Mastering Bitwarden Identities: Safeguarding Your Critical Information

The Bitwarden password manager allows users to store a variety of information, including usernames, passwords, secure notes, and credit cards. This data is encrypted in the user’s vault and can be unlocked with a master password, PIN, or biometric feature. However, Bitwarden also offers an Identity feature for storing sensitive personal information such as names, contact details, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and more. This feature provides an extra layer of security for particularly sensitive data.

To create an Identity in Bitwarden, users need a valid Bitwarden account, which is available with both free and paid plans. In the Bitwarden app, users can unlock their vault and click on the plus sign to create a new item. From the right pane, users can select Identity from the Type drop-down and fill out all necessary information. To better protect sensitive information such as Social Security and passport numbers, users can choose the “Hidden” option from the Custom Fields section and leave those fields blank.

Additionally, users can enable the Master Password re-prompt option to further secure Hidden custom fields. Once all necessary information is filled out, users can save the Identity, providing an extra layer of protection for sensitive data. Overall, Bitwarden’s Identity feature offers a secure way to store and protect sensitive personal information.