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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:

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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.

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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 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.

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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:

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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 :)

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Flipping his way to Texas

I suspect that I am like every other parent alive, always happy to talk your ear off about the latest incredible thing that my son (and only child) Austin, has done.

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Austin is 15, and a trampoline gymnast. He trains at Skyriders Trampoline Place, the home of Canada’s gold medal-winning Rosie MacLennan. He is Canada’s current Level 5, age 16 and under National champion. So yeah, I am a pretty proud dad.

A few weeks ago Austin was invited to spend a week out in Texas to train at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center. This was going to be his first international trip without Brenda and me. Sure, he’d be going out there with a couple of other athletes and a coach, but we were still a bit nervous about it.

So, we started to get things ready for his trip. There were consent forms to fill out, travel and health insurance to purchase, flights to arrange and more. As parents, we also wanted to provide him with any and all information he could potentially need while away. Now, if only there was somewhere that I could put all of this info. :)

As it turns out, we have just the right place: 1Password Families of course! Using our 1Password Families account, I created a Texas Trip vault, and shared it with both Brenda and Austin.

Flipping to Texas: Texas Trip vault

I added our passports, contact info and a credit card for emergencies (new headphones are not an emergency). In went the flights, insurance policies, consent forms, and all the rest. Finally, I added passwords for all the ways he could reach us, from Skype to FaceTime to Zoom; although, trying to get a 15-year-old to actually talk to his parents was another matter.

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It was really quite reassuring to know that all of that information was there for him to easily access on either his Mac or his iPhone (which never, ever leaves his side—except when he’s jumping!). Better yet, if we had forgotten anything, we could easily add it to the vault from home, and it would instantly show up for him in Texas.

Austin had a great time out in Texas. He came back with some pretty awesome memories and indications that “he was just fine without us”. :) I’m pretty excited to say that he’s qualified for the Canadian finals again this year, and who knows, maybe in 4 years he’ll be headed to the Olympics.

I created this Texas Trip vault for his trip and found it to be tremendously useful, so thought I’d share it with you. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how an event- or activity-based vault would be useful to you.

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Introducing 1Password for Families

I have some exciting news to share with you about families.

Last month I wrote about how I use 1Password for Teams with my family and the response was amazing. Many of you were excited to sign up your family and asked if we’d have special pricing available.

Families are near and dear to our hearts, so we wanted to find a way to make 1Password affordable and accessible for all families everywhere.

Today, I’m happy to announce that we succeeded! We’ve created a special plan with an amazing price just for families, and we went even further by making it easier than ever for families to use 1Password.

Protect your family for $5 a month

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1Password for Families builds on our new Teams infrastructure to give you everything you need to protect your loved ones. And it’s only $5 a month for your family of 5.

It’s never been easier to share 1Password with your whole family. There’s no sync service to set up, vaults appear automatically, and there’s an Admin Console where you can invite people and manage sharing with your family.

Every family member gets their own copy of 1Password, and their own personal space to store private information. With this, you can give them the tools they need to stay safe without taking away their independence.

Best of all, 1Password for Families comes with all the 1Password apps at no extra charge. You can easily switch between Mac, iOS, and Android without worrying about licenses (Windows coming soon).

And guess what? You even get the first month free, so sign up now:

Sign up your family now

A Special Launch Special!

1Password for Families is a subscription service and costs $5 a month for up to 5 family members. We like to call it our $5 for 5 plan :)

We know lots of you are already using 1Password today, so we want to make it easy for you to get started. We have a special deal for you if you sign up before Spring springs.

If you create an account before March 21st April 14th, you will get the following early-adopter perks:

  • $10 added to your account (an extra 2 months free)
  • Twice the amount of secure storage for your documents (that’s 2 GB)
  • The ability to invite two more family members for free (a total of 7 family members!)

Sign up before Spring springs!

Best of all, these last two perks are permanent additions to your account. And hurry, because the Spring equinox will be here before you know it!

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Why 1Password for Families?

