Support browser integration for "unlock with biometrics" for homebrew installs

Currently, the macOS desktop app must be installed via the Mac App Store (MAS) in order to use biometrics to unlock the vault in the browser. I am requesting the ability to use biometric unlock in the browser without installing via the Mac App Store.

Steps to reproduce:

  • brew install --cask bitwarden
  • launch and log in to app
  • go to settings, click “Allow browser integration”
  • see error:

Browser integration not supported
Unfortunately browser integration is only supported in the Mac App Store version for now.

Why this is important to me:

Longer passphrases are more secure, but take longer to enter. So if I have to enter my password too frequently, I’m more likely to get annoyed and set the password to something shorter. Biometrics solve this neatly. I don’t install any apps from the app store right now. I don’t have an Apple ID and I don’t want one. I don’t want to complicate my install/update process further.

See also: [brew installation] Error while enabling browser integration. · Issue #3637 · bitwarden/clients · GitHub