It's been almost a year now since Microsoft first indicated it was working with 1Password on extension support for Microsoft Edge. At that time, the company had promised the relevant APIs would be coming soon but it seems Microsoft's idea of 'soon' is more than 10 months.
Now available to everyone as a download from the Windows/Microsoft Store on Windows 10, the utility offers one place to manage all your passwords and log-in information. The extension can also automatically fill in identity and credit card information, if you so choose. Alongside saving and managing passwords, 1Password features the ability to generate random passwords for added security.
With this addition, the number of extensions available for Microsoft Edge now totals 69. Microsoft claims this rather poor showing of interest by developers in supporting its latest browser is because the company is insistent on a 'high bar for quality'. Though, looking back at earlier information about how easy porting extensions from Chrome to Edge was supposed to be, it may seem far more likely that a lack of enthusiasm from developers, alongside Microsoft's insistence on bundling improvements to Edge with Windows 10 updates are really to blame for the lack of support. As the developers of 1Password point out, their own plans were hampered by the fact that the APIs needed for the extension would not be added until the Creators Update was pushed out.
If you're running a compatible Insider build of Windows 10, you can download the extension for Microsoft Edge here. You'll also need to ensure that you have 1Password for Windows version 6.7 or later installed and configured in order to use the extension.