Why should you sign up for 1Password for Families when you already have 1Password? The biggest reason is that it makes life so much easier.

Here are a few of the great things 1Password for Families can do:

  • It would be great if I didn’t have to purchase and manage licenses for everyone in my family.
  • When I change the Netflix password, it would be awesome if everyone in my family got it automatically in a secure fashion.
  • A simpler setup would help my uncle use 1Password as he’s not very technical and has trouble setting up sync.

1Password for Families makes all these things easy. I simply send my family an email to invite them. Sync is built in and just works. And my whole family can use 1Password on a single subscription.

And it’s not just about making life simpler. With Families, I can worry less. As a husband and father of two, here are some of the things I used to lose sleep over:

  • What if I share passwords with my family and they delete them by accident?
  • What if I set up my 7-year-old son on 1Password and he forgets his Master Password?
  • If something happens to me, how do I make sure Sara and my family have access to what they need?
  • My parents are getting older and I’m the executor of their estate. Will I have access to their accounts when the time comes?

Now I can start getting on top of these worries before they become real. 1Password for Families allows me to reset accounts, securely share items and documents, and delegate access to the people who need it.

For more details and to sign up your family, jump on over to our brand new Family page:

Sign up your family now

I hope your family loves 1Password for Families as much as mine. If you have any questions, please email us at families@1password.com or leave a comment below.

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Cheers!

Dave Teare – Founder of AgileBits

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Update on 1Password for Teams

Whew! I can barely believe that it has only been 3 months since the 1Password for Teams announcement back in November. It feels like it happened last year! ;)

Since then, 1Password for iOS has seen multiple, huge updates, 1Password 6 for Mac was released, and 1Password for Windows entered beta testing. We also have an amazing update for Android that we’ll be sharing with you soon.

While we’ve been busy updating the apps, we’ve also been hard at work on 1Password for Teams. Since the announcement, we’ve had over 30 updates with several awesome improvements and new features.

I thought it would be fun to go through the highlights of what’s new. Let’s jump right in!

Safari and Edge Support for New Teams

When we launched 1Password for Teams, it required Google Chrome or Firefox. Safari support wasn’t available as it didn’t (and still doesn’t) support all the WebCrypto bells and whistles we need (Apple friends: please see Radar 23379153).

Roustem worked hard to find a way to shim up Safari’s WebCrypto support and now newly created teams are able to use Safari!

1Password for Teams: The Teare Family Admin Console in Safari

Teams that signed up before December 3rd are not able to use Safari just yet. We are working on a migration tool for these teams so they can gain Safari support, but it will take time. We hope to include an automatic migration tool for these teams in a future update.

Awesome(er) Vault Mode

The vault viewer has had an incredible number of improvements since we talked last.

For one thing, you can now edit your items! Directly within the web interface! Yeah, it never gets old seeing this. So much so that I begged Dan to make an animated GIF to show it off :)

Editing an item in 1Password for Teams

As cool as that animated image is, it’s even cooler once you look closer: it’s from a Linux machine! That’s right, you can now access and edit your data on Linux.

Those who have Two Factor Authentication-enabled Logins will enjoy knowing that you can view your One-Time Passwords directly in the browser:

One-time passwords in 1Password for Teams

I just love watching the timer go around, turn red, and then start over with a lovely blue. Repeat. Good times! :)

I saved the best for last: You can now view previous versions of your items and restore them!

1Password for Teams: View and restore a previous version of an item

This feature is incredibly handy if you or anyone on your team accidentally make changes that you need to revert.

Get the Apps

The Get the Apps page now includes a link to our new Windows app! It also does a better job of explaining that all the apps are included for free with your 1Password for Teams account.

1Password for Teams: Get the Apps page

Android is coming soon. And by soon, I mean a lot sooner than the last time I said soon. Seriously. It’s really close now but I can’t spill the beans just yet so I’m forced to simply say “soon”. Soon I’ll be able to say something else :)

Groups

The Owners, Administrators, and Recovery groups are now more visible throughout the Admin Console. You can now see which groups a teammate belongs to, and see which groups have access to which vaults.

