What about security ? where are the pasword(s) stored ?

what abot security ? where are the password(s) securely stored ?


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  • dancodanco Senior Member Community Moderator

    If you have the old-style licence, all data is stored encrypted on your computer unless you sync it elsewhere.

    If you have the more modern subscription, the data is stored encrypted at 1password.com, with copies held locally.

    It's the encryption that is crucial, there is never any useful data that could be stolen. All decryption is done locally. Even if someone had access to the material stored at 1password.com, they could not decrypt it without knowing your secret key and your master password, and these are never directly transmitted from your computer.

    That's one of the good points about 1Password. There are often posts on the forums from people who have forgotten either their password or the secret key (the latter only needs entering once on each device, but would be required on a new device or a reformat of the hard drive), and they have to be told that the AgileBits staff can do nothing to recover the data, the user just has to start again. Other password managers allow staff to reset things, which is a security risk.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @HWK,

    You can read about our approach here:

    About the 1Password security model

    And if you want to get into the technicals of how we've implemented it and how it works, further details can be found here:

    1Password Security Design White Paper

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

    Ben

  • thanx so far.
    you said "the data is stored encrypted at 1password.com, with copies held locally"
    Where locally, which file/folder ?

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    That depends on what platform and which version of 1Password we’re talking about. In the case of 1Password for Mac it also depends on whether you’re using the version from our website or the Mac App Store.

    Just to be clear though, the locally stored copy is encrypted as well.

    Ben

  • I use windows 10 and want toknow the location because of backups of my system drive and my data drive.

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    Hi @HWK,

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\1Password is where data stored locally for 1Password 6 for Windows.

    Rick

  • Thank you so much !!!
    Best,
    HWK.

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    You're very welcome.

    Rick

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