How to Get 1Password for Teams and Why You Need It

1Password's budget-level password manager for small businesses.
Michael Michael (115)
Total time: 5 minutes 

When Howchoo switched over to 1Password for Teams, we immediately enjoyed the intuitive interface and the ease with which we were able to share passwords across our team. In fact, we loved it so much that we even wrote a comprehensive review of 1Password, which we recommend you read through to gain a deeper sense of 1Password and password managers in general.

The 1Password Teams account is a moderately-priced business-like account that has all of the features most small teams or organizations will need.

Why your small team should have a password manager

Security

Even a small team or business should have a password security among its team members. Think about it. Are there accounts, credit card information, bank information, etc., that you wouldn't want available over the internet. If the answer is yes, then you need a password manager like 1Password.

Not only will it protect your own information, but it will also help you make sure that your employees/team members are protecting the valuable data from your business.

If your team works remotely, then it makes even more sense to get a password manager like 1Password.

Password sharing

Probably the biggest benefit of a password manager to a small business or team is the ability to share a password across the organization. Let's say you want to share the account information for your social media management software with other team members for social posting. With a password manager like 1Password, you'll just move the information into a "shared vault" to share across the organization—or a smaller shared vault to share with select members.

And if your team works remotely, then it makes even more sense to get a password manager like 1Password.

What makes a "Teams" account with 1Password unique?

The 1Password Teams account is a moderately-priced business-like account that has all of the features most small teams or organizations will need. It's not as comprehensive as a Business account and does not allow you to have as many team members on the account. It's basically 1Password's attempt at offering a business-style password manager at a price that most small organizations can afford. And it's currently the only password manager that you can use with your Apple watch.

Differences from a Business account

With a 1Password Teams account, you have limited storage capacity per user (1 GB) and can only add 5 guest accounts beyond the team accounts. Business accounts also have VIP support and the ability for each team member to have their own family account at no additional charge.

1Password for Teams specs

Price Max # of Devices Encryption Storage Secure Password Generator Travel Mode Digital Wallet Watchtower Reports
$3.99 per user/mo. Unlimited AES-256 bit 1 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes

Now, we'll walk you through the steps to getting your own 1Password Teams account.

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1Password Pricing

Head over to the 1Password website, where you can take their virtual tour and read about the other cool features of 1Password.

  • Either click on Get Started if you're on the homepage or Pricing from the top navigational bar.
  • Click on Teams.

You'll get to try your 1Password team account for 30 days for free.

Create account 1 Password

This is the name that you want to call your account. In all likelihood, you'll want your 1Password team account name to be the name of your organization, unless you're getting multiple team accounts for different divisions.

  • Write your team name.
  • Write the email address for your company.

Your email should be the email address for your company—one that most of the team has access to, for example—or the account for the person who will delegate the password sharing on 1Password.

6-digit code 1Password

1Password will send you a 6-digit code to verify the email on your account. (It's all about security!)

  • Enter your 6-digit code.
  • Click Next.
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You should now be redirected to your new 1Password teams account. Where you can:

  • Create custom groups
  • Manage team members
  • Import your passwords
  • Create new passwords
  • And more.

Be sure to download the 1Password apps across your devices and instruct your new team members to do so as well.