Your Master Password
Your master password is the primary method for accessing your vault. It's important that your master password is:
Memorable: Bitwarden employees and systems have no knowledge of, way to retrieve, or way to reset your master password. Do not forget your master password!
Strong: A longer, more complex, and less common password is the best way to protect your vault. Bitwarden provides a free password strength testing tool to test the strength of some memorable passwords you are considering.
Worried about forgetting your master password? Here is what to do:
Setup a hint. In case you need a reminder, a master password hint email can be requested on the login screen. Make sure you use a hint that only you will understand.
Designate a trusted emergency contact. Users with premium access can grant vault access to a friend or family member in the case of emergency.
Change master password
If you know your current master password, you can change it from the web vault:
If you do not know your current master password, learn what to do.
In your web vault, select the profile icon and choose Account Settings from the dropdown menu:
From the Account Settings menu, select the Security page and the Master Password tab:
Enter your Current Master Password.
Enter and confirm your New Master Password.
Don't check the rotate account's encryption key box unless you fully understand the ramifications and required follow-up actions. Learn more.
Select the Change Master Password button.
Changing your master password will automatically log you out of the web vault session. Other logged-in apps may remain active for up to an hour, but will eventually also require you to log back in with your new master password.
I forgot my master password
Learn what to do if you forget your master password.
Now that you have created a memorable and strong master password, we recommend: