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Create and share vaults

Learn how to create new vaults to organize your information and give family members access to items they need.

You can use vaults to organize your items and share them with others.

Sign in to your account on 1Password.com or open and unlock the 1Password app to get started.

Create a vault

In the 1Password apps

To create a vault, click in the sidebar.

If you’re signed in to multiple 1Password accounts, click beside the name of the account where you’d like to create the vault.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, click Create. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault in the 1Password app

To create a vault, tap the Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap New Vault.

If you're using an iPad, tap New Vault in the sidebar.

If you’re signed in to multiple 1Password accounts, tap New Vault under the name of the account where you’d like to create the vault.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, tap Create. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault in the 1Password app

Help

If you don’t see the option to create a vault, learn how to customize the items tab to see your vaults. If you’re using an iPad, you can customize the sidebar instead.

To create a vault, click in the sidebar.

If you’re signed in to multiple 1Password accounts, click beside the name of the account where you’d like to create the vault.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, click Create. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault in the 1Password app

To create a vault, tap the Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap New Vault.

If you're using a tablet, tap New Vault in the sidebar.

If you’re signed in to multiple 1Password accounts, tap New Vault under the name of the account where you’d like to create the vault.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, tap Create. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault in the 1Password app

Help

If you don’t see the option to create a vault, learn how to customize the items tab to see your vaults. If you’re using a tablet, you can customize the sidebar instead.

To create a vault, click in the sidebar.

If you’re signed in to multiple 1Password accounts, click beside the name of the account where you’d like to create the vault.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, click Create. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault in the 1Password app

On 1Password.com

To create a vault, click New Vault on your Home page.

Give your vault a name. You can also enter a description and choose an icon.

When you’re done, click Create Vault. Your new vault will appear on all your devices.

The pop-up to create a new vault on 1Password.com

Tip

After you create a new vault, learn how to move and copy items between vaults.

Edit a vault

In the 1Password apps

To change a vault’s name or description, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Edit Vault. Enter a new name or description, then click Save.

To permanently remove a vault and all its items from your account and your devices, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Delete Vault.

When you delete a shared vault, it will also be removed from the devices of everyone you were sharing it with. The built-in Personal or Private vault can’t be renamed or deleted.

The pop-up to edit a vault in the 1Password app

To change a vault’s name or description, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Edit Vault. Enter a new name or description, then click Save.

To permanently remove a vault and all its items from your account and your devices, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Delete Vault.

When you delete a shared vault, it will also be removed from the devices of everyone you were sharing it with. The built-in Personal or Private vault can’t be renamed or deleted.

The pop-up to edit a vault in the 1Password app

To change a vault’s name or description, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Edit Vault. Enter a new name or description, then click Save.

To permanently remove a vault and all its items from your account and your devices, right-click the vault in the sidebar and choose Delete Vault.

When you delete a shared vault, it will also be removed from the devices of everyone you were sharing it with. The built-in Personal or Private vault can’t be renamed or deleted.

The pop-up to edit a vault in the 1Password app

On 1Password.com

To make changes to a vault, click Vaults in the sidebar and choose the vault you want.

Get help if you don't see Vaults in the sidebar.

To change a vault’s name or description, click Edit Details. Enter a new name or description, then click Save.

To permanently remove a vault and all its items from your account and your devices, click More Actions > Delete Vault.

When you delete a shared vault, it will also be removed from the devices of everyone you were sharing it with. The built-in Personal or Private vault can’t be renamed or deleted.

The view to edit a vault on 1Password.com

Share a vault

Before you can share a vault with anyone, you’ll need to upgrade to 1Password Families.

Then you can choose to share vaults you’ve created by inviting your family. You can also share a vault with existing family members.

To share a vault with someone on 1Password.com:

  1. Click Vaults in the sidebar, then click the name of the vault you want to share.

    Get help if you don't see Vaults in the sidebar.

  2. Click Share Vault, then enter the email address of a family member you want to invite.

    If you want to share with an existing family member, enter their name.

  3. Select the email address of your family member in the dropdown menu.

    If you want to share with an existing family member, select their name in the dropdown menu.

  4. Repeat the previous steps for each person you want to share the vault with, then click Save.
The pop-up to share a vault with people on 1Password.com

After you’ve shared the vault, any new family members must accept their invitations and be confirmed before they can access it. Existing family members can view and edit items in the vault immediately.

Manage access

Everyone with access to a vault can view, print, and copy the items in it. When you first share a vault with someone, they can also create, edit, archive, and delete the items in it.

If you allow someone to manage a vault, they can change the vault’s name and description, or delete the vault.

To manage access to a vault on 1Password.com:

  1. Click Vaults in the sidebar, then click the name of the vault you want to manage.
  2. Click to the right of the person’s name and choose the permissions you want them to have.
The dropdown menu showing the permissions that can be granted to a family member for a specific vault

Get help

If you want to share a vault with someone, and you don’t see Vaults in the sidebar, click on a vault on the Home screen. If you don’t see on the vault, ask a family organizer to make sure you have the “Allow Managing” permission for the vault.

If you need to share an item with someone you don’t share a vault with or who doesn’t use 1Password, learn how to securely share an item with anyone.

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