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Switch from the Agile Keychain format

Switching to the OPVault format from the Agile Keychain format requires 1Password 6.8.9 for Mac or 1Password 4.6.2.626 for Windows.

Tip

If you’re using 1Password 7 on a Mac or Windows PC, learn how to import data from an Agile Keychain.

Syncing a vault in the OPVault format with other devices requires:

  • Mac: 1Password 6 or later
  • iOS: 1Password 6.7 or later
  • Windows: 1Password 4 or later
  • Android: 1Password 6.5.2 or later

If you have a 1Password membership or sync with iCloud or the WLAN server, you’re already using the OPVault security design. Additionally, if you first enabled Dropbox syncing in 1Password 6 or later, you’re also already using the OPVault format.

  • For iCloud and the WLAN server, 1Password for Mac has always used the OPVault security design and continues to do so.
  • For Dropbox and Folder Sync, OPVault became the default format starting in 1Password 6 for Mac.

In 1Password for Mac, the OPVault security design is always used for local data (in your ~/Library folder) even if your sync data (in your ~/Dropbox folder) is using the Agile Keychain format. Here’s how to switch to the OPVault format for Dropbox and Folder Sync as well.

Step 1: Back up your data

Choose File > Backup from the menu bar to create a current backup of your data before proceeding.

Step 2: Update your copy of 1Password 6

To switch to the OPVault format from the Agile Keychain format, update your copy of 1Password 6 to version 6.8.9. Earlier and later versions of 1Password can’t perform the conversion.

OPVault is the default format for Dropbox and Folder Sync in the latest version of 1Password. All vaults created when enabling Dropbox or Folder Sync will use the OPVault format.

Step 3: Convert existing vaults

  1. To convert existing sync data from Agile Keychain to OPVault, disable sync for the vault you want to convert on the Sync preference pane.
  2. Choose the “Delete data from Dropbox” option. Your local data will not be harmed.
  3. Then, when you enable Dropbox or Folder Sync for the vault again, it will be created in the OPVault format.

1Password Sync preference pane

Step 4: Set up syncing on other devices

To begin syncing the OPVault on other computers or devices, disable and re-enable syncing in 1Password on each of them.

If you’re using 1Password for Android, reset the app to disable syncing. Then you can enable syncing again.

Convert existing vaults

To use the OPVault format when syncing an existing vault with Dropbox, make sure you’re using 1Password 6.7 or later. Then begin the process on your Mac or Windows PC.

If you’re not syncing with a Mac or Windows PC, disable syncing for the vault, then manually remove it from your Dropbox folder. When you enable Dropbox syncing for the vault again, it will be using the OPVault format.

Step 1: Back up your data

Choose Backup > Back Up 1Password Data from the menu bar to create a current backup of your data before proceeding.

Step 2: Convert an existing vault

Important

The 1Password Interchange Format (.1pif) is a plain-text format, so your data is not encrypted in it. Be sure to delete the 1PIF file securely when you are done.

  1. Unlock your current .agilekeychain vault and choose ​File > Export​ from the menu bar.
  2. Choose ​1Password Interchange File (1PIF) as the format with All items selected, then click OK.

    the 1Password Export page with 1Password Interchange File (1PIF) as the format and All Items selected

  3. Create a new folder in Documents > 1Password called Export-Delete-Soon. Enter delete_this_asap.1pif as the filename, then click ​Save. 1Password will export all of your attachments to its own attachments folder inside Documents > 1Password > Export-Delete-Soon.

  4. Choose ​File > New 1Password Vault from the menu bar and click Save.

  5. Enter your strong, unique, and memorable Master Password and click ​OK.

  6. Unlock your newly created .opvault by entering your Master Password.

  7. Choose ​File > Import from the menu bar.

  8. Select the file named delete_this_asap.1pif and click ​Open.

  9. Click Yes to All.

  10. If you’re asked if you want to replace items based on identical titles, click No to All.

When finished, be sure to securely erase the Export-Delete-Soon folder in your Documents > 1Password directory.

Step 3: Set up syncing on other devices

To begin syncing the OPVault on other computers or devices, disable and re-enable syncing in 1Password on each of them.

If you’re using 1Password for Android, reset the app to disable syncing. Then you can enable syncing again.

Convert existing vaults

To switch your vault format from Agile Keychain to OPVault, make sure you’re using 1Password 6.5.2 or later. You also need to be using Dropbox to sync with 1Password on a Mac or Windows PC. You can set up Dropbox if needed, then follow the steps on your Mac or PC:

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