Security and privacy

How to choose a good 1Password account password

Use the 1Password password generator to make sure that your account password is unique, random, and memorable.


You can change your account password if you already have one that you want to improve.

Your account password, together with your Secret Key, protects everything you store in 1Password, so it’s important to choose a good one. Your password should be unique, random, and memorable, and using the 1Password password generator will guarantee that it is.

Your account password should be unique

The most common way attackers gain access to personal information is by obtaining a password you use for one account – often one that isn’t protected as well – and trying to use it for your other accounts. That’s why all your passwords should be unique, and this is especially true for your 1Password account password.

Use a password that’s never been used anywhere else.

Your account password should be random

The tools that attackers use to guess passwords are designed to account for all the tricks we use when we come up with passwords ourselves. When our passwords are analyzed by computers, they aren’t as random as we’d like to think they are. Let your computer suggest a password that’s stronger than the attackers’ tools.

Use a password that was suggested by a password generator.

Your account password should be memorable


Write your password in your Emergency Kit and keep it somewhere safe.

A unique and random password will thwart attackers, but it’s important that you don’t thwart yourself. For your privacy and security, no one at 1Password can access your account password or recover your account. That’s why your password should be one you won’t ever forget.

Use a password that you can remember:

  • Use spaces or hyphens between words to make your password easier to type.
  • Practice your new password regularly.
  • Write down your password until you’ve committed it to memory.

Your 1Password account password doesn’t have to meet any specific requirements for numbers, symbols, or capital letters. If you’re not comfortable using them, don’t.

Use the 1Password password generator

The best password is one you don’t choose yourself. Use the 1Password password generator to create a unique, random, and memorable password for your 1Password account.


Secure your account password

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