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Bitwarden Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.6

/5

165

Total features

50

4 categories

Bitwarden features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Access Management
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Administrative Reporting
Application Access Control

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Administrative Reporting
Alerts/Escalation
Alerts/Notifications

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4

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Functionality

4.6

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165

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4

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Per month

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Total Features

50

Unique features

  • Unified Directory

  • HIPAA Compliant

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Member Accounts

Functionality

4.6

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Total Features

52

Features in Common

36

Unique features

  • IP Restriction

  • Risk Assessment

  • Out-of-Band Authentication

  • Cloud Application Security

Functionality

4.7

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Total Features

40

Features in Common

29

Unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Vulnerability Protection

  • Device Management

  • Cloud Application Security

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Aaron P.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerful password management at a good price, but with a clunky user interface and steep learning cu

Reviewed 3 years ago

For the most part, I like Bitwarden. Despite some of it's shortcomings, it is a powerful password manager, and with the ability to self-host your passwords provides a great level of security.

Pros

Bitwarden is a powerful and flexible password manager, with the ability to not just store basic password, but also one-time (two factor) passwords, non-password items (such as credit cards, identification documents, and memberships), and secure notes. Bitwarden has browser extensions for all of the big browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) that work extremely well allowing you to not only automatically...

Cons

The user interface is functional, but clunky. Being fully cross-platform, it has non-native look and feel regardless of the platform you are using. In addition, while it is great that their is a free tier, if you use two-factor authentication for your accounts that support it (which you absolutely should do!), the free tier is far less useful as it does not support two-factor one-time passwords. Finally, the self-hosting option is fantastic, but is relatively difficult to setup (especially for the non-tech savvy users). Self-hosting requires you to have your own domain name, an always on computer, and an understanding of Docker. Bitwarden provides a decent tutorial on how to set all of this up, but it is not for the faint of heart

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Charles R.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good tool for passwords across different platforms

Reviewed 3 years ago

Moved from LastPass which became paying. Bitwarden has similar features for free but not as user intuitive.

Pros

Syncs passwords across Windows and Android devices, easy to create new passwords, secured on Android by finger print

Cons

Sometimes end up with multiple entries for the same site, name of site copied by bitwarden is not always accurate, doesn't auto fill always

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Photography, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Bitwarden is both very capable and reasonably priced

Reviewed 3 years ago

Since moving to Bitwarden I've been very pleased with the experience. Importing from the old password manager product was quick and seamless. I was up and running in no time with a U2F hardware key as a second authentication factor. The little touches like adding custom fields and additional URIs to a login are great.

Pros

One standout feature for me is the ability to use things like base domain and regular expresions to match login URIs. With logins you can also add custom fields to be filled - particularly useful for something like an AWS login, where you need to provide an account ID as well as the typical username and password. The password generator also supports passphrases which is another great addition. Granular controls on password policies and minimum

Cons

The way attachments are handled needs a rethink. Creating and saving a note before editing it in order to add a file isn't a nice experience. A new category alongside notes would improve this. I feel the interface could do with some modernisation but that's obviously subjective. Overall it does feel like an efficient product.

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Market Research, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great password management tool!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I was a bit scared at first to use this password management tool as I was very happy with the previous one but so far it has been great. Importing all the password took just a minute and everything was there. There is a bit of adjustment but once you get the hang of it, there is no going back.

Pros

The fact that Bitwarden has open-source code and is very clear about their tool and what they are doing. The free option is enough for most people but even the paid version is very cheap for what it offers you. The phone app is great and very easy to use!

Cons

Compared to some other password managers, Bitwarden doesn't always recognize when a new password is created and therefore doesn't offer to save it automatically.

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Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best alternative solution for lastpass & Dashlane

Reviewed a year ago

I am quite happy that i have to pay no more for password management

Pros

It is free and covers everything even if you don't buy it

Cons

Sometimes you have sync issues but that happened to me only once

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Password Manager

Reviewed 2 years ago

Bitwarden is an excellent option for securing passwords and other identifying information. I highly recommend it to my friends and family.

