Standalone vault means...

Community Member
edited June 11 in Lounge

So apologies for the dumb question but I just want to be sure. Does the phrase "no standalone vault" just mean everything on 1P 8 is now in the cloud? I'd been looking at 1P 8 lately and I keep seeing this phrase pop up. Been using 1P for years on my Mac and wouldn't necessarily want all my stuff in the cloud, so maybe someone can clarify this for me. Thanks!

1Password Version: 7.9.5
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  • dancodanco Senior Member
    Volunteer Moderator

    No, it doesn't. There is always a local copy on your device. The master copy is on AgileBits servers, but even if these are down 1PW will work fine.

    Standalone vault refers to a vault that never leaves your device unless you personally choose to sync it by some method.

  • passgaspassgas
    Community Member

    Simple answer, thanks. Guess I don't fully grok why one can't have a vault that you can choose to not sync to their servers, but okay, at least now I know.

  • dancodanco Senior Member
    Volunteer Moderator

    It's a very long time since I saw anyone use the work "grok". HHow pleasant!

    I guess the more options are kept in a program, the more complicated it gets to develop and maintain. Nowadays, most of us have at least two devices (computer and smartphone) so syncing is needed. And by using their own serversthey can include useful features that can't be done if they used iCloud or Dropbox.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    danco summed this up wonderfully, but if there is any further info we can provide please let us know. :)


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