Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,652
16,806



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.

f1370886670.jpg
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
 

mcrawley

macrumors member
Oct 12, 2011
43
34
b/t North Zulch and Snook
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.
 

unplugme71

macrumors 68030
May 20, 2011
2,827
754
Earth
I feel ya, but think about how Agilebits must feel (the devs).

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.
 

cyclotron451

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2005
220
1
Europe
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!
 

ugahairydawgs

macrumors 68030
Jun 10, 2010
2,863
2,147
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!

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.
 

WilliamLondon

macrumors 68000
Dec 8, 2006
1,699
13
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.
 

yojo056

macrumors newbie
Sep 3, 2010
26
0
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.
 

TwoBytes

macrumors 68030
Jun 2, 2008
2,842
1,677
if there is a way to store other credentials (serials, notes etc) then i feel bad for 1password.
 

timehacker11

macrumors newbie
Apr 3, 2013
18
0
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.
 

bigwig

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2005
679
0
if there is a way to store other credentials (serials, notes etc) then i feel bad for 1password.
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.
 

movie-mac

macrumors newbie
Mar 9, 2011
22
10
if there is a way to store other credentials (serials, notes etc) then i feel bad for 1password.

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.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.