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Turn on two-factor authentication for your 1Password account

Learn how to set up two-factor authentication and manage your authorized devices.
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of protection for your 1Password account. When turned on, a second factor will be required to sign in to your account on a new device, in addition to your Master Password and Secret Key.

Get an authenticator app

Before you can use two-factor authentication with your 1Password account, you’ll need to install an authenticator app on your mobile device:

Although 1Password can be used to store one-time passwords for other services where you use two-factor authentication, it’s important to use a different authenticator app to store the authentication codes for your 1Password account. Storing them in 1Password would be like putting the key to a safe inside of the safe itself.

Set up two-factor authentication

To turn on two-factor authentication:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.
  3. Click More Actions > Manage Two-Factor Authentication.
  4. Click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication. You’ll see a square barcode (QR code).

    To save a backup of your two-factor authentication code, write down the 16-character secret next to the QR code and store it somewhere safe, like with your passport and Emergency Kit.

  5. On your mobile device, open your authenticator app and use it to scan the QR code. After you scan the QR code, you’ll see a six-digit authentication code.
  6. On 1Password.com, click Next. Enter the six-digit authentication code, then click Confirm.

Your 1Password account is now protected by two-factor authentication. To continue using your account on other devices or to sign in to it on a new device, you’ll need to enter a six-digit authentication code from your authenticator app.

Tip

If you have a U2F security key, like YubiKey or Titan, you can use it as a second factor with your 1Password account.

View and manage authorized devices

To view your authorized devices, sign in to your account on 1Password.com. Then click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.

To manage an authorized device, click next to it. You’ll find these options:

  • Deauthorize Device: Your account will be removed from the device.
  • Require 2FA on Next Sign-in: Your account will remain on the device, but changes you make on other devices won’t appear until you reauthorize using a second factor.

Manage two-factor authentication for your team

With 1Password Business, you can manage two-factor authentication for your team if:

To manage two-factor authentication for your team, click Security in the sidebar and choose “Two-Factor Authentication”. Then you can:

  • Allow security keys in addition to an authenticator app.
  • Enforce two-factor authentication for everyone on your team.*
  • Use Duo, a third-party option that’s automatically enforced.
  • Turn off two-factor authentication completely.
The two-factor authentication settings for business accounts

* To enforce two-factor authentication, your Master Password policy must be set to Strong. Your team will need to set up two-factor authentication when they sign up, sign in, or unlock 1Password. Create a team report to see who uses two-factor authentication.

Get help

Two-factor authentication requires a 1Password membership and 1Password 7 or later.

If you lose access to your authenticator app

If you lose access to your authenticator app, you won’t be able to sign in to 1Password on new devices until you turn off two-factor authentication.

To turn off two-factor authentication, sign in to your account on 1Password.com in an authorized browser or unlock 1Password on an authorized device:

1Password.com

  1. Click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.
  2. Click More Actions > Manage Two-Factor Authentication.
  3. Click Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication, then enter your Master Password.

Mac

Choose 1Password > Preferences > Accounts. Click your account, then click Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication.

iOS and Android

Tap Settings > 1Password Accounts. Tap your account, then tap Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication.

If you don't have access to an authorized browser or device, ask someone to recover your account.

If your team uses Duo

If your team uses Duo, you won’t see the option to turn on two-factor authentication because Duo is already providing multi-factor authentication for everyone on your team.

If 1Password isn’t accepting your authentication codes

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