Bitwarden Lost Master Password

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  2. As described in the About Your Master Password section, Bitwarden has no knowledge of, way to retrieve, or way to reset your Master Password. If you’ve already lost your Master Password, there is unfortunately no way for the team to recover the account or the data therein. You will need to delete your account and start a new one.

Bitwarden Master Password

Bitwarden offers encryption on a zero-knowledge model — meaning only you have access to your passwords — using the cipher AES-256, which protects passwords using hundreds of thousands of rounds of password “hashing” that turns your passwords into scrambled versions of themselves that can’t be reverse-engineered. It gives you the option of hosting your passwords on Bitwarden’s servers or locally, eliminating any risk of a data breach on the company’s end.

Bitwarden Web Vault. The only potential downside to Bitwarden’s version of the zero-knowledge security model is that if you lose your master password, it can’t be replaced — the company specifically avoids storing any copies of it on their servers — in which case you may find yourself rebuilding your vault from scratch, though this is probably a worthwhile trade off for added security.

The potential downside of zero-knowledge security and encryption is that, if you ever lose your password, it’s gone for good. But the overall upsides of Bitwarden’s approach are considerable: If you pair strong passwords with the deep password-hashing functionality the software provides, you should have plenty of peace of mind on the security front.

Bitwarden has been audited by third-party security experts, whom it invites to test its limits by making its source code fully available. It also offers two-factor authentication — a must for any modern password management solution — free for use with Google Authentication and email, for which you get a wider range of options with the Premium version.

Recover using Touch ID or Apple Watch

Bitwarden Lost Master Password Recovery

If 1Password is locked, you’ll see a message that “1Password is trying to unlock.”

To approve and unlock 1Password, place your finger on the Touch ID sensor on your Mac or double-click the side button on your Apple Watch.

Chrome enterprise. If you don’t see the prompt, click the Touch ID button or Apple Watch button on the lock screen.

Important

Your ability to unlock the app with Touch ID or Apple Watch will eventually expire. Take action immediately to find your Master Password or rescue your data:

  • Look for a Login item in your Personal vault named “1Password Account”. It may contain your Master Password.
  • Export your data from 1Password while you still have access. You can then create a new account or vault and import your data into it.

Recover using Touch ID or Face ID

If you use 1Password on an iOS device with Touch ID or Face ID, try to unlock the app using it.

If you aren’t prompted to use Touch ID or Face ID when you open 1Password, tap the button below the Master Password field.

Important

Your ability to unlock the app with Touch ID or Face ID will eventually expire. Take action immediately to find your Master Password or rescue your data:

  • Look for a Login item in your Personal vault named “1Password Account”. It may contain your Master Password.
  • Export your data from 1Password while you still have access. You can then create a new account or vault and import your data into it.

Recover using Windows Hello

Bitwarden recover master password

If 1Password is locked, try to unlock the app using Windows Hello.

If you aren’t prompted to use it when you open 1Password, click the Windows Hello button below the Master Password field or press Enter when the Master Password field is blank.

If you’re prompted to unlock with Windows Hello, but your fingerprint or face isn’t recognized, click “More choices” and unlock the app with your device PIN.

Important

Your ability to unlock the app with Windows Hello will eventually expire. Take action immediately to find your Master Password or rescue your data:

  • Look for a Login item in your Personal vault named “1Password Account”. It may contain your Master Password.
  • Export your data from 1Password while you still have access. You can then create a new account or vault and import your data into it.

Recover using Biometric Unlock

If you use 1Password on an Android device with Biometric Unlock, try to unlock the app by placing your finger on the fingerprint sensor, or let your device scan your face or eyes, until 1Password unlocks.

If you aren’t prompted to use Biometric Unlock when you open 1Password, tap the fingerprint button below the Master Password field or enter your PIN code, if you set one up.

Important

Your ability to unlock the app with Biometric Unlock will eventually expire. Take action immediately to find your Master Password or rescue your data:

  • Look for a Login item in your Personal vault named “1Password Account”. It may contain your Master Password.
  • Export your data from 1Password while you still have access. You can then create a new account or vault and import your data into it.
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