Auto-type/Autofill for logging into other desktop apps

Welcome, @Seanzu!

This isn’t on our current dev schedule, but we are watching the increased demand from ever-changing copy + paste restrictions. Thanks for keeping the conversation going :slight_smile:

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Also only registered to upvote this, pretty sad that this is not implemented, but even more disheartening is how such a highly requested feature so easily bounces off bitwarden staff for such a long time - sprinkled with some smileys to make it even more baffling.


I’m just adding to this conversation. I would appreciate this feature as well since bitwarden is otherwise very good password manager, but on desktop its rather a container. I’m not using Bitwarden for desktop apps much, just because of this… I believe most of the bitwarden users would appreciate this feature to come as soon as possible.

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I love bitwarden, but still, I should say this is one of the major missing features in it. It’s sad to see people hesitate to start using bitwarden just because this autofill feature is missing.

The day this feature gets implemented, I will bring 10 + 1 (me) more paid subscribers to bitwarden. :upside_down_face:

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Same here, I just subscribed, paid, and I hope it will be implemented soon, until this project is a half-leg giant :confused:

please make it happened

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I would like to have this feature as well. This would support the business case in our company to change from Keepass.

I saw the script created by anonymous1184. I am a bit reluctant to use this, because of the security. Can anyone elaborate (or reassure me ;-))?

Pls kindly implement this feature. This is so important to not use copy/past of passwords. Also, the user exp becomes so much better

OK everyone, the team at Bitwarden is like 20 people, so they can’t do everything that everyone wants in a timeframe that everyone wants. BW is great for many people, but CANNOT have every feature that everyone wants, they can’t.

I too would like Auto-type, but for me having tried many of the other PW managers out there, BW is the king, and it will take a heck of a lot to knock it off its pedestal.

+1000 to BW staff

PS: I just looked at KeyPass. ugh! that interface looks like a Win98 nightmare. oh man, I’m all for function over form, but DAMN, THAT PROG UGLY! i heard their next update will take the interface back to OS/2, and then DOS. I’d rather store my passwords manually written on punchcards!


Thank you. I read this feed and it really goes on my nerves in what way some people expect how things should work. Especially regarding the resources available (as you said they are few …) and implemented functionality, quality and stability this product already provides nearly without failure.

Sure it is not great that it takes such a long time to implement something so simple (which is not, not like at all, especially if you really want to consider security as come-first-perimeter) but it is within frame considering their size, functionality set and maintenance they provide continuously.

And regarding KeePass. I have to work with it professionally as it is the set PW-Sol in my company and you’re absolutely right. That is an ugly little shit. Giggled on the OS/2 and DOS updates.

So as there seems to be no interest from the bitwarden staff in implementing this feature and we have now nearly 4 years since the initial request, I will put Bitwarden on my blacklist. Will never use products from you by myself or in customer environments anymore in the future. Will also cancel all contracts with Bitwarden in all customer environments.

You don’t want to listen to your customers? Fine, here you have less customers!

This is a must-have feature, I’m really at a loss it’s not supported. Also coming from KeePass, like many here, it’s #1 feature preventing me from completely switching over.

I just jumped over to Bitwarden from KeepassXC. The latter was great for my personal usage, but BW fits much better with onboarding my family to a password manager and sharing via orgs. I really like the Ctrl+Shift+L browser shortcut, but we really need a comprehensive auto-type feature. Thanks for the good work, and I hope this feature makes its way out there soon!

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Same for me, coming from Keepass and would like to see some kind of autotype

As we’re waiting for this feature to be implemented: for anyone on MacOS (and using Alfred), have you tried this workflow?

I just installed it and it seems to work just fine. It’s not auto-type but still a huge improvement compared to manual copy and paste.

I don’t mean this as a personal attack in any way, but OMG that looks like a terrible idea. Expose all your BW secrets to unsigned third-party software that requires you to give it privileges to bypass OS-level security? :scream:

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Well, I’m by no means a security expert but I did my research. I didn’t systematically collect and store all my data, but I think the most important information was here:

I’ve just gone through the source code.

All the workflow does with your email & master password is pass them to the Bitwarden CLI client (it does save the email, but not the password). The only network connections the workflow itself makes are to fetch favicons and to check for updates.

The workflow caches your Bitwarden data (for speed), but the data are encrypted on disk, the encryption key is stored in your Keychain, and the cached data are deleted when you lock Bitwarden.

All in all, very well done. @blacs30 is very security aware. I would trust this workflow much more than the browser extension, which was written—at least in part—by idiots.

blacs30 is, of course, the author of the bitwarden workflow.

Maybe I’m being naive, but I don’t see how I’m introducing a security threat on my system when using that workflow. If I’m missing something, please explain.

Love the browser auto-fill but since I need auto-type for the desktop app, I am settling in Bitwarden and KeePassXC depending on usage.
looking forward to using only Bitwarden in the future

Pls kindly implement this feature!


I would like to request integration to the Zoom app (the platform which is being used extensively for classroom and business connection). At this point, whether I want to log in to the app or switch accounts, both the user name and password have to be manually entered or copied from the Bitwarden app.


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Still no implementation after so many years and requests? This should be a basic feature of a password manager app.

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