Introducing 1Password for SSH & Git, the single source of truth for all your SSH keys. With 1Password, you can:
The SSH agent works with your existing SSH clients and acts as their key provider.
Use your keys in your SSH workflows, like when you work with Git to check code into source control, or when you log in to virtual machines.
1Password stores all your SSH keys behind secure end-to-end encryption, allowing you to access your keys when you need them without your SSH keys ever leaving 1Password.
Before you get started
Set up the 1Password 8 desktop app (Beta)
Before you get started, you’ll need to install a beta release of the 1Password 8 desktop app for Mac, Linux, or Windows.
Then, to opt in to the SSH beta, you’ll need to edit the 1Password 8
settings.json file to add the following setting:
On macOS, the
settings.json file is located at:
~/Library/Group Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.1password/Library/Application Support/1Password/Data/settings/settings.json
If you have
jq installed, you can use this shorthand to automatically add the setting in the correct format:
jq '."beta.ssh.enabled"=true' $HOME/Library/Group Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.1password/Library/Application Support/1Password/Data/settings/settings.json > settings.json.tmp && chmod 600 settings.json.tmp && mv settings.json.tmp $HOME/Library/Group Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.1password/Library/Application Support/1Password/Data/settings/settings.json
If you’re editing the JSON file manually, make sure it’s still valid JSON before you save it. (Looking at you, missing comma.)
After editing the settings file, restart 1Password 8.
Set up the 1Password extension (Beta)
To generate and fill SSH keys in your browser, you’ll also need to install a beta release of the 1Password extension.
Then, to turn on the SSH beta in the extension, right-click the 1Password icon in your browser’s toolbar and choose Settings. In the Developer section, turn on the SSH beta.
If you’re setting up SSH in 1Password for the first time, start here.
Manage SSH keys
Learn how to generate and import SSH keys, and how to copy or download your public key if you need to share it.
Autofill public keys
Learn how to use 1Password in your browser to fill your public keys on your favourite Git or cloud platforms.
Learn how to configure the 1Passwrd SSH agent for specific hosts and how to avoid rate limits with OpenSSH servers.
SSH client compatibility
Learn which SSH and Git clients have been tested with the 1Password SSH agent.
Learn about the authorization model for the 1Password SSH agent, differences from the OpenSSH agent, and what’s kept in local storage.