Importing passwords into 1Password

Exporting from Passpack (if applicable)

Skip this step if importing from another password manager or from a spreadsheet.

  1. Log into Passpack.
  2. Select Export Data from the Settings menu.
  3. Click the Download button.
  4. In the Save As... dialog box, select All Files from the Format dropdown menu at the bottom, add the .csv suffix to the end of the file name, and click Save.

Preparing the import file

1Password allows you to import a comma-separated value file (CSV) to bulk enter passwords. For login type entries, the order of columns in the CSV should be as follows:

title

website

username

password

notes

custom field 1

custom field 2

custom field …

Your file should not have a header row when you import it, but it's helpful to keep the header row in place while preparing the file so that it's easier to work on the data. Once you have your data organized, delete the header row and save the file.

For files exported from Passpack, you can simply rearrange the order of your columns in the exported CSV file so that they are in the following order:

Entry Name

URL

User ID

Password

Shared Notes

Notes (if any)

Email

It's important that Passpack's Shared Notes field appears in the fifth column so that it maps correctly into 1Password's default Notes field. If you are importing personal passwords and are using the regular Notes field instead of the Shared Notes field, put the Notes field in the fifth column instead.

Delete the Tags column, the Extra Fields column, and the header row and save the file.

A note on security: It is not a good idea to do this work in Google Sheets. Use Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice instead. Be sure to delete the file from your computer and empty the trash after you are done importing.

But wait, there's a catch: spreadsheets software will often strip out the leading zero of cells by default because it treats every cell as a number. With OpenOffice you can get around this by selecting "Quoted fields as text" in the Other Options of the import dialogue box the pops up when you first open the file. Other spreadsheet software may offer similar functionality when opening a CSV file.

For more detailed information see the guide How to create a 1Password compatible CSV file. For general information on importing into 1Password, as well as instructions for importing from other password managers, see the guide Move your data from other applications to 1Password.

Importing into 1Password

  1. Click your user name in the top menu and select Import.
  2. On the Where is your data coming from select Other if importing from a source that is not on the list. Otherwise, select the appropriate source.
  3. Select the vault into which you want to import passwords. For personal passwords that do not need to be shared, select the Private vault.
  4. Drag the CSV file you prepared into the upload area.
  5. Click the button to view the imported items and review for accuracy.


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