New computer 1Password Setup with existing iCloud account

Community Member
edited July 2 in Families

I just setup a new computer and was surprised to find out that I didn't need to authenticate 1Password with an existing device/Secret Key because I also signed in to iCloud on the new computer. I am guessing that 1Password Family accounts are storing account-specific information in iCloud instead of device-specific. Is this the case? I was initially not a fan of the subscription/cloud-based direction that 1Password went years ago, but was assured that a new device could not gain access to my 1Password data unless I confirmed it with my Secret Key.

Now that I know an attacker could gain access on a new device with ONLY a compromised iCloud account password, I am a bit weary.

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  • Laura_1PLaura_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @CGDaveMac,

    Do you currently have any Standalone vaults synced with iCloud/Dropbox? A subscription account cannot be accessed on a new device without your Secret Key/Setup Code.

  • CGDaveMacCGDaveMac
    Community Member

    No I do not. I setup a new MacBook and was able to access all subscription account information without the key which is why I posted this.

  • Laura_1PLaura_1P

    Team Member

    @CGDaveMac thanks for letting me know. Not sure what's happening, but we'll have someone from our team look into this. Please send an email to [email protected] with a brief description of the issue, and be sure to include the following:

    • A link to this thread
    • Your forum username

    You should receive an automated reply from our BitBot assistant with a Support ID number (eg. ABC-12345-123).

    Thanks so much. :)

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