How Bitwarden Works

Bitwarden helps you generate, save, and manage your logins safely and securely. You can also share secure information easily with others in your organization.

Best Free Password Manager 2021 CNET

Quickly share sensitive information

End-to-End Encryption

End-to-End Encryption

Lock your passwords and private information with end-to-end AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Cross-Platform Applications

Cross-Platform Applications

Secure and share sensitive data within your Bitwarden Vault from any browser, mobile device, or desktop application.

Global Community

Global Community

Align to the highest security standards with a global community of password security experts and Bitwarden users.

Bitwarden Send for Secure One-to-One Data Sharing

Now Available

Bitwarden Send for Secure One-to-One Data Sharing

Bitwarden Send allows users to transmit data directly to others, while maintaining security and limiting exposure.

    Bitwarden for You

    Bitwarden for You

    Password managers secure and protect your online data in the face of rising cybercrime threats.

    Bitwarden makes it easy to generate, store, and secure unique usernames and passwords from any location or device. Create your free account and invite a friend or family member to join your free two person organization.

    Create Your Free Account
    Bitwarden for Business

    Bitwarden for Business

    Businesses choose trusted password managers to set a secure foundation for their company.

    Bitwarden is open source and secures your private information with end-to-end encryption. Start a free trial for your organization and empower your team to store, access, and share sensitive data from any device.

    Start a Business Free Trial

    Platform Features and Benefits

    Secure Password Sharing

    Share your encrypted data quickly and easily, and only with the users or teams who need access

    Cross-Platform Accessibility

    Access critical data in your Bitwarden vault from any location, browser, and device

    Cloud-Based or Self-Host

    Get up and running in minutes in the cloud or you can self-host Bitwarden for complete data control

    Security Audit & Compliance

    Open source and third-party audited, Bitwarden complies with Privacy Shield, GDPR, CCPA regulations

    Vault Health Reports

    Access insightful reports to reveal weak, reused passwords, and other helpful data security metrics

    Directory Sync

    Our powerful Directory Connector streamlines user and group onboarding and keeps them in sync

    Always-On Support

    Our Customer Success agents are available to support you around the clock

    Detailed Event Logs

    Bitwarden creates audit trails to help you keep track of user and group access to sensitive data

    Flexible Integrations

    Unite your existing systems with Bitwarden using SSO integration, Directory services, or powerful APIs

    Install and Sync All Of Your Devices

    Our secure cloud syncing features allow you to access your data from anywhere, on any device! Your vault is conveniently optimized for use on desktop, laptop, mobile devices.

    View All Download Options

    Bitwarden has become a popular choice among open source software advocates. After using it for a few months, I can see why.

    Bitwarden has become a popular choice among open source software advocates. After using it for a few months, I can see why.

    Proven Security and Transparency

    Open Source Security

    Being open source is one of the most important features of the Bitwarden platform.

    We believe source code transparency should be a requirement for online security solutions like ours, and at Bitwarden, we are proud to work alongside our open source community to help us set new, higher security standards for password and sensitive data management on a global scale––and ultimately, make the online world a safer place.

    Open Source Security

    End-to-End Encryption

    With Bitwarden, all of your data is fully encrypted before it ever leaves your device, and only you have access to managing it. Even the Bitwarden team cannot unlock your protected data. Bitwarden seals your sensitive information with end-to-end AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
    End-to-End Encryption

    3rd Party Audited

    In addition to our open source codebase and public bug bounty program, we also understand the need for official security assessments and penetration testing from reputable third-party sources. Bitwarden has completed a thorough security audit and cryptographic analysis from the security experts at Cure53.
    3rd Party Audited

    Have questions? We're here to help.

    Additional Resources

    © 2023 Bitwarden, Inc.