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1Password 6.5 for Mac: Fantastic Secrets and Where to Find Them

These past few months we’ve been toiling like house elves on an incredibly new and awesome version of 1Password for Mac and I am happy to report it is available now.

As development on 1Password 6.5 was winding down Apple made an announcement that presented us with an incredible opportunity: The arrival of a magical new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID. We were there on day one with Touch ID support on iOS and maintaining that tradition on macOS was a no brainer.

We have a lot of ground to cover in this marvellous story so open your textbooks to page 394 and let’s read on, shall we?

Unlocking with your fingerprint is as easy as swish and flick

So how about that new Touch ID support? There’s no need to utter any incantations to magically unlock 1Password with your fingerprint. Just enable the Touch ID setting in Security Preferences and you’ll be good to go.

Those of us with the new MacBook Pro here at AgileBits have been known to quietly whisper “Alohamora” under our breath as we perform this charm, and quite frankly, we recommend you do the same.

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But Touch ID support is just the collectible wizard card that comes with the chocolate frog that is our massive 6.5 release.

Practice your wandless magic

Touch ID isn’t the only new piece of magic to which we’ve hitched our broomstick. The new Touch Bar is almost as awesome as picking up the latest offering at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes (but without the fear factor).

We’ve only just begun to take advantage of all the cool capabilities the Touch Bar makes possible, and already it has improved the way we use 1Password every day. For me it’s a toss up between the beautiful menu of categories that appears when I create a new item or being able to switch vaults with a tap.

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Other incantations you can conjure with the Touch Bar include:

  • Adding a new item
  • Choosing the category in which you want to create an item
  • Locking your vault easier than casting the “Colloportus” spell
  • Activating search (to find the game-winning golden snitch, of course)

All aboard on Platform 9 3/4!

Of all the work that went into this new version, I want to highlight a piece that many of you may never see. That piece is a brand new first-run experience that anyone setting up 1Password for the first time will encounter.

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Setting up 1Password for the first time on a new Mac is now just like that first swig of Butterbeer: warm, inviting, and deliciously sweet! We’ve completely rewritten this experience from the ground up. You can now create a brand new 1Password account directly inside the app so it’s easier than ever to get up and running.

Accio your items from anywhere

Accio your items with Alfred and LaunchBar!
Speaking of 1Password.com, one of things we’ve all missed was the inability to access our 1Password.com items from our favorite productivity tools like Alfred and LaunchBar. For version 6.5 we worked closely with the fine folks at both Alfred and LaunchBar to correct this egregious shortcoming. As of this writing Alfred has released an update for this new integration and LaunchBar has an update coming soon!

More goodies than Bertie Bott’s has flavours!

1Password 6.5 truly is an enormous release, packed with over 100 new features, improvements, and fixes. Here’s the full list for your studies. Be sure to pay close attention to all these Bits and Botts as they may appear on your upcoming Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations.

New

  • 1Password can now be unlocked with your fingerprint on the new Touch ID-capable MacBook Pro.
  • Touch Bar support has landed! While using 1Password you will see enhanced controls in the Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro.
  • 1Password has a whole new first-run experience! Setting up 1Password has never been easier. {OPM-4200}
  • You can now scan 1Password Account codes using the FaceTime HD camera on your Mac!
  • 1Password can now fill additional text, email, and password fields for items created outside the browser extension. {BRAIN-111}
  • 1Password will now ask you to migrate items from your Primary vault to newly added Personal vaults when adding a 1Password.com Account. {OPM-4240}
  • 1Password will now offer to automatically add any 1Password.com account to 1Password for Mac after signing into that account in your web browser. {OPM-4236}
  • Added the ability to copy 1Password Documents across 1Password.com accounts. {OPM-3974}
  • Added a Download Local Copy item to the context menu for Document items. {OPM-3939}
  • Added the ability to manage your 1Password account subscription within the app (AgileBits Store Only). {OPM-4249}

