1Password 8 dropping Standalone (local) vaults

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robgendreau Veteran Member • Posts: 8,915
Re: 1Password 8 dropping Standalone (local) vaults

lightandaprayer wrote:

LarryRC wrote:

LarryRC wrote:

wklee wrote:

lightandaprayer wrote:

wklee wrote:

Because 1Password 6 and 7 accepted both local vaults and subscription, I was using both for some time. Hard to switch to anything else (back to local vaults and lose functionality), It is still sad to see local vaults go.

Don't you get the most important functionality syncing 1Password via Dropbox or iCloud? The other stuff isn't really necessary to me. . .

I just had a thought: If the vault is only in the Cloud, what happens when your Internet connection is down and you need to access?

1Password Standalone with Dropbox doesn't support the TOTP/MFA features that 1Password Membership supports if I recall correctly, Subscription has a backup to their own cloud. No local backups, IIRC.

1Password subscription lost the support of Folders and instead relies on Tags.

What are TOTP/MFA features?

Ps what is the advantage of my vault being in the cloud? If i sync with iCloud then the vault is in the cloud. Thanks.

Beyond the ability to sync your data among all of your devices, I do not see an advantage of not having a local copy of your vault. I consider a local vault to be a "backup" of the Cloud vault. Hopefully 1Password stores customer data on multiple servers at different geographic locations for better data security. But I still want to have physical control over my data.

Earlier I asked what happens if your Internet is down and you need to access the data but I haven't received an answer yet. . .

Local cache. So if you say entered a new password on your desktop and it was in the cloud, but you only opened it on your phone with no internet connection, then yeah, that new password couldn't synch. But when my internet it out I can still access passwords. As with Keychain, etc. They are cached on each device.

I suppose you could just export a file and store that locally, since you could always import it if need be.

Correct me if I am wrong. . . I think that if you don't have the optional iCloud "optimization" enabled and you have sufficient storage on your Mac, you should have a copy of your Vault on your Mac.

I have recently been trying to fully grok how iCloud works and I admit that it has been something of a struggle. . . I have yet to experience the Ah Ha! moment where everything makes perfect sense, so I am still working at it. LOL

Not sure how to help with that. But in reality it's not a whole lot different than your email. There are things on a server, that has industrial strength backup, and then synch down to a client on your Mac.

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