know why I was expecting them to mention something about it today yet it makes sense for them not to.
  5. macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    I feel ya, but think about how Agilebits must feel (the devs).
  7. macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2012
    Mac in OS X Name?

    Is the "Mac" back in the OS name?
  8. macrumors 68020

    May 20, 2011
    Well 1password works for PC. It stores your CCID number. It can store other things like Serial Numbers/product keys for software, etc all securely.

    So its existence is still capable and most likely will continue to use it. However, Apple is getting closer to killing off third-party apps.

    I just closed my Pandora account for example.
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Redwood City, California
    I'll try it out, but I have over 100 passwords in Roboform. Unless I can export from Roboform into keychain, I don't think I'll go with it. On the other hand, it's free.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    They already have all your things don't worry
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2009
    The CCTV Capital of the World
    I felt the same way when they were demo-ing iWorks in the cloud.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    The push to "the cloud" is being fueled by exactly this sort of "bait". This is a spook agency wet dream. No thanx.
  13. macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    I'm an apple developer

    not an expert one by any means - but I've helped out on 10.7 & 10.8.1,2,3 & 4 beta-testing. I don't see anyway that I can let my data/keychain/iWork in the iCloud anywhere near CONUS.

    looks like my work PCs will have to migrate to some form of locked-down Ubuntu. I guess I might buy a new MBA for the memories, but as with some of you other users - PRISM and its related technologies give me the message that I WANT TO CONTROL MY OWN DATA AND PII

    NSA-Maverix, Nien Danke!
  14. macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2010
    To each his own. I'll take the convenience. If the NSA wants to read my boring ass email full of Amazon receipts and porn spam....then more power to them.
  15. macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    Agree with all the PRISM crap lately a statement in light of something like this wouldn't have been amiss, but aside from that, I've been wanting this functionality in Apple land for years. Tried 1Password, hated it (I'm in the minority I realise, but it just didn't work as I expected and was always asking me for information and popping up when I thought it should "just handle things"), so I'm thrilled to see this, especially since we lost some of this functionality when we lost iDisk.

    This is a great addition in functionality, very glad to see this.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    This is just a feature being re-added that was taken out during the switch from MobileMe to iCloud. MobileMe had this feature long ago... but I feel that slowly as they refine iCloud their building back in features.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    if there is a way to store other credentials (serials, notes etc) then i feel bad for 1password.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013
    LMAO at all the people worrying about privacy.

    Let me ask them something: What privacy? YOU NO LONGER HAVE privacy, especially with the Patriot Act and Facebook and with nearly all of Facebook's members posting what they're doing every five seconds, iCloud Keychain seems like a text file compared to Facebook.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    Depends on how usable it is. The Keychain app isn't very usable even just for remembering things. If they copy the 1P interface wholesale, or have Safari hooks only for iCloud Keychain that 1P can't use, then yeah I can see a problem for Agile Bits.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    That would seem unlikely, because it's just too confusing in the Apple universe and for the people this is targeted at. Serials you do not need, because you are supposed to buy your software through the Mac App Store and for notes there is the Notes app which syncs as well (I know, secure notes vs. "unsecure" etc.).

    But I still think it will take away quite a bit of the market for 1P, especially because it isn't exactly cheap for both OS X and iOS. If you are Apple-hardware only, there is practically no reason to pay for 1P anymore.
  21. macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    so on computers this will only work through safari? meh if so
  22. macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    Yeah. I'm not going anywhere near this.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2013
    +1 I bought mine a month ago. However I like the fact that 1Password resides on my machine, not on the cloud where government snoops can get it.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 17, 2008
    so if I forget one of my passwords I can ask the NSA? great!
  25. macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Dido on that, and I got their calendar app... :eek:


    haha (worried laughter) NSA has an app for that...

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