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Use Watchtower to find passwords you need to change

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems with the items you have saved in 1Password.

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With 1Password Business, you can use Business Watchtower reports to track security issues reported by Watchtower across all your shared vaults.

We continually update Watchtower as security breaches are reported, so you can change your passwords right away.
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Use Watchtower on 1Password.com

Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, then choose a vault. Click Watchtower in the sidebar to create a Watchtower report.

Watchtower on 1Password.com

To view items that require your attention, click “View items”.

To see if you have any vulnerable passwords or logins with two-factor authentication available, click “Check now” in the Vulnerable Passwords section.

To see if the email address for your 1Password account has been found in any data breaches, click “Create report” in the Breach Report section.

Use Watchtower in the 1Password apps

Watchtower in 1Password

To view your Watchtower dashboard, click Watchtower in the sidebar. Any Watchtower category that has items in it will appear on your dashboard.

To limit your Watchtower dashboard to a specific account or collection, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose the one you want.

Items that appear under Compromised Websites, Vulnerable Passwords, Weak Passwords, Unsecured Websites, Inactive Two-Factor Authentication, or Expiring will show an alert banner throughout 1Password.

To manage your Watchtower settings, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Preferences > Privacy.

To view your Watchtower dashboard, tap the Watchtower icon. Any Watchtower category that has items in it will appear on your dashboard.

If you're using an iPad, tap Watchtower in the sidebar.

To limit your Watchtower dashboard to a specific account or collection, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left and choose the one you want.

Items that appear under Compromised Websites, Vulnerable Passwords, Weak Passwords, Unsecured Websites, Inactive Two-Factor Authentication, or Expiring will show an alert banner throughout 1Password.

To manage your Watchtower settings, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left and choose Settings > Privacy.

If you're using an iPad, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

The Watchtower dashboard

Watchtower in 1Password

To view your Watchtower dashboard, click Watchtower in the sidebar. Any Watchtower category that has items in it will appear on your dashboard.

To limit your Watchtower dashboard to a specific account or collection, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose the one you want.

Items that appear under Compromised Websites, Vulnerable Passwords, Weak Passwords, Unsecured Websites, Inactive Two-Factor Authentication, or Expiring will show an alert banner throughout 1Password.

To manage your Watchtower settings, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Settings > Privacy.

To view your Watchtower dashboard, tap the Watchtower icon. Any Watchtower category that has items in it will appear on your dashboard.

If you're using a tablet, tap Watchtower in the sidebar.

To limit your Watchtower dashboard to a specific account or collection, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top right and choose the one you want.

Items that appear under Compromised Websites, Vulnerable Passwords, Weak Passwords, Unsecured Websites, Inactive Two-Factor Authentication, or Expiring will show an alert banner throughout 1Password.

To manage your Watchtower settings, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top right and choose Settings > Privacy.

If you're using a tablet, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

The Watchtower dashboard

Watchtower in 1Password

To view your Watchtower dashboard, click Watchtower in the sidebar. Any Watchtower category that has items in it will appear on your dashboard.

To limit your Watchtower dashboard to a specific account or collection, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose the one you want.

Items that appear under Compromised Websites, Vulnerable Passwords, Weak Passwords, Unsecured Websites, Inactive Two-Factor Authentication, or Expiring will show an alert banner throughout 1Password.

To manage your Watchtower settings, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Settings > Privacy.

About the Watchtower categories

Watchtower sorts items into seven categories based on the security problems they have.

Find compromised websites and vulnerable passwords

Item with a compromised website

Compromised Websites are logins for websites where a security breach has been reported, and you haven’t changed your password since the breach.

Vulnerable Passwords are items with passwords that have been exposed in a data breach. An attacker may not know that you have used that password, but you should still change it.

Learn how to change your password.

Identify reused and weak passwords

Reused Passwords are items that share the same password.

Items in the Reused Passwords category are grouped by the password they use, so you can see which items share a password.

Weak Passwords are items with passwords that are easy to guess.

To keep all your accounts secure, make your passwords stronger.

Item with a weak password

Find unsecured websites

Item with an unsecured website

Unsecured Websites are logins in which the first website field starts with http://. Any passwords you enter while on the site will be sent in plain text and could be intercepted.

If the website supports https://, you can click Use HTTPS in the alert banner to update the URL.

Identify logins that support two-factor authentication

Two-Factor Authentication shows logins for websites that support two-factor authentication, but don’t have a one-time password.

To set up two-factor authentication, click “Learn how to turn on two-factor authentication”. When you find your QR code, click Scan QR Code.

If you manage two-factor authentication in another app, click Don’t Save in 1Password.

Item without two-factor authentication

Check for expiring items

Expiring Passport item

Expiring shows items that are expiring soon, so you can take action:

  • credit cards, memberships, and driver’s licenses that are expiring within 2 months
  • passports expiring within 9 months
  • items that have already expired

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