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Improved Home Page

The home page has had many enhancements, ranging from little tweaks to whole new features. There’s a new Team Overview in the top right, allowing you to see your team at a glance and quickly know if there are any outstanding tasks you need to perform.

We also added an All Vaults card so you can quickly jump to Vault mode with all your items shown. And those with the allowed access control permissions can now click the vault’s Edit icon to manage who can access it, without needing to jump to the full-powered Admin Console view.

1Password for Teams Home page

My favorite part of that screenshot is how the Quests are nestled right below the overview. What are Quests? I’m glad you asked…

Conquer All the Quests for Thy Reward

1Password for Teams has several innovative security features to ensure that your data stays yours and is never seen by anyone unless you give them explicit access.

These features are great, but they are real security features that rely on true cryptography without any backdoors and therefore we cannot help you if you ever forget your Master Password or Account Key. But you and your teammates can help each other by setting up a Recovery Group and ensuring everyone has their Emergency Kit.

We designed a set of Quests to help all users and team owners find these safety nets. The Quests are fun and easy to complete.

1Password for Teams: Quests conquered

Who doesn’t want to be a hero? Be sure to conquer all your quests and then contact us for your reward. I have searched the kingdom and consulted with the high council, and hast found thy perfect reward! I can’t wait to give it to you—er, I mean, I cannot wait to bestow it upon thee, gallant and intrepid adventurer! :)

Newly Designed Setup Screens

We have completely redesigned the setup process for team members and owners. When creating an account we’re now highlighting how the Account Key greatly improves your security and how to store it, as well as many other enhancements. Here’s a glimpse of this new awesomeness:

1Password for Teams setup

All new team members you invite will see this new setup flow, but team owners will need to create a new team to see it firsthand. If you have a family team, now’s a great time to set up a company team. If you’re using 1Password for Teams at your company or work environment, there’s never been a better time to create a family team.

If you’d like more information on setting up your family, you should checkout my previous post on using 1Password for Teams with your family. There I walk through how I setup my Teare Family team, all while keeping my wife happy :)

And much much more!

As the old cliche goes, that’s not all! There were a ton of other changes and improvements that I just don’t have the space to write about.

Here are just a few of the things that jumped out during a quick run through the changelog: users can now change their email addresses, we have fancy progress indicators for longer running tasks, improved notifications for automatic refreshing, invitation emails are now more personal and come directly from team administrators, and several changes to our infrastructure to make it faster and more robust.

It’s been incredibly busy but we’ve been having a blast bringing all these new features to you. Many of these features and enhancements came directly from awesome users like you, so please continue to reach out and let us know what’s on your mind. You can leave a comment below or join us in our 1Password for Teams Discussions Forum.

I hope to talk to you soon! :)

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Staying Organized with 1Password for Teams

In our recent newsletter I had planned to share my New Year resolution to get organized and how I am using 1Password for Teams to keep my Family and Work information separate. It got too long for a newsletter so I thought I’d write a blog post instead.

First, a little bit of history is in order. I started using 1Password nearly 10 years ago and have accumulated well over 2000 items during that time. These include work, personal, and family logins; secure notes; and just about anything else you can think of.

Here are just a few of the things I have in 1Password:

  • Personal logins for Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Tons of AgileBits logins and keys. Running a company needs a lot of passwords!
  • My wife Sara’s financial accounts that I never use but need access to just in case.
  • Test data needed for testing 1Password’s browser extension.

And that’s just the beginning. Now that the kids are getting older, their logins are becoming increasingly important. If Abby or Jack were to lose access to their Minecraft or ROBLOX accounts, their little worlds would literally fall apart.

Add to that the logins needed for estate planning for my parents and Sara’s mom, and you can easily see how I wound up with thousands of items in 1Password!

1Password does a great job storing all this information and allows me to access it from anywhere whenever I need it, but I would like to organize it better.

