How do I import passwords individually? I have them in a Word doc.
This is how I would do this:
- Export my current passwords from Bitwarden as something like Bitwarden.csv to find out in which order the details have to be: (App: File -> Export Vault or browser extension: Settings -> Tools -> Export Vault -> File Format: *.csv -> Enter the Master Password and press Enter)
- Open the Bitwarden.csv in something like Notepad, Wordpad, Word, etc.
- Make sure that the data in my Word document follows that order of the data in the exported file
- Then in Word go to File -> Save as -> Browse (Office 2016)
- Save as type: Plain Text (*.txt)
- File name: Add any filename like MyPasswords.csv. Make sure to have it the extension csv instead of txt
- Click the Save-button
- Leave the default settings and click OK.
- Go to https://vault.bitwarden.com
- Log in, in the top left corner click onto Tools, click onto Import Data
- 1. Select the format of the import file: Bitwarden (csv)
- 2. Select the import file -> Choose File -> Select MyPasswords.csv
- Click onto Import Data
Just in case that - for whatever reason - the database of Bitwarden gets screwed up you can simply delete it (Settings -> Scroll down to the Danger Zone -> Purge Vault) as you created that backup named Bitwarden.csv in the beginning.
PLEASE NOTE: For what I have read somewhere so-called Secure Notes (for some details see below) CANNOT be exported from Bitwarden. (@all: Correct me if I am wrong). In other words: If you do have Secure Notes do NOT delete your database without making sure that you at least have one more backup of those Secure Notes somewhere else.
Final note: Once the passwords are inside Bitwarden:
- Put the original Word-document, the MyPasswords.csv and the Bitwarden.csv in a save place (USB-stick -> safe)
- Write down the Master Password and put that piece of paper next the to the USB-stick into the safe
- Delete the files mentioned above from the computer
- Empty the trashcan
- Get Bitwarden premium
- Get 2 different 2FA-logins for Bitwarden
- Test both
- Just as a precaution every once in a while export the passwords from Bitwarden and put them onto that USB-stick and back into the safe.
Unfortunately I don’t have Word 2016 but Office 2011!
So what do I do?
Would it help if I downloaded BitWarden from the App Store?
If you send me all your passwords, I can convert them to a CSV for you. Just send me your full name, address, and other identifying personal information in case I can’t reach you by email…
I’m JOKING! Don’t do that.
Seriously, how are your passwords stored in a Word document - are they structured somehow? Are they copied from an export of information from another password manager that created some structure? If not, I suspect you will just have to copy and paste everything into Bitwarden (the web vault on a browser or the desktop app will likely be most convenient).
How many passwords do you habe in your document @mpbloom ? May be it is the fastest way to “import” them manually and create all entries from scratch in Bitwarden.
Otherwise you only have the possibility to bring your data in a format which is Bitwarden able to import.
- Create one new entry in Bitwarden with all information you would like to have in such an entry.
- Export your vault into a csv file and open it with a notepad or better with Excel.
- Save your Word document as a csv file too and open this csv file in Excel also.
- Customize your data as it appears in the Bitwarden csv file.
- Save it as csv file again.
- Try to import your new csv file into Bitwarden using “Bitwarden (CSV)” as source.
Hope this helps…