Improved

  • Improved filling of credit card expiration dates. {BRAIN-138}
  • Updated our translations with the latest from our incredible translators on Crowdin.
  • Renamed the Start Over menu item to Reset All 1Password Data. {OPM-4069}
  • 1Password mini’s menu width is automatically resized to fit long browser extension names. {OPM-4112}
  • After migrating to a 1Password.com account, the new account vault becomes the default vault for saving. {OPM-4534}
  • Improved the wording in Add Account preferences. {OPM-4444}
  • Improved wording in Accounts Preferences regarding 1Password.com Accounts. {OPM-4306}
  • Improved handling of sync when Folder Syncing to a removable disk. {OPM-4414}\
  • Updated to the latest 1Password brain for improved Login saving and form filling.
  • 1Password is now better at avoiding “search” and “newsletter” forms when filling. {BRAIN-289}
  • 1Password is now better at saving Logins on pages with search fields. {BRAIN-274}
  • 1Password is now better at avoiding search fields on Russian and German websites. {BRAIN-293}
  • 1Password is now better at handling sneaky password fields on Swedish websites. {BRAIN-310}
  • Improved the wording of the macOS authentication prompt. {OPM-3768}
  • We now enter edit mode after converting a Password to a Login. {OPM-4284}
  • Updated the password generator minimum and maximum values. {OPM-4409}
  • Added mechanisms for strengthening communication with 1Password.com.
  • Improved the parsing for certain improperly formatted web addresses. {OPM-4281}
  • Improved network efficiency with 1Password.com accounts {OPM-4290}
  • Added a notification to update to the latest 1Password version when features aren’t compatible with the 1Password.com Account server. {OPM-4177}
  • Changed naming of Wi-Fi sync to WLAN sync. {OPM-3851}
  • Empty address fields are now hidden when viewing items. {OPM-3902}
  • Updated the way 1Password determines which URLs to match in the extension. {OPM-4078}
  • When merging vaults during sync setup the password hint is no longer truncated if it’s too long. {OPM-4053}
  • Removed some potentially offensive words that were present in the word list for our Word-based Strong Password Generator. {OPI-3129}
  • The error message for when 1Password mini is quarantined by the system is now less mysterious. {OPM-4102}
  • Added a hover button and Voice Over support to item attachments. {OPM-624}
  • Removed several instances where 1Password for Teams or 1Password for Families language was used and replaced with 1Password Account.
  • Made numerous improvements to the way text is handled throughout the app to make translation easier.
  • Improved WLAN sync error handling. {OPI-3314}
  • Personal and Shared vaults will now display the user or team avatars if they don’t have their own avatar. {OPM-4032}
  • Improved the first run experience when using onepassword://team-account links. {OPM-4019, OPM-3905}
  • Improved the custom icon display for 1Password.com account items in the main 1Password app. {OPM-4125}
  • Improved the experience when deleting the last 1Password.com account when no local vaults exist. {OPM-4033}
  • Decreased the delay in uploading custom icons for Teams and Families vaults. {OPM-4124}
  • The account details preference pane now shows when you’re in trial mode. {OPM-4562}

Fixed

  • Fixed the layout of the Start Over dialog so that it worked better with more verbose languages. {OPM-4167}
  • Fixed an issue where custom icons would not upload to 1Password.com accounts. {OPM-4049}
  • Fixed an issue where vault switching in mini was not instantly mirrored in the main app if it was in the background. {OPM-3523}
  • Fixed a bug that could cause instability in the Preferences window. {OPM-3983}
  • Fixed a bug when removing an attachment file before saving the item with the attachment. {OPM-4057}
  • Fixed an issue that caused Reset iCloud Data to be enabled even though there weren’t any local vaults. {OPM-4104}
  • Fixed an issue that caused problems with VoiceOver navigating password values. {OPM-3343}
  • Fixed an issue that caused category sorting in All Vaults to not sort properly when only non-1Password Account vaults were present. {OPM-4131}
  • Fixed an issue that would cause WLAN sync to not activate after unlocking 1Password for Mac. {OPM-4129}
  • The anchored Large Type window no longer crops off the top of characters in a long password. {OPM-4135}
  • The tab key now cycles through fields properly again when editing an item. {OPM-4083}
  • Fixed an issue where some unrecognized data in an item would be lost while saving. {OPM-4234}
  • Fixed autosubmit on fideliti.co.uk. {BRAIN-268}
  • Fixed a layout issue in macOS Sierra when choosing fields while exporting CSV or tab-delimited files. {OPM_4241}
  • Fixed a layout issue with the Password Generator on macOS Sierra. {OPM-4304}
  • Fixed the multi-line height calculation for notes and tags in macOS Sierra. {OPM-4297}
  • Obliterated a hang that could be caused by Documents with missing metadata.
  • Fixed a rare crash when scanning a QR code when creating a one-time password or adding a 1Password.com account. {OPM-4351}
  • Fixed instance where logging into 1Password.com may not offer to add that account to 1Password when using Bartender. {OPM-4435}
  • Resolved a logic flaw that would result in a failure to properly load localized category names on macOS 10.12 {OPM-4433}
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when using custom icons. {OPM-4423}
  • Fixed a minor button alignment issue in account sign in setup screen. {OPM-4481}
  • Fixed issues introduced in a previous beta causing setup screen animations to fail in macOS 10.10 and 10.11 {OPM-4476, OPM-4477}
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when right clicking on 1Password mini. {OPM-4552}
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when scanning a QR Code for a TOTP field. {OPM-4500}
  • Resolved a height issue with the dialog window that appeared when enabling local vaults in the Preferences window. {OPM-4390}
  • Fixed a rare crash when syncing with iCloud. {OPM-4328}
  • 1Password would fail to fill sites that had previously saved fields 1Password ignores during filling. {BRAIN-299}
  • Fixed an issue where certain Favorites could cause issues while syncing with 1Password.com accounts. {OPM-4402}
  • Fixed a bug in the item selection logic. {OPM-4417}
  • Fixed an issue that could cause 1Password mini to hang while copying large numbers of items across vaults. {OPM-4395}
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during sync via AgileKeychain. {OPI-3713}
  • Fixed an issue preventing two my.1password.com accounts from being added at one time. {OPM-4312}
  • Fixed an issue that would cause 1Password to authenticate twice with 1Password.com upon startup instead of just once. {OPM-4286}
  • Fixed an issue that caused broken custom icons. {OPM-4314}
  • Fixed an issue that could create a username conflict when manually saving a login on some sites. {OPM-4156}
  • Fixed an issue where item counts were being squished on macOS Sierra. {OPM-4228}
  • Fixed an issue that caused problems reading scanned QR Codes. {OPM-4322}
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when removing the Primary vault on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. {OPM-4309}
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when disabling vaults outside of 1Password accounts. {OPM-4273}
  • Fixed the Large Type window so that it stays on screen after being anchored by dragging it. {OPM-4152}
  • Fixed an issue where the verify code signature setting wasn’t being consulted when 1Password was locked. {OPM-4165, OPM-4178}
  • Login filling failed on tecmarket.it. {BRAIN-254}
  • Resolved an issue where 1Password would incorrectly identify the designated username and password field when saving a Login. {BRAIN-207}
  • Resolved an issue where 1Password would fill credit card month value into quantity fields when the field was of number type.
  • Resolved an issue where 1Password would attempt to fill into disabled or read-only fields. {BRAIN-263}
  • Radio buttons were being improperly saved and restored. (Existing Logins will need to be resaved.) {BRAIN-74}
  • 1Password would not fill the same password value into more than one field. {BRAIN-83, BRAIN-84}
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when using the Strong Password Generator. {OPM-3676, OPM-4218}
  • Fixed issues that could occur while using your browser during 1Password’s setup {OPM-4565, OPM4569}
  • Fixed an issue where animations could get stacked and cause unintended view layout in the Setup and QR scanner windows. {OPM-4571}
  • Fixed an issue that prevented tabbing among the buttons in the Setup window. {OPM-4566}
  • Fixed a spacing issue with the Preferences window when viewing the security preferences with a 1Password.com account vault selected. {OPM-4570}
  • Fixed a crash with the QR scanning window in the Mac App Store version. {OPM-4572}
  • Fixed a crash when trying to unlock from the browser extension when still in setup mode. {OPM-4333}

