🔍 Auto-type/Autofill for logging into other desktop apps

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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Am I right that this is still not even on the roadmap for 2022? At least I couldn’t find it there (unless it’s hidden under “desktop app updates”).


@Bitwarden: Come on please acknowledge that you have seen this and that you prioritize getting it implemented… this is one of the few feature requests that should be a basic feature in any password manager and the only reason for Bitwarden not being a direct and good replacement for KeePass that many organizations are using.

This is also one of the missing features that has a direct impact on the amount of money you’re making as largen orgs discard you product because of this specific feature missing. I know because i have been in very large orgs that choose other solutions because of it.

Edit: Also this is the second most voted and viewed in the the category so really something you need to look into!

Edit2: There is even a community driven solution for this, so pay the man a $1000 and he’ll probably sell it to you guys to implement in the official product! Bitwarden Autotype in Rust


Hi @StefanBC, welcome!

This item is actually mentioned at the top of our Roadmap in the active research phase. Thanks for keeping the discussion going!


That is great news!

But after having read the page a few times and looked at the Roadmap 2022 I still don’t see it??

What are you calling it then? I’m looking for auto-type or auto-fill but I don’t see anything specific to that?


Hey there! I’m attempting to setup your Autotype implementation but am running into the following issue: “Call to nonexistent function”.
I have Bitwarden and Autohotkey installed. I have your “bitwarden-autotype-master” in my downloads folder and have the most recent “cli-master” folder extracted and into a folder named “cli-master” inside your folder.
Trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong here I would appreciate the help.

Hi @Oxika95

The error you’re having is a couple of leftover lines (50/65) used to measure speed, I removed them and addressed a new issue introduced a few hours ago with the release of Bitwarden CLI v1.21. Checkout the new release of Auto-Type.

Now, you downloaded the full repository and while you can run it from there, is easier to run the pre-built portable or the setup version as it provides Auto-Type for elevated/system processes. Other option is that you build your own binaries via the build script.

With that being said, this thread is not be the best place for 1-on-1 support. When I released the tool I created this post here on the forums and there’s also github issues, please feel free to reach in any of them.

Thank you for your valuable input.

Voted for this. I really miss that “must-have”-feature. Hope you implement it as soon as possible and we don’t have to wait more years. :pray:


Co-workers have requested this feature as it’s included in the PW managers they already use. Definitely would help me convert some new users (or even the entire org).

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Hi @StefanBC, you’ll find it at the very top of the roadmap under ‘Active Research’.


We recently switched from myki, while BW has some significant advantages, this is a real hard problem.

When using something like ScreenConnect or Teamviewer (or similar), when encountering UAC prompts it is impossible to use the clipboard.
This means that any form of decent password management is simply impossible (as typing a long random password that changes with each customers tens to hundreds of times per day is simply not feasible).

In myki the flow was pretty simple:
1: press ctrl+shift+"
2: a simplified desktop app openened
3: use the filter to select the appropriate account
4: the app closed, giving focus back to the previous application
5: the username folowed by a tab command folowed by the password was typed (presumably via something like SendInput function (winuser.h) - Win32 apps | Microsoft Docs)

This way there was no slowdown in any application (no hooking, plugins etc.), it functioned everywhere (except local UAC/secure desktop), was fast and overall extremely usefull.


The overlay popup thing (most requested feature) I think would be more of a convenience for some users, but the auto-type feature for desktop apps is a no-brainer! Copy-pasting passwords is just inadmissible. The clipboard is vulnerable since it´s monitored by the system/ legitimate apps/ malware. Period! Clearing the clipboard is sugarcoating and everyone knows that. Without this feature security is just fiction.


@dwbit where is this? I’ve been waiting for this feature for so long and I can’t switch to BW without it.

Hey @onvrb thanks for checking in! The team has been working on the 2022 roadmap see here, with auto-type being in the research phase. New information will be posted here once it becomes available.

MacOS has added the ability to create Password Autofill extensions that work system-wide. This allows you to use Bitwarden to auto-fill passwords into desktop apps as well as the Safari browser. Creating a MacOS extension will add functionality and remove the need for a Safari extension.

Feature function

  • What will this feature do differently? Allow Bitwarden Desktop to autofill passwords in other apps besides browsers.
  • What benefits will this feature bring? For MacOS users, it will allow password autofill across the desktop.
  • Remember to add a tag for each client application that will be affected

Related topics + references

  • Are there any related topics that may help explain the need and function of this feature?
    Not that I have seen
  • Are there any references to this feature or function on other platforms that may be helpful?
    This is a MacOS only feature.
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The question is how many of these assumed 20 people are developers?

In a company I worked for, one guy has written a whole OS including a file system and the freaking TCP stack with LCD driver, sensor measurement, data logging and so much more alone. He also did most of the hardware design. All of this in less than half the time, this feature request is standing.

Considering the time span this request is open (AND on the ‘radar’) and if just one slow guy was working on it full time, this should be finished or the guy fired. It is not like this is just a voluntary FOSS project without manpower. It is a business with employees.

The feature is just in the research phase now. There aren’t that much months left.
Are you sure, you can keep this promise?

My, how time flies! @dwbit would know best currently, but I am sure the team at Bitwarden is hard at work on lots of very helpful things!