Autocomplete default username (+random password) when creating new entries (or option in generator)

Hi Team,

Anyway we could create a list of commonly used usernames/emails and have a dropdown select option when in the ‘add entry’ screen.

Adding this option would streamline the add entry flow, in particular when using long email addresses where there isn’t a keyboard autofill option.


It would be awesome to be able to auto fill user name when creating new login records in Bitwarden with previously used login names from a dropdown. Maybe allow users to set them in options. It’s tedious to have to keep typing usernames in. Thanks for the consideration.

Hi @RobA1701 thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ll let the team know.

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Hey Jai, any update on this request? Can we see it any time soon? This is a real bug-bear of using Bitwarden since I moved from another provider. In fact, its so frustrating I’ll considering finding another provider if its not on the radar. According to this post, people have been requesting this for years without any movement, or at least letting people know whether or not its going ahead. Please reply, thanks. Cheers.

Hi @Teduardo Thanks for your interest. This is something the team would like to implement at some point. Short term you may want to create a Secure Note that has a list of your most commonly used usernames, and mark that as a favorite. You’ll then have usernames close at hand. If you make a Secure Note with ONLY ONE username, you can use the copy icon from the item to grab the username before you add a new login item.

Have been using BW for years and this is a consistent bugbear of mine. I, like many others, have created an account on this forum just to suggest this basic feature. The original request was posted almost 5 years ago!

It is extremely poor user experience to have to type the username every time when creating a new log-in. I know the main suggestion is to suggest the most frequently used usernames. An even better feature would be BW pulls whatever username you’ve typed into the username box on a website and pre-populates it for you (admittedly a more complex feature).

Regardless, while I appreciate your effort at a workaround, I would expect that type of workaround from a start-up/new company in this field and not from a company like BW that would be considered a more professionally established outfit.

I searched for this question but could not find a similar topic, so:

Set a primary email address that will autofill / be suggested for empty username fields when creating a new login entry inside the Bitwarden extension

  • When creating a new login item for a website account, most of the time Bitwarden only recognizes the password field. After the user clicks on the “save password” prompt, Bitwarden parses the value from the password field to the password field inside the new login entry, but the username field remains empty. The user will then have to manually type in the email address (or in rarer cases nickname or phone number) into the username field.

  • But a lot of Bitwarden users have a main email address that they use for most of their logins (in my case 80% of password entries have the same email address). And then they use for the other entries a different email address (for example for spam/marketing).
    This means that for the majority of the new login entries created using Bitwarden, actually the same email address is used. Nonetheless this needs to be typed in manually by the user EVERY TIME.

Proposed solution:

  • Add an email suggestion option for the username field when a new login entry is added within the Bitwarden browser extension. (This does not apply to existing login entries)

It works like this:

  • This feature uses the value that the user has set under their settings to be their primary email address. Whenever a new login is created where Bitwarden has only parsed the password field but not the username field, it will place a blue bar under the empty username field. The blue bar will contain these words “Suggestion: >primary email address<”.
  • Once the user clicks on the blue bar, it will enter this value into the username field of the new login that is saved to Bitwarden.
  • Or: once the user presses the arrow-down button and then the enter button, Bitwarden will use the suggestion and paste it in the empty username field.
  • The user finally saves the complete login with password and email address. The new entry can now be found inside the vault.

It is ironic to think that Bitwarden is an autofilling service (and security service) that does not have an autofill feature for the one thing that is often not unique.

Often for multiple online accounts the same one or two email addresses are used. Often there are only 2-4 email addresses across the entire Bitwarden Vault of a non-commercial user.
Nonetheless users often have to type it in manually. So let’s upvote this issue and add an autofill/suggestion option for the username field within the editing window of the Bitwarden browser extension

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Five year anniversary of what seems on the surface to be a very simple request. Is there a security risk associated with this?

I’ve learned to live with most of BW’s shortcomings, but this seems like a gimme to provide, and is incredibly irritating every time I have to fill in the same email over and over.

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Technically, yes, but it really depends on each individual’s threat profile. If someone knows you use your email address for your username that means they only have to guess your password. If each username is unique, then they have to guess both your username AND password. That said, most people don’t need that level of security. Especially with MFA implemented in the right places.

With the amount of sites that still require an email as the username, I have been waiting years for this very simple feature. I cannot believe we are nearly five years into this and it still hasn’t been implemented.

I would like to think that anyone who uses BW (or any decent password manager) uses tough-to-crack passwords. Isn’t that why we use BW in the first place.

This should be a gimme. So gimme.

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