Import Data to your Vault
Bitwarden provides a data import tool for easy migration from any password management solution to your personal Vault or Organization Vault. You can also use the data import tool to import from one Bitwarden Vault to another, or to import a Bitwarden Encrypted Export.
For a full list of supported import formats, see What file formats does Bitwarden support for import?, or use one of these articles for importing from the most popular solutions:
- Import from LastPass
- Import from 1Password
- Import from Firefox
- Import from Google Chrome
- Import from Password Safe
Import to your Personal Vault
Importing data to Bitwarden can only be done from the Web Vault.
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To import your data:
- In the Web Vault, select Tools from the top navigation bar.
- Select Import Data from the left-hand Tools menu.
From the format dropdown, choose a File Format (see What file formats does Bitwarden support for import?).
Select the Choose File button and add the file to import.
Import to Bitwarden can’t check whether items in the file to import are duplicative of items in your Vault. This means that importing multiple files will create duplicative Vault items if an item is already in the Vault and in the file to import.
- Select the Import Data button to complete your import.
Length-related Import Errors
The following error messages, typically received when attempting to import a
.csv, indicate that an item in your import file has a specified value that exceeds the allowed encrypted character limit for its field type:
To solve this issue, open the
.csv file in a text editor or spreadsheet program and remove or reduce the character count of the offending item. Bitwarden won’t import your
.csv file until it is free of offenses. The contents of the error messages contain several pieces of pertinent data to help you identify the offending item. For example, in the above example:
identifies the index number where the offending item is located, adjusted to match row numbering in most spreadsheet programs.
[Login]identifies the Vault item
typeof the offending item.
nameof the offending item.
Notesindicates the field (column) where the character limit is exceeded.
10000indicates the character limit allowed for that field (column).
On import to Bitwarden, the character count of any given field is increased due to encryption, meaning that an 8000-character
Notesfield in your
.csvwill scale to 10,000+ characters when it comes into contact with Bitwarden, triggering this error. As a rule of thumb, character counts will grow between 30-50% when encrypted.
If you continue to have trouble locating the offending item using the data provided in the error, it may help to focus first on notes as these are frequently the cause of this error.