Hi, Tim. This kind of sharing is currently not available in
1Password, but it's something that we've had requested many times.
(And something we want for ourselves as well!) We have some ideas
for how this could work in a future release, but they're just ideas
right now and we haven't had an opportunity to fully explore them,
so I can't offer anything else on that front, not even an
indication of whether you can expect it to come about. The changing
landscape with things like iCloud means we're having to learn a lot
of new things and keep an eye out for new opportunities and
But, you didn't write to ask about what you can't do. :) I have
a few logins like this that I share with a few people. The best
case is with my wife. If I create an item that I need to share with
her, I make sure it has a very strong, unique password. With a
strong, unique password, I don't need to worry about changing it
unless there's a password change policy enforced or a security
breach. So, I just select the entry, export it as 1Password
Interchange format and send it to my wife over a local connection
such as AirDrop or Bonjour instant message so that it's encrypted.
(1Password Interchange is not encrypted, so don't leave these lying
around unsecured. :)) Once she has the information imported, we
delete the 1PIF file and keep the shared password as an entry in
our personal data file.
I realize this isn't exactly what you were after, but sometimes
it helps to look at the problem slightly differently and see if
you're not trying to solve something that doesn't really need to be
solved at the level you're approaching it.
I hope that helps. Please let us know if we can be of further
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I use 100's of pieces
of software as a web designer&developer, and 1Password is the
one that's made the biggest impact - a simple solution for what
most don't see as a massive problem. Coupled with that,
personalised responses, and what seems to be the worlds friendliest
company who hand's out licences for my friends at Thanks Giving (to
Australians who don't even celebrate TG) - you've got a customer
Cheers for the work around - I like the idea and there's only 2 of
us that really need to share those details at this stage.
I would like to add my thanks to this thread. 1Password is a
phenomenally useful tool, one which i recommend to many friends,
family members, and customers.
While the biggest barrier to adoption for teams (that I have
seen) is the lack of a sharing feature, this export/import method
has proven quite helpful as a workaround for small groups. I'm sure
the sharing feature, when it does come along, will be just as
beautifully implemented as the rest of this stellar app.
Thanks again for all the terrific work you do here. You make me
look good every time I recommend 1Password. =]