1 Password For Mac

1 Password For Mac

The latest release of AgileBits' password manager is as good as ever - and a perfect companion for OS X Yosemite.

The password of your macOS user account is also known as your login password. It's the password that you use to log in to your Mac and make certain changes, such as installing software.

Change your password

If you know your password and can use it to log in to your account, you can change your password in Users & Groups preferences:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Users & Groups.
  2. Select your user name from the list of users.
  3. Click the Change Password button, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Reset your password

If you don't remember your password, or it isn't working, you might be able to reset it using one of the methods described below. But first try these simpler solutions:

  • Make sure that you're typing the correct uppercase or lowercase characters. If your keyboard has Caps Lock turned on, the password field shows a Caps Lock symbol .
  • If the password field shows a question mark, click it to display a password hint that might help you to remember.
  • Try to log in without a password. If that works, you can then add a password by following the steps to change your password.
  • Try to log in with the Apple ID password that you use for iCloud. If you just changed that password and the new password isn't working, try the old password first. If that works, you should be able to use the new password from then on.

Reset using your Apple ID

In some macOS versions, you can use your Apple ID to reset your login password. At the login screen, keep entering a password until you see a message saying that you can reset your password using Apple ID. If you don't see the message after three attempts, your account isn't set up to allow resetting with Apple ID.

  1. Click next to the Apple ID message, then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your Apple ID and create a new password. You'll be asked to restart when done.
  2. Log in with your new password.
  3. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

Reset using another admin account

If you know the name and password of an admin account on your Mac, you can use that account to reset the password.

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  1. Log in with the name and password of the other admin account.
  2. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Users & Groups.
  3. Click , then enter the admin name and password again.
  4. Select your user name from the list of users.
  5. Click the Reset Password button, then follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password:
  6. Choose Log Out from the Apple menu.
  7. Log in to your account using your new password.
  8. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

Reset using the Reset Password assistant (FileVault must be on)

If FileVault is turned on, you might be able to reset your password using the Reset Password assistant:

  1. Wait up to a minute at the login screen, until you see a message saying that you can use the power button on your Mac to shut down and start up again in Recovery OS. If you don't see this message, FileVault isn't on.
  2. Press and hold the power button until your Mac turns off.
  3. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.
  4. When the Reset Password window appears, follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password.
    If you need to connect to Wi-Fi, move your pointer to the top of the screen and use the Wi-Fi menu to connect. To exit without resetting your password, choose Apple menu > Restart.
  5. When done, click Restart.
  6. If you were able to reset your password with the Reset Password assistant, log in to your account using your new password.
  7. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

Reset using your Recovery Key (FileVault must be on)

If FileVault is turned on and you have a FileVault Recovery Key, you can use that key to reset your password.

  1. At the login screen, keep entering a password until you see a message saying that you can reset your password using your Recovery Key. If you don't see the message after three attempts, FileVault isn't on.
  2. Click next to the message. The password field changes to a Recovery Key field.
  3. Enter your Recovery Key. Use uppercase characters, and include the hyphens.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password, then click Reset Password when done.
  5. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

If you can't log in with your new password after restarting your Mac, take these additional steps:

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  1. Restart again, then immediately hold down Command-R or one of the other macOS Recovery key combinations until you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe.
  2. When you see the macOS Utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.
  3. In the Terminal window, type resetpassword, then press Return to open the Reset Password assistant pictured above.
  4. Select ”My password doesn't work when logging in,” then click Next and follow the onscreen instructions for your user account.

Create a new login keychain, if necessary

After resetting your password and logging back in to your account, you might see an alert that the system was unable to unlock your login keychain. This is expected, because the passwords for your user account and login keychain no longer match. Just click the Create New Keychain button in the alert.

If you didn't see an alert about your login keychain, or you see other messages asking for your old password, reset your keychain manually:

  1. Open Keychain Access, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Keychain Access menu, then click the Reset My Default Keychain button in the preferences window. After you enter your new password, Keychain Access creates an empty login keychain with no password. Click OK to confirm.
    If you don't see a Reset My Default keychain button, close the preferences window and select the “login” keychain from the left side of the Keychain Access window. Press the Delete key, then click Delete References.
  3. Choose Log Out from the Apple menu to return to the login screen.
  4. Log in to your account using your new password. Your account password and login keychain password now match again.

If you still can't log in

If you still can't log in with your password, contact Apple Support for help.

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Now I wanted to install it on my Laptop with Windows, but every time I try to enter my license-key it says 'invalid license'. According to your homepage '1Password is licensed per person, not per device. Your single license allows you to use 1Password on as many Mac and Windows machines as you own.' the same license should work on both computers, right? What am I doing wrong?

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Comments

  • edited June 2016

    Hi @Chickenwing,

    I apologize for the confusion, we've updated the license terms for the new desktop license we've started offering back in March, 2016, this new license covers both Mac and Windows.

    For current customers that purchased the previous platform-specific license such as the 1Password 4-6 for Mac license from our store, they would have to upgrade their license at our upgrade store here: http://agilebits.com/store/upgrade to get the Windows coverage.

    If 1Password was bought from Mac App Store, a proof of purchase would need to be emailed to us at [email protected] to get the discount on the desktop license.

  • Hi MikeT,
    thanks for your answer!
    But the upgrade price shown is $32.49, that's 50% from a new single license! Unbelievable!

  • edited June 2016

    Hi @chickenwing,

    That's correct. If you'd like, you can email us at [email protected] and we can talk about it.

  • I just received an answer from your support: The upgrade remains at $32,49.

    So if I upgrade that comes to a total of 82,48 $ (49,99$ for the Mac-Only version plus 32,49$ for the upgrade) whereas a new user of your software pays 64,99$ for the same product contents - great appreciation of existing users

    That settles the matter.

  • That's simply not the case. That would be true for someone purchasing the Mac version at full price, but then the option was available to purchase both the Mac and Windows versions together from AgileBits for a discount. I sure can't walk into Subway and pay the difference to get a drink and chips after buying only a sub last time. Even though you chose not to get a Windows license originally, we'll give you a 50% discount as an existing customer, regardless of what you paid originally. Pretty much anywhere else, you pay the asking price for a product, software, sandwich, or otherwise. It's all about choices, and I wish you'd stick to the facts.

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  • Hi @brenty,

    believe it or not I didn't remember that I bought my 1password license as a part of a bundle :-(
    So I officially apologize for the confusion I created.

  • No need to apologize! I believe it. I'd be lying if I said I don't forget things myself now and then! I really appreciate you setting the record straight. It isn't easy. I hope you'll reach out if there's ever anything we can do to help. Have a great weekend!

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