Two-step Login via Email

Category: Two-step Login
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    Two-step Login using email is available for free to all Bitwarden users.

    Setup Email Verification

    Complete the following steps to enable Two-step Login using email:


    Losing access to your Two-step Login linked email can permanently lock you out of your Vault, unless you write down and keep your Two-step Login Recovery Code in a safe place or have an alternate Two-step Login method enabled and available.

    Get your Recovery Code from the Two-step Login screen immediately after enabling any method.

    1. Log in to your Web Vault.
    2. Select Settings from the top navigation bar.
    3. Select Two-step Login from the left-side menu.
    4. Locate the Email option and select the Manage button:

      Select the Manage button
      Select the Manage button

      You will be prompted to enter your Master Password to continue.

    5. Enter the email that you wish you receive verification codes and click the Send Email button.
    6. Check your inbox for the 6 digit verification code. Enter the code in the dialog box in your Web Vault and select the Enable button.

      A green Enabled message will indicate that Two-step Login via Email has been enabled.

    7. Select the Close button and confirm that the Email option is enabled, as indicated by a green checkbox ( ).

    When you setup Two-step Login, you should logout of all your Bitwarden apps to immediately activate Two-step Login for each app. You will eventually be logged out automatically.

    Use Email Verification

    The following assumes that Email is your highest-priority enabled method. Complete the following steps to access your Vault using Two-step Login:

    1. Log in to your Bitwarden Vault on any any app and enter your Email Address and Master Password.

      You will be prompted to Enter the 6 digit verification code that was emailed to your configured email.

    2. Check your inbox for the 6 digit verification code. Enter this code on the Vault login screen.


      Check the Remember Me box to remember your device for 30 days. Remembering your device will mean you won’t be required to complete your Two-step Login step.

    3. Select Continue to finish logging in.

    You will not be required to complete your secondary Two-step Login step to Unlock your Vault once logged in. For help configuring Log Out vs. Lock behavior, see Vault Timeout Options.