Understanding "Understanding Sharing"

edited September 2013 in 1Password 3 – 6 for Mac

I read understanding sharing, and I still don't understand :). (http://blog.agilebits.com/2013/05/14/understanding-sharing)

1) Why do we have to worry about "secure channels". Why not just encrypt the shared info?
2) Why do we have to reshare items every time a change is made?
3) Why do we even have to share every item? Since the dawn of time people have used some sort of sharing group

Regards -


  • khadkhad Social Choreographer

    Team Member

    Hi @Kensho,

    Good questions. :)

    1. The data is encrypted, but every copy of 1Password can decrypt it. So it is more like "obfuscated" in a sense.
    2. It's like an email file attachment. If you send a copy of a file to someone, they don't get any changes you make unless you send them the updated copy of the file.
    3. I'll pass your feature request for sharing a group (i.e. folder or all the items with a certain tag) along to the developers. Thanks! :)

    If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. We are always here to help!

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