Export Vault Data

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    Bitwarden allows you to export your personal Vault data from any client application, or an Organization Vault from the Web Vault or CLI. Exports can be downloaded as plaintext .json or .csv files, or as a .json Encrypted Export.

    Bitwarden recommends using .json for a more complete option for standard backup procedures as .csv exports will not export Cards or Identities. For information on the format of Bitwarden .csv and .json exports, see Condition a Bitwarden .csv or .json.

    Vault Exports will not include File Attachments or Items in the Trash.

    Warning

    Unless you’re using an Encrypted Export, do not store or send the exported file over insecure channels, like email, and delete the file immediately after use.

    Export a Personal Vault

    Export your Personal Vault data from any client application:

    From the Web Vault

    1. Select Tools from the top navigation bar.
    2. Select Export Vault from the left-hand Tools menu.
    3. On the Export Vault page:
      • Select a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)).
      • Enter your Master Password.
    4. Select the Export Vault button to download your Vault Export. You will be prompted to specify a location for download.

    From the Mobile App

    1. Tap the Settings tab.
    2. Scroll down to the Tools section, and tap Export Vault.
    3. On the Export Vault page:
      • Select a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)).
      • Enter your Master Password.
    4. Select the Export Vault button to download your Vault Export. You will be prompted to specify a location for download.

    From the Browser Extension

    1. Open the Settings tab.
    2. Scroll down to the Tools section, and select Export Vault.
    3. On the Export Vault page:
      • Select a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)).
      • Enter your Master Password.
    4. Select the Export Vault button to download your Vault Export. You will be prompted to specify a location for download.

    From the Desktop App

    1. Navigate to FileExport Vault.
    2. In the Export Vault window:
      • Select a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)).
      • Enter your Master Password.
    3. Select the Submit button to download your Vault Export. You will be prompted to specify a location for download.

    From the CLI

    Use the bw export command to export your Vault data. By default, bw export will create a .csv export in the current working directory.

    You may pass the following options with the bw export command:

    • --output <filePath> to specify a saving location of your choice.
    • --format <format> to specify the file format as csv (default), json, or encrypted_json.

    Export an Organization Vault

    Admins and Owners may export their Organization Vault from the Web Vault or CLI:

    From the Web Vault

    1. Open your Organization and select the Tools tab.

      Export Organization Vault
      Export Organization Vault
    2. Select Export Vault from the left-hand Tools menu.
    3. On the Export Vault page:
      • Select a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)).
      • Enter your Master Password.
    4. Select the Export Vault button to download your Vault Export. You will be prompted to specify a location for download.

    From the CLI

    From the Bitwarden CLI application, use the bw export command with the --organizationid <orgId> option to export your Organization Vault.

    Note

    Retrieve your <orgId> value using the command: bw list organizations.

    By default, bw export will create a .csv export in the current working directory, however you may pass the following options with the command:

    • --output <filePath> to specify a saving location of your choice.
    • --format <format> to specify the file format as csv (default), json, or encrypted_json.

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