This was an incredible release and we hope you love it as much as we loved creating it. So long for now and good luck on your Owls!

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Having fun with Touch ID and the Touch Bar in 1Password

Yesterday was the special Apple event and all activity at AgileBits stopped as our entire team watched the live stream to see what goodies would be coming our way. For me, the most exciting news by far was the announcement of the new MacBook Pro with its amazing Touch Bar and Touch ID.

I remember how excited I was at the Apple developers conference when they first added Touch ID to iOS 8. I rushed back to the hotel, Xcode beta in hand, and added Touch ID to 1Password that very night. The joy of seeing 1Password unlock with just a tap was overwhelming.

Well, here I am again with that exact same feeling 🙂

Now that the new MacBook Pro’s have Touch ID we can bring that same great feeling you are used to on iPhone to your Mac, and it looks pretty darn cool too. Take a look for yourself and see!

As stunning as it looks in the Xcode simulator on my soon-to-be-obsolete late 2013, 15” 2.3 GHz Retina MacBook Pro, I can’t wait until my new Mac arrives so I can use it for real.

Oh, and then there’s the new Touch Bar. Wow! I was really excited seeing Phil demo this. The Touch Bar introduces a brand new world to the Mac and with it comes some wonderful opportunities to make 1Password even better. Dan, our designer extraordinaire, has begun to explore what the Touch Bar can bring to 1Password and I’d like to share some early designs.

Touch Bar for 1Password

What Dan has come up with is really exciting and I can’t wait to play with it. I think that switching between my work and home vaults with just a tap is going to be the most awesome, albeit sliding my finger across the Touch Bar to generate a strong password comes in a close second.

The possibilities with the Touch Bar are limitless and I am excited to hear how you see yourself using the new Touch Bar with 1Password.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below ❤️

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Introducing 1Password Windows for Teams!

Today is a very big day in Windows land: 1Password Teams is now officially available on Windows!

Our Windows team has made amazing progress since we introduced the first beta for Teams earlier this summer and I’m super excited to be able to share the results of their incredible work with you now.

Let’s jump right in!

Beautiful new design

The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is 1Password 6 has an amazing new design. From every bit to every last pixel, literally everything is completely new in 1Password 6!

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Once you unlock 1Password you’ll be greeted with a completely new overview and details screen.

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As much as there is to enjoy in this new design, my favourite has to be Large Type – I absolutely love how great my passwords look there:

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Large Type makes reading even the most complicated passwords a breeze – I can even read them without my glasses! And if you have a High-DPI screen, it looks even better 🙂

Oh, and then there’s our browser extensions. These were not available in the initial beta and they were dearly missed! They’re here now and they look great!

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Beautiful new security design

1Password had an amazing security design already, but in 1Password Teams we didn’t rest on our laurels. Instead, we took everything we learned about security over the last 10 years and built a completely new security architecture that pushed the limits of modern technologies.

