How can I run 1Password without a subscription?

I bought 1Password Years ago. For some reason, and this might be a corp issue, My old version of 1Password keeps getting updated to 7. Since I purchased the old software, I want it to work. I don't need a subscription. I need software that works. What is going on?

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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member
    edited September 2019

    Hi @cxn

    Welcome to the 1Password Support Forum. I'd be happy to help with that.

    1Password 7 requires either a separate license purchase or a 1Password membership. We're no longer advertising licenses, but they are available for customers who are already familiar with that situation and are comfortable with the "DIY" approach they offer. I'd highly recommend taking a look at 1Password membership, which will give you access to the latest versions of 1Password for all of your compatible devices (no more separate upgrade fees). You can read about the benefits here:

    About 1Password membership

    If you decide to upgrade to membership instructions for that can be found here:

    Move your existing 1Password data to a 1Password account

    If you'd like to revert to v6 instructions can be found here, but that should be considered a temporary measure. We can't recommend using an older version. 1Password 6 has been retired and is no longer being updated. As a security focused company we'd always recommend running the latest versions of all of your software, but especially your operating system, web browser(s), and 1Password. If you opt to revert to an earlier version that is your prerogative, but it isn't something we can recommend. That said, licenses never expire, and so you can continue using any version you've licensed for as long as it works for you. Reverting to version 6 should be considered a temporary measure. As things continue to evolve around the now retired v6 it will be less and less practical to continue using it. For example, the upcoming Safari 13 will be using an all new extension framework, and as such will not work with v6.

    We do not automatically update license holders from v6 to v7, so as you say that may be something your company is doing if this is happening at work.


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