Teams and Businesses

About your Private vault

Your Private vault is a place where you can store work-related passwords that you don’t want to share with anyone.


Store personal passwords and items that aren’t related to your work in an individual or family account. Learn how to use your personal and work accounts together.

When you join a team or business account, you get a Private vault where you can store items that aren’t shared with anyone else in the team. You can store your work email password, account details for tools you use, and more.

The Private vault and your privacy

The Private vault is part of your team or business account and you should only store work-related passwords in it. The items in your Private vault aren’t directly available to other team members, but account owners, administrators, or people with specific permissions may be able to access information about your items or the items themselves.

Team members with permission to create team insight reports can see how many items are in your Private vault.

Team members with permission to recover accounts can gain access to your Private vault and all the items saved there. To do this, they would recover your account, request access to your email address, and use the recovery link to create a new Secret Key and account password.

Where to store personal items

You can use an individual or family account to store personal passwords and other items in 1Password. These accounts are separate from your work account and none of the items in them are available to your employer.

When you get a free 1Password Families membership with your business account, your family account is managed and accessible only by you and the people you invite to it. If you leave the business account, you can unlink your family account and add a payment method to keep using it.

Learn more

Still need help?

If this article didn't answer your question, contact 1Password Support.