As has always been the case with 1Password, your information is encrypted end-to-end, so only you and your team have the keys to decrypt your information. What’s new is an even secure-er encryption design as well as some cool techniques like Secure Remote Password, which allows clients and the server to verify each other during communication.

tripleencryptThe most visual change is the addition of the Account Key. This is a unique 128bit key that is generated for every user and greatly increases the security of your account.

The Account Key might appear similar to two-factor authentication but it’s so much better because it plays a direct role in the encryption of your data. It strengthens and fortifies your Master Password so much that even a poorly-chosen Master Password will be infeasible for attackers to brute force. It’s also never sent to our servers so it cannot be reset, intercepted, or evaded.

For an illustrated overview of our new security design, check out our security page, as well as our Security White Paper, for fun details like these ones:

  • Tamper-proof, authenticated encryption using AES-GCM mode
  • Brute force protection using PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256
  • Secure vault sharing using asymmetric cryptography

The most amazing thing about this new design is it’s not only secure-er, but it’s much faster, too! It’s one of the benefits we get for using the latest and greatest modern technologies 🙂

Beautiful organization and control

menu-trimmedOne of greatest features in 1Password Teams is how easy it makes organizing things into multiple vaults. When you’ve organized passwords in separate vaults, it makes finding things easier, and also makes it super simple to securely share with your teammates.

New vaults can be created from your Admin Console on 1Password.com and will automatically appear on all your devices. You can also add teammates to new vaults and they will receive the vault and everything within it immediately.

Your team admin can even control the permissions for each vault, allowing you to share read-only access to vaults, and control who can manage the vault.

Oh and you’re not limited to a single 1Password account. As you can see from the screenshot, in addition to multiple vaults you can also have multiple accounts added to 1Password. This is great for your teammates as it allows them to use 1Password in their private lives as well as their professional life.

Beautiful safety nets

When you change an item within 1Password for Windows it will sync automatically to 1Password.com and become available on all your other authorized devices instantly.

All these changes are remembered by 1Password just in case you ever need to revert to an earlier version. If you or your teammates ever delete or modify something by accident, you can simply sign in to 1Password.com and restore what you need from the Item History popup:

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Item History is perfect for protecting individual items, but you and your teammates need safety nets for your accounts as well. In a team environment you just can’t afford to get locked out of critical systems every time someone forgets their password.

That brings us to the most beautiful and secure safety net of all: Account Recovery. We (AgileBits) have never been able to reset your password, and with 1Password Teams we still can’t. But now you can!

With our innovative new recovery feature, if one of your teammates forgot their Master Password, your team admins can restore their access and they’ll regain access to all their passwords.

Beautiful in so many other ways, too

In addition to our new amazing Windows app, your subscription to 1Password Teams gives you and your entire team access to many more awesome things:

  • You and everyone on your team get all our awesome apps for free, including Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS
  • Automatic syncing – no configuration or extra software required
  • Securely share items and documents across your whole team
  • Easily invite your entire team and control access using the Admin Console
  • Full web access from anywhere

Sign your team up today!

1Password 6 for Windows is available today for subscribers to 1Password Teams. If you have not yet subscribed, now’s a great time to sign up:

Sign up your team

Subscribers simply need to download 1Password 6 and add their account information during setup.

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Once logged in, all your data will sync automatically. And if you had any data stored in an earlier version of 1Password, you can migrate over all of your existing data.

Oh, and if you sign up before October 31, you will get all the features of the Pro plan for the low, low price of the Standard plan. And best of all, you and your team will lock in the Standard price for as long as you’re subscribed. Even teammates you add later on will still get the same awesome deal.

Be sure to sign up by October 31st before this window closes 🙂

Enjoy! ❤️

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Send in the crowds (to hunt for bugs)

We unequivocally encourage security researchers to poke around 1Password. It is an extremely important part of the process that helps us deliver and maintain a more secure product to everyone. Finding and reporting potential security vulnerabilities is what we should all expect from bug hunters around the world; the hunters and yourself should expect that we address those vulnerabilities promptly.

We have always welcomed security reports that arrive at security@agilebits.com, and over most of the past year we offered a more formal, invitation-only bug bounty program through Bugcrowd. We are pleased to now take that program public: https://bugcrowd.com/agilebits.

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Before I get into what the program offers, I’d like to remind you that there is always room to improve the security of any complicated system, 1Password included. As clever as we may think we are, there will be security issues that we miss and different perspectives help reveal them. Software updates that address security issues are part of a healthy product. This, by the way, is why it is important to always keep your systems and software up to date. Even in the complete (and unlikely) absence of software bugs, threats change over time, and defenses should try to stay ahead of the game.

Some words about Bounty

A bug bounty program offers payouts for different sorts of bugs. The first bug bounty that I recall seeing was Donald Knuth’s for the the TeX typesetting system, though I have since learned that he does this for most of his books and programs. It started out with $2.56 (256 US cents) for the first year, and doubled each year after that, reaching a final limit of $327.68.

Check from Donald Knuth made out to Richard Kinch.

A bounty check from Donald Knuth made out to Richard Kinch

Of course given Donald Knuth’s well-deserved fame and reputation, few people cashed the checks they received. Instead, they framed them.