In addition to wanting to be organized, I also need to share some items with colleagues and others with family. Some items, like my personal information, should remain mine and should not be shared with anyone. Tags are great for simple organizational tasks, but they’re not enough for all my needs.

Thankfully there’s a perfect solution…

Enter 1Password for Teams

As I’ve used 1Password over the past decade, I’ve always managed my own vaults, using a mixture of iCloud, Dropbox, and even Wi-Fi Sync for a time. Six months ago, Roustem invited me to our new AgileBits team on 1Password for Teams and I fell in love.

With 1Password for Teams, creating additional vaults and syncing them to all my devices is super easy. Best of all, I can share individual vaults with specific teammates and the vaults will automatically appear on their devices.

Once creating and sharing vaults was made so easy, it became natural to create a lot of them for various tasks and to share between teams. Here’s a glimpse of the Admin Console for our AgileBits team and some of the vaults we have:

1Password for Teams: AgileBits Admin Console

You can see that we have vaults for pretty much every team at AgileBits. This allows the social team to share Twitter, Facebook, and other logins with each other. We also have vaults for developers, directors, and even third-party external auditors.

Seeing how perfect these vaults were for keeping things organized, I decided to follow suit and create a Teare Family team to keep my personal life organized.

Before I could take this plunge, however, I had to ensure that the most important thing of all happened…

Keep The Wife Happy. Always.

I’d love to say that my dad imparted this sage advice to me on my wedding day, that I should always keep my wife happy. Let’s just assume that’s what he said and move on before I tell too many stories here1 :)

Sara is a creature of habit and as such wasn’t too excited when I told her I was switching everything over to use our new Teare Family account.

She was deathly afraid that 1Password for Teams would destroy her workflow and that all her 1Password data would get merged with the new vaults. Thankfully neither of these is true.

I started by showing Sara how my AgileBits team vaults integrated with 1Password. The newly styled vault selector in 1Password 6 for Mac was perfect for this:

1Password for Teams vault selector

Sara instantly loved this! Seeing that the vaults stayed separate was exactly what she wanted to see. Her next question was how to go about moving items from one vault to another, so I showed her how you simply use the Share menu to move items between vaults:

1Password for Teams: move item between vaults

She loved what she saw and immediately wanted to be part of this new Teare Family team. Now that she was excited, this was going to be a lot more fun :)

Starting a Family… Team!

Now that I had Sara on board, I was ready to set up the Teare Family. Having multiple teams within 1Password is very natural and works just the way you expect.

First, I created my team and used the Admin Console to invite Sara to join me. I also created a Parents vault so we could share information with each other and nobody else.

Here’s what the Teare Family vaults look like in our Admin Console:

1Password for Teams Teare Family Admin Console

Let’s go through these three vaults and what I’m planning to use them for:

  • Your Vault: This screenshot is from my Admin Console so the Your Vault is my vault. It’s a confusing name and we plan to change it before the beta ends :)
  • Everyone: This vault and its contents are visible to everyone on the team. This is where we store Abby & Jack’s Minecraft and ROBLOX logins. When my parents join my team, I’m happy they will get access to this vault so Abby & Jack can log in while at Grandma’s house2.
  • Archive: I have trouble throwing stuff away as I’m aways afraid I’ll need it later. Instead of deleting items, I simply move them to the Archive vault.
  • Sara’s Mom: Someday Sara hopes to get all her mom’s information in here so she can have it handy when needed. As her executor, Sara will need it one day, but hopefully not for a very long time. Until then, having her insurance information, passport numbers and other relevant information is great when booking trips.
  • Dave’s Mom & Dad: Same as above, but this time for my mom & dad. I put their Wi-Fi password in here as well. My dad has been the master of crazy long random passwords for years!
  • Parents: This is where Sara and I store things that we want to share with each other and no one else.

You might be wondering where the other vaults are for Sara, Abby, and Jack.

Sara has her own vault that I do not have access to. This is perfect as I don’t need access to her Facebook login. And the best couples are the ones who are secure enough with each other to have their own secrets :)

As for Jack and Abby, try as I might, they are not ready to join our 1Password team yet. Once they are older I’ll invite them to the Teare Family team and they can move their items from the Everyone vault into their own personal vaults.

