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Get to know 1Password for Linux

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

1Password for Linux is the simple, beautiful password manager you’ve been looking for. Easily organize your secure information, save and fill passwords in your web browser, and have everything available at your fingertips.

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your Linux computer.


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Create and edit items

When you open 1Password, you’ll see a list of all your items, like your passwords and credit cards. Select an item to see its details:

An overview of 1Password for Linux

To create an item, click New Item (Control-N). Then choose the type of item to create. Enter the details and click Save.

To edit an item, select it and click Edit (Control-E). When you’re done making changes, click Save (Control-S).

To see only certain types of items, click All Categories in the item list and select a category.

Use 1Password in your browser

1Password lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in Firefox, Chromium, or Brave.

Learn more about 1Password in your browser.

Search 1Password

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

To search in 1Password, use the search field at the top of the window (Control-F). As you type, you’ll see suggestions for items, accounts, vaults, tags, and locations in the app.

To see a complete list of all the items that match your search term, choose “Show all matching items” (Control-Enter).

Search 1Password to find what you need

Sort items

To change how items are sorted in the list, click Sort at the top of the item list.

For example, you can sort your items by the date you last made changes to them.

Sort items by date modified

Organize with favorites and tags

You can organize your items with tags or mark them as favorites to quickly access them when you need them.

To mark an item as a favorite, select it, then click   and choose Add to Favorites. Or drag items onto Favorites in the sidebar.

To add a tag, edit an item, enter the name of the tag in the tag field, and click Save. Your tags automatically appear in the sidebar.

Learn more about favorites and tags.

Tags listed in the sidebar

Switch vaults and accounts

You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account has its own vaults.

To see only the vaults from one account, click the account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose the account.

To view items in a specific vault, click the account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose the account where the vault is located. Then click the vault in the sidebar.

Vaults listed in the sidebar

Move and copy items

To move an item, select the item and drag it to the vault in the sidebar where you want to move it. Then click Move Item. Or select an item, click    and choose “Move item”. Then choose the vault where you want to move it, and click Move Item.

To copy an item, select the item, then click    and choose “Make a copy”. Then choose the vault where you want to copy it.

See who has access to an item

If you share vaults with others, you can see who has access to an item. Click above the item’s title to see a list of people and groups who have access to it.

If you don’t see , then only you have access to the item.

menu showing where an item is located and who has access to it

Use Watchtower

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password. Click Watchtower in the sidebar to get a report for the current account or collection.

To get alerted when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, click the account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Settings. Then click Privacy and turn on Watchtower notifications.

Learn more about Watchtower.

Use Watchtower in the sidebar

Format secure notes

Add formatting to your secure notes with Markdown. View them in rich text, complete with headers, bold and italic styles, lists, and more.

Learn how to format your secure notes with Markdown.

Use Markdown to format notes

Enlarge passwords

You can temporarily enlarge a password to make it easier to see while entering it on another device or reading it aloud.

To enlarge a password, hover over it. Then click and choose Show in Large Type.

Click 'Show in Large Type' to enlarge passwords

Archive and delete items

To move an item to the Archive, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or click    and choose “Archive item”.

To restore an item from the Archive, click the Archive in the sidebar, select the item, then click    and choose “Restore item”.

To delete an item, select the item, then click    and choose “Delete item”.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

Archive and delete items

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, click the account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Lock (Control-Shift-L). Unlock 1Password again by entering your Master Password.
Lock 1Password for Linux

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