Pros

Easy to use and manage. Security features are very good, easy to access passwords and copy and paste as needed.

Cons

There hasn't been any time when I've used this product that I've wished it had different features or been frustrated with it.

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Matt H.

Medical Devices, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Toss out your little black book and move to the future

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall its a great password manager, I install either the app or a browser add-on onto each of my devices and any new site I create a password for is automatically synced. The ability to easily share passwords with friends, family or colleagues is also a big plus. Its amazing how often I jump on a site and bitwarden tells me I already have a password, that saves me so much time because with several hundred passwords its hard to remember what all I do and don't have passwords for.

Pros

The fact that I have 300+ passwords and no longer have to keep an excel spreadsheet, use redundant passwords or keep a little black book around. I can access my passwords from any device connected to the internet through a web browser, app or widget.

Cons

Overall Bitwarden is great, the biggest challenge I have run into over the course of several implementations is teaching people the new workflow to creating passwords. I wouldn't say its a downfall of the software so much as trying to kick the bad habits most people have.

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Antonia C.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best free alternative ever

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using it for 5 months, moved her from Last Pass. I would be happy to pay for a premium plan but only if they fix this lack of asking to update (or add) new passwords

Pros

Supports multiplatform, multi synching and it works well!

Cons

Sometimes it doesn't ask you if you want to add a login when you log into a website for the first time, and more often it doesn't ask you if you want to update a password when you are restoring one.

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Shawn P.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bitwarden is the best password manager, and the best part is that it's free

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's been spectacular. I love Bitwarden. I have installed it for my children, my wife, my mother, and recommended it to friends. I even posted a blog article about how to get set up on my blog.

Pros

It has every feature of the big players, but it's absolutely free. There are a few things you can pay for (I personally do the $10/year plan) but most people do not need to. Password management, password generation. It doesn't get more simple.

Cons

I honestly have nothing bad to say about Bitwarden.

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Hector A.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Use this instead of LastPass

Reviewed 3 years ago

I switched to it due to LastPass's new limitations, is OpenSource you can install it on your own servers and manage your own key management system, is cheap, and has a ton of features, the same as LastPass.

Pros

Its free version offers the same as the previous LastPass plan, you can use it in both Mobile and PCs, pricing is much cheaper, the android App is not as buggy as LastPass.

Cons

The UI could be better, there are some quirks but you can move around them easily, Its design is not as nice as LastPass.

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Juan Manuel C.

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best place to store your keys

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with the program is very good, it helps me to remember the passwords on a daily basis and it helped me a lot to start using secure passwords in my accounts. The option to autocomplete the password is very convenient. I feel that in this way I am not only using better keys, but that I have them portable and in a safe place

Pros

It is a very intuitive program, easy to install because you can use it from the desktop, the web browser or from the cell phone. It has very interesting functions such as the generation of secure keys, being able to export all your saved data or, for example, being able to create sections of different keys and also create shared folders to share keys. The self-locking system is very interesting for those people who may suffer the risk of being left open. In the case of the cell phone, you can unlock it with your fingerprint without the need to use the master key, so it makes it very comfortable to use.

Cons

The most important against that I find, which at the same time is its greatest point, is that once you forget the password, you have no chance of recovering the account. This can be a great advantage if you are neat and have the keys well stored or a big problem if you did not save the key correctly. But this is more of a problem for the user than for the application itself.

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Veona M.

Chemicals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BITWARDEN: THE MASTER OF PASSWORD MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 5 months ago

Bitwarden is a long term solution for password Synchronization and management as well as an excellent tool to improve overall cloud data security.

Pros

Bitwarden takes password management to a whole new level. It unapologetically eliminates all the headaches of having to remember hundreds of password. Once I create/generate a unique and strong master password, my job is to keep it in a safe and remember it then the rest of the passwords are secured through its advanced security features such as access/permission control, password encryption, cloud data security, 2F authentication among others. Additionally, it automatically saves login credentials for all my online accounts and services such that when I want to access a particular website it auto-fills the login fields and I don't have to manually type the credentials each an every time I need access.