The great thing about 1Password for Teams is you can start small and grow as you need to. You simply invite additional people to your team whenever you want.

Quickly Find What You Need

With all these vaults I have and all the additional sets of information I added to 1Password, you might be wondering how I manage to find my information when I need it.

The last thing I want happening when I press ⌘\ to log in to my Facebook is to see everyone else’s Facebook logins. Also, I don’t want to have to switch vaults or remember where I stored a login when I need to find it.

Thankfully the solution is simple: 1Password 6 for Mac and iOS have a new feature called All Vaults. With All Vaults I can see all my information without needing to switch vaults.

For example, this is how things used to look when I searched for Twitter in 1Password mini:

Search All Vaults in 1Password 6

Notice the all-inclusive All Vaults icon in the screenshot there. It’s letting me know that I am searching across all my vaults.

To keep it limited to my vaults, I simply exclude the vaults I don’t use very often from All Vaults by going to 1Password’s Preferences.

1Password 6 for Mac: All Vaults preferences

I excluded the Everyone vault from the Teare Family as I rarely need to help Jack log into his ROBLOX. I also excluded the test vaults and many other AgileBits vaults as I rarely need to set up servers or configure new development machines.

Now when I use 1Password mini to trigger Go & Fill for a Login, I find only what I need. Here’s how things look when I search for Twitter after limiting All Vaults to the ones I use frequently:

Searching All Vaults in 1Password 6 for Mac

Now I can quickly log in to see what shenanigans the team is up to today. When I do want to see the other logins, I simply click on the All Vaults icon and switch to the vault I need.

Onward

I’m not done yet but I’m already feeling much better about starting the organization process. Now that there’s a good spot for everything I can easily add new items wherever they should be.

As for my existing thousands of items, I am moving them over slowly, one by one. To make this a regular part of each day, I hid my locally managed vaults from the All Vaults view. This way, whenever I need an account and can’t find it, I know to switch vaults, find the item I need, and then move it to the appropriate place before proceeding.

It will take time to get through all my items this way, but it’s an enjoyable process that leaves me feeling better at the end of the day, so I’m hoping this New Year’s resolution will stick.

Have yourself a wonderful and organized 2016! Be sure to create a team for your family and please let me know what’s on your mind in the comments below or by visiting the 1Password for Teams Discussion Forums. It’s always great hearing from you :)

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How 1Password for Teams protects your secrets

Since this is my first AgileBits byline, allow me to introduce myself. Last month, I joined the awesome security team here at AgileBits. I’m super excited to work with Jeffrey Goldberg, our Chief Defender Against the Dark Arts, and Jessy Irwin, our resident Security Evangelist. I aim to review product security and keep bad things from happening to good people. In addition, I write readable things: I’ve got a number of blog posts on deck that I look forward to sharing with you fine folks.

With pleasantries exchanged, let’s talk about 1Password for Teams, and about how your privacy and the security of your data are of the utmost importance to us. We are able to offer the great new features of 1Password for Teams by providing it as a service. If you are using 1Password but don’t have a 1Password for Teams account, your existing vaults remain unchanged, whether you sync them using Wi-FI, Dropbox or iCloud. While we have made some significant changes to how your data is stored in 1Password for Teams, our commitment to security and privacy has not changed.

How 1Password for Teams keeps your data safe

When we set out to build 1Password for Teams, our first concern was that our cryptography and security be absolutely top notch. I mention them both because they work hand in hand to keep your data secure. We opted for security that is enforced by cryptography instead of software or personnel policy.

Cryptography is what makes your data completely worthless to hackers. It is our cryptography that ensures that even if someone were to hack into our servers they would be able to access nothing more than a bunch of random numbers.

Security is what ensures that there are no back doors or vulnerabilities in the code. Security has to do with the assurance that certain policies are enforced by the operating system. Specifically, that there are no workarounds or back doors into our servers.

