I use Bitwarden on my Android phone. I’m logged in under my personal account, and use my fingerprint to unlock the vault. It’s great and I love it.
My and my co-worker are thinking of moving from Keepass+Onedrive to Bitwarden at work. I want to push for Bitwarden. However, it seems that if I do this, it would complicate my own personal usage. In order to access work passwords, I would need to:
- Log out from personal account
- Type work email address and password
- Log back in, and likely face the 2FA music again
…and vice versa and repeat.
This is, in simple terms, just unacceptable. So I’m discouraged from using Bitwarden at work. I can’t imagine I’m the only person with this problem.
There’s two solutions I see :
Bitwarden’s client app should be updated with multiple account support, and easy switching between accounts (just enter fingerprint/password). I imagine this is not happening anytime soon since the feature request from 2018 hasn’t been answered.
(Easiest) Bitwarden can provide a separate installer with a different app signature, call it Bitwarden Beta, like how Firefox for Android has both standard and beta apps. I would then have two separate Bitwarden apps on my phone, each with their own data and account. I imagine 99% of people just work for a single company and this is good enough for them, so if you can help the 99% today, please just do it ASAP and don’t let the 1% ruin nice things for the rest of us.
Help me help you, Bitwarden dev.
I think there is a 3rd approach, which sucks: dedicate the Android app for my personal use, and use the web browser for my work vault. I’d lose the fingerprint convenience of the app, I’d need to enter my password every time (staying logged in is a security concern).
Prior title (Mod Edit):
Bitwarden discourages recommending it at work, by not supporting multiple accounts. Please release a separate client installer at least