Vault Health Reports

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    Vault Health Reports can be used to evaluate the security of your Bitwarden Personal or Organization Vault.

    Note

    Vault Health Reports are available for Premium users, including members of Paid Organizations (Families, Teams, or Enterprise).

    View a Report

    Complete the following steps to view any Vault Health Report for your Personal Vault:

    1. Log in to the Web Vault.
    2. Select Tools from the top navigation bar.
    3. Select a report from the Reports section of the left menu.

    Complete the following steps to view any Vault Health Reports for your Organization Vault:

    1. Log in to the Web Vault and open your Organization.
    2. In your Organization, open the Tools tab.

      Organization Reports
      Organization Reports
    3. Select a report from the Reports section of the left menu.

    Available Reports

    Exposed Passwords Report

    The Exposed Passwords Report identifies passwords that have been uncovered in known data breaches that were released publicly or sold on the dark web by hackers.

    This report uses a trusted web service to search the first 5 digits of the hash of all your passwords in a database of known leaked passwords. The returned matching list of hashes is then locally compared with the full hash of your passwords. That comparison is only done locally to preserve your k-anonymity.

    Once identified, you should create a new password for offending accounts or services.

    Tip

    Why use the first 5 digits of password hashes?

    If the report was performed with your actual passwords, it doesn’t matter if they were exposed or not, you would be voluntarily leaking it to the service. This report’s result may not mean your individual account has been compromised, rather that you are using a password that has been found in these databases of exposed passwords, however you should avoid using leaked and non-unique passwords.

    Reused Passwords Report

    The Reused Passwords Report identifies non-unique passwords in your Vault. Reusing the same password for multiple services can allow hackers to easily gain access to more of your online accounts when one service is breached.

    Once identified, you should create a unique password for offending accounts or services.

    Weak Passwords Report

    The Weak Passwords Report identifies weak passwords that can easily be guessed by hackers and automated tools that are used to crack passwords, sorted by severity of the weakness. The Bitwarden Password Generator can help you create stronger passwords.

    Once identified, you should use Bitwarden’s Password Generator to create a strong password for offending accounts or services.

    Unsecured Websites Report

    The Unsecured Websites Report identifies Login items that use unsecured (http://) schemes in URIs. It’s much safer to use https:// to encrypt communications with TLS/SSL. To learn more, see Using URIs.

    Once identified, you should change offending URIs from http:// to https://.

    Inactive 2FA Report

    The Inactive 2FA Report identifies Login items where:

    • Two-factor Authentication (2FA) via TOTP is available from the service
    • You have not stored a TOTP Authenticator Key

    Two-factor Authentication (2FA) is an important security step that helps secure your accounts. If any website offers it, you should always enable 2FA. Offending items are identified by cross-referencing URI-data with data from https://2fa.directory/.

    Once identified, setup 2FA using the Instructions hyperlink for each offending item:

    Data Breach Report (Personal Vaults only)

    The Data Breach Report identifies compromised data (email addresses, passwords, credit cards, DoB, etc.) in known breaches, using a service called Have I Been Pwned (HIBP).

    A “breach” is defined by HIBP as “an incident where data is inadvertantly exposed in a vulnerable system, usually due to insufficient access controls or security weaknesses in the software”. For more information, refer to HIBP’s FAQs documentation.

    Note

    If you are self-hosting Bitwarden, in order to run the Data Breach Report report in your instance you will need to buy an HIBP subscription key that will authorize you to make calls to the API, obtained here.

    Once you have the key, open your ./bwdata/env/global.override.env and REPLACE the placeholders value for globalSettings__hibpApiKey with your purchased API key:

    globalSettings__hibpApiKey=REPLACE
    

    For more information, see Configure Environment Variables.