Anyway, enough about me revealing my age. Let’s talk about today’s bug bounty program. There is a community of people who earn a portion of their income from bounties. (Whether or not it is enough for them to sail off to Tahiti or Pitcairn is not something I know.) Over the years they have developed skills and tools and scripts for examining systems. We want them to apply those skills and efforts testing the security of 1Password. Opening up this bug bounty program brings those people and their skills into the process of making 1Password more secure.

Our bounty

Unlike the example of Donald Knuth’s bug bounty, we are only offering payouts for security issues. Of course all bug reports are welcome, we just aren’t promising bounties for them. And because we are promising to pay for bugs, we’ve had to establish a bunch of rules about what counts. These rules help us draw the attention of researchers to the 1Password.com service, and they help us exclude payouts of things that are already known and documented. We don’t want those rules to discourage anyone from bug hunting; they are there to help focus attention on what should be the most fruitful for everyone.

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Your homework

We think that finding bugs in 1Password will be challenging — 1Password.com is not your typical web service. Our authentication system, for example, is highly unusual and specifically designed so we are never in a position to learn any of our customers’ secrets. Because we use end-to-end encryption, getting hold of user secrets may require breaking not just authentication but also cryptography. Of course, we’re inviting researchers to try out attacks that we haven’t considered to prove us wrong. I expect that successful bug hunters will need to do their homework, all the same.

Now, all that bragging about how challenging I think it’ll be to find serious issues with 1Password isn’t an attempt to stop people from trying — get out there and try! You can get bounty for it, and a thank-you as well. We’re excited to hear a resounding “challenge accepted!” from the research community.

How we help researchers

If there are security bugs, we want to know about them so we can fix them. (I know I keep repeating that point, but not everyone reading this is familiar with why we might invite people to look for security bugs.) We want to help researchers find bugs, because they’re helping us, and everyone who uses 1Password.

To help researchers understand and navigate 1Password (and reduce the amount of time they may need to reverse engineer protocols) we have set up a special 1Password Team that contains a bunch of goodies: internal documentation on our APIs, some specific challenges, and UUIDs and locations of items involved in some of the challenges. So researchers, please come and leave your mark on our Graffiti Wall. (No, not in this web page or the image below, the wall inside the aforementioned team account.)

Secure Note: "The Researchers vault grants read-only access to researchers. If you figure out how to get around read-only access, please put your name in here ..."

With a natural degree of trepidation, I look forward to what might appear there.

The kindness of strangers

A bug bounty program brings in a new group of researchers. And that’s why we’re launching it. We encourage independent research as well. We’re just as open to reports of security issues outside of the bug bounty program as we have always been.

So without further ado, let’s send in the crowds!

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Pro Features for 1Password Teams: Many Bells and Much Whistles

TL;DR: We’ve added some incredible new Pro features to 1Password Teams and we’re extending our Early adopter special that gives you all these Pro features at the Standard price! Sign up today or continue reading for more details.


We’ve been continually working on 1Password Teams since we introduced it last November and over the (Canadian) summer we finished putting the final touches on some awesome new Pro features.

I’d love to share these with you now while the weather is still nice. 🙂

Let’s start with our new advanced organizational features that give you even more control and customization for your team. From there we can jump to the new activity tracking feature and then we’ll button things up with some exciting pricing news.

Organize Your Team With Custom Groups

Since the beginning 1Password Teams has allowed you to assign teammates to be part of the Administrators, Owners, or Team Members groups.

This is great and provides enough organization for many teams, but larger teams need even more power and flexibility so we added the ability to create your own custom groups.

Using the Admin Console you can now organize your team into groups however you like. Once organized, you can easily share information securely with those who need it, allowing you to quickly control who has access to key information.

Organizing with Custom Groups

To create a new group, simply go to the Groups section of your Admin Console and click the blue plus button. You’re free to create as many groups as your heart desires ❤️

Grant Authority Using Custom Roles

The Owner, Administrator, and Team Member groups provide a great starting point for controlling who on your team can access the Admin Console, manage people, control access, recover accounts, and more.

But companies with advanced business needs will require more flexibility than these predefined roles allow.

That’s no problem whatsoever as it’s now super easy to designate which permissions each of your groups have. By picking and choosing from 9 predefined permissions, you can tailor the perfect role to suit your specific business needs.

For example, let’s say we wanted to allow managers to create vaults, manage their employees, and restore access to those who forget their Master Password. To do that, we could create a custom Managers group and assign their permissions as follows:

Granting authority using custom roles

As great as this is for managers, the real joy comes from knowing they no longer need to bug you every time someone joins their team 😀

Using Activity Log to Review & Track Events

In short, you can now easily see who has changed what where and when. That’s a bit of a tongue twister, so let me try saying it again with a few more words 🙂

With our new Activity Log, you can now see a detailed history of changes made to your Vaults, Groups, and Team Members.

When a member of your team adds an item, creates a group, grants access to a vault, or makes other changes, each action is recorded and can be seen in the Activity Log.

