Event Logs

Category: Organizations
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    What are Event Logs?

    Event Logs are timestamped records of events that occur within your Organization. Event Logs are accessible to Admins and Owners from the Manage tab of your Organization Vault:

    Event Logs
    Event Logs

    Events Logs are exportable and accessible from the /events endpoint of the Bitwarden Public API.


    Event Logs record roughly 40 different types of events. The Event Logs screen captures a Timestamp for the event, client app information including application type and IP (accessed by hoving over the globe icon), the User connected to the event, and an Event description.


    Each Event is associated with type code (1000, 1001, etc.) that identifies the action captured by the event. Type codes are used by the Bitwarden Public API to identify the action documented by an event.

    All Event types are listed below, with their corresponding type codes:

    User Events

    • Logged In. (1000)
    • Changed account password. (1001)
    • Enabled/updated two-step login. (1002)
    • Disabled two-step login. (1003)
    • Recovered account from two-step login. (1004)
    • Login attempted failed with incorrect password. (1005)
    • Login attempt failed with incorrect two-step login. (1006)
    • Exported Vault. (1007)
    • User updated a password issued through Admin Password Reset. (1008)

    Item Events

    • Created item item-identifier. (1100)
    • Edited item item-identifier. (1101)
    • Permanently Deleted item item-identifier. (1102)
    • Created attachment for item item-identifier. (1103)
    • Deleted attachment for item item-identifier. (1104)
    • Shared item item-identifier. (1105)
    • Edited collections for item item-identifier (1106)
    • Viewed item item-identifier. (1107)
    • Viewed password for item item-identifier. (1108)
    • Viewed hidden field for item item-identifier. (1109)
    • Viewed security code for item item-identifier. (1110)
    • Copied password for item item-identifier. (1111)
    • Copied hidden field for item item-identifier. (1112)
    • Copied security code for item item-identifier. (1113)
    • Auto-filled item item-identifier. (1114)
    • Sent item item-identifier to trash. (1115)
    • Restored item item-identifier. (1116)
    • Viewed Card Number for item item-identifier. (1117)

    Collection Events

    • Created collection collection-identifier. (1300)
    • Edited collection collection-identifier. (1301)
    • Deleted collection collection-identifier. (1302)

    Group Events

    • Created group group-identifier. (1400)
    • Edited group group-identifier. (1401)
    • Deleted group group-identifier. (1402)

    Organization Events

    • Invited user user-identifier. (1500)
    • Confirmed user user-identifier. (1501)
    • Edited user user-identifier. (1502)
    • Removed user user-identifier. (1503)
    • Edited groups for user user-identifier. (1504)
    • Unlinked SSO. (1505)
    • user-identifier enrolled in Master Password Reset. (1506)
    • user-identifier withdrew from Master Password Reset. (1507)
    • Master Password was reset for user-identifier. (1508)
    • Reset SSO link for user user-identifier. (1509)
    • Edited organization settings. (1600)
    • Purged organization vault. (1601)
    • Organization Vault access by a managing Provider. (1603)
    • Updated a Policy. (1700)

    Provider Events

    When any of the above events is executed by a member of an administering Provider, the User column will record the name of the Provider. Additionally, a Provider-specific event will record whenever a member of an administering Provider accesses your Organization Vault:

    Provider Access Event
    Provider Access Event

    Export Events

    Exporting event logs will create a .csv of all events within the specified date range:

    Export Event Logs
    Export Event Logs

    For example:

    Logged in.,fa-globe,Web Vault - Chrome,1234abcd-56de-78ef-91gh-abcdef123456,Alice,alice@bitwarden.com,2021-06-14T14:22:23.331751Z,,User_LoggedIn
    Invited user zyxw9876.,fa-globe,Unknown,1234abcd-56de-78ef-91gh-abcdef123456,Alice,alice@bitwarden.com,2021-06-14T14:14:44.7566667Z,,OrganizationUser_Invited
    Edited organization settings.,fa-globe,Web Vault - Chrome,9876dcba-65ed-87fe-19hg-654321fedcba,Bob,bob@bitwarden.com,2021-06-07T17:57:08.1866667Z,,Organization_Updated

    API Responses

    Accessing Event Logs from the /events endpoint of the Bitwarden Public API will return a JSON response like the following:

      "object": "list",
      "data": [
          "object": "event",
          "type": 1000,
          "itemId": "string",
          "collectionId": "string",
          "groupId": "string",
          "policyId": "string",
          "memberId": "string",
          "actingUserId": "string",
          "date": "2020-11-04T15:01:21.698Z",
          "device": 0,
          "ipAddress": "xxx.xx.xxx.x"
      "continuationToken": "string"

    SIEM and External Systems Integrations

    When exporting data from Bitwarden into other systems, a combination of data from the Exports, API and CLI may be used to gather data. For example, using Bitwarden RESTful APIs to gather data around the structure of the organization:

    • GET /public/members returns the Members, Ids, and assigned groupIds
    • GET /public/groups returns all the Groups, Ids, assigned Collections, and their permissions
    • GET /public/collections returns all Collections, and their assigned Groups

    Once you have the unique ID for each member, group, and collection, you can now use the CLI tool to gather information using the CLI command bw-list retrieve the following items in JSON format:

    • Org Members
    • Items
    • Collections
    • Groups

    After gathering this data, you can join rows on their unique Ids to build a reference to all parts of your Bitwarden Organization. For more information on using the Bitwarden CLI, see The Bitwarden command-line tool (CLI).