License issue and ability to sync existing 1Password vault passwords between iMac and Macbook Pro

David Cohen
David Cohen
Community Member

I purchased a 1Password license for my iMac in July 2014 from Agilebits. I just purchased a Macbook Pro and purchased a 1Password license for the Pro from the Apple Store. I want to sync all of my passwords now stored in my iMac 1 Password vault with 1Password on my Pro using iCloud. Although 1Password on the Pro gives me iCloud as a sync option in Preferences, 1Password Preferences on the iMac does not give me that option. Is it because I bought that license directly from Agilebits? If so, what do I need to do to be able to sync between these devices (and our iPhones and iPads) using iCloud? Do I need to purchase a new 1Password license for the iMac from the Apple Store even though I already own a license? If so, how do I do that without loosing my existing 1Password vault on the iMac? The version of 1Password I purchased for the iMac was 4.1.1 but is now running as 5.3.2 as a result of updates. The version I just downloaded to my new Macbook Pro is 5.3. The iMac operating system is OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the Macbook Pro OS is OS X Yosemite 10.10.4.

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  • hawkmoth
    Community Member
    edited July 2015

    It is indeed because your first copy came from AgileBits that iCloud isn't shown as an option. Apple requires that all applications that have access to the protocols for syncing with iCloud be sold directly by them through one of their App Stores.

    You can handle this easily, though, by installing that new Mac App Store version on your older Mac and have it replace the older AgileBits version. Do be aware that using iCloud will require that all of your devices use the same AppleID. There will be no new charge for installing on the older Mac, again, so long as both Mac are using the same AppleID.

    To make this switch, follow these instructions for:

    Switching to the version of 1Password from the Mac App Store

    It's important to follow those directions because of differences between the two versions in where they store their support files and data, owing to Apple's sandboxing requirements.

  • Drew_AG
    1Password Alumni

    Hi David,

    Hawkmoth has given you a great answer here, I hope it was helpful! If you have more questions about that or need anything else, just let us know - we're always happy to help. :)

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