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Guest Invitations

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Needing some guidance on how it works sending a guest invite to another current 1Password user not in a member of my family acct?

I want to share a vault with my father who maintains his own separate family membership. I sent a guest invite and the email says to 'join' as if it will create a brand-new acct when he already has an existing acct. I hoped it would recognize his user out there already with an existing acct and simply give him guest access to this shared vault not create a new user like that (I didn't go through process of creating the acct).

Confusing and I'm very technical. What am I missing?

thx for the time,

1Password Version: 8.9.14
Extension Version: 2.6.0
OS Version: Win 11
Browser:_ Brave
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  • DenalBDenalB
    Community Member

    Hi @dragerz !

    I think this should help:
    Share with guests in 1Password Families

    There are a lot of other helpful topics in the knowledge base. Just search for a keyword. πŸ˜‰

  • dragerzdragerz
    Community Member

    thanks, yes, I have read that article and IIRC followed what looked to be a self-explanatory process.

    The confusing thing I mentioned above is the email received by the guest. He already has an existing acct and going to that link does not make it sound as if he's just getting access to my shared vault within my family acct, but rather has him creating a brand new 1P acct from scratch which I'm afraid to have him do so to mess up his existing one. I'd understand if he's simply entering in his master password and then I confirm him on my side.

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member


    They would be creating a new login, essentially a new account specific to your invite. It can use the same password and email for ease of use but would have a different Security Key. They would have two accounts at that point their own account and the one you invited them to.

  • dragerzdragerz
    Community Member

    Ah, ok. I do get now there needs to be that separate security key and all. Thx for the explanation. I just was scared it would screw with their primary vault's identity. I'll have him carry on with it.

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member

    No worries @dragerz We've all been there and had those same questions before. Welcome to the club. 😁 We're happy to have you with us and we'll do our best to help answer any questions you have.

  • dragerzdragerz
    Community Member

    So appreciate!

  • Dave_1PDave_1P

    Team Member


    On behalf of Tommy, you're very welcome. πŸ™‚


  • hotoutsidehotoutside
    Community Member
    edited February 27

    I've sent an invite to the user, but when they log in they are on a trial membership, and there are no Family vaults. So confusing.

    How do you figure out which account/email is which if multiple accounts can be owned by the same username/email?

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