I split your post from the other discussion since you're asking
a different question.
If your wife will only open 1Password on her iOS devices, you
can probably set it up so that you sync a specific folder to her
devices but it is not yet possible to do this in the main 1Password
app, to sync it to her computers.
We've gotten a lot of requests for sharing passwords and it is
something we're interested in doing but I do not have a timeframe
on when it'll happen.
Thanks. This will indeed be a nice feature. Let the product
management folks know I'm happy to pay extra for it...
How would I go about doing this sync? I can easily set up
various folders with the common and not common ones. Any pointers
on how i would export just a single set of these to dropbox (or
Support Staff4 Posted by Kyle Swank on 11 May, 2012 06:53 PM
I think Mike was alluding to using Wifi syncing for this. You
would basically install 1Password on your wife's iDevice, run it,
then tell it to use an Existing Database. This will pop up a screen
in 1Password on your Mac prompting you to enter 2 secret codes from
the iDevice. Once completed you can sync the iDevice with 1Password
on the Mac.
You can then click the device in the left hand pane and tell it
to sync only selected folders. Simply select that option and tell
it which folders to sync.
Again, this will only work for her iOS devices, not her
computer. There is currently no way to sync a single folder of data
from 1Password computer to computer.
You can export the data, but that isn't the same as syncing.
Updates on one computer will not show up on the other in this
Thanks. If I don't mind manually updating, so that i would
export some file (with a subset of data, say from a folder) from
time to time from my Mac and import that subset (from time to time)
on her PC, does that make it doable? Is this export process secure
(the UI gives a warning that it isn't...)?
Support Staff6 Posted by Kyle Swank on 11 May, 2012 07:06 PM
Data exported from 1Password is not encrypted. It is plain text.
Doing this would mean you'd be responsible for maintaining the
security of the file from point A to point B.
Exporting and Importing can have side effects. Primarily on the
importing side. The first import would be fine. Subsequent imports
would require manual work. By default if 1Password sees an entry
that already exists on the computer it will not import that item.
You will be responsible for telling 1Password that you want the
data from the imported file and this would overwrite the entirety
of the existing item in the database already.
Importing is usually used as an initial import feature. Or to
then import new items that didn't exist before. While it can be
used to import from time to time, as you say you want to do, you
need to be careful of how you do it or items may not get
Thanks. That does indeed sound suboptimal and like a weak link,
given that i wouldn't trust anything in clear text, nor trust a
Windows OS to do a clean erase of a file. Hope you guys improve
this area. Your UI and browser plug in are far beyond the other
password keepers, but many of them have much better sharing
features including support for multiple dbs.
Support Staff8 Posted by Kyle Swank on 11 May, 2012 07:52 PM
There are free tools available to wipe data securely in Windows.
I'm sure some simple google searching would locate one for you.
Sharing data is a difficult thing to accomplish. Many other
services that offer this can do so because they store the data on
their own servers. We don't store the data on our servers and as a
result it becomes a difficult nut to crack.
We'll certainly try to improve the application in the next major
release. But I can't make any promises about multiple databases
(unlikely). But sharing is something we would love to be able to