How To Set up 1Password on your PC

1Password is a powerful app that creates unique passwords for all the websites you visit and automatically logs them in in just one. It also helps you generate strong passwords for every account you have. Here's your guide how to set up 1Password on your computer.

1. Download 1Password from the AgileBits website. After the download, install it into your computer.

2. Once done, a welcome pop-up window will appear with three options - I am new to 1Password, I have used 1Password before, and Restore 1Password from Backup. Choose which one applies to you. For this tutorial, the option is the first one.



2. Once you clicked that, a window will automatically open and ask you to create a 1Password vault in your computer. By default, the app will name the vault 1Password with the .agilekeychain extension. Don't touch this; otherwise, 1Password will consider it invalid.



3. Once the vault is created, you will be asked to create a master password. Make sure that you can easily remember it because it cannot be reset or restored. After creating your master password, a pop-up box will appear asking you if you want to install the 1Password browser extension. Click "Yes."



4. You will then be redirected to the AgileBits website to install the extension. 1Password can be activated on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Explorer.



5. You will receive a notification once the extension is installed. You will be able to find the 1Password icon on the top right of the page which looks like this:



6. Clicking the icon will activate 1Password but you have to enter your master password first.



7. Go to one of your favorite websites. Log in but before you hit enter, click the 1Password icon on your browser. A pop-up window will appear asking whether you want to save the website or not. Click "Save."



8. To check whether you have successfully saved it, click the 1Password icon again and choose "Open 1Password." The 1Password vault will pop up and check whether the saved log in was not there or not.



9. Next time you visit the website, all you have to do is click the 1Password icon. Click the icon of the saved website and it will automatically populate the name and password fields.

 

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