Trying to use command line signin and getting secret key has changed message

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Hi, I've just started with the CLI, I try to do the signin as shown in the getting started guide, it asks me for my secret key, I copy it from 1Password and paste it, type in my master password and it then tells me that my Secret Key has change and to enter my new Secret Key. I've double checked everything and I cant find out what it is looking for. The only thing I can think of is that I have MFA enabled, but I tried putting in my TOTP code and it states that its too short.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Jonathon Page

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  • Hi @jpage386

    If you sign in at and generate a fresh Emergency Kit does the Secret Key on that kit match the one you're trying to use with the CLI?

    Get to know your Emergency Kit

    Please let me know.


  • fcaesar
    Community Member

    Hi, same here, generated new secret key twice, keeps same "...has changed" message.

  • fcaesar
    Community Member

    Solved. My fault was: My signin address is not My name, but !
    This info I could find only in team signin instructions.

  • felix_1p
    1Password Alumni

    @fcaesar I'm glad you were to figure it out! I can definitely see that getting this message is confusing when an incorrect URL or email address is provided. I'm not sure whether we can/want to do better there though. For obvious reasons we wouldn't want to disclose that a given email address doesn't exist.
    Maybe we can do better for the signing URLs though.

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