In the context: You are probably familiar with the three most famous single sign-on (SSO) services – “sign in with” Google, Facebook, and Apple, but there are others. In fact, if you want to create an Epic Games account, you can sign up using these three or existing accounts for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Online, and Steam, which gives you seven ways to authenticate your account.

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While SSO options offer the convenience of not having to create another username and password to remember, they do have drawbacks. First, you will have to sacrifice a bit of your privacy when using these authentication services, but earlier this month we showed you how to revoke permissions to your personal information from the big three. Another problem they create is remembering which SSO you used for every website you visit. Signing in with Google can be especially tricky, as those with multiple Google accounts can forget which one they used to sign up.

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Fortunately, the developers of 1Password announced new feature to help users in such situations. 1Password Manager has always been reliable for storing and retrieving all your passwords and automatically logging in. Starting today, users can save their SSO logins and 1Password will treat them the same as regular passwords. Once saved, 1Password will use these SSOs to automatically sign in users. It not only remembers which SSO service you used for any website, but it also sorts out which of the multiple Google accounts you may have used at the time of registration. This feature is currently in beta, but anyone can try it.

Recently there has been a big push for Create “passwordless” access to the Internet. Apple already has a passcode feature approaching in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, which uses the “Fast Internet Identification Protocol (FIDO)” developed in collaboration with FIDO Alliance. Google and Facebook have also joined the Alliance and have promised to start introducing passwords later this year. This new authentication method should make it easier to sign in to any account.

Although 1Password does not yet support a password, it has recently joined the FIDO Alliance and plans to implement a “universal sign-on” method in the future. Like SSO services, not all websites support access keys yet. So it may be some time before 1Password releases its solution. Meanwhile, existing users can now worry less about which authentication method they use for a given website.

Unfortunately, 1Password is no longer available for free. He switched to subscription model some time ago. Personal accounts cost $3 per month and family subscriptions cost $5. New users may be put off by this as there are so many other free options available. However, all 1Password subscriptions have a 14-day free trial, including Team and Business plans.