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Get started with 1Password in your browser

1Password lets you easily sign in to sites, use suggested passwords, and find what you need – all without leaving your browser.

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Save a login

To save a login, enter your username and password. Then choose Save in 1Password.

To update an incorrect or incomplete login, make your changes, then choose Save in 1Password and click Update.

Learn more about saving and filling passwords.

Saving a login inline with 1Password

Fill logins and other items

To fill an item, click the 1Password icon and choose it.

If 1Password suggests more than one item, you can use the arrow keys to select the one you want.

Or start typing to find it.

Learn more about filling credit cards and addresses.

The 1Password icon in a form field

Search 1Password in a form field

Use a suggested password

1Password suggests strong passwords when you’re changing a password or signing up for a new account.

To use a suggested password, click the 1Password icon in a password field and choose Use Suggested Password.

Learn more about changing your passwords.

1Password suggesting a new password

Create a custom password

You can use the 1Password pop-up to create custom passwords. To open the pop-up, click the 1Password button in your browser’s toolbar.

To create a custom password, click the new item icon and choose Password Generator.

Adjust the settings for your new password, then copy it to the clipboard or fill it on the page.

To see all the passwords you’ve created, click Generator History below the password generator.

The password generator in the 1Password pop-up

Search 1Password

Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password.

To search in 1Password, open the pop-up and start typing.

To cancel the current search, click or press Esc.

Search in the 1Password pop-up

View and edit items

To view an item’s details, click it. Or use the arrow keys to select it.

To mark an item as a favorite, click the star icon.

To copy any field, click it.

To open the pop-up in a new window, click Open 1Password in a new window.

To show a field in large type, click the chevron icon to the right of it, then click Large.

View items in the 1Password pop-up

To reveal a password, click the chevron icon to the right of it, then click Reveal. Or press Control-Option (or Ctrl + Alt) to reveal all passwords in the item details.

To edit an item, click Edit. The item will open in a new tab, where you can add tags or custom fields, move it, archive it, or delete it.

Learn more about viewing and editing items.

Use drag and drop to fill in apps

To fill in an app, drag your login details from 1Password to it. For example, drag your password to the password field in the app.

You can also use drag and drop in your browser. Fill answers to security questions, membership numbers, and more.

Use drag and drop to fill in apps from 1Password

Fill two-factor authentication codes

You can use 1Password as an authenticator for a site that supports two-factor authentication. First, find the site on and follow the instructions to turn on two-factor authentication for the site.

When you see a QR code for 1Password to scan, click the QR code icon to scan it.

Learn about saving and filling one-time passwords.

Set up two-factor authentication from the 1Password pop-up

Switch accounts and vaults

To see a list of your accounts and vaults, click the settings icon > Vaults.

To see everything, click All Vaults. To see only the items for a specific account or vault, click it.

To set which vaults are included when you view All Vaults, click the settings icon next to All Vaults, then adjust the vaults under Accounts and Vaults.

Account and vault list in the 1Password pop-up

Use Watchtower

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.

If any of your items require action, you’ll see an alert banner with more information at the top of the item in 1Password.

To get alerted when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, click the settings icon > Settings. Then turn on “Watchtower alerts”.

Learn more about Watchtower.

Item with a Watchtower banner in the 1Password pop-up

Share items

You can securely share copies of passwords and other items you’ve saved in 1Password with anyone, even if they don’t use 1Password.

To share an item, open the pop-up, find the item you want to share, and select it. Click   and choose Share.

You can choose when the link expires and who to share it with. Then click Get Link to Share. Click Copy, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message.

Learn more about sharing items.

Share an item in the 1Password pop-up

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password in your browser, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, click the settings icon > Lock 1Password.

1Password will automatically lock when:

  • you quit the browser
  • you don’t use your computer for a certain amount of time
  • your computer sleeps

Learn more about managing auto-lock.

Manage your settings

To manage your settings, click the settings icon > Settings. You’ll be able to:

  • Change your auto-lock settings
  • Check for vulnerable passwords
  • Change the language
  • Adjust the toolbar button appearance
  • Change which item list 1Password opens with
  • Allow notifications
  • Set a keyboard shortcut to open the pop-up
  • Adjust how 1Password behaves on web pages
  • Add and remove accounts; adjust All Vaults
  • Make 1Password the default password manager

Get help

If you don’t see the 1Password icon in your browser’s toolbar

If the 1Password icon the 1Password icon is missing from your browser toolbar, you can customize the toolbar to make it visible.

If your browser’s built-in password manager is interfering with 1Password

If your browser’s built-in password manager is interfering with 1Password, you can turn it off. Click in your browser’s toolbar, then click the settings icon > Settings, and turn on “Make 1Password the default password manager”.

If you use different passwords for additional 1Password accounts

When you unlock 1Password in your browser, only accounts using the same password are unlocked. To unlock an account that has a different password, lock 1Password, then unlock it using the password for that account.

To make sure you always have access to your 1Password accounts, use the same password for all of them. If you signed up for accounts with different passwords, you can change them.

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