Select Multiple entries and applicable actions

It would be cool to be able to select multiple entries via ctrl/shift+click or checkboxes or something else and then be able to:

  • move them all at once into another directory
  • delete them all (possibly with a warning/confirmation dialog)
  • merge them, if possible, meaning if these entries all use the same user/password, move all the other custom parameter and url calues to one entry.

These are really useful for cleaning up after an import, e.g. in my case i use the exact same account on >20 different services/urls which firefox saves as 20 different entries and are now similarily saved in bw. Adding all urls to one entry is really cumbersome, especially because most of the interfaces(eg. firefox and android) show the full url only after pressing ‘edit’.

You can already do this in the web vault.

@kspearrin You are correct, but only from your personal vault. You can’t do this from an organization vault.

I would also love to be able to change several item’s collections. Clicking each one to change what collection they need to go in gets a little tedious.


@hmhrex could you adjust the title on this one?

Select Multiple entries and applicable actions in Organizations

I am 100% with you on this one though… it’s a real pain if you share items from a personal vault, and forget to select the collection, then they all get dumped into the organization and moving them to the correct collection is a painful one at a time process


It’s really tedious to apply changes on items from the organizations vault page.

We are testing Bitwarden and desperately need multiple selection to be available at least for:

  • Items
  • Collections

In Organizations. Thanks!

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Not sure where to put this other than in this related topic.

Using the macOS Bitwarden client (1.16.10)… Using Edit->Select All to select multiple entries does very strange things with the UI… All items, all fields get selected and highlighted blue… everything… and then left that way regardless of what action you perform next.

I honestly feel like it’s embarrassing to even have to ask for this. It’s basic UX design. It should’ve been in there from day one.


It’s time by now. With a growing database its becoming a p.i.d.a. to manage entries. Especially in organisations…

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I imported all of my data from LastPass to try this out. I wanted to move items out of my personal vault so they only exist in the organization. So I exported them out of my personal vault as a csv and re-imported them into the organization allowing me to delete the duplicate copies in my personal vault.

Unfortunately they were all placed into Unassigned so I have to manually move them one-by-one to the correct collection. It’d be nice if I could Select All and change the collection for everything in my Unassigned.

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I am reviewing bitwarden against dashlane, 1password, lastpass for my business. When logged into my vault (not the organization vault), I can select multiple entries and select Options/Share which opens up a pop-up prompting me which collections I want to share those passwords to. However, when doing so, I also get a message in this pop-up saying that none of the selected credentials can be shared - full message below. Is this intended behavior?

"Choose an organization that you wish to share these items with. Sharing transfers ownership of the items to the organization. You will no longer be the direct owner of these items once they have been shared. You have selected 2 item(s). 0 items are sharable, 2 are not. "

It’s been more than two years since this was suggested. As already mentioned it’s basic UX design.

How is this not added yet? Even the Windows desktop app doesn’t allow you to select multiple items and move them around(drag&drop anyone?).

So for instance: instead of simply selecting multiple items and drag&drop them from one collection to another, one has to do the following steps:

  1. Select ONLY ONE item
  2. Click Edit button
  3. Scroll Down to Collections accordion
  4. Click Collections accordion
  5. Uncheck box of the current Collection
  6. Check box on the desired Collection
  7. Click Save

Now imagine having hundreds or god forbid thousands of items you need to move from one collection to another. 1000 * 7 = 7000 actions. Make sure you hire a data entry specialist for that one.

It’s on our radar, some parts are already in motion:

Am I missing something or is there still no Shift-Click?

The multi-select hasn’t been implemented yet. The commits above are just part of the work, but it is in motion.

What is the timeline on this? It’s nice that it’s in motion, but a two year timeline provides 0 actionable value for any corporation actually interested in this product. No system administrator that values their time will use this product till then.