About Login with SSO

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    What is Login with SSO?

    Login with SSO separates user authentication from Vault decryption by leveraging your existing Identity Provider (IdP) to authenticate users into their Bitwarden Vault and using Master Passwords for decryption of Vault data.

    Login with SSO currently supports SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect authentication for customers on the current Enterprise Plan.

    Users of Bitwarden authenticate into their vaults using the Enterprise Single Sign-On button located on the login screen of any Bitwarden client application. For more information, see Access Your Vault Using SSO.

    Administrators can configure Login with SSO in the Business Portal. For more information, see About the Business Portal.

    Enterprise Single Sign-On button
    Enterprise Single Sign-On button

    Enterprise Free Trial

    Login with SSO is available for all customers on the current Enterprise plan (for more information, see here). Customers are encouraged to participate in a 7 Day Free Trial of the current Enterprise Plan in order to test Login with SSO. For more information, see:

    If you are self-hosting Bitwarden, you will need to generate a new license file after starting your 7 Day Free Trial. We recommend using a separate Bitwarden instance for testing Login with SSO. For more information, see Licensing Paid Features.


    Login with SSO has the following requirements:

    Identity Server Requirements

    Your Identity Provider must support one of the following:

    • SAML 2.0
    • OpenID Connect (OIDC)

    Client Application Requirements

    Your Bitwarden client applications require the following versions:

    • Desktop Application: v1.2+
    • Browser Extension: v1.46+
    • Mobile App (Android or iOS): v2.6+
    • CLI: v1.12+ (Must run on systems with an available web browser)

    Self-Hosting Requirements

    If you are self-hosting Bitwarden, your installation must be on v1.37+.

    For information on updating your self-hosted instance, see Updating your Self-Hosted Installation.

    Workflow Diagram

    The following diagram is an overview of the workflow used by Bitwarden to authenticate using SSO:

    Bitwarden SSO Workflow
    Bitwarden SSO Workflow

    Next Steps

    For administrators configuring Login with SSO, see:

    For existing users, see:

    For more information, see:

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