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 makes it easy to save and fill your passwords.

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 started with 1Password in your browser

The 1Password browser extension is the easiest way to save, fill, and change passwords in your computer’s browser. You can use it to sign in to websites and apps, view items, and find exactly what you need.

Learn how to save, fill, and change passwords

Import your existing passwords

You can move your existing information from other password managers into 1Password, including password managers built into popular browsers. When you import your information, it’s even easier to change and strengthen your passwords.

Move your data from other applications to 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 you can do with the apps, like viewing your Watchtower dashboard, organizing your items with tags and favorites, and much more.

Get the apps

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.

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