Set up two-step login (2FA)

Two-step login (or two-factor authentication) greatly increases the security of your account by requiring you to complete a secondary step while logging into Bitwarden (in addition to your master password). Even if someone were to discover your master password, they could not log into your Bitwarden account without access to the secondary step. You can read more about two-step login here. We recommend that all users activate and use two-step login with their Bitwarden account.

Bitwarden supports two-step login using the following methods:



  • Duo Security with Duo Push, SMS, phone call, and U2F security keys, → setup
  • YubiKey (any 4/5 series device or YubiKey NEO/NFC), → setup
  • FIDO U2F (any FIDO U2F certified key), → setup

You can enable multiple two-step login methods. If you have multiple two-step login methods enabled, the order of preference for the default method that is displayed while logging in is as follows: FIDO U2F → YubiKey → Duo → Authenticator app → Email. You can manually switch to and use any method during login, however.

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