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!
Once you unlock 1Password you’ll be greeted with a completely new overview and details screen.
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:
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!
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.
The 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.
- 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
One 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:
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:
Subscribers simply need to download 1Password 6 and add their account information during setup.
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 🙂