Browser Extension proxy to App

Just an idea.

Browser Extension proxy to App

  • Browser extension that does not log into a vault, or list any passwords. Rather, it simply connects to the running Bitwarden application and requests a single relevant password for the immediate website.

Feature function

  • Avoids the need to type or store master password in the browser.
  • Avoids anxiety with browser extension/sandboxing vulnerabilities.
  • Still allows unlock extension via pin or otherwise.

e.g.
KeePassXC-browser

It connects to the local unlocked password database on your local machine.

When this is done, only the relevant accounts are fetched, and you can select to auto-fill. (idk when it fetches the passwords - whether it is on-page-load or on-click. But it would be good if it fetches only usernames/display names for the user to choose from, and only fetches the password on-click)

Nothing is stored in the browser and there is slightly more peace of mind.

Another alternative is to connect the browser extension to the online database - and fetch the usernames/passwords on-demand.