Cons

Bitwarden satisfies my passwords management needs, I've not encountered any downsides.

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Fábio S.

Computer & Network Security, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bitwarden for keeping your passwords safe

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Bitwarden is an easy to use Password Manager. It generates secure passwords to be used during logins online and offline. It also offers mobile application and browsers extensions. While on a browser, the auto complete feature is very useful, since it identifies the website and the login form and automatically add username and password.

Cons

For mobile devices it has difficult to auto complete the login forms for when using a browser apps like Chrome. This is due to Android limitations but directly impacts on the user experience. In these cases it is common to copy passwords using the clipboard, which is not ideal, since other apps can read the content of it.

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Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Secured logins online

Reviewed 2 years ago

I kept my all usernames and passwords with it and use them on the web for logins.

Pros

It is both integrated and open source. I like the send feature because it makes it possible to send files securely without being watched. It is cross-platform software, so it can be used with all other devices. I appreciate the ability to easily and securely create and use passwords and identities.

Cons

It is a bit clunky and not as user-friendly as I would like. Thereis no recovery option for master password.

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Dave R.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Solid rock

Reviewed 2 years ago

Haven't had any required. Program runs on autopilot. Click when I need it, runs flawless every time.

Pros

Easy to operate, solid peace of mind. Not really for business, this home use program generates and saves long, randomly generated passwords. Ones that theoretically would take millions of years to hack. Just one less point of attack I can defend, for cheap. This program does the job well, just a single click to enter a very safe, unique password on a website. Simple and intuitive methods to control password requirements, access and lockout settings, and online vault storage.

Cons

The directions can leave you confused. New password generation could be easier.

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Elisabetta B.

Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Securely Manage Your Passwords with Bitwarden: The Ultimate Password Manager Solution

Reviewed a year ago

Bitwarden has a user-friendly interface and is easy to use across multiple devices and platforms. It also has a free version with many of the same features as the paid version. Although Bitwarden has an open-source codebase, it is a closed-source product, which means that some users may be concerned about transparency.

Pros

Bitwarden is a highly secure password manager that uses end-to-end encryption to protect your sensitive data. It offers a range of features, including password generation and auto-fill, secure note storage, and two-factor authentication.

Cons

While the free version of Bitwarden is feature-rich, some advanced features, such as secure file storage, are only available with the paid version. Some users have reported occasional glitches or bugs in the software, but these issues are generally quickly resolved by the Bitwarden team.

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Piotr P.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Intuitive and easy password management

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been using Bitwarden for almost two years and it is close to perfect. The app runs smoothly and seamlessly on both smartphones and desktops. It is supported on a variety of browsers, ranging from the more well-known ones like Chrome and Safari to the less-known ones like Brave and Vivaldi. According to the user's needs, it can be used from the desktop app, mobile app, browser extension, or even...

Pros

The number of features. Seamless and smooth running. Vast community and developer support. Free private version/reasonable enterprise price. Cross-device and cross-browser support.

Cons

Autosave sometimes doesn't recognize passwords. No easy items sharing outside the app.

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Brian S.

Libraries, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Solid value, solid features

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, we have had a pleasant experience with Bitwarden. They actively develop and they are responsive to support needs. But I do wish they would work on more options to customize for your needs.

Pros

I appreciate this being open source and audited by a third party. There are many, many features that cover most aspects of password/identity management. There are so many options for client access, it's amazing.

Cons

The types of entries are somewhat limiting. You can store secure notes, credit cards, and logins. It would be nice if you could create custom options or import other templates, which is something that competitors have. Because of that, you occasionally have to shoehorn into a category that isn't quite accurate. For example, adding a Wi-Fi network. It doesn't fit the way Login is presented and using a Secure Note makes it difficult to quickly copy the info back out. Also, I really wish they would clean up the organization and collection paradigm. It's really confusing and always the first place users end up stumbling trying to figure things out.

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Mark V.

