Custom URL label

Would it be possible to add custom URL labels to the vault card? Currently each URL is labeled URL1, URL2, URL 3… which combined with the URL shortening is not exactly informative.

There are a number of situations where I store different URL addresses under the same domain to allow login to different sites (or I add a helpful URL label so I know which site relates to what). This was something that I used frequently in SafeInCloud and helped me organise a LOT of my logins. At present I find myself opening each URL in a browser in order to find what I was looking for (particularly my University Logins … multiple logins under the same domain which leads me to a bit of trial and error).

Thanks!!
Guerbie

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Yes please along with the ability to reorder URI fields.

The fact that URI are all truncated (in read mode), can’t be labeled and can’t be resorted make it impossible to know which URI filed is which. The user has to constantly enter EDIT mode unnecessarily in order to just read the URI field data. It isn’t a pleasant UX.

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I consult for multiple very large enterprise companies who have hundreds of web services with very benign names like 3x4ge22ew.internal.company.com. These all use the same SSO login credential but finding my way back to them is impossible without book marking them with a descriptive name of what they are. Previous password managers I’ve used managed this by allowing a simultaneous password change on all login cards with the same primary domain and/or creating multiple URLs within the same password card. This is similar to the URI feature in Bitwarden with the exception there’s no way to name each URI - which makes them rather useless. Please add a feature to auto change all pass cards with the same primary domain or add a “Name” field for each URI added to a pass card.

What sort of name would you assign to a URI? Just trying to understand the use case.

Hi Dan,

Here’s a real-world scenario with some character changes for privacy:

Name: Forti Analyzer

URI: tcn06XXifwan01-xx18.city.companycorp.net

I also run into this with my Microsoft and other vender partnerships where using my same login but a site deep in the bowels that I’d never remember how to get back to, essentially this is similar to book marking.

Please let me know if that helps,

Ed

I am also not sure I understand your problem correctly, Ed – why is it not possible/practical to store each web URI in your browser and then simply add each URI within one Bitwarden item that stores your company’s SSO credential (username/password)?

Hi David,

For just one of my customers I have over fifty pass cards and every 90 days I have to change the AD password. I resort to exporting my pass cards, updating the new password in the csv file and then reimporting them back in. So the only way to manage this is to either have a single pass card with the 50+ URIs which each can be logically named, or for Bitwarden to provide a functionality to updated all pass cards with the same primary domain.

Make sense?

Ed

No, sorry. What is a pass card? And are you saying that you have one Bitwarden entry for every URI? If so, you are not using Bitwarden as it was intended, and I encourage you to add all your URIs to one Bitwarden entry per credential.

If I am missing something obvious, I do apologize. I admit I am having trouble understanding your issue! Cheers.

Hi David,

That brings us full circle to my feature request. Since many of the URI’s I deal with are non descriptive, for example a server name or sub, sub, sub domain, my request is to add a “Name” field to each URI entry to properly identify what its link is.

Ed

I think that’s what browser bookmarks are for. Please keep an open mind to the suggestions presented.

The name of the vault entry would suffice, surely? One vault entry, one set of credentials, multiple URIs where those credentials apply. I’m not sure where it would be useful to know that one URI is for a particular system. If the same credentials are used for every URI in the entry, then it doesn’t matter what the URIs relate to. You just need to know that when you visit a particular URI, the right credentials will be filled in.

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I think the issue is combining two items:

  1. Multiple labels - which works fine with 1 login per ‘item’ that has a name
  2. Changing the passwords for associated sites at the same time - if you have all the URIs under one item, it’s hard to tell what site does what, but easy to change the password.

I’m not sure if labeling URIs or another solution would be best here - but I do see the scenario, and can absolutely empathize with these seemingly purposefully confusing domains :crazy_face:

Hi Trey,

You are spot on, and I’m glad you understand the use case and frustration here. All other password managers provide the capability to change all passwords under a primary domain in one step or they allow multiple URL naming under a single login.

For example: Lastpass uses “Equivalent Domains” to change all password logins for a primary domain, 1password allows naming each URI.

I’ve used all of the top password managers and love Bitwarden, but this is definitely a painful shortfall at password reset time and one that should be very easily remedied. I hope this can be addressed.

Ed

Perfectly put @AnonYmouse
I’m a big advocate of BW, but things like this put me off moving away from 1PW entirely.

I have many items with a lot of URLs in it. And I often have to choose which URL to go. But I don’t have any clue to find the right one. There are no Labels for URLs and no button to “view full path”

Thank you for wonderfull bitwarden!

So having just attempted to create a URI Name, I figure I’ll respond a +1 Here. I see someone recommended having bookmarks separate from Bitwarden to name each URI? That’s a silly solution (Use two tools to accomplish what a single text string in a database that already allows for custom text strings attached to each login item could accomplish), and tying it to a real world example might make that easier to understand why.

Bitwarden is like a key box hanging in a building. Each key has an id (Name) which designates which door its for. (And the keys magically jump to your hand when you approach the right door, but that’s taking the analogy a step too far for this example :P) Standing at the key box, it’s useful to be able to see every door in the building where that key can be used. Now this can be done by having a notebook sitting there that you can pick up and cross reference against the key id (Bookmarks) OR you could have a tag attached to the key that lists out the doors (URIs) on each key. Most key boxes use the tags for simplicities sake.

What makes this weirder is that Bitwarden already has a link next to each URI that will jump you to the right page. A feature that is practically useless without URI Names when each URI is under the same domain (As each link shows the exact same name in the list).

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So instead of that text above the truncated URL saying “Website” it would be more useful if it said “Wiki” and “Ticket Center”. Otherwise, why have the link feature at all if the suggested solution is to use a separate bookmark manager?

Situation

  • I have to add several URIs for certain sites, e.g. a direct login link, a file download link, etc.
  • All the URI fields show “Website”
  • As a result, I add URIs under Custom Text Field, however these are not clickable, though I can copy it and paste to a browser window
  • No URIs in the Notes field is clickable

Suggestion

  • Add ability to rename the URI fields, e.g. “Direct Login”, “Instructions”, etc.
  • Make fully formed URIs in any other field, including custom fields clickable.

These are some of those little changes which can make a difference in the way people use the apps.

Many thanks.

any news about this?

I have been waiting for this feature for a long time since it’s impossible to use bitwarden in any corporate setting without it, the amount of SSO we have is ridiculous, also makes no sense why it was not implemented since day one… even enpass and safeincloud have it… let alone 1password

Currently, the password manager allows for multiple URI’s for a single item and these are labeled URI 1, URI 2, etc.

Desired is to treat the existing labels as defaults and be able to type over with a different label. This helps for cases when the URI’s go to different places that use the same account (i.e. same company and login credentials but different sites). The label makes it easier to know which link to launch from the password manager.

To clarify, the same account is being used by the company behind the sites. So changing your password at one site changes it for all. This is why you would want to have only a single entry in the password manager for all the sites but with multiple URI’s with labels. Often an intermediary site is used to manage the actual login and then you are sent back to the URL that you started from. Example companies that do this are Microsoft, Google and Intuit.

Do we have an idea when this feature will be implemented?

The code to implement this is already in the custom fields area where we can name each custom field as we see fit. I share the same frustration as others when it comes to the various sites we have at work that are on the same domain. Using the navigation link next to the URI is useless in this case since I cannot easily figure out which link goes to which subdomain.