I think it would be a good idea if there was a username and a password variable that you could use to reference what you have already entered in for the username and password. For example, $USERNAME for username and $PASSWORD for password. The reason for this, I find that some websites require me to make a custom field and re-enter my password or username so that it will auto fill correctly. When I do that, but say have to change my password, I then have to go in and update the custom field as well with the new password/username.
Let me know what everyone thinks or if I need to clarify.
I think I get what you’re saying and it sounds like a good idea. Do you have an example of where you’ve been asked to do this? The only examples I can think of would reference those fields as “username” and “password”, so should be picked up properly by Bitwarden.
This is certainly a no brainer on my part. I’ve posted an issue to github here in reference to Chad Scharf making a comment on the large issue about autofill not working properly, stating that a simple way for a few sites that follow unusual conventions for credential fields is to use the custom fields that Bitwarden offers. I stated that if I’m using a password manager, I don’t want to have to remember which sites I’ve set custom fields for and therefore which sites I need to go and update the entry if I ever change the password for the site, because that kinda defeats the whole point of using a password manager. Hopefully this will gain some traction because it is seriously a missed opportunity.
Another example is where using an SSO LDAP linked account across multiple services and the login fields vary across services. I don’t want to maintain multiple entries in BW for each service when everytime I change that password it will affect multiple services. Pointing a customer field to a standard field entry would solve this.
I agree that this is an important security feature as well. One of the great things about any password manager is only having to fix/correct/change passwords in 1 single location, for many reasons. The custom fields feature is awesome, but without a variable feature, you might end up with multiple locations for the same password for the same site. That defeats the purpose I stated above.