I’m adjusting to having the “1 click” for logins be in the extension bar rather than in the login field. At the login for dropbox, when i click the bitwarden chrome extension icon, it autofills my email with the word “true.” what have i done wrong for this to be happening?
Often I’m finding that when a site requires a 2-factor one-time code be entered, when I click the bitwarden chrome extension icon it says I need to copy/paste it and autofill doesn’t work. How come? This is a lot less convenient than it was in 1Password.
I’m a bit confused by authenticators. I previously only had Google Authenticator and 1Password. I then installed Bitwarden and decided to also install Authy. It seems a lot of sites will not let you use multiple authenticators, and when I have two with the same site they will generate different codes (one in Google Auth and one in Bitwarden) and only the newer one works. I feel like it used to be fine having these both in Google Auth and 1Password so that’s one point of confusion.
So, how do I best simplify this? Should Bitwarden be my main authenticator from now on since it’s where all my logins are stored anyway and it has the “verification code totp” field? And then I just use Authy for my Bitwarden one-time code? I can delete Google Authenticator after moving everything to Bitwarden?
@jordn613 Welcome to the forum! I will try to answer some of your questions.
The easiest way to auto-fill a login form using Bitwarden is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+L. I think this is what most of us use.
it autofills my email with the word “true.” what have i done wrong for this to be happening?
I’m guessing that you imported your vault data from a 1Password export. It is possible that something went wrong in that process to cause (some of) your login items to be incorrectly configured. If you use Bitwarden to open the vault login item for your Dropbox account, do you see the word “True” in the Username field, or do you see a custom field that has the value “True”?
when I click the bitwarden chrome extension icon it says I need to copy/paste it and autofill doesn’t work.
It would help if you provided the exact text of the error message. However, my best guess as to what is happening is that Bitwarden is attempting to simultaneously autofill the username, password, and TOTP code, and that the error message states it was unable to auto-fill the last of these (the TOTP code). Auto-filling of TOTP codes is a relatively new feature, which doesn’t yet work that well for many sites. Fortunately, the method the Bitwarden provided before implementing TOTP auto-fill functionality still works. Thus, Bitwarden will place the TOTP code in your clipboard anytime that you auto-fill; thus, you can just paste it (no need to copy the code). The standard work flow is: Use Ctrl+Shift+L to auto-fill the username and password; Use Ctrl+V to paste the TOTP code from the clipboard; Hit Enter to submit the form.
when I have two with the same site they will generate different codes (one in Google Auth and one in Bitwarden) and only the newer one works.
If you set up each new authenticator app by generating the QR again, scanning it in the new authenticator app, etc., then many sites will discard the old TOTP Authentication Key (also called the “TOTP seed” or “TOTP secret”) and generate a new one, in which case any authenticator apps that still have the old TOTP seed will no longer generate the correct codes. The solution is to re-use your original QR codes when setting up a new authenticator app, or export the original TOTP seeds from the existing app and then importing those seeds into the new authenticator app. Not sure why you need so many apps, though.
Thanks for those tips! Some followups:
Regarding the authenticator apps, I don’t need all of them. To clarify, I could just use Bitwarden as my singular authenticator, right? And then if I want to have a TOTP sign-in for Bitwarden I need some other app, like Authy, to use to store the Bitwarden TOTP. So I’d be fine with just those at this point, assuming I’m understanding correctly.
Another persistent annoyance I’m having is in Chrome, despite having turned off most of the password manager toggles, whenever I get to a login screen it still automatically displays the login option popup, seen here:
Any idea how to disable that? It seems like maybe outright deleting the passwords from Chrome’s manager is the way to do it but I can’t even find a way to batch delete passwords.
See if the information on this page solves your problem: