I read that 1Password 7 will support local vaults so I've got a question. I currently use 1Password (subscription) for 99% of my passwords. The 1% of my most sensitive passwords are stored offline in Password Safe.
When 1Password supports local vaults I'd like to migrate my 1% of sensitive into a local vault, i.e. 99% in my 1Password (subscription) account accessible anywhere and 1% as a local vault which never leaves my computer/offline backup media.
Doing this would leave me totally reliant on 1Password and your service. Your typical response would be along the lines of "all of your passwords are cached locally on every device you've got 1Password installed on". True. I'll go further and say that in an ideal world the software would already be activated and available to use on my computer.
If 1Password were to suddenly shutdown, or to suffer a catastrophic and prolonged outage, how would I activate your software?
Will there be an option to use the software in a read-only / export-only mode to mitigate this potential, although unlikely, contingency?
My question assumes that I have a copy of the 1Password offline installation executable but that I don't already have the software activated. Until I open 1Password I can't export the data to a readable format in order to import it into another piece of software.
By hard-coding it so that it's read-only / export-only (unless activated) would defeat any argument that it would encourage pirated use of your software. Knowing that I'd always be able to read my passwords until I'd migrated to another service (assuming you went out of business) would make me and many other users much more comfortable.
To any of the developers reading this, please build in a feature allowing users to do a full export of their 1Password user data which can then be transparently imported into a local vault (single 1Password file) for ease of encrypted backup. Then I wouldn't need to keep separately encrypting the current plaintext backup file which I'm currently forced to do in order to keep me safe from the potential contingency described in this post.
These enhancements would make your software even more attractive to everybody, not just power users.
1Password Version: 6.7.457
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Windows 10
Sync Type: 1Password.com