When sharing passwords within an organization, taking steps to make sure that those passwords remain secure is a necessary part of your day. We’re happy to announce that Bitwarden is releasing another layer to obscure your shared secrets - the ability to hide passwords!
This function lives life as a simple, but powerful checkbox. When assigning a collection to a group or user, simply select the “Hide Passwords” box to enable it.
Doing so will perform several actions:
Disable the “show password” button for all passwords in the collection
Disable the “copy” option for passwords in this collection
Disable the “copy” function from any hidden fields on the items
Hide TOTP Authentication seeds from all login items in the collection
Credentials in these collections will essentially be autofill-only, so make sure that you and your teams are good-to-go once enabled. Keep in mind that a separate collection for these most-sensitive secrets may be a good idea.
For more on how to use the autofill functions of Bitwarden, check out these helpful links:
Please note that this function is indeed a great step in security through obscurity, but as always - please treat any shared credentials, hidden or not, as if they’d been spoken about freely over a cup of coffee! Meaning while you can ‘hide’ the passwords from general users, a sophisticated technical user can still ferret out the original password.
For non-hidden information about this feature, check out our help center article here.
Here’s looking 👀 at you!