Searching the vault
Bitwarden indexes your vault using a full-text search programming library called Lunr. Lunr provides the ability to invoke high-performance search queries against your vault to quickly find what you need with great accuracy.
Applications that use full-text search
The following Bitwarden applications provide full-text searching capabilities and are applicable to the information this article:
- Web vault
- Desktop applications
- Browser extensions
This article does not apply to the following Bitwarden applications, which provide only basic search capabilities:
- Mobile apps
The following fields from items in your vault are indexed and are searchable:
shortid- First 8 characters of the item’s id.
organizationid- Id of the item’s organization (if it belongs to one).
subtitle- Login username, card brand + last four, and identity name.
fields- Name and value. Only “text” type field values are included.
attachments- File name
login.uris- Only the URI’s hostname value.
The asterisk character (
*) provides the ability to perform wildcard searches in your vault. Examples:
The following fields automatically include leading and trailing wildcards while performing normal search queries:
It is not necessary to provide wildcards if you are searching for information in these fields.
Starting your search query with a greater than character (
>) enables the full power of Lunr search queries.
Advanced Search Examples
>bitwarden*- Search all fields for a term that starts with “bitwarden”.
>notes:something- Search the notes field for the term “something”.
>login.username:jsmith- Search the username field on items of type login for the term “jsmith”.
>+organizationid:*- Search for all items that belong to an organization.
>-organizationid:*- Search for all items that do not belong to an organization (items that you own).
>+foo bar -baz- Search for items that must contain “foo”, might contain “bar” and must not contain “baz”.
Learn more about writing advanced search queries using Lunr’s searching guide.
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