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Condition a Bitwarden .csv or .json

This article defines the format you should use when manually conditioning a .csv or .json for import into Bitwarden. This format is identical to that used by .csv or .json files created by exporting your Bitwarden vault.

Make sure that you're using the right format depending on whether you're importing data to your vault or to an Organization vault.

Condition a .csv

tip

Bitwarden .csv files will only handle logins and secure notes. If you need to import or export identities and cards as well, use JSON.

For your Personal Vault

Create a UTF-8 encoded plaintext file with the following header as the first line in the file:

folder,favorite,type,name,notes,fields,reprompt,login_uri,login_username,login_password,login_totp

For example:

folder,favorite,type,name,notes,fields,reprompt,login_uri,login_username,login_password,login_totp
Social,1,login,Twitter,,,0,twitter.com,me@example.com,password123,
,,login,EVGA,,,,https://www.evga.com/support/login.asp,hello@bitwarden.com,fakepassword,TOTPSEED123
,,login,My Bank,Bank PIN is 1234,"PIN: 1234",,https://www.wellsfargo.com/home.jhtml,john.smith,password123456,
,,note,My Note,"This is a secure note.",,,,,

When importing this file, select Bitwarden (csv) as your file format.

Download sample csv

For your Organization

Create a UTF-8 encoded plaintext file with the following header as the first line in the file:

collections,type,name,notes,fields,reprompt,login_uri,login_username,login_password,login_totp

For example,

collections,type,name,notes,fields,reprompt,login_uri,login_username,login_password,login_totp
"Social,Marketing",login,Twitter,,,0,twitter.com,me@example.com,password123,
"Finance",login,My Bank,Bank PIN is 1234,"PIN: 1234",0,https://www.wellsfargo.com/home.jhtml,john.smith,password123456,
,login,EVGA,,,https://www.evga.com/support/login.asp,hello@bitwarden.com,fakepassword,TOTPSEED123
,note,My Note,"This is a secure note.",,,,,

When importing this file, select Bitwarden (csv) as your file format.

Download sample csv

Minimum Required Values

You may not have data for all the values shown in the above formats, however most are optional. In order for the Bitwarden .csv importer to function properly, you are only required to have the following values for any given object:

folder,favorite,type,name,notes,fields,reprompt,login_uri,login_username,login_password,login_totp
,,login,Login Name,,,,,,
,,note,Secure Note Name,,,,,,

Condition a .json

For your Personal Vault

Create a UTF-8 encoded plaintext file in the following format:

{
  "folders": [
    {
      "id": "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx",
      "name": "Folder Name"
    },
    ...
  ],
  "items": [
    {
    "id": "yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy",
    "organizationId": null,
    "folderId": "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx",
    "type": 1,
    "reprompt": 0,
    "name": "My Gmail Login",
    "notes": "This is my gmail login for import.",
    "favorite": false,
    "fields": [
        {
          "name": "custom-field-1",
          "value": "custom-field-value",
          "type": 0
        },
        ...
      ],
      "login": {
        "uris": [
          {
            "match": null,
            "uri": "https://mail.google.com"
          }
        ],
        "username": "myaccount@gmail.com",
        "password": "myaccountpassword",
        "totp": otpauth://totp/my-secret-key
      },
      "collectionIds": null
    },
    ...
  ]
}

When importing this file, select Bitwarden (json) as your file format.

Download sample json

For your Organization

Create a UTF-8 encoded plaintext file in the following format:

{
  "collections": [
    {
      "id": "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx",
      "organizationId": "yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy",
      "name": "My Collection"
      "externalId": null
    },
    ...
  ],
  "items": [
    {
    "id": "vvvvvvvv-vvvv-vvvv-vvvv-vvvvvvvvvvvv",
    "organizationId": "yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy",
    "folderId": "zzzzzzzz-zzzz-zzzz-zzzz-zzzzzzzzzzzz",
    "type": 1,
    "reprompt": 1,
    "name": "Our Shared Login",
    "notes": "A login for sharing",
    "favorite": false,
    "fields": [
        {
          "name": "custom-field-1",
          "value": "custom-field-value",
          "type": 0
        },
        ...
      ],
      "login": {
        "uris": [
          {
            "match": null,
            "uri": "https://mail.google.com"
          }
        ],
        "username": "myaccount@gmail.com",
        "password": "myaccountpassword",
        "totp": otpauth://totp/my-secret-key
      },
      "collectionIds": "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"
    },
    ...
  ]
}

When importing this file, select Bitwarden (json) as your file format.

Download sample json

Minimum Required Key-Value Pairs

You may not have data for all the key-value pairs shown in the above formats, however most are optional. In order for the Bitwarden .json importer to function properly, you are only required to have the following key-value pairs for each object:

{
  "items": [
    {
    "type": 1,
    "name": "Login Item's Name",
    "login": {}                         
  },
  {
    "type": 2,
    "name": "Secure Note Item's Name",
    "secureNote": {}                     
  },
  {
    "type": 3,
    "name": "Card Item's Name",
    "card": {}                         
  },
  {
    "type": 4,
    "name": "Identity Item's Name",
    "identity": {}                     
  }
  ]
}

The "login":, "secureNote":, "card":, and "identity": objects can be imported as empty objects, however we recommend conditioning files with as much data as you are able.


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