How to store social security numbers in 1Password

Did you know a password manager can store more than just passwords? 1Password also securely holds other types of private information, including your social security number (SSN).

Learn how to save and autofill your SSN on all of your devices and any major browser. With 1Password, you can also securely share this information with family members and co-workers, should the need arise.

How to save a social security number in 1Password

Follow these steps to securely store your SSN in 1Password:

  • Open the 1Password app or 1Password in the browser.
  • Select “New Item.”
  • Select the “Social Security Number” option.
  • Enter your name and number, then choose “Save”. The data will be synced across all of your devices that have 1Password installed.

Automatically fill your social security number to save time

1Password’s autofill feature saves you time when you need to fill in your social security number and other private data. For example, you often have to share your SSN on tax forms and provide bank account details when you start a new job.

With a password manager like 1Password, you don’t have to dig out your, or your family member’s, SSN from physical files. A forgotten, lost, or stolen social security number could delay employment, government benefits, or a large purchase as you wait for a replacement. It’s always a good idea to store your SSN somewhere safe.

Access your SSN anytime, anywhere

1Password lets you immediately access and autofill your SSN on all of your devices, no matter where you are in the world. You can keep this number at your fingertips by using:

  • 1Password’s apps. You can use 1Password on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, Android device, Linux computer, and Chromebook to retrieve, copy, and fill your SSN at any time throughout the day.
  • Quick Access. This search tool is built into the desktop versions of 1Password 8. It lets you summon 1Password from anywhere on your Mac, Windows PC, or Linux computer with a single keyboard shortcut. Use one of the contextual suggestions or start typing to search for anything stored in your vaults.
  • 1Password in the browser. Access your passwords and other private information without leaving the website you’re on. It works with every major browser including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Safari.

Share your SSN securely with a password manager

Need to send your children their social security numbers? Or share your SSN with your employer? While it might be tempting to fire off a quick text message or email, there’s a more secure way to share this information: 1Password.

If your co-workers and family members also use 1Password, you can share passwords, SSNs, and other digital secrets via shared vaults. Simply create a new vault, add the information, share it with others, and manage their access.

You can also share your SSN in a secure but convenient way with people who don’t use 1Password. Item sharing allows you to generate a unique link for the item you wish to share, set a designated expiry date, and choose whether it should be available to anyone with the link, or only specific people.

A password manager for modern life

1Password vaults are a secure place to store all of your most sensitive data. In addition to passwords and social security numbers, you can save and autofill:

  • Credit and debit cards
  • Bank account numbers
  • Passport information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • SSH keys and other developer secrets
  • And more!

A password manager for everyone

You can keep your entire family safe with 1Password Families. Your loved ones will get a private place to store their personal logins, as well as a safe way to share passwords, SSNs, and other information with each other. 1Password’s customizable vaults also give you a way to securely store, organize, and share important documents, like home and car insurance policies.

Want to keep your team safe without slowing them down? That’s where 1Password Teams and 1Password Business come in. 1Password empowers employees to create and use unique passwords for every account. It’s quick to deploy, simple to manage, and fits seamlessly into your team’s workflow.

Try 1Password for free and secure all your online accounts, as well as your social security number and other private information.