The short answer is yes - passwords stored in Bitwarden can be changed. So when setting up Bitwarden, for the first time, you can save the existing password for the relevant website. In the future, when you have set up Bitwarden and you then create a new password for a new website, that can be saved directly in Bitwarden if you have installed the Browser extension.
Bitwarden doesn’t create new passwords for the websites you are using - it is just a secure store for all your passwords. When creating new passwords, this must still be done via the relevant application.
You must distinguish between the ‘Master password’ you set for gaining access to your password manager, and the passwords of the different websites you will be storing in the password manager. The idea is that you only need to remember one strong password to gain access to all the passwords for sites stored in the vault. You should aim to have a unique password for every site you use online. With a password manager, you don’t need to remember your passwords for every site.
Yes - you will use the Vault - that is where all the encrypted passwords are stored.
Start learning about the functionality of Bitwarden using an existing website where you have an account. For example the course website.
Save the exiting password for the course site (or any website) in Bitwarden
Log into that site by retrieving the password from Bitwarden.
Change the password for a website and record the new password.
I am confused a little, it sounds like I will be 'login to my site, ‘from Bitwarden’ Does this mean Bitwarden is a ‘Browser’ from which I will be login to any of my sites? If yes, then does that mean my browser will be ‘Bitwarden’? More questions if this is so??
No - you won’t log in to web sites from Bitwarden.
You will log into websites via your preferred browser in the usual way.
However, there are Bitwarden browser extensions you can install for your preffered Browser that will connect to your Bitwarden Vault online and enable you to auto-complete the username and password fields from the Browser when you log into a website. Bitwarden is not logging you in - its just helping you access your passwords conveniently.
Watch the help videos, keep trying and when you achieve your first log in using password retrieval from Bitwarden - it will all make sense.
Here is a quick demo. I have the Bitwarden extension installed for my Firefox Browser.
In this short video, you will see the log in pop-up window showing for the EDT4OL course website. I click on the Bitwarden browser extension icon (which I installed previously), select the website for the stored password in Bitwarden, and you will see how it autocompletes the login form using my stored credentials.
In short,I’m logging in to the website via my normal browser. The Bitwarden browser extension is used to populate the username and password fields.
However, you can access your passwords via the web link to your vault (i.e. the screenshot image you provided). This method will require that you copy your username / password from your vault page and then go to the site where you want to log in (preferably in a different tab or window) an paste this into the relevant field of the log in page you want to access. This copy and paste method will not autofill the password fields from your browsers. To do this - you will first need to install the browser plugin as descried above.
Nope - creating a shortcut will simply link to your vault page. To auto-fill passwords from your browser - you must install the browser plugin.
I won’t be able to view the link you shared to your Vault item - because that requires secure access via your Bitwarden master password (don’t share your Bitwarden master password with anyone!).
That vault item link should take you to the password record saved in your Vault - (i.e. the site URL, username, and password stored in the system.) It is not used to open the specific website. Bitwarden is used to store your access credentials - it is not used as a direct link to open your stored websites.
The normal workflow process is:
Go to the website you want to access by entering the URL or accessing via a saved bookmark.
Open Bitwarden (Which you can access via weblink, browser extensio (if installed) or a desktop version installed on your computer.)
Search for the website in your vault to retrieve the password credentials. Think of the password manager as the digital equivalent of a piece of paper where you have stored access credentials for different websites. Its not use to open the website you want to access - its a secure place to store passwords so that you don’t need to remember them.
As far as I can see, it looks like you have pinned the Bitwarden website to your task bar in the Browser. This will open your Bitwarden vault (via the website) so you can copy and paste your passwords across to the site you want to login to.
Exactly so, I have to copy and paste my password to open! I have tried to download and install the browser extension however, I guess I have to keep doing it?? I will follow the instruction again. Thank you for your patience Dr Wayne @mackiwg
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