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1Password brings iCloud sync to all users, puts all of your password vaults in one spot

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1Password for Mac has arrived at version 6.0, adding new features for vaults and better password generation. Customers who purchased 1Password directly from developer AgileBits instead of the Mac App Store can now also take advantage of iCloud syncing.

You'll now be able to view all of your 1Password vaults at once in version 6.0. This includes both your personal vaults and 1Password for Teams vaults. The All Vaults view is customizable as well, showing only the vaults you want to see. If you're part of the 1Password for Teams beta, you can also view all of the vaults for your Team.

1Password's strong password generator has gotten a boost with this update. You can now choose the Words option, which will generate a new password composed of random words from a 1Password-approved list. For a random set of letters and numbers, select the Characters option.

With 1Password 6.0 comes the addition of iCloud sync for all users, not just those using the Mac App Store version. However using iCloud is a bit different for those that purchase directly from AgileBits. From the AgileBits blog (opens in new tab):

From our customers' point of view, iCloud Sync in the AgileBits Store version of 1Password will look a little bit different during the initial setup. CloudKit JS does not use the iCloud settings from OS X, so to authenticate with Apple, 1Password will prompt you to log in to your iCloud account by displaying the iCloud login page in your default web browser. Once you have logged in to your iCloud account, CloudKit web services sends an authentication token back to 1Password, which it then stores (securely, of course). This enables 1Password to sync with iCloud without having to reauthenticate each time.

1Password 6 is available for download from the AgileBits website, and is a free update for 1Password 4 and 5 customers. New customers will need to pay $49.99 after their free trial period. The Mac App Store version of 1Password will receive the free update following approval from Apple.

Source: AgileBits (1) (opens in new tab), (2) (opens in new tab)

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

12 Comments
  • I know it was just released but is it possible to share your 1password vault if you sync via iCloud (AgileBits purchased copy). Currently my wife and I use Dropbox to share / sync...
  • Wondering the same thing here (if we can now share vaults using iCloud rather than Dropbox).
  • T-Will, If you are interesting in sharing 1Password data then 1Password for Teams could be a good solution as well:
    https://teams.1password.com Roustem
  • iCloud does not allow sharing of CloudKit data between AppleIDs, but you could log in with the same AppleID as the other Mac to sync the vault.
  • Hi Artiss, Unfortunately the only way to share a vault using iCloud is if you and your wife share a single iCloud account. Otherwise the only way to share a vault is through Dropbox because they allow shared filed between accounts. Cheers,
    Eva Schweber
    Good Witch of the Pacific Northwest @ AgileBits
    https://support.1password.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1Password remembers all your passwords for you.
    It keeps your digital life secure and always available,
    safe behind the one password that only you know.
  • I am a recent convert to 1Password. At the moment I am using wifi sync because I am not sure how secure cloud syncing is. I have come across a problem though, with wifi syncing I can onl sync between one Mac and multiple iOS devices. I have three macs I would like to sync. How secure is iCloud syncing? I feel better about using iCloud than Dropbox
  • I'm not sure of the technical differences but recently when a weakness was discovered in a previous encryption method 1Password indicated it did not apply to vaults synced through iCloud. All of this is to say that I think it is pretty darn secure.
  • Just in case anyone wants a little more context as to what crichton007 is referring to, here is the blog post in question:
    https://blog.agilebits.com/2015/10/19/when-a-leak-isnt-a-leak/ Cheers,
    Eva Schweber
    Good Witch of the Pacific Northwest @ AgileBits
    https://support.1password.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1Password remembers all your passwords for you.
    It keeps your digital life secure and always available,
    safe behind the one password that only you know.
  • Hi there, Both iCloud and Dropbox syncing are very safe, but the most important bit of security (we feel) is that regardless of where you store it, your data is protected by 1Password's encryption and the only way to unlock your 1Password vault is with your Master Password. But if you feel more secure with iCloud, then I would encourage you to use it to sync your data. Cheers,
    Eva Schweber
    Good Witch of the Pacific Northwest @ AgileBits
    https://support.1password.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1Password remembers all your passwords for you.
    It keeps your digital life secure and always available,
    safe behind the one password that only you know.
  • The sad thing is that only users who purchased directly from AgileBots can update now. If you purchased through the MAS you will have to wait for the app to be approved.
  • I cannot seem to find a *simple* way of exporting my LastPass vault to use with 1Password.
  • Hi Seeker77, Have you taken a look at our article on the import process: https://support.1password.com/import-lastpass/ If so and you are looking for some assistance, please contact us at https://agilebits.com/ and we will be happy to give you a hand. Cheers,
    Eva Schweber
    Good Witch of the Pacific Northwest @ AgileBits
    https://support.1password.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1Password remembers all your passwords for you.
    It keeps your digital life secure and always available,
    safe behind the one password that only you know.