Location of 1Password.agilekeychain file - OK?

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bzx
bzx
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edited October 2015 in Mac

I wanted to keep my 1Password.agilekeychain somewhere in a nice hidden place. I created this folder: ~/Library/Application Support/1Password Keychain, and I'm keeping the file in there, no issues whatsoever. Is this considered ok?

I am more than sure than on my previous machine, I kept this file directly in the original 1Password folder in Application Support, and there was no issue with that either. In fact it is even cleaner.

Please let me know.
Thanks
Tom


1Password Version: 1Password 5 Version 5.3.2 (532001) Agile Web Store
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OSX 10.11
Sync Type: Folder

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  • Jacob
    edited October 2015
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    Hey @bzx! This shouldn't cause any issues. 1Password will happily access the Agile Keychain wherever it is — some people who use Dropbox sync choose to use different folders. Once it's moved, the app will simply asked where it is now. If you want to keep it in the ~/Library/Application Support/1Password Keychain folder you're also welcome to. :)

    Hope that helps!

  • bzx
    bzx
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    edited October 2015
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    Thanks @penderworth - I was just wondering whether 1P is doing some checks in its app support folder (in my case it is ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4), which could interfere with the .agilekeychain file... if not then that's cool :)

  • Jacob
    edited October 2015
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    @bzx 1Password stores its data in these locations. The one that is of interest is ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Data/. Because this exists by default, and stays there whether you're syncing to Dropbox or another folder (as you are to ~/Library/Application Support/1Password Keychain) there's likely no reason to have another copy of the vault around. You also cannot move the Data folder to another location without breaking things. The app automatically backs up the vault whenever changes are made, and you can find the backups in ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Backups/.

    1Password 3 worked a bit differently than this. Instead of storing things in the Data folder, it used an Agile Keychain, which you created when you enabled Folder Sync. This is not necessary in 1Password 4+, so you can simply disable Folder Sync and remove the additional folder that you're syncing to — everything is already in the Data folder and it's quite hidden. Folder Sync is usually used for syncing to Google Drive or other services that aren't officially supported. (You can also use it on a home network, for example.) In this case it simply isn't necessary. :)

    Hope that helps!

  • bzx
    bzx
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    Oh, so I don't need that .agilekeychain file if I only sync via WiFi Sync... That's great! Thank you

  • @bzx Exactly. :) I'm glad that helped clear things up for you. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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