This is super handy when you want to see what a particular user has been up to or review what changes have been made to a vault. All you need to do is go to the detail page for a particular person or vault and review the Activity Log to see what changes have been made and when.

For example, this screenshot shows the Activity Log for the Production Servers vault. You can see that I gave Jeff access and he then proceeded to update items in the vault and granted access to the Sysadmins group.

Activity Log

It’s great being able to see this history on each details page as it allows you to zero in, but you can also drink from the firehose 🚒 by going to the Activity Log in the Admin Console where you can see the full list of all changes within your team.

Extending Earl’s Early Deal!

When we released 1Password Teams we launched with Earl’s early deal, giving away all the features of the Pro plan for the low, low price of the Standard plan.

With all these new bells and whistles I thought it would be awesome to extend Earl’s special launch special until October 15th so everyone could enjoy these new features.

Sign up your Team now and lock in Earl’s special deal

And best of all, you and your team will lock in the Standard price for as long as you’re subscribed. Even teammates you add after October 15th will still get the same awesome deal.

Enjoy! ❤️

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1Password 6.4 for Android: Mmm, Nougat-y goodness

As you may have heard, Google released the latest version of Android last week. Like you, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nougat (although some of us thought it would be named after a certain hazelnut cocoa spread). Being a developer, I’m fortunate in that I get early access to the latest updates. I’ve been using Nougat for a while and now that the final version is out, I have to say that it is every bit as sweet as its dessert-themed name suggests.

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The first thing that I noticed was that my devices ran faster than they had previously on Marshmallow. In fact, Nougat makes a lot of things faster. Double tapping the app overview button allows me to quickly switch back and forth between two apps. I can whip off a speedy reply to a Slack message without leaving my current app thanks to the convenience of Direct Reply. The configurability of Quick Settings means that the settings that matter to me are only a single swipe away. Even rebooting my device feels faster!

One thing in particular is thankfully slower and that’s the drain on my battery. The improvements to Doze really seem to be paying off as I often arrive at the end of the day with plenty of battery to spare.

But, erm…this was supposed to be a post about our latest release for Android. Apparently I let myself get distracted by touting the awesomeness that is Nougat.

1Password 6.4 is Nougat ready!

We’ve been testing 1Password with the Nougat Preview on our devices for a while and, as with any new OS version, we’ve been working out the kinks. I am thrilled to say that we are now ready to share this goodness with you.

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One of my favourite additions in 1Password 6.4 is our support of Nougat’s split-screen feature. It makes using 1Password even easier than before. No more flipping back and forth between apps in order to enter my credit card info. Instead, I can have 1Password open right next to my browser for easy access to all of my important details.

And if you’re among the majority that are still waiting for Nougat, don’t worry. 1Password 6.4 will continue to work on devices running Jelly Bean or later.

Plenty of sweetness to spare

1Password 6.4 is about so much more than just being compatible with Nougat. This update contains more than 20 new features, improvements, and fixes! In addition to multi-window support on Nougat, here are a few of the ones we’re most excited about…

  • Our new setup flow allows you to sign into your 1Password account from first launch.
  • You can now add multiple individual 1Password accounts.
  • We’ve cured the Strong Password Generator’s amnesia! It now remembers your preferences from the previous use.
  • Changes to your vaults are reflected immediately in the navigation drawer.

And of course, we managed to squash a few bugs along the way. For more details, feel free to browse the full list of changes in our release notes.

I hope you enjoy this update as much as we enjoyed building it for you. Please let us know what you think in the comments or in our discussion forums. If you would like to join our beta family and help us shape the future of 1Password, please join our 1Password for Android beta team.

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Introducing our new 1Password subscription service — get 6 months free!

Today is a very exciting day in the world of passwords! We have not one, not two, but three(!) incredible things to announce:

  1. An awesome new state-of-the-art hosted service to protect you and your data
  2. The most affordable way to purchase 1Password on all your devices
  3. A launch special that’s so amazing it’s kinda scary

Read on to see why this is the best time to try 1Password and start protecting yourself online. 🎉

A new, revolutionary hosted service

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Earlier this year, we released two amazing new services: 1Password Families and 1Password Teams. Both rely on our new hosted platform to bring awesome new features that weren’t possible when 1Password was just a standalone app.

The response has been amazing and many of you asked for a special plan so you could also enjoy these benefits. We now have the perfect answer: our new service made for individuals!

Our new individual hosted service comes with everything you expect from 1Password, along with these new features:

  • Built-in automatic sync across all devices
  • Data loss protection
  • Web access to your data on 1Password.com
  • Item History for restoring deleted or changed items
  • Secure Document storage
  • Brand new multi-factor security model

Using our new service provides the simplest and most feature-packed way to use 1Password. And with our new purchase option, it’s easier than ever to get started.

Our new super-affordable plan

To get the benefits of our new hosted service, you simply need to subscribe to our new plan on 1Password.com.

In addition to all the new features, the biggest benefit of a 1Password subscription is that you get all the 1Password apps for every platform, along with Pro Features, free updates, and free upgrades to every new version of 1Password.

