Like many users here, we moved from lastpass. In lastpass we had the options to share a folder from an account to another lastpass account. For example in my lastpass I would see a shared folder called Mom and one that says Dad. Inside would be all the passwords for their accounts.
I want this type of control with my BitWarden. When I add my mom & dad to my ‘Organization,’ I can now share “Collections” with them. I can’t move items to a collection in bulk it seems, I can only share my vaults passwords one at a time with a collection. Having the same entry inside a collection and in my vault is a bit confusing. It’s hard to tell whats being shared, and whats not. It doesn’t work. Inside the collection I can’t make folders either. My mother would see all her credit cards, login entries and notes all smashed together in a list.
When you share items into a collection, it needs to remove it from your personal vault, so you know whats happening. If I have all my moms credit card accounts in my vault, mingled with mine, it becomes messy.
My setup now is having a collection called “Dad Collection” and “Mom Collection”. I then share passwords from my vault to that collection. Those collections have no structure, I can’t sort or add a folder structure to them. I also want to know the difference between dad entries and my entries, so inside my vault I need a folder called “Dad Folder” & “Mom Folder.” Moving items into these folders doesn’t mean its shared with the proper collection, I need to then go in and remember what to share with the appropriate collection. It’s a very convoluted process, that would be a complete mess if normal people tried this. Can you imagine recommending this to someone else that was not tech savvy. Everybody has parents that need this.
**Edit you can select all and share entries to a collection. I’ve found a bug though. I selected all and shared a folders entries with a collection, I then deleted that collection. Those set of login entries, continue to show the shared icon by them, and stop me from selecting all and sharing to a different collection now… Other folder where I didn’t do that are fine. And of course I could go individually one by one through the 100 or so passwords and change the collection, which would take forever.