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1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.




According to Dave Teare, founder of 1Password developer AgileBits, the new individual hosted service provides users access to advanced features like backend content syncing. Encrypted password, document and data syncing make up the bedrock of 1Password Teams, which launched in June.

Powered by the same hosted platform as 1Password's products for work groups and families, the new subscription-based individual service supports multi-platform automatic syncing, data loss protection, web access to data via 1Password.com, item history for restoring deleted or modified items, secure document storage and a new multi-factor security system, the latter of which incorporates TSL and SSL transfer protocols.

As for encryption, 1Password is leveraging the same end-to-end encryption model seen in previous versions, meaning all data is encrypted before it leaves a device. Since the service is hosted, AgileBits can apply its Account Key concept to individual subscriber accounts. Account Key is a randomly generated 128-bit key that works in tandem with a master password to provide users with strong data encryption and is also used to authorize new devices.

To celebrate today's launch, users who sign up for a subscription before Sept. 21, 2016, get six months of free service. Normal pricing is $2.99 per month for access to all four 1Password app versions (Mac, Windows, iOS and Android), 1GB of storage, 365 day item history, web access and more.

Teare says AgileBits will continue to support and sell licenses alongside the new subscription service, and will update apps for both sets of customers moving forward.