One of the things people love most about our Families and Teams plans is not needing to worry about licenses or paid upgrades. And with our new plan for individuals, everyone can get in on the fun.

At just $2.99 a month, it’s the simplest and most affordable way to start using 1Password. See our pricing page for full details.

Oh, and our subscription service will never lock you in! You can cancel at any time and if your subscription ever lapses, you will still be able to view and export all your data.

An amazing (and scary!) launch special

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It’s no fun having a launch without having a special launch special so we went looking for one and we found a doozy!

Sign up today and receive your first 6 months free! No ifs, ands, or buts (or ads!). There’s no fine print and no strings attached. You don’t even need to add your credit card to get this amazing deal!

To get in on this incredible deal, all you need to do is sign up for an individual 1Password account before September 21st, 2016.

Sign up for your 1Password account now

Given how excited we are, you might be wondering why this is a little bit scary for us as well. The thing is, we’re a 100% customer-funded company and have refused to accept any venture capital money. As such it’s scary to give away our one and only product.

But we’re more excited than scared as we really want everyone to try out our new service and see how awesome it is. So sign up now, before Fall falls 😉

Security and Privacy

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We built 1Password from the start on a foundation of Security and Privacy, and our new 1Password accounts have once again taken things to the next level.

First and foremost, our end-to-end encryption security model ensures all your information is encrypted before it ever leaves your device. The encryption keys are only accessible to you so we are never able to decrypt any of your data.

Your Master Password (which only you know) is a key player in this encryption, but 1Password accounts also come with a new concept called the Account Key to make our encryption even stronger.

The Account Key is a randomly generated 128-bit key that is used in combination with your Master Password to encrypt your data using tamper-proof, authenticated 256 bit AES encryption.

Only you have your Account Key and like your Master Password it never leaves your devices. Along with your Master Password this ensures that no one but you will be able to access your 1Password data.

See our security page for details and all the things we did beyond just enabling TLS/SSL (we did that, too, by the way 😉).

Great for new and long-time users alike

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If you know anyone who’s not practicing safe passwords, now is a great time to introduce them to 1Password!

Simply link your friends to the signup page and gently remind them how important it is to use strong, unique passwords for every site:

Sign up now and get 6 months free

If you are a long-time user but don’t own 1Password for all your devices, haven’t upgraded to the newest version, or if you want to take advantage of the new features in our hosted service, now’s the perfect time to sign up.

After signing up you’ll be able to easily migrate your existing data over to your new 1Password account. We have a great guide along with a video that walks you through the process.

This launch special is too good to leave running for long so I needed to pick a cutoff date. Be sure to sign up before September 21st to get this awesome deal!

I hope you and your friends love our new 1Password hosted service as much as we loved making it for you. 😘

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Chatting the Snaps at WWDC

What an exciting time it is in the world of Apple! My name is Connor; I’m what my colleagues like to call the “Millennial in Residence” on the AgileBits team, and I spend most of my time doing development and support for 1Password for iOS. Some of my team members and I were lucky enough to make the trip out to San Francisco recently to attend Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC. We spent the week watching presentations, participating in labs, and planning all the exciting things that are on the horizon for our iOS and Mac apps.

My trip started in the early hours of Sunday morning in Toronto’s Pearson airport, where I took the five-hour flight to San Francisco. From there, I was whisked by BART into downtown where I quickly checked in to my hotel and made my way to the Moscone Convention Center to begin the week. I was lucky this year to win Apple’s WWDC Scholarship, which got me a ticket to the conference and a chance to participate in some student-specific activities throughout the week. The first thing on the agenda was student orientation, where Apple presenters gave us their thoughts on what makes an app “great” and some amazing stories of how their lives led them to a coveted position at Apple. We then gathered for a giant group picture—there were 350 of us! The illustrious Tim Cook even joined us to take selfies and sign our badges (talk about an amazing souvenir).

Monday morning brought with it the ever-exciting keynote presentation, where Tim and his team of executives took the stage to introduce all of the hard work they’ve been doing during the past year. We saw some great updates to all of Apple’s operating systems, including watchOS, tvOS, iOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra. We saw how Apple is continuing to make its platforms work hand-in-hand with features like shared clipboard, Siri on the Mac, proximity unlock for Apple Watch, and many other awesome improvements. They also gave us some great improvements to 3D Touch which I am personally very excited about. The team and I were inside the Bill Graham public auditorium with several thousand other developers and members of the press as these announcements were made, and I can tell you that the energy in that room was incredible, especially since it was my first time experiencing an Apple keynote.

The ‪1Password‬ crew has our seats for today’s WWDC keynote!

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I spent the rest of the week in what Apple calls the labs: expansive areas covering most of Moscone’s first floor, dedicated to Apple engineers helping developers like me in one-on-one (and often fairly lengthy – thanks Alex!) sessions. I got the chance to improve my code, familiarize myself with new frameworks and language updates, and of course give feedback to the very engineers that built the tools we use every day. We also got an in-depth look at those new development tools; an extra helpful Xcode engineer even helped me with a build configuration problem that would have had me running in circles for the entire afternoon.

