Save passwords in keychain with Safari autofill off?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by alkalifly, Jul 19, 2013.

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    alkalifly

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent Safari from auto-filling the username and password at sites where this info is saved in the Mac OS X keychain, while at the same time, when I visit a new site or submit a changed password, have that information get automatically saved to the keychain?

    If I un-check “AutoFill web forms: User names and passwords” in Safari preferences, this will prevent Safari from automatically filling in the login info, but new login entries are no longer added to the keychain. I would like things to be remembered so that I can look them up in my keychain if needed, but avoid anything getting automatically filled in.
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    It sounds like you want a password keeper application like oneSafe or 1Password.
     
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    alkalifly

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    Indeed, I am using 1password, which is actually what inspired my wish. 1password is designed to work with Safari's autofill feature turned off (it will get confused if Safari is automatically filling in login data), and I like using 1password as designed. However, I would still like my login data to be saved to the native Mac OS X keychain "just in case" so I am not relying solely on third-party tools.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    I am also using 1P with Safari's autofill turned off. However, whenever I have used it with Safari autofill on... I've never seem any case of "1P confusion". Have you experienced this?

    My thought was to let Safari auto-fill in iOS 7 (when released)... but not in OSX. I wish Apple would just allow some API's to get around their sandboxing limitations which limits password applications (like 1P) to work with mobile Safari. That would make it much more convenient to use password programs, and improve security with iOS.

    /Jim
     
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    alkalifly

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    flynz4,

    I hear ya on the iOS limitations re: mobile Safari and 1pass, it would be nice if :apple: allowed for better integration.

    As far as the "confusion" that I was talking about on Mac OS X: Let's say I have my example.com password saved in both 1password and the keychain, and I have autofill turned on in Safari, and I also have “Ask to save new Logins” checked in 1password. If I were to navigate to www.example.com/login, then Safari would automatically fill in my username and password, and I click "login" at which point, 1password asks me if I want to save this login, even though it already has this login saved. This is documented at http://help.agilebits.com/1Password3/safari_autofill.html

    Anyway, I will just go ahead and turn it off, and use 1password the way it is intended to work. :cool:
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    So will I... I think that 1Password is one of my most valuable programs. There is no way I would want to get in its way of doing its job.

    /Jim
     

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