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.