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.
These items are picked with a compromise of what the community forums are asking for (we are here every day reading ), 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.
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.
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.
@tgreer I did in 2018 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.
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.