Get to know 1Password Teams: The Activity Log

In this series of posts we’ll be exploring 1Password Teams and the features that make it uniquely suited to the challenges faced by businesses. Today’s article is about the Activity Log, a rich overview of all the activity that takes place in your team.

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What is activity logging?

Activity Logging is one of those features that you can’t live without once you try it. Simply put, it’s the ability to see, at a glance, anything done by anyone on your team.

Anything?

Just about. Fire up the Activity Log and you’ll be able to find out about:

  • password changes
  • team members joining and leaving
  • device authorizations
  • vault creation and deletion
  • membership changes to groups and vaults

…and more.

For each action, you see exactly when it happened, who was involved, and who was responsible. You can sort the list by date or by person, and you can click on the names of people, vaults, and groups to go right to their details. It’s the simplest and best way to audit your team and improve security and accountability.

The best part? Like everything else in 1Password, the Activity Log is fully end-to-end encrypted. No one apart from your team administrators has access to it.

Why do you need it?

As the administrator for your team, you might be in charge of hundreds of people and thousands of shared passwords. Keeping track of everything can give you a headache-—especially when something goes missing or is changed.

Let’s use an example from our own team at AgileBits. Alex is part of our support team and has just today returned from a 3-month sabbatical (He went traveling to find himself apparently…). Alex comes to work after his break, fully rested and nicely tanned. He opens his Mac and opens 1Password. Oh no! Alex no longer has access to his passwords! He wonders what happened and starts to panic.

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Our intrepid co-founder Dave springs into action and fires up the Admin Console, clicks the Activity Log tab and filters the list by user activity.

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He looks down the list and sees that Jeff took the wise move of suspending Alex’s account after he went away to India.
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With a couple of clicks, Alex is reactivated and all his passwords come flooding back (which reminds him of his white-water rafting experience).

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Now Alex is happy, Dave is happy, and almost no time has been wasted working out when and why Alex couldn’t get at his passwords. Thanks, Activity Log!

Want to get Activity Log for your organization?

If you are already a 1Password Teams customer, you can try Pro features such as Activity Log with ease! Simply sign in to your team, click the team name in the top right to open the menu, and click Admin Console.
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From the tabs along the top, select  Try Pro and then select the Trial Pro Features button. Not using 1Password Teams? Now is the time! Sign up for your 30-day free trial on 1password.com/teams/. No credit card needed.

See the 1Password Activity Log in action, in the video below!

5 replies
    • Will Moore
      Will Moore says:

      Hey 👋

      The Activity Log is available from within the 1Password Teams Admin console – to keep it as secure as possible, we have no plans to make it exportable right now.

      Thanks so much for your question!

      Will

    • Will Moore
      Will Moore says:

      Hi @cobaltjacket

      I’ve just been informed that my earlier comment wasn’t entirely accurate and that we do have future plans for exporting data from the activity log – however we will only announce them when we are happy that the feature is secure.

    • Will Moore
      Will Moore says:

      Thanks for your comment!

      We believe 1Password to be incredibly secure. We have a number of methods in place that mean our customers’ data is as safe as it can be. You can read more about how our security works here – https://1password.com/security/

      We’d love to know what you think if you decide to give 1Password a try!

      Will

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