Account management

Share with guests in 1Password Families

Learn how to invite someone as a guest if you want them to have limited access to your family’s data.

Guest accounts are ideal for sharing information with people on a limited basis. They don’t have their own private vaults and only have access to a single vault, which you choose. Consider inviting:

  • Your accountant, who needs your financial information.
  • Your realtor, who needs building codes.
  • Your babysitter, who needs household information like the Wi-Fi password and alarm codes.

If you created the account for your family, you’re a family organizer, and you can invite guests and share a vault with them. To get started, sign in to your account on

Invite a guest

  1. Click Invitations in the sidebar.
  2. Click Invite by Email, then enter the email addresses of the guests you want to invite.
  3. Choose Guest from the menu, then click Invite.
Enter the emails of the people you want to add as guests

Your family account includes 5 guests. You can invite more guests for an additional cost. Learn more about 1Password pricing.

Share a vault with a guest

Guests have to accept their invitation and be confirmed before you can share a vault with them. After you’ve confirmed a guest, you can add them to a vault and manage their access to it, like you would a family member.

A guest can only be invited to a single vault at a time, but you can remove them from one vault, then add them to a different one.

Select or deselect the people you want to share the vault with

Remove a guest

  1. Click People in the sidebar.
  2. Click the name of the guest you want to remove.
  3. Click More Actions, then click Remove Person and follow the onscreen instructions.


It’s possible your guest may have copied the items in the vault before you removed them from it. If this is a concern for you, be sure to change all the passwords they had access to in the vault.

Promote a guest to a family member

If you want to give a guest more access to your account, including their own Private vault and access to more than one shared vault, you can promote them from guest to family member.

  1. Click People in the sidebar.
  2. Click the name of the guest you want to promote.
  3. Click Upgrade Guest to Family Member, then click Confirm upgrade.

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