Bitwarden Roadmap

Hi everyone!

As requested by this fantastic community, far and wide - I’m happy to share our current roadmap.

Of course, these are items we are planning to work on and could be subject to change. However, they do represent the current outlook for functionality we intend to bring to the platform.

[UPDATE] We’ll be keeping this post updated as items are completed/added from the roadmap!

These are items that we intend to deliver through roughly Q1 of 2021

Item Name Description Status
Enterprise Policies Enable security rules across organization users Available
Vault Timeout Allow users to log out of their vault upon timeout Available
Trash functionality aka “soft delete” Store deleted items in a “trash” area of the vault for 30 days or until manually restored or deleted Available
Password View Permissions Prevent passwords, hidden fields, and TOTP authentication seeds from being seen or copied based on the collection Available
Touch ID / Windows Hello for Desktop Applications Leverage biometrics for Bitwarden Desktop Available
Login with SSO (SAML/OpenID) Allow integration of SAML or OpenID IdP providers for Bitwarden authentication. Available
New Business Portal for Organization Management An additional portal dedicated to the management of items such as Identity providers and security policies. Available
API Key for authentication on CLI Generate and use an API key for CLI access instead of username/password authentication Available
Limit users from joining other Organizations An enterprise policy to prevent users from being a part of multiple organizations Available
Authenticate with SSO An enterprise policy to require users to login with SSO Available
Disable use of personal Vault An enterprise policy to prevent users from saving items to a personal vault. In Development
Default save item to Collection An enterprise policy to default saving an item to a collection. In Development
Touch ID / Windows Hello for Browser Extensions Leverage biometrics for Browser extensions In Development
Emergency Access A method for assigning trusted users to recover user data in the event a user is unable to access their own information In Development
Additional Enterprise Policies Add more ways to configure organization security rules In Development
Organization management enhancements Add additional ways to manage organization users and collection assignments In Development
Org management User Type A user type that can perform managerial actions for an org but can’t see cip In Development
FIDO U2F Support for additional clients Enable U2F/FIDO for the remainder of Bitwarden clients In Development
Encrypted export Export vault data in an encrypted format Roadmap item
Client profiles Allow switching between different Bitwarden accounts within the client application Roadmap item
Granular access permissions Add more levels of access control for end-users Roadmap item

You can now also view more release information here:

Thank you for sharing this. Could you maybe explain the reason why you chose these items? There are some items that seem to have quite little votes compared to other suggestions which are voted much higher.

Many thanks :slight_smile:


Hi @Ruthi_Ruth - no problem.

These items are picked with a compromise of what the community forums are asking for (we are here every day reading :slightly_smiling_face: ), what our enterprise customers need and want, and items that Bitwarden wishes to implement based on our product strategy.

Sometimes (most times) they overlap on the highest community votes, but sometimes they may not - but we try to balance them.


Thanks for the roadmap @tgreer. :slight_smile:

I’m looking forward to all the new features coming to Bitwarden. :+1:

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Thanks for sharing.

Overlay popup interface feature is requested by many.
Is it there in the current Roadmap. I’m unable to find it ?

Hi @Moxville - it’s on our backlog for future evaluation, but not on a current development plan.

Hi, what about tags?

Tags specifically are captured on our evaluation list, but we have other items we may look at for additional vault organization and management.

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As an enterprise customer, the largest problem we’ve had with adoption by staff is the inability to self manage collections. We have teams of web developers who need to share credentials for things with a very small group of colleagues, on a per-client basis. It is not appropriate for an admin to create and retain access to these collections, nor is it scalable, as there would be hundreds or thousands of them. One user within the enterprise organization should be able to create a collection and then invite colleagues to it with whatever privileges they want, similar to how Box / Dropbox work with enterprise collaborations; that’s one of their key features and what we really need in Bitwarden.


Does “Desktop Touch ID” only mean MacOS or does it include Windows Hello also in 2020?

If not included in this roadmap, any idea where Windows Hello is on the priority list?

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A question about the emergency access that’s listed on the road map, does that include resetting a users master password? It was mentioned that the two are closely related or tied together.

@colohost - I totally understand, would you mind doing a writeup and posting a feature topic for that function?

@Pyran - TouchID APIs are available in our frameworks 100% - Windows Hello isn’t as straightforward, but the goal is to evaluate and hopefully implement both.

@Seized - That’s correct, they may wind up being co-developed with similar architecture changes, but the details are TBD.


Great, thank you!

Thank you very much for this roadmap, @tgreer. I know you’ve got lots of things to keep you busy, but I’m pushing people to get premium at every opportunity. Very happy to support you.

Are you still using CDN content for some Javascript libraries? I’m concerned about injection vectors if someone is able to override DNS and force download of compromised libraries that sniff the decrypted data of the user’s client.

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So just to clarify Windows Hello is on for 2020? If so very happy to hear that! IMO it’s the biggest feature still missing from BW.

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@tgreer I did in 2018 :slight_smile: Only two votes so I guess others don’t feel as strongly about it as me lol.

This concept of user level creation and management of an object and its sub-objects, and the management of peer collaborations on that object, is a huge part of numerous enterprise software application architectures. Whether that object is a folder of files (Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc), business entities and their contacts that only certain staff should see (Salesforce), projects and their underlying issues/tasks/bugs where a lead developer creates the project and adds colleagues (Jira, Wrike), etc.

User managed collections of credentials would be extremely valuable in Bitwarden for any enterprise organization that has an ongoing need for clusters of employees to collaborate. Also, many regulations would prevent an admin from retaining access to a collection if not otherwise necessary, so using the collections feature as it currently exists may make it a non-starter for certain orgs that are subject to regulation.


groovy. please link the extension to the desktop app when implementing windows hello (touch id).

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@AtomicHaggis - I’ll have to research the CDN items honestly, but a good question.

@Pyran - We are going to try - it’s due to libraries available for the electron framework. So far it looks good, but it’s not written in stone just yet.

@colohost - ah, thanks! I am still catching up on the last 4 years worth of requests - but this is helpful.

@OptiqueMarquis - easier said than done :wink:


Thanks for the reply, @tgreer, as I’m quite concerned about it as your service gains traction and is more under the spotlight. I don’t think there’d be any reason why you’d not be able to embed the libraries since they don’t update often.