Sharing master password with spouse

I have a family account and one of the members is my sister. She wants to know if she should give her master password to her spouse or if he should have his own master password. Any best practices or other posts in the forum shedding some thought would be appreciated.


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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @mmtroyer

    Great question. :) In general each person should have their own account within the membership, which means they'd each have their own unique Master Password and Secret Key. That said, this is more of a suggestion than a rule. If they prefer to share everything and essentially be the same person as far as 1Password is concerned, then they can certainly do that. It's really a question of what they intend to store in 1Password and whether there is anything they'd prefer to keep separate / private, or if they truly want to share all 1Password data.

    We have a guide on how to invite and share with someone in 1Password Families here:

    Share passwords in 1Password Families

    I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.

    Ben

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @mmtroyer: That's a great question, but a very personal decision. I think just as a general rule it's good for each to have their own account with a unique Master Password. There are reasons they might not want to do that, but most of the folks I've talked to are glad to not have to share a Master Password and all of their data (like we all used to if we were sharing a vault using Dropbox). For a lot of people, that added flexibility ("I don't have to use a password my spouse chose!") is appreciated. But certainly for a couple that prefers to share everything, that's fine too. The only thing I'd say is that it can be handy to have multiple Organizers in order to be able to use the recovery features:

    https://support.1password.com/recovery/

    Other than that there are probably any number of different ways of doing things and reasons for doing them. :)

  • Thanks to both of you for your input.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You're very welcome. :)

    Ben

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