Teams and Businesses

Use custom groups in 1Password Business

Create and manage custom groups to organize your team and delegate responsibilities.

The Groups page on showing a list of built-in and custom groups

With 1Password Business, custom groups make it easy to manage your team by project, department, or location. Learn how to manage group members and the vaults they have access to. Grant team-level permissions to groups, like the ability to recover accounts or invite people to the team.

Sign in to your account on and click Groups in the sidebar to get started.

Create a group

To create a group, click New Group and give your group a name.

You can also choose to personalize your group with an icon and a description as well as create a vault for your group to automatically have access to.

When you’re done, click Create Group.

You’re the group manager, and can now manage group members, vaults, and permissions.

The New Group pop-up on with 'Accounting' in the group name field

Manage group membership

To add people to a group, click Manage in the People section. Select the team members to add, then click Update Group Members.

To manage a group member, click next to their name:

  • To promote them to group manager, choose Manager.
  • To remove them from the group, choose Remove from Group.

Team members can belong to multiple groups, and there is no limit to the size of a group.

The Manage Group Members pop-up on showing a few selected team members

Manage group access to vaults

You can give everyone in a group access to specific vaults and assign vault permissions, like the ability to create and remove items from the vault.

To add or remove group access to a vault, click Manage in the Vaults section. Select or deselect vaults, then click Update Vaults.

To change vault permissions for the group, click next to the vault name, then select or deselect permissions from the list.

If a team member has vault permissions individually and as part of a group, the most permissive of the two will always be used. Learn more about vault permissions.

The Manage Vaults pop-up on showing a few selected vaults

Manage group permissions

Group permissions are team-level capabilities you can grant to everyone who is in a group. For example, the Recover Accounts permission allows group members to recover accounts for team members who have lost access.

To assign group permissions, click Manage in the Permissions section. Select or deselect permissions, then click Update Permissions.

Custom groups can have the following permissions:

Create Vaults
Create vaults to share and manage.
View Administrative Sidebar
View the Dashboard and Activity Log. Create reports and see details about each team member.
Recover Accounts
Recover accounts for team members who have lost access, and receive email notifications to complete account recoveries.
Manage People
Edit a team member's name.
Suspend People
Suspend accounts and use Managed Travel Mode.
Invite & Remove People
Invite people to the team and delete their accounts.
Manage All Groups
Manage membership, vaults, and permissions for all custom groups.
Manage Settings
Change team-level settings, like the team name and sign-in address, and manage team policies.
Manage Billing
Manage subscription, add credit cards, and see invoices.
Delete Account
Delete the entire team, including all team member accounts and data.

Appendix: Export group members

You can export a list of everyone in a group to a comma-separated values (CSV) file:

  1. Click Groups in the sidebar.
  2. Choose the group you want to export.
  3. Click Export list of group members (CSV) at the bottom of the People section.

    You may need to scroll down to see this button.

The exported file includes UUIDs, names, and roles of people in the group. If someone’s role is R, they’re a group member. If their role is A, they’re a group manager.

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