Bitwarden

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Bitwarden
Bitwarden Logo Horizontal.png
Bitwarden Desktop MacOS.png
Developer(s)8bit Solutions LLC
Initial releaseAugust 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)
Stable release
Android17.4.18 / October 26, 2019; 31 days ago (2019-10-26)[1]
iOS2.2.5 / October 8, 2019; 49 days ago (2019-10-08)[2]
Desktop1.16.6 / October 1, 2019; 56 days ago (2019-10-01)[3]
Command-Line Interface1.8.0 / October 7, 2019; 50 days ago (2019-10-07) [4]
Chrome Web Store1.41.0 / July 30, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-07-30)[5]
Firefox Add-ons1.41.0 / July 31, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-07-31)[6]
Repositorygithub.com/bitwarden
Written inTypeScript and C#
Operating systemLinux, macOS, Windows, Android, iOS
Available inMultilingual
TypePassword manager
LicenseGNU GPLv3 and AGPLv3
Websitebitwarden.com

Bitwarden is a free and open-source password management service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. The Bitwarden platform offers a variety of client applications including a web interface, desktop applications, browser extensions, mobile apps, and a CLI.[7] Bitwarden offers a cloud-hosted service as well as the ability to deploy the solution on-premise.[8]

History[edit]

Bitwarden debuted in August 2016 with an initial release of mobile applications for iOS and Android, browser extensions for Chrome and Opera, and a web vault. The browser extension for Firefox was later launched in February 2017.[9]

In February 2017, the Brave web browser began including the Bitwarden extension as an optional replacement password manager.[10]

In January 2018, the Bitwarden browser extension was adapted and released to Apple's Safari browser through the Safari Extensions Gallery.[11]

In February 2018, Bitwarden debuted as a stand-alone desktop app for macOS, Linux, and Windows. The app was built as web app variant of the browser extension and delivered on top of Electron.[12] The Windows app joined the Bitwarden extension for Microsoft Edge in the Microsoft Store a month later.[13][14]

In March 2018, Bitwarden’s web vault was criticized for embedding unconstrained third-party JavaScript from BootstrapCDN, Braintree, Google, and Stripe. These embedded scripts could pose as an attack vector to gain unauthorized access to Bitwarden user’s passwords.[15] These third-party scripts were removed and eliminated the risk as part of the Bitwarden 2.0 Web Vault update that was released in July 2018.[16]

In May 2018, Bitwarden released a CLI application enabling users to write scripted applications using data from their Bitwarden vault.[17]

In June 2018, Cliqz performed a privacy and security review of the Bitwarden for Firefox browser extension and concluded that it wouldn't negatively impact their users. Following the review, Bitwarden was made available as an optional password manager in the Cliqz web browser.[18]

In October 2018, Bitwarden completed a security assessment, code audit, and cryptographic analysis from third-party security auditing firm Cure53.[19][20][21]

Features[edit]

  • Open-source codebase[22]
  • Cloud-synchronization
  • Items types such as Logins, Secure Notes, Credit Cards, and Identities
  • Secure sharing of vault items with other Bitwarden users
  • Auto-fill login information into websites and other applications[23]
  • Password generator
  • Two-factor authentication via authenticator apps, email, Duo,[24] YubiKey,[25] and FIDO U2F
  • File attachments[26]
  • TOTP key storage and code generator
  • Data breach reports and password exposure checks through Have I Been Pwned?
  • Cross-platform client applications[7]
  • Self-host the Bitwarden server on-premise[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bitwarden Password Manager - Apps on Google Play". play.google.com.
  2. ^ "‎Bitwarden Password Manager". App Store.
  3. ^ Releases · bitwarden/desktop · GitHub, Bitwarden
  4. ^ Releases · bitwarden/cli · GitHub, Bitwarden
  5. ^ "Bitwarden - Free Password Manager". chrome.google.com.
  6. ^ "Bitwarden - Free Password Manager – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox (en-US)". addons.mozilla.org.
  7. ^ a b "Open Source Password Management Solutions". Bitwarden. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Installing and deploying". Bitwarden Help Center. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bitwarden: Add-ons for Firefox". Mozilla. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Brave Features". Brave Software. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Brinkmann, Martin (March 1, 2018). "Bitwarden Desktop App released". gHacks Tech News. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Stephenson, Brad (April 26, 2018). "Password manager Bitwarden launches in the Microsoft Store". OnMsft. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Thorp-Lancaster, Dan (September 11, 2017). "Bitwarden password manager extension comes to Microsoft Edge". Windows Central. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Daniel, Aleksandersen (March 13, 2018). "Why I migrated from LastPass to Bitwarden". Ctrl blog. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  15. ^ Daniel, Aleksandersen (March 13, 2018). "Update after 3 months with Bitwarden". Ctrl blog. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "The Bitwarden Command-line Tool". Bitwarden Blog. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  17. ^ Greif, Björn (June 6, 2018). "Password manager Bitwarden now available in Cliqz Browser". Cliqz blog. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Bitwarden Completes Third-party Security Audit". Bitwarden Blog. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Results of Bitwarden security audit published". gHacks Tech News. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Bitwarden Passes Third Party Security Audit". the Mac Observer. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "Bitwarden on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  22. ^ "Auto-fill logins using the browser extension". Bitwarden Help Center. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  23. ^ "Ready Partners". Duo Security. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  24. ^ "Bitwarden Premium". Yubico. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  25. ^ "Using file attachments". Bitwarden Help Center. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

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