Password Managers

Bitwarden – password management solutions for individuals, teams, and business organizations

Bitwarden is a secure and free password manager for all of your devices.

The software stores all of your logins in an encrypted vault that syncs across all of your devices. Since it’s fully encrypted before it ever leaves your device, only you have access to your data. Data is sealed with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Bitwarden can store other types of information including secure notes and credit card information.

The Bitwarden desktop app is written using Electron and Angular. There is also a web application, as well as a command-line Interface (CLI) tool, the latter reveals a powerful API into your Bitwarden vault which lets you write and execute scripts on your Bitwarden vault. The CLI is written with TypeScript and Node.js.

Bitwarden provides offer free hosted password management services with clients available for multiple popular platforms.

Features include:

  • Access and install all Bitwarden apps.
  • Sync all of your devices, no limits.
  • Store unlimited items in your vault.
  • Search your vault.
  • Logins, secure notes, cards, & identities.
  • Two-step authentication (2FA) which requires the user to complete a secondary step while logging into Bitwarden (in addition to their master password).
  • TOTP key support.
  • Multiple URI support with match detection settings.
  • Secure password generator, define the length, where capital letters, lower case letters, numbers and special characters are used. You can also define the minimum numbers, minimum special characters, and avoid ambiguous characters.
  • Password history.
  • Export and import passwords ,secure notes, and other secure notes to a comma separated value (CSV) format with headers denoting each value.
  • Password history – the last 5 changes to an item’s password (and hidden custom fields) are available under “Password History” when viewing the item.
  • Import data from LastPass, a popular proprietary password manager.
  • Self-host on your own server (optional).
  • Bitwarden CLI lets you search your vault, fetch login credentials & TOTP codes, check passwords against the HIBP Pwned Passwords service, create & edit logins, generate secure passwords, and much more.
  • Extensions for popular web browsers.
  • Themes – change the application’s colour theme. Choose from default, light, dark, and nord.
  • Cross-platform support – there are desktop apps for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Additionally there are mobile apps for Android and iOS, as well as browser extensions for most popular web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, Tor Browser, Safari, and Edge.
  • Cross-Linux distribution support with AppImage and snap.
  • Internationalization support – a wide range of languages are supported.

Support: Ctrl blog, Interview with developer, Blog, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: 8bit Solutions LLC
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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