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Bitwarden is a free and open-source password manager. It aims to solve password management problems for individuals, teams, and business organizations. Bitwarden is among the best and safest solutions to store all of your logins and passwords while conveniently keeping them synced between all of your devices.

Bitwarden also features Bitwarden Send, which allows you to share text and files securely with end-to-end encryption. A password can be required along with the send link. Bitwarden Send also features automatic deletion. You need the Premium Plan to be able to share files. The free plan only allows text sharing.

Bitwarden’s server-side code is open-source, so if you don’t want to use the Bitwarden cloud, you can easily host your own Bitwarden sync server.


Vaultwarden is an alternative implementation of Bitwarden’s sync server written in Rust and compatible with official Bitwarden clients, perfect for self-hosted deployment where running the official resource-heavy service might not be ideal. If you are looking to self-host Bitwarden on your own server, you almost certainly want to use Vaultwarden over Bitwarden’s official server code.

Bitwarden FAQ

Is Bitwarden safe?

Yes. Bitwarden uses industry-standard encryption to secure your password vault. Their product has also been independently audited by outside security experts. Your vault security is dependent on your master password security, so make sure you create a strong master password.

Is Bitwarden better than LastPass?

Yes. LastPass has a history of security incidents and not following industry best practices when it comes to data security. Bitwarden is an open-source alternative which is built to follow best encryption practices, and has been inspected by independent security auditors.