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Get started with 1Password Families

Learn how to create a 1Password Families account, invite your family members, share passwords, create a recovery plan, and more.

Get started

1Password Families keeps you and your loved ones secure online. It remembers your family’s most important information, so you don’t have to.

Sign up

To get started, sign up for 1Password Families. When you create your account, you’ll be the family organizer. As a family organizer, your role is to manage your family members and the items they have access to.

Sign up for 1Password Families

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Invite your family

After you sign up, it’s time to invite the rest of your family. Each family member you invite will create their own account password to sign in to 1Password and receive their own Secret Key and Emergency Kit.

When you get the email notification that says they’ve signed up, click the link to confirm their account.

Learn more about inviting your family

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Create a recovery plan

Family organizers can restore access for family members who forget their 1Password account password or can’t find their Secret Key.

You can’t recover your own account, so make sure to designate at least one other family organizer.

Learn more about implementing a recovery plan

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Share passwords with your family

Items in 1Password are stored in vaults. Your family account includes a Shared vault for items everyone in your family needs, like your Wi-Fi password or Netflix login.

You can create additional vaults to share information with specific people.

Learn more about sharing passwords with your family

Familiarize yourself and your family with 1Password

Everyone who joins your family account gets a Private vault where they can store all their personal passwords and other information. Before family members can access shared items, you need to confirm their accounts.

Get to know 1Password yourself: get the apps and learn how to save, fill, and change passwords. Then make sure to also share this link with your family:

Get to know 1Password

Learn more

After you’ve mastered the basics, there’s a lot more you can do with 1Password.

Get to know the browser extension and the apps

If you’re new to 1Password, learn how to use the browser extension and apps to manage your passwords, credit cards, secure notes, and more.

Invite and share with guests

Guest accounts are perfect for sharing limited information. They don’t have their own private vaults and only have access to a single vault, which you choose.

Learn more about guests