Enable Bitwarden To Save Login Credentials For It's Own Forums

I just created an account in Bitwarden Forums, and had to create a new password, which Bitwarden is unable to save.

I started using Bitwarden so I would have to remember only one password, and they do this to me.

I understand this happens because the forums and the vault use the same domain, but I’m sure Bitwarden has people who are smart enough to engineer a workaround.

@Vegebond Welcome to the forum!

Failure to prompt to save a new password can happen for a number of reasons. Many of us prefer to simply disable the options “Ask to add login” and “Ask to update existing login” and use more reliable methods for recording password in Bitwarden.

Regardless, if your vault contains a login item for the bitwarden.com domain (for storing your master password), then you should edit that item, and do the following:

  1. Ensure that the stored web address in the URI 1 field starts with https://vault.bitwarden.com.

  2. Click the :gear: icon shown to the right of the URI 1 field, which exposes a dropdown menu.

  3. In the dropdown menu, change the selection from “Default match detection” to “Host”.

  4. Click Save in the upper right corner.

This should allow you to create a separate login item for https://community.bitwarden.com/. For best results, edit that item after it has been created, and repeat Steps 2–4 from the instructions above.

I did as you suggested, and it works like a charm.

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FYI, if you disable the prompts (for saving login information), the following is the method I recommend instead.

Assume that you are on Company ABC’s website and have opened a web form for logging in, or for registering a new account, or for changing an account password, but you do not yet have a corresponding record in your Bitwarden vault. In that case, open and unlock the Bitwarden browser extension, and perform each of the following steps within the browser extension pop-up:

  1. Click :heavy_plus_sign: (or the “Add a Login” link).
  2. Type the desired username in the Username field.
  3. Click the :arrows_counterclockwise: icon the in Password field (generate password).
  4. Click Select in the upper right corner.
  5. Click Save in the upper right corner.
  6. You will now see the new vault item listed at the top of the browser extension’s “Tab” page click on the website name (which will transfer your password — and username, if applicable — to the web form that is open in your browser).

Before submitting the web form, if it is a password change form, check whether there are any fields that require input of the old password. Step #6 above will just auto-fill the newly saved account information everywhere, so if there is an “old password” field, you will need to manually clear its auto-filled contents and type in the old password.

Variations of the above may be necessary if you are also changing your username or email address. The basic principle is to first change the data stored in Bitwarden’s record for your account (remembering to always click Save after making any change), and to subsequently use one of several available auto-filling techniques to transfer the updated information into the required profile update form on Company ABC’s website.