Make safer payments online with 1Password and Privacy

Make safer payments online with 1Password and Privacy

Andrew Beyer by Andrew Beyer on

Today we’re announcing a new partnership with Privacy. 1Password now lets you create Privacy Cards, virtual payment cards that protect you when you spend online. You can create as many Privacy cards as you need and control where and how they’re used.


1Password and Privacy

We’re so pleased to add these features to 1Password – we’re pretty sure it’s new territory for password managers across the board. This partnership means we can now do for your money what we’ve always done for your passwords; namely, create unique information for every service you use to keep your most important data as safe as can be.

We have all the details below, but here’s a video with the main details if that’s your jam:

Payments with 1Password

1Password is now the best way to create and use virtual payment cards in your browser. The Privacy integration is available now for 1Password X, and soon for the 1Password Safari extension. It lets you:

  • Create new Privacy Cards right from your browser. When you’re asked to enter a card number, 1Password will show you an option to create a virtual payment card instead. You can give it any name you choose.
  • Set spending limits. When you create a new Privacy Card with 1Password, you can set a spending limit there and then. You can choose a one-off payment, monthly or annual limits, or a total amount.
  • Save card details in 1Password. If you like, you can save your new Privacy Card in 1Password so it’s always to hand if you need to quickly grab the CVV number. When it’s time to enter payment details again, we’ll show any cards associated with the site you’re on. That way, you won’t create cards you don’t need.

When you create a card, it’s locked to that merchant so it can only be used for that particular site or service. So if the card details are ever exposed in a data breach, they can’t be used elsewhere.

Create a virtual payment card

Partnering with the fantastic team at Privacy is a no-brainer for us – our goals couldn’t be more aligned. Virtual payment cards let you make payments with safety and privacy, all while giving you back control over your spending. It’s been great working closely with Privacy to bring these benefits to 1Password.

Getting started

At the moment, you’ll need to be in the States to use the new Privacy integration. We won’t put words in Privacy’s mouth, but do keep an eye out for announcements about new countries.

We have some introductory offers to help get you started:

  • New to 1Password? Get 25 percent off your first year of 1Password, including 1Password Business, 1Password Teams, and 1Password Families – you can get started from our promo page.
  • 1Password customers new to Privacy can get three months of Privacy Pro for free. Privacy Pro lets you create extra cards, access priority support, and more. You can get started at

And if you’re already a customer of both 1Password and Privacy, then you can simply activate 1Password in your Privacy account settings.

As always, help in setting up and using the integration is available on the 1Password Support site. Please don’t hesitate to give this a try: we think you’ll really like what Privacy and 1Password now bring to the table.

Andrew Beyer

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