1Password Essentials

Get started with 1Password

Learn how to create a 1Password account or join a family account, set up the apps, save and fill passwords, and more.

Set up 1Password

1Password keeps you safe online and automatically saves and fills your passwords for you.

Sign up

To get started, decide whether you want to use 1Password with your family or individually.

  • Family: Ask the person who created your family account to invite you. If you’ll be creating the account, get started with 1Password Families.
  • Individual: Sign up on 1Password.com.

You’ll get an email to confirm your account. Then you can choose a strong account password, which you’ll use to unlock 1Password.

Sign up for 1Password

Get the apps

1Password is available on all your devices, so you’ll always have all your information with you. Any changes you make on one device are immediately available everywhere else.

There’s also a lot more you can do with the apps, like filling passwords automatically, so you should set up the apps right after you sign up.

Get the apps

Save, fill, and change your passwords

After you install the 1Password apps, you can start using 1Password in your browser to automatically save and fill passwords on all the sites you visit on the web.

But the most important thing to do is to use 1Password to change your passwords and make them stronger. Now that you have everything set up, you can get started on that now!

Learn how to save, fill, and change passwords

Learn more

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

Share with others

Vaults are containers for items like your passwords and documents. Your Private vault is where you’ll keep personal items you don’t want to share, like your email password.

If you invite people to your family account, you’ll see a Shared vault for items everyone in your family needs access to, like your Wi-Fi and Netflix passwords.

To share something with everyone in your family, create an item in your Shared vault or move an item to it.

Learn how to invite and share with your family

Create additional vaults

You can create additional vaults to organize your information. You can also use vaults you create to share some items with only certain people, like your spouse but not your kids.

And not everyone who can view a vault needs to be able to edit it. You get to decide who can make changes.

Learn how to create and share vaults

A Private and Shared vault on 1Password.com