I’m new to Bitwarden and to this community, so please forgive if this question has already been dealt with.
I’ve just migrated from LastPass and notice that Bitwarden has a handy “Lock” option, which LastPass doesn’t have (or if it did i was not aware of it). So the way i understand things, this Lock option allows you to lock your vault when you step away from your laptop, without having to completely log out. In my mind this is a good thing, as aside from the convenience of unlocking the vault with a pin instead of my very long master password, i think it is also safer as it reduces the number of times that one has to enter the master password, which feels safer to me. My question really just is whether it is safe to have the vault signed in for a prolonged period of time and whether there might be any other security concerns around doing so that i’m not aware of. Let me just add that I am very security conscious when it comes to my vault and i always used to log in to LastPass only when i needed a password, and then immediately logged out again. I am also in the habit of locking my laptop whenever i step away from it. My question also extends to the mobile app, and whether it is safe to remain logged in for a prolonged period of time whilst ensuring that the app is locked whenever i’m not using it.
Thank in advance for your input and advice.