Abby shows how to sign up for a 1Password subscription and install it on your computer.
- [Voiceover] Let's take a look at how to get set up with 1Password. First things first, you'll want to decide which version is right for you. You have a couple of options. Between an individual account, a family, or a team account. We're going to focus on the individual account in this course, but luckily most things that we're going to cover here are the same for both family and team accounts. If you've had a license for 1Password for a while, and you don't have a subscription, don't worry. This course still applies to you as well. To get started, go to 1Password.com and click Try it Free.
Here you'll go ahead and enter your email address. I'm making a fake account for someone named Sarah Greer that we'll use throughout the course. Sarah's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll go ahead and click Continue. Now we need to go check our email to follow the link inside so we can set up our account. Got my email open right here, and there's the email from 1Password. I'll go ahead and open it, and I'm just going to click Verify My Account. Great, so now I'm going to go ahead and enter Sarah's information.
First name: Sarah Last name: Greer You can decide whether or not you're going to sign up for the 1Password newsletter, that way you get all the new info, so I'd recommend it. Go ahead and click Continue. Here's where you put in your credit card information. Something to note is on the right-hand side, you can see there's a little difference between billing annually or billing monthly. If you know you're going to use this for a while, billed annually does save you a little bit of money. For the sake of this course, I'm going to go ahead and click Skip adding a card.
If you really were just trying this out, this is a good way to not have to go back and cancel your account later. Now we get our secret key. This is super important. You're going to need this any time you login to your new account from a new device. It also cannot be recovered. That's part of the security of 1Password. So you really need to keep this safe. Now, I'm going to go ahead and click the I've Got It Safe button. I haven't actually saved this yet, I'll show you a really nice way to save it later. If you wanted to copy/paste this somewhere safe, print it out, take a screenshot, it's not a bad idea.
But I'm going to, for now, just click I've Got It Safe. Now we're going to create our Master Password. While the secret key you only use when you're using a new machine, the Master Password you're going to use every time you use 1Password. 1Password is called 1Password because you only need to know one, and this is it. So it's really important that you make it something that you can remember. I'm going to go ahead and add a Master Password for Sarah. You can see the little cute lock icon will show you when you've met an appropriate safe length.
And once I get there, I'm going to go ahead and click Continue. Great, our account is almost complete. I'm going to go ahead and enter that Master Password that I just created, and click Sign In. Alright, so I mentioned that there was a better way to save your secret key, this is it. It's your Emergency Kit. So I'm going to go ahead and click the Save Emergency Kit PDF button. And I can see it saved right here.
I'm going to go ahead and open it. Alright, and so now I have a PDF that shows me all the info I really need. I'd highly recommend printing out this document or saving it to a flash drive and keeping it somewhere safe. Whether that's a locked filing cabinet in your home, or a safe, either way you want to keep this somewhere where other people can't easily find it. Okay, with that out of the way, I'm going to go ahead and close this. I'll go ahead and move it over to a flash drive later, but I have got it saved.
The next step is to download the app. Now we can use 1Password from the browser here, but I like to use the app, personally. So I'm going to show you how to do that. On the right side here, you can see where it says, "Get the apps." If I scroll down a little bit here, I can see all the options. There's get 1Password for Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. And luckily, they all work pretty much the same. So, for this course, we're going to get 1Password for Mac. Alright, we can see that 1Password is downloaded. I'm going to go ahead and click on the download, and I'm going to install it like I would any other application.
I'm going to put in my computer password. Alright, there we go. I'm going to click Close, and I can see that 1Password is looking for something called 1Password mini. 1Password mini, which is a smaller version of the application that is always running in the background, it will show up in your menu bar at the top, and you can always search from it. Great, so 1Password is installed, and all I need to do is login to it. We've used 1Password before, because we just setup our account.
So I'll just click that we used it using 1Password.com, and they make it really easy. I can either enter my account details manually, if I go back to the browser, I can see that that information is right here. But let's do it the easy way. So, I'm going to open 1Password back and I'm going to click Scan your account details. It opens up this little scanner, and I'm going to bring it right over this QR code right here, and there we go. I didn't have to fill in my email address or that really long secret key.
Now I'm going to enter that Master Password again, and click Sign In. When this pops up, 1Password is just asking you how safe you want to be. I'd recommend keeping Lock after the computer is idle for five minutes. This way if you walk away to get a cup of coffee, and then you don't come back to your computer for a while, then it will automatically lock 1Password for you. The other option is to just go ahead and lock it when you close the application. I'm going to leave this top one checked and click Continue.
This is just asking you if you want your icons to look nice and fancy. I, personally, like that. So I'm going to go ahead and leave Use rich icons checked and click Continue. And now it's asking us if we want to use 1Password mini. Like I mentioned earlier, this just keeps 1Password mini installing up in your menu bar, and it gives you a quick and easy way to search 1Password. So, I'm going to click Yes, use 1Password mini. This is to sign up to the newsletter. We've already done that, so I'm just going to go ahead and click start using 1Password.
Here we go, now we're ready to actually dive in and start using 1Password.
- Saving passwords
- Generating secure passwords
- Using multiple identities
- Adding credit card information
- Sharing information
- Using the 1Password app
- Adding passwords and data in the app
- Using 1Browser
- Auditing your password security