Import Data from Dashlane

Category: Import & Export
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    Use this article for help exporting data from Dashlane and importing into Bitwarden. Dashlane data exports are currently available in different formats depending on which application you are using.


    If you’re using the Dashlane Windows Desktop app or “Legacy” macOS app, export your data as a .json file and use the Dashlane importer on the ToolsImport Data page in your Bitwarden Web Vault:

    Import Dashlane .json
    Import Dashlane .json

    Export from Dashlane Web App

    If you don’t have the option of exporting your Dashlane data as .json (see the above Tip), you will need to export a .csv and edit it to fit the Bitwarden import format:

    1. In the Dashlane Web app, select My account from the navigation and select the Export Data option:

      Export Data from Dashlane
      Export Data from Dashlane

      Depending on how recently you logged in, you may be prompted to enter your Master Password to proceed.

    2. From the Export data list, select the Export to CSV button.

    Condition your CSV

    Dashlane exports a .zip archive with 1 .csv for each item type (Passwords, Secure Notes, Personal Info, etc.). For this guide, we’ll focus on conditioning and importing the credentials.csv file to import your Login data:

    1. Extract the .zip you downloaded from the Dashlane Web App and open the credentials.csv file. This file will have the following header:


      The remaining steps will walk you through editing the above Dashlane format to following Bitwarden format:

    2. First, you’ll need to move and rename some columns. The following table describes what to do with each existing column in the Dashlane credentials.csv file. We recommend using a spreadsheet program to make these edits.


      You’ll need to add more columns later on, so take column numbering literally. For example, at the end of this step, you should have category in the first column, name in the 4th column, and 2 empty columns in between.

      Column Name What To Do
      username Rename to login_username and move to the 9th column.
      username2 If you have more than 1 username per item, create a fields column in the 6th position and change the cell/entry to "username2: second_username".
      username3 If you have more than 1 username per item, create a fields column in the 6th position and change the cell/entry to "username3: second_username".
      title Rename to name and move to the 4th column.
      password Rename to login_password and move to 10th column.
      note Rename to notes and move to the 5th column.
      url Remove to login_uri and move to the 8th column.
      category Rename to folder and move to the 1st column.
      otpSecret Rename to login_totp and move to 11th column.
    3. Next, you’ll need to add additional columns to the .csv. The following table describes what columns to create and where to place them in the file:

      Column Name What To Do
      favorite Create in 2nd column and enter a 1 for any item you want in your Favorites.
      type Create in 3rd column and enter login for all items.
      fields If you didn’t already, create in 6th column and leave blank for all items without username2 or username3 values.
      reprompt Create in the 7th column and enter a 1 for any item you want to be prompted for you Master Password to view. This is similar to Dashlane’s Always require Master Password option.

    Once you’re done, double-check that your .csv file matches the following format:


    Import to Bitwarden

    Importing to Bitwarden can only be done from the Web Vault or CLI. Data is encrypted locally before being sent to the server for storage. To import your data:

    1. In the Web Vault, select Tools from the top navigation bar.
    2. Select Import Data from the left-hand Tools menu.
    3. From the format dropdown, select Bitwaden (csv).
    4. Select the Choose File button and aff the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.


      Import to Bitwarden can’t check whether items in the file to import are duplicates of items in your Vault. This means that importing multiple files will create duplicate Vault items if an item is in both the Vault and the file being imported.

    5. Select the Import Data button to complete your import.
    6. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

    Currently, file attachments are not included in Bitwarden import operations and will need to be uploaded to your Vault manually. For more information, see File Attachments.