Many of us engaged in various “skunkworks” projects, where we took some of Apple’s new frameworks and attempted to bend them to our will in 1Password. While I can’t make any promises that they’ll ever see the light of day, I will say that we were very intrigued by the possibilities created by iMessage apps, Home screen widgets, and watchOS 3. It was also great for us to run the current version of 1Password on the developer preview builds of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. I’m happy to report that it runs well! I also attended awesome talks by Apple engineers about advancements they’ve made in watchOS, the UIKit framework, and the Swift language. I learned more during the conference than I could even process at the time, so I’m glad I took notes throughout the week :)

It was also great for us to run the current version of 1Password on the developer preview builds of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. I’m happy to report that it runs well!

The other hugely important, exciting, and just plain fun aspect of “Dub Dub” was the chance to meet dozens of people who use the software we write. I had so many people walk up to me and ask about the various 1Password shirts I wore through the week.

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Everyone I met was super friendly and had things to say about 1Password that really warmed my heart, like, “I’ve been using 1Password since my very first Mac,” or, “This is the first app I download every time I get a new phone.” Things like that are why my team and I work so hard to make 1Password great. We know that you really rely on it every day, and it was a truly humbling experience to talk to so many of you in person.

All in all, it was an amazing week. From teaching my cough more age-abundant co-workers how to use Snapchat (or in their words, how to “chat the snaps”), to the wonderful people we met, to the great new tools and products that Apple unveiled, it was an incredible experience for the entire 1Password team.

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Made in Canada, Loved Around the World

I can’t even believe that I’m saying this, but 1Password is about to turn 10. Ten years old! These are such exciting days for us, and our birthday present from Apple really couldn’t have come at a better time.

This week, Apple launched their Canadian Made, Internationally Loved promotion, during which they are highlighting 10 awesome apps and games in the Canadian App Store. It would be more obvious if you could see me squeeing right now, but I’m sure you’ve guessed anyway that 1Password is among them!

With over 1.4 million apps in the App Store (as of a year ago, so probably even more now), to be recognized as one of the best the App Store has to offer is a dream come true. Even better, we’re in great company; I especially like Lara Croft GO and Transit App.

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We’re very grateful to Apple for this honour, but we’re even more grateful to you. This may be a Canada-specific promotion, but we know that without the love and support of our customers from all over the world, we would not be enjoying this gift. Thanks so much for keeping us going and for always motivating us to do better.

In the days ahead, we look forward to sharing some personal stories with you about our experience of growing AgileBits over the past 10 years. I would love it if you would get the celebration started today by hugging your favourite Canadian. 😊 💙 #PeaceLoveMapleSyrupEh

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1Password for Teams Launch!

I introduced 1Password Teams back in November when it first entered beta. It has been an incredible ride and we’ve had over 130 releases since launch. We even released a sister service for families aptly named 1Password Families.

Today I’m super stoked to announce that the beta has completed and 1Password Teams is now officially released!

To celebrate we are launching with a special deal.

1Password Teams Pricing

1Password Teams Pricing

You can’t have a special launch deal without special pricing, so let’s start there! :)

1Password Teams Pricing

You’ll see that we have two plans available. The Standard plan gives you everything you need to secure and manage your team, while Pro is designed for teams with advanced business needs.

Earl’s Early Deal

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Earl is our Early adopter otter and has a special plan for all of you who subscribe by July 31st. With Earl you will receive all the Pro features for the low price of the Standard plan.

Once you create your team you will be able to subscribe to the Pro plan and get all the extra features for the Standard price.

Sign up your team today

The best part is that once you’re subscribed, you’ll lock in Earl and his special pricing forever. Even new teammates you add later will get the same deal!

Award Winning Apps

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Your 1Password Teams subscription includes all the 1Password apps for you and your entire team.

We have already added support for 1Password Teams to our Mac, iOS, and Android apps. You can add all your 1Password Accounts to have easy access to your data on all your devices.

1Password will also enforce the permissions that you configured for your team. For example, you can define Read-only vaults so team members who need access to something can have it without you worrying about unexpected changes.

As great as all this is, Windows users will want to know when they can play as well.

1Password Teams for Windows

1Password 6 for Windows 10 has been in beta for a few months now with support for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families.

We are getting closer to the final release and the latest beta has added support for Windows 7 and 8, along with browser extensions.

1Password 6 sports a beautiful new design and much improved accessibility! There’s a lot to love here so I invite you to read more about it:

1Password 6 for Windows enters beta testing

1Password 6 will be released for Windows in August of this year for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families subscribers. Support for AgileKeychain and OPVault will come later in the year.

Even though 1Password 6 for Windows is not ready for the official launch party, the good news is that Earl’s special will be available for all teams created by July 31st.

Sign Up Today

Whether you’re a team of 2, 20, or 200, 1Password Teams is the 1Password flavour you’ve been waiting for. Sign up your team today for a free 30-day trial and taste it for yourself.

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It takes just a few minutes to set up and after using it for a few weeks you and your team will wonder how you ever lived without it. I know I certainly feel that way :)