Publishing, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BitWarden is Robust, Feature-Packed, and Secure, Delivering a Great Product Even at the Free Tier

Reviewed 2 years ago

BitWarden is one of the most user-friendly and feature-packed password managers. The free plan offers unlimited storage, multi-device sync, and world-class encryption. It is built on open-source code and regularly audited by third-party firms for its security performance. As counterintuitive as this sounds to people not steeped in tech, transparency on the source code makes a thoroughly more reliable...

Pros

I love the cross-platform sync and compatibility: multiple devices and different browsers are no problem.

Cons

Autosave and autofill features could be improved, but the bumps are minor.

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Gustavo Z.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great surprise! Perfect!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've been a LastPass user for a long time, and honestly, I was in a comfort zone and have never searched for an alternative, but since they put some limitations on the free account I found BitWarden and I'm pretty glad about that! It's perfect! I use it every single day and it helps me a lot! It's for sure the best (at least free) password manager! Highly recommend!

Pros

BitWarden has everything you need in a password manager! It's easy to use and straightforward. I've been a user of another application for a long time, but I'm glad I found BitWarden because it's perfect! The browser extension works great and the mobile app do what it's supposed to do. Highly recommend!

Cons

I would recommend some improvements on the mobile app UI/UX. It do what is supposed to do, but I think a better UI would give BitWarden some extra points.

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Alson K.

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The best free password manager out there

Reviewed a year ago

It's easy to use, easy to onboard with such an important feature (password management) and at the same time extremely cost-efficient.

Pros

BitWarden is free, and has the ability to allow you to self-host it in your own premises. This is a feature a lot of password managers do not give. It's usually either local or on their cloud. Bitwarden is the only one that allow you to host it locally on-premise.

Cons

The UI is a little dated and not as polished. Using it is also a little bit wonky, having a separate plugin and the standalone software is a bit confusing too.

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Eli P.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Extremely Impressed By the Free Product

Reviewed 3 years ago

BitWarden helps to configure and manage secure credentials on all of the sites that I use. It is highly recommended.

Pros

After the Password Manager that I previously used switched to a more expensive pricing model, I decided to try BitWarden and I am glad that I did. It has all the security and password management functions I was looking for, including 2FA for account login.

Cons

It very rarely happens, but sometimes username and password forms cannot be filled as expected. There is a very rare problem and doesn't happen nearly enough to impact my opinion on the product.

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Josiah P.

Media Production, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best password manager I've used!

Reviewed 4 months ago

Great! I'm am so much more organized and secure with my information and passwords after starting with Bitwarden. It's available on every platform I need and easily setup.

Pros

I love that it's free to get started, and the upgrade is very reasonable, if you end up needing to. I use the password generator all the time!

Cons

Autosave and autofill work 80% of the time, which is great, but not 100%. I have had times when trying to create a new entry using the browser plugin, that I accidentally clicked off, closing the popup and losing the info I had not saved yet. This has caused frustration more often than I'd like. Editing entries can be tedious, but you are protected from messing with things you want to leave untouched.

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Bill B.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sharing and self-hosting, at a winning price point

Reviewed 4 years ago

After using Keepass for years, the need to share customer credentials in case of the "hit-by-a-bus" scenario led me to search for a solution. Bitwarden had the self-host and open source features I sought. Have been running a BW server in Docker for over a year, and most of my customers now have read-only access to their subset of my password database.

Pros

Bitwarden has been audited for code security. The pricing model is very fair and affordable by almost anyone. And you can self-host if you have the need to keep all your data internal. Passwords can be organized into folders, and shared as collections with privileges set by user. You can store credit cards as well. It has an extension or app for every major platform, and auto-fills logins on web pages and in phone apps. It also supports 2FA.

Cons

Setting up users to share collections is a little complicated. It could use a little work on user management - admin should be able to reset user passwords.

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Nir G.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Simple and reliable

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I'm pretty satisfied. It allows me to keep separate containers per client and the ability to wipe details as I don't need them anymore. Easily generating passwords etc.

Pros

Login notifications are welcome. iOS extension built in and works pretty well, although not as accurately recognizing URLs as the native extension.

Cons

The interface can be clunky and some keyboard shortcuts can be added. For example easily editing or replacing a password. It seems like a webapp packaged in a container, rather than a native macos app.