Single Host App on the Desktop That Plugins Use to Access Vaults


Having used a number of different password managers over the years, most of them have generally used a single ‘host’ app that is installed in the desktop (whether Mac or Windows) that the browser plugins would hook into to access the vaults. So if the ‘host’ app is unlocked, the plugins in the browser can access the data. I may not be explaining this very well, but hopefully you get what I mean.

With Bitwarden however, the ‘host’ app along with the browser plugins are all independent apps that each require their own separate login. Are there any plans to move towards the more centralised approach I mentioned above? And if not, could you tell me what are the benefits / advantages of the current approach that Bitwarden has chosen?

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