AgileBits introduces 1Password Business for larger teams

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AgileBits just launched an iteration of their famous password manager specifically for businesses, featuring compliance controls, three-factor authentication, and more.

Today, AgileBits — the developing company behind widely-used password manager 1Password — announced the newest addition to its family of password management solutions. Called 1Password Business, the service is a bit like 1Password Teams, but built specifically for managing larger groups, protecting your employees, and securing your data.

With 1Password Business, you can make sure you keep up with GDPR, HIPAA, SOC2, and other compliance regulations by better controlling who has access to what using very meticulous permissions, custom groups, device restrictions, and travel restrictions. And, when you need to share a password with a certain group of employees for a specific situation, you can do that as well. AgileBits themselves even use 1Password Business to stay compliant:

We ourselves are growing quickly and long gone are the days where everyone worked on every project. We are looking to hire another 100 people this year, and 1Password helps us stay compliant with our SOC2 regulations as we grow.

In addition to compliance controls, 1Password Business features automated provisioning for when your business is growing so quickly that onboarding is a real pain:

Active Directory Integration – automate provisioning and de-provisioning.
Okta Integration – allow Okta to manage your team for you.
Command line Integration – integrate 1Password into your custom business flows.

On top of both of those huge features, 1Password Business offers third-factor identification, advanced auditing and reporting, and free family accounts. For more information you can check out AgileBits’ blog post.

If you’d like to sign up for 1Password Business, you can do so by heading to the 1Password sign up page and choosing the plan that’s right for you — a Business subscription is priced at $ 7.99 a month. If you’re uncertain, you can even get a 30-day free trial to make sure 1Password gels with your business practices.

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AgileBits’ 1Password 7 for Mac beta is live, and it looks awesome

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Widely-used password manager 1Password just got an update, and it’s more full-featured than ever.

AgileBits’ 1Password password management app has been one of the most popular ways to securely keep track of multiple passwords for awhile. Now, the company has released a completely overhauled beta of 1Password 7 for the Mac, making it even more of a must-have tool for people who have literally any sort of account. According to AgileBits’ announcement, this beta is only “a taste of what’s to come,” but it’s already pretty jam-packed with improvements and new features.

Aesthetically, a lot has changed about 1Password for Mac — even the initial lock screen that appears when you launch the app. Though the change is super minor, the colors and design have been altered slightly, making it look more minimalist and tidy. And speaking of design, the entire interface of the app has also changed, replacing the stark, blindingly white background with skillfully chosen dark blue and gray tones. Font designer Alan Dague-Greene even created a new font specifically for 1Password 7 called “Courier Prime Bits.”

Also new is the revamped, “enhanced” sidebar that gives you access to your items, vaults, and more. You can now organize your vaults (which make it easier to categorize your passwords) by dragging and dropping — even if you want to drag them between two different accounts. And if you want to create a new vault, all you have to do is drag an item over the text in the menu bar that says “New Vault,” and one will be automatically created for you. What’s more, you can edit your vaults directly without ever needing to leave the app, allowing you to make changes even more quickly and easily than before.

Other notable features in the beta include rich formatting capabilities using Markdown in notes, better tag organization with nested tags, Secure Enclave for Touch ID, and integration with Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? database so you can be certain you don’t have any compromised passwords.

If you’d like to try the 1Password 7 beta for Mac, you can do so by clicking this link or by heading to AgileBits’ announcement (where, coincidentally, you can also check out more details about the update). If you’ve already got a 1Password membership, you’re good to go as soon as it’s downloaded, and can just unlock the app right away. However, if you only have a standalone license for version 6, you’ll be asked to either subscribe or purchase another license for version 7. Right now licenses are available for only $ 39.99 — that’s nearly $ 30 less than they’ll be when the update officially launches later this year — so if you’re interested, I’d get on it right away.

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What do you think of 1Password 7? Sound off in the comments!

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1Password Integrates With ‘Pwned Passwords’ to Check if Your Passwords Have Been Leaked Online

Password management app 1Password this week got a new feature on the web, and developer AgileBits described it as a way for users to check and make sure that their passwords aren’t “pwned passwords,” or passwords that have been leaked online. While the launch is web-only right now, AgileBits said it will be coming to 1Password apps in the future.

1Password’s new feature integrates with a newly updated service by Troy Hunt — who previously created a breach notification service called Have I Been Pwned — and securely and privately checks your passwords against more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.

This way, users can further ensure that their passwords saved within 1Password are as secure as possible, and if Hunt’s new service surfaces a warning about compromised data, they can change to a new one without leaving 1Password.


Pwned Passwords originally launched as a feature within Have I Been Pwned last August, but Hunt has now updated it to version two and greatly expanded the amount of passwords indexed, originally starting with 320 million. For 1Password’s integration, which is still just a proof of concept as of now, AgileBits said the feature is available today to everyone with a 1Password membership, and shared the following steps:

– Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.

– Click Open Vault to view the items in a vault, then click an item to see its details.

– Enter the magic keyboard sequence Shift-Control-Option-C (or Shift+Ctrl+Alt+C on Windows) to unlock the proof of concept.

– Click the Check Password button that appears next to your password.

Once you click “Check Password,” 1Password will communicate with Hunt’s service of indexed passwords, letting you know if yours exists in his database. As AgileBits pointed out, “If your password is found, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your account was breached. Someone else could have been using the same password.” Still, the company encouraged immediate action for any user who sees a confirmation of a password matching to Hunt’s service.


In the announcement, AgileBits ensured that this communication with Pwned Passwords keeps user passwords “private and secure” because they are “never sent to us or his service.” Hunt’s service never receives the full password, and only requires the first five characters of each password hash. The developer stated, “we would never add it to 1Password unless it was private and secure.”

First, 1Password hashes your password using SHA-1. But sending that full SHA-1 hash to the server would provide too much information and could allow someone to reconstruct your original password. Instead, Troy’s new service only requires the first five characters of the 40-character hash.

To complete the process, the server sends back a list of leaked password hashes that start with those same five characters. 1Password then compares this list locally to see if it contains the full hash of your password. If there is a match then we know this password is known and should be changed.

Hunt goes into more detail about Pwned Passwords in his own announcement post about the update to the service. AgileBits confirmed that it will be adding Pwned Passwords to its own security breach warning feature, called Watchtower, within 1Password apps “in future releases.”

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