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Securely share 1Password items with anyone

Learn how to securely share a copy of a 1Password item with anyone, even if they don’t have a 1Password account.

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If you belong to a family or team account, there’s an easier way to share items with family members and team members.

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

When you share an item, you’ll get a unique link that you can send to others. Choose when the link expires and who it’s available to: anyone with the link or only specific people.

Artwork with a hand holding out a lock representing a securely shared item

Share an item

You can share a copy of an item on 1Password.com or in the apps.

On 1Password.com

To share an item on 1Password.com:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it.
  3. Click the Share button and choose Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and press Return or Enter.
  5. Click Get Link to Share.
  6. 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. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

Click Get Link to Share

Click Copy

In the apps

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it.
  3. Click the Share button and choose Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and press Return.
  5. Click Get Link to Share.
  6. 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. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it to see the item’s details.
  3. Scroll down and tap Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and tap Return.
  5. Tap Get Link to Share.
  6. Tap Copy, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or tap the Share button, then choose how to share the item. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it.
  3. Right-click the item and choose Share. Your browser will open.
  4. Sign in to your 1Password.com account.
  5. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and press Enter.
  6. Click Get Link to Share.
  7. 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. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it to see the item’s details.
  3. Tap   and choose Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and tap Return.
  5. Tap Get Link to Share.
  6. Tap Copy, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it to see the item’s details.
  3. Click   and choose Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and press Enter.
  5. Click Get Link to Share.
  6. 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. After they verify their email address, they’ll have access to the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

View a shared item

To view a shared item, click or tap the link you were sent to open it in your browser.

After you’ve verified your email address, you can view and copy the password or other item details that were shared with you until the link expires.

View the shared item in your browser

Manage shared items

To manage your shared items, sign in to your account on 1Password.com.

To stop sharing an item, open the vault that contains the item and select it. Then click View Sharing History. You’ll see a list of every time the item has been shared. Click to the right of the link, then click Delete Link.

Use the Activity Log

With 1Password Business, you can also use the Activity Log to stop sharing an item:

  1. Find the shared item in the Activity Log.

    To only see item sharing activity, select Filter by Type > Shared Items at the top of the Activity Log.

  2. Click the details button to open the item’s sharing details.
  3. Click and choose Delete Link.

Item details for a demo Home WiFi account with View Sharing History button.

The Sharing History for the demo wifi account with two active shared links listed.

Get help

Sharing a copy of an item with others requires a 1Password account.

If you can’t send or view a shared item, there are a few things you can try. Make sure:

  • The item was shared with the correct email address.
  • You have a working verification code. To get a new verification code, click “Try again” on the verification page.
  • You have the “Copy and Share Items” and “View and Copy Passwords” vault permissions if you’re using 1Password Business. If you’re not sure, ask your administrator.

Some items can’t be sent:

  • Document items
  • File attachments

If you belong to a family or team account, you can use a shared vault to share any item with family members and team members.

If you’re still having trouble, contact 1Password Support.

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