One of the great new features of iOS 12 is that password management applications can be integrated with the built-in automatic password entry. Do you know how to enter the password of your iCloud keyring when entering a password field in Safari? It's very practical, right?
Now it can also serve as a password in the form of third-party applications such as Dashlane and 1Password. And that's not all.
New password functions on iOS 12
Before we get to the new password integrations, there are two new iOS 12 password functions. The first is that automatic password entry now works in applications, not just the Internet. Browser. Let's say you're connecting to the Airbnb app while you've only used the site before. Now, iOS will restore your Airbnb password stored on the keychain.
The second is that the use of a stored password now requires authentication. When you choose to automatically enter a password, you'll be prompted to use the touch ID to prove it's yourself and not someone else using your unlocked iPhone or iPad. Face ID users probably will not notice this new step.
How to use password managers with the iCloud Keychain
To illustrate this new function, let's use it Mac Worship Sponsor Dashlane as an example. The process is exactly the same as any other compatible application – 1Password for example.
Every time a password field is displayed, the iCloud Keychain gives you the password for you, suspecting the password to use. If you are wrong, you can press the small key icon above the keyboard to display a list of alternatives.
Go to if you want to enable this function Settings> Passwords & Accounts> Automatically enter passwords. You see a list of available password managers, including the iCloud keychain. Just tap to turn on or off the ones you want to use (you can disable the iCloud keychain if you want).
A real substitute
Once you enable this option, you can easily forget it. When you enter a password field, your Dashlane passwords are presented to you. If the wrong password is offered, simply press the small password. the key icon above the keyboard as before. The difference is that Dashlane appears as an optional feature in the dialog box and you can touch it to navigate through all your Dashlane connections.
And that is all. Just set and forget more or less.
The integration is so deep that you can actually use an external password manager to replace the iCloud keychain. This means that you can take advantage of all the advanced security features of Dashlane or similar applications.
Originally posted 2018-09-21 19:53:43.