Secret Key - impossible to get as you need secret key to access secret key

I tried buying 1Password, but it insists that you log in with a secret key. Bit to get the secret key you need to log in. Catch 22

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  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @smbunn: Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry for the confusion! The "catch 22" is that you don't have account credentials if you don't have an account, but that's easily remedied. ;)

    It sounds like you may be trying to login with a 1Password Account, but you will only have one if you've signed up for a membership. That’s the only way you’ll have a Secret Key or Sign In URL, or be able to access your data through When you sign up, you'll get those things:

    That's all you need to do as a new user. If you're an existing 1Password user, you probably want to keep your existing data. In that case, this guide will take you through signing up, migrating your data, and setting up all of your devices:

    I hope this helps. Be sure to let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  • how to get my secret key ?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @danielquint! Welcome to the forum! :)

    Like Brenty just said, you will only have Secret Key if you've signed up for a membership. In this case we have an article on how to find your Secret Key.

    If you are using 1Password stand alone license, you do not have any Secret Key and therefore you can not get it, until you might decide to switch to 1Password Membership (subscription).

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.

    I hope this helps!

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