Unlock with PIN

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    Bitwarden can be configured to accept a Personal Identification Number (PIN) as a method to unlock your Vault. PINs can only be used to unlock your Vault, you will still be required to log in to your Vault with your Master Password and any enabled Two-step Login Method.

    Enable Unlock with PIN

    Unlock with PIN can be enabled for Bitwarden Browser Extensions, Mobile Apps, and Desktop Apps:

    Enable for Browser Extensions

    Complete the following steps to enable Unlock with PIN in your Browser Extension:

    1. Open the Settings tab.
    2. In the Security section, check the Unlock with PIN checkbox.
    3. Enter the desired PIN code in the input box. PIN codes can be any combination of characters (a-z, 0-9, $, #, etc.).

      Tip

      Optional: The pre-checked option Lock with master password on browser restart will require you to enter your Master Password instead of a PIN when your browser restarts. If you want to be able to unlock with a PIN when your browser restarts, uncheck this option.

    Regardless of whether you use the Lock with master password on browser restart option, your PIN settings will remain until you log out of Bitwarden.

    Once enabled, you’ll be prompted to Verify PIN to unlock the Browser Extension.

    Enable for Desktop Apps

    Complete the following steps to enable Unlock with PIN in your Browser Extension:

    1. Open your Settings (on Windows, FileSettings) (on macOS, BitwardenPreferences).
    2. In the Security section, check the Unlock with PIN checkbox.
    3. Enter the desired PIN code in the input box. PIN codes can be any combination of characters (a-z, 0-9, $, #, etc.).

      Tip

      Optional: The pre-checked option Lock with master password on restart will require you to enter your Master Password instead of a PIN when your app restarts. If you want to be able to unlock with a PIN when your app restarts, uncheck this option.

    Regardless of whether you use the Lock with master password on restart option, your PIN settings will remain until you log out of Bitwarden.

    Once enabled, you’ll be prompted to Verify PIN to unlock the Desktop App.

    Enable for Mobile Apps

    Complete the following steps to enable Unlock with PIN in your Browser Extension:

    1. Open the Settings tab.
    2. In the Security section, tap the Unlock with PIN code option.
    3. Enter the desired PIN code in the input box and tap Submit. PIN codes can be any combination of characters (a-z, 0-9, $, #, etc.).

      Tip

      A dialog box will appear asking Do you want to require unlocking with your master password when the application is restarted? Tap Yes to require you to enter your Master Password instead of a PIN after your apps restarts. Tap No to be able to unlock with a PIN after your app restarts.

    Regardless of whether you use the Lock with master password on app restart option, your PIN settings will remain until you log out of Bitwarden.

    Once enabled, you’ll be prompted to Verify PIN to unlock the Mobile App.

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