Account management

Join a family account

Learn how to join a family account and start using 1Password.


If you already have a 1Password membership, it’s easy to upgrade to 1Password Families.

With 1Password Families, you can store your own passwords and share some of them with your family members.

After someone invites you to a family account, you’ll be able to set up and start using 1Password. When you join a family account:

  • You’ll get your own account with a Secret Key and account password that are unique to you.
  • You’ll get to use 1Password for free. The family organizer who set up the account pays the subscription.
  • You’ll get a Private vault where you can store passwords that aren’t shared with anyone.
  • You’ll get access to a Shared vault, where you can move items to share them with your family. You can also create more vaults to share items with specific people.
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Before you begin

Before you join a family account, consider the following:

  • A family organizer can remove you from the account, which will also delete your Private vault and remove your access to other information you’ve stored in the account.
  • If your family organizer doesn’t pay for 1Password, your account can be frozen. You’ll still have access to your passwords, but you won’t be able to use some 1Password features until a family organizer reactivates your subscription.
  • A family organizer can add additional family organizers to help manage the account.

Join a family account

To join a family account, open the invitation email and click the join button, then follow the onscreen instructions. If you already use 1Password, you can migrate your existing 1Password data to a family account.

If you’re new to 1Password, after you join your family account, learn how to get started with 1Password and import your passwords from another password manager.

Leave a family account

You can leave a family account at any time and continue using 1Password with your own account or a different family account. To leave a family account:

  1. Sign up for a new account, or join an existing one.
  2. Sign in to your new account in the 1Password apps where you already use your family account.
  3. Move your items to the new account.
  4. Ask a family organizer to remove you from the old family account.

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