Move Your Data From 1Password to Strongbox

Before You Get Started

In 1Password 8, you can export your data in two different file formats: 1PUX and CSV. We recommend choosing 1PUX because this will export all of your data, including custom fields and file attachments. Choosing CSV will only export your usernames and passwords.

Please note: if you're using 1Password 7 or earlier, you can export your account to the 1PIF file format and Strongbox will recognise and import this file.

Whichever format you choose, the exported file will be unencrypted. All of your data will be stored in plaintext. Anyone with access to these files will be able to read your passwords. Be careful where you store the exported file and delete it once you're finished.

It's not currently possible to export your 1Password data from or their mobile/tablet apps. You must use either the Mac, Windows or Linux app.

A Note on Custom Sections

In 1Password, custom fields can be grouped into sections and those custom sections can be named.


This is one aspect of your 1Password database that Strongbox is not able to interpret and import. All custom fields will be imported but they will not be grouped into sections (as they appear when viewed in the 1Password app).

If you have entries that contain a lot of different sections and custom fields, we recommend checking that the custom fields within an entry don't have duplicate names. And, if that is the case, consider prefixing the custom field name with its section name in the 1Password app before you export your database to a 1PUX file. If you don't, the custom fields could be difficult to identify once they've been imported into Strongbox.

Step 1 - Export From the 1Password Desktop App

  1. Open the 1Password desktop app and unlock your vault with your master password
  2. Click on File > Export > All Items...
  3. Enter your master password again
  4. Select the 1PUX file format
  5. Choose a location to save the exported .1pux file

Exporting From 1Password

Step 2a - Import Using Strongbox on Mac

  1. Open Strongbox on your Mac
  2. Click File (in the menu bar) > Import > 1Password > 1Pux
  3. Locate and select the 1PUX file that you exported in Part 1 above. Strongbox will confirm the import was successful.

Successful Impot

4. You now need to set a master password for your Strongbox database. This can be the same as your old 1Password master password if you like.

Set Master Password

5. Lastly, save your new Strongbox database either locally or on your favourite cloud drive.
6. Check your entries in Strongbox to make sure all of your data has been imported successfully
7. Delete the 1PUX file that you had exported from 1Password

Step 2b - Import Using Strongbox on iPhone/iPad

  1. Move your 1PUX file into a location that can be accessed by your iPhone/iPad
  2. Open Strongbox on your iPhone or iPad
  3. Tap the plus symbol (+) in the top right of the screen
  4. Tap More
  5. Tap 1Password (1Pux)...

Strongbox Import Options On iOS

6. Tap OK when you see the 'Import 1Password' message
7. Navigate to your 1PUX file and select it
8. Tap OK when you see the '1Password Import Warning' message
9. Follow the instructions to create the new database
10. Check your entries in Strongbox to make sure all of your data has been imported successfully
11. Delete the 1PUX file that you had exported from 1Password