✅ Import into organization's collection

You can connect directly with the official Bitwarden support team here, who can assist with importing.

The team is also working to implement the bulk move functionality but I don’t have an ETA today.

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Also note, that if an administrator imports items into the individual vault, you can multi-select items and move to specific collection from there.

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Thank’s for the workaround, it actually works, which furthermore shows that this is a bug that needs to be fixed instead of a feature being implemented. Or at least put it in the docu as a workaround or something…

Nontheless, thank you for the quick response!

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Great feedback and thanks for your patience!

I want to be able to export selected passwords, not the entire vault, as well as import selected passwords into the vault. This feature would make my life easier.
Another feature I would like to see is to be able to reset the vault passwords, so if the feature above is not possible to make happen, then this reset vault and be able to import the entire record with new added passwords from other vaults would also make very practical

This is blocking me from being able to migrate to bitwarden. In both 1password and bitwarden I have accounts that are designed to work for a family. In 1password I have my personal vault, a second vault only I have access to for organizational reasons (I would not consider this an organization vault), and two shared vaults. I need to import the items from each into bitwarden while not intermixing them. The personal vault I have gotten to work, but my investigation and this thread imply that there is no way for me to take the other three and effectively import them. Importing and sorting after the fact is a total non-starter due to the volume of things I’d have to sort through - it would be easier to simply recreate everything from scratch… though that doesn’t sound practical either.

Thanks for the detailed info! Just to clarify, is 1Password spitting out single or multiple exports in this case? Have you already checked out the Condition a Bitwarden .csv or .json | Bitwarden Help & Support doc which allows for bulk edit of csv file? I also created a post here Select Multiple entries and applicable actions - #27 which may be helpful.

It sounds like you successfully imported items into your individual vault and are now looking to have several shared collections in the organization vault with different permissions/access?

I look forward to hearing additional details and you can also contact the official support anytime at Get in Touch | Bitwarden if additional assistance is required.

My first attempts at this were with the new 1password 8 and its monolithic export of an account. I deleted everything that pulled in as it was a giant mess. I switched back to 1password 7 so I could selectively export items so each import is for a specific 1password vault. They were exported in .1pif format. I have indeed looked at those articles but have not tried them yet.

For what its worth, so far I have only been trying to import from the web interface - if this problem is solvable using the CLI then I am happy to go that route as a work around. Longer term, not being able to import items directly into the intended destination seems like a critical missing feature to me.

Thanks, yes, the CLI can be used, and custom scripts can also be created to manage some of theses processes, you can send an email to the support team at Get in Touch | Bitwarden if you need additional assistance regarding scripts.

Regarding import to specific collection, will definitely be discussing with the team :+1: so thanks for detailed info.

This is a joke right? Even if I import via a Bitwarden CSV format, it doesn’t actually import into the correct Collection, it just creates a new one with the same name?!

Wow this feature request is from 2019…importing is really important if we have to move a large account to Bitwarden. Training manually organize each password, one at a time is not doable. I have to pause my migration plans. :frowning:

Thanks for the continued feedback, I’ve passed this along to the team :+1:

This is also a showstopper for us. I just got the go from management to onboard 30+ users to bitwarden but we are going to migrate from keepass with around 80 folders and subfolders and they need to be organized im collections. With this feature missing im thinking about cancelling the migration and looking elsewhere for an alternative.

Hi @tovoro and welcome to the community :tada:

I would like to clarify one thing. The keepass importer will take all existing folders (including subfolder) and map them into collections when imported via the organization import.

This feature request is to directly import into a pre-existing specific collection.

Kind regards,

@bw-admin It’d be highly useful for and expected from a solution that intends to cater to organizations to have CSV imports not duplicate existing collection names on every import, but to merge them instead.

The heads up that an integrations team can be brought in to work around their own product’s shortcomings is less than helpful.

Like many other companies right now we’re looking to migrate to Bitwarden. Discoveries like this one or the absence of a bulk collection-assigning facility are throwing wrenches into the works, undermining those of us who are Bitwarden advocates.

Hey @schnaz the team is always collecting feedback, and the forums is a community-based space with some staff support, as mentioned your feedback has been passed along to the team for review.

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oh please, this is really missing and by the way - it woult be nice to be able to filter after ‘date created’ because when the import goes awry it is a hassle to clean up.

Reallly missing those features - for quite sometime.


But how can this still not be a feature? If we’re gonna be honest this just means that the ability to sort items into collections is functionally non-existent, because it is not practical to export all data, delete all collections, import the data, then recreate all of the hierarchical access and permission settings we have in place.

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that [AC-1119] [PM-1923] [AC-701] Import into a specified folder or collection by djsmith85 · Pull Request #5683 · bitwarden/clients · GitHub has been merged and will be included in the 2023.8 release (coming very soon).

More information will be available in the 2023.8 release notes and help center.

Closing this thread now as the feature is now available in 2023.8 .