Fingerprint Support (All Platforms) - To do not re-prompt the master password all the time

This is also my point of view. I really like BitWarden. I was changing from LastPass (premium) to BitWarden. Mostly because of the sh*t Firefox addon from Lastpass under Windows and because of FOSS.

Fingerprint support would be really important for me too.

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I really don’t want to compromise, but there is one. I have been testing BitWarden using its PIN security feature.

It does mean I feel happier having my lock out toned down to minutes rather than hours, and the master password is only required on restart.

But a six digit PIN number (and, yes, it’s a date, so not exactly difficult to guess if you know me) is a huge compromise compared to a finger print.

I’m just glad Touch/Face ID works on iOS at least. I’m still leaning more towards 1Password though unless the Chrome extension and App start supporting fingerprint.

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I didn’t read all posts but I definetly agree that an option to use fingerprint would be a very cool feature.
I m still using lastpass just for that function, hope they ll implement it in some way.
(windows hello could be the top)

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A solution could be create a secondary dekstop app just for windows 10 to publish in the Microsoft Store that work with windows hello and dialogue with browsers extensions


I have a Verimark fingerprint scanner with U2F support but can’t get it to be recognized by the bitwarden Fido U2F option via my Chrome browser vault access. I initiate the registration process, name the device and plug it into a USB port (tried both USB 2 and 3), up comes a browser popup saying ‘Verifying it’s You’ or something, and pressing my finger on the device does not register. Eventually, bitwarden tells me of a device read failure. I also tried in incognito browser mode. Would you be able to provide more details on how you made it work? Thanks.

It’s been a while but I don’t recall having to do anything special.

The scanner was setup in Windows 10 with hello already configured before I used it for U2F, not sure if it makes a difference.

On Roboform 8 on Windows 10, it works well. It’s a super feature for those like my wife that really dislike when things get complicated. That’s the kind of stuff that make normal people use better safety.
It just have to advise for risks that can get higher when using this option.
Roboform, as other passwords manager works with a better and safer way of extensions. Extension can works alone with great restrictions, but relies on full desktop application to work with full features available. As I read previously in a statement, it’s probably safer when implemented correctly because it’s not relying on browsers and weakened by there flaws.
I will look or add that to requests.

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Maybe it could help :

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I just bought a PQI My Lockey for me and a second one for my mother-in-law, as I planned to install BitWarden on her computer so she can stop using the same (already compromised) password everywhere.
But I just discovered BitWarden for Windows does not support fingerprint readers !! :scream:

WHYYYYYYY !! :sob:

So, I vote for this feature request, too.


To ease such improvements to be added easily, it could help to change the fondations of Bitwarden. Look at this :

Right now, every Bitwarden 's apps and extensions are working alone. That causes many problems. First, to implement something like this, it have to be done to every instances working on Windows. Second, each time you need Bitwarden onto different situations, if it is opened twice for examples (main desktop’s application and Firefox extension, etc), it uses more memory than one instance. Finally, encryption into browsers is not the most secure because it has proven to have some security flaws that may still be true because they were related to coing languages conception.

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Waiting for this feature on Windows 10.

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Is this feature request amenable to include Windows Hello support, which would include Windows Hello facial recognition in addition to fingerprint support, too?

Or should we make a separate Feature Request?

We have two threads on just Windows Hello, one with 30+ votes already:

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In my opinion, all those requests should be one. I think it’s best to include it with Windows Hello support.


I agree. Since this request writes “All Platforms”, perhaps even MacOS Touch ID can be noted.

@K0media, do you know if these threads (and their votes) can be combined, if the original poster can do that?

Touch ID support for macOS = 146 votes
Fingerprint Support (All Platforms) - To do not re-prompt the master password all the time = 111 votes
Support Windows Hello Unlocking = 33 votes
Fingerprint for web extesion = 6 votes
Windows Hello Integration = 2 votes

In total, adding biometric support to Mac/PCs (Touch ID, Windows Hello, and fingerprint readers) is at 298 votes.


I flag a moderator to see if he can help.


Thank you. I could not find who was a moderator. Maybe I’m blind!

IMO, this remains the most important feature still missing from Bitwarden.


Till no progress on the implementation of Windows Hello and biometric sensors ?


I’ve asked @K0media if he can combine all the threads about biometric login (Apple Touch ID + Windows Hello). In total, the six threads have 456 votes!

219 votes:
136 votes:
55 votes:
13 votes:
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9 votes:

Windows Hello support is possible with Electron, according to Dashlane.

Call native libraries for Windows Hello

Before taking our decision, we had to make sure that Electron suited our needs. One of them was to be able to call a native dll written in C++ from the application and be able to call Windows libraries. As an example, we tried to interact with the Windows Hello API. Windows Hello is a feature in Windows 10 which allows you to log in into your session with a pin or a bio-metric device (fingerprint, face recognition, maybe DNA in the future :grin:) . With this API, we use Windows Hello to log in in the current application so it’s a good benchmark to see what we can do with the Electron Framework.

Surprisingly it was not difficult to achieve. The ffi package was a big help for that. With this package, you can directly load a dll from JavaScript.


How to hell one may vote for that? :slight_smile:

Well, I do request fingerprint support for Win 10 as well… Count my vote please! :slight_smile: And yes, I will be thankfully and with pleasure pay for it

Edit: probably I am too new to vote…