Private by Design

We take the “privacy by design” approach because we believe that we can best protect your secrets by not knowing them. It is impossible to lose, use or abuse data one doesn’t possess. Therefore, we designed systems that reduce the amount of sensitive user data we can access or acquire.

Triple-Layer Cake

1Password for Teams stores your encrypted data on our servers, but neither your Master Password nor your Account key is ever sent to our servers over any network. This means that we do not actually have the ability to decrypt your data. That is because decrypting your data requires all three of the following:

If you use 1Password, you are already very familiar with the Master Password and its role in protecting your data. Let’s talk about the other two pieces of the puzzle: the Account Key and the Secure Remote Password.

The purpose of the Account Key is to protect your data from being decrypted by someone who might access or compromise our servers. It ensures that a password-guessing attack against your data is useless: even if an attacker were to correctly guess the Master Password, the vault would not unlock.

The Secure Remote Password (SRP) is a way for both the client and the server to authenticate each other without either revealing any secrets. The SRP encrypts all traffic over the network and verifies the authenticity of the remote server before sending your information over TLS/SSL.

In Math We Trust

These three pieces of information work together to symbiotically protect your data. The Account Key strengthens your Master Password exponentially. And since it never gets sent over the network, it can’t be reset, intercepted, or evaded. In fact, I would be happy to print out a 2D barcode of all of the information in my 1Password for Teams personal vault and tape it to my front door. And if you knew me, you would know that this is a very big deal.

Still have questions? You can read all of the details of how we secure your data and why we made the decisions we did by reading our White Paper (PDF). Please also leave us a comment below or join the conversation in our discussion forums. We love hearing from you!

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1Password 6.1 for iOS: The Unity Edition

It’s been an incredibly exciting week for us. We finally shared a secret project that we’ve been working on for ages! But that’s not all we’ve been doing. Our developers have been burning the candle at both ends to ensure that the 1Password apps you know and love continue to be awesome and powerful.

Today we’ve got a great update to 1Password for iOS for you. Version 6.1 not only integrates Teams features into the app, but adds a handy All Vaults view and all sorts of polish.

You get a Team, and you get a Team…
Everyone gets a Team!

1Password for Teams in iOS: Add a new account

1Password 6.1 for iOS is our first official release with support for 1Password for Teams. Once you’ve signed up and created your team on the 1Password for Teams website, you’ll be able to pop over to the Settings tab in 1Password for iOS and add your team right to the app by using the handy QR code found on your team’s Get the Apps page.

Any vaults you add to your team will show up automatically on your iOS device (and will get added to the awesome new All Vaults view – more on that later!) Best of all, you can still use the same one password you’ve been using all along to unlock 1Password for iOS – no muss, no fuss.

As an added bonus, activating your 1Password for Teams account unlocks the Pro Features in 1Password, just for you!

Unify your life with All Vaults

1Password 6.1 for iOS: All Vaults

You already know how easy it is to share you items by using multiple vaults. 1Password for Teams makes it even easier, which for us has resulted in a number of additional vaults. While this feature is fantastic for organizing our items, it does present a challenge: Where did I save that one item? Hopping around between vaults isn’t the most fun we could be having, so we decided to do something about it: we built an All Vaults view.

The shiny new All Vaults view enables you to see all of your items, no matter which vault they’re stored in. But wait!, you say. I don’t want to see all my vaults at once!, you say. No worries, we’ve got you covered. The Settings screen now has a vault selector to let you easily choose which vaults should be included in the All Vaults view. Careful now, toggling those switches is pretty addictive! =)

Bessere Leistung! (Better performance)

Not only have we improved our translations, but we’ve also sent 1Password to the gym to handle those bigger vaults with grace and ease. There are a lot of other great refinements, as well; see our release notes for the full details.

1Password 6.1 for iOS is available now as a free update for all existing owners. Head to the Updates tab of the App Store to update to the latest version now! Got feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Add a comment here, check out our discussion forums, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.