Bitwarden is an awesome, cross platform, password manager and generator. With a free account you are able to sync your passwords between your computers regardless of the operating system they are running. On a mobile device? No worries! Bitwarden will also sync your password to that device as well. Overall it is a great little tool to keep your passwords organized and protected. After using it for about a year, the only I really do not like about it is its inability delete, or even view duplicate passwords. After reading through part of Reddit where users were suggesting that I block out a part of my day to import the passwords and secure notes to excel and manually delete passwords that way I decided that there had to be a better option….
After 10 minutes of DuckDuckGoing (It will catch on just wait) I was able to create a python script that takes the exported Bitwarden Vault as a Comma Separated Values File (CSV) as an input and exports it to a new CSV with the duplicates removed.
To run the code you will need to install python as well as the pandas plugin.
1. Export from Bitwarden and RenameApa itu content management system.
- When prompted for a new password, go to Bitwarden, generate a new password, and overwrite the old one Use Bitwarden to autofill the 'new password' and hit save Log out and try logging in using the new Bitwarden password This way you don't have to bother with copy-pasting.
- The Weak Passwords Report identifies weak passwords that can easily be guessed by hackers and automated tools that are used to crack passwords. The Bitwarden Password Generator can help you create stronger passwords. Once identified, you should use Bitwarden’s Password Generator to create a strong password for offending accounts or services.
- First we are going to export our Bitwarden Vault to a CSV. This can be done by opening Bitwarden and going to —> File —> Export Vault.
- Select.CSV when it asks for file format.
- Enter your password and download the file.
- Make a copy of the the exported .CSV file and name it to bitwarden.csv.
A: As a Zero Trust solution, Bitwarden and its systems have 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.
2. Download the Python Script and Configure Dependenices
The code for the duplicate finder is shown below:
3. Run the script!
- Simply run the script by navigating to the directory where you downloaded it and run
4. Re-Upload Bitwarden Vault
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- After the script is run there should be a file called bitwarden_deduped.csv.
- Open up this CSV file in the editor of your choice and check to make sure your important logins, secure notes, etc are still present and not duplicated.
- If everything looks good it is time to re-upload.
- Navigate to your Bitwarden Webvault (typically, Bitwarden Web Vault).
- Verify one last time that all modfications made by the script are valid and that you are not missing any important passwords, secure notes, etc.
- Click Settings at the top of the screen and then scroll to the bottom.
- Select Purge Vault, within the “Danger Zone” area at the bottom of the page.
- Select Purge Vault
- Navigate to the top of the page and select “Tools”
- Select Import Data
- Select the CSV file type and upload bitwarden_deduped.csv
- Select Import Data
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All of your logins and notes should now be de-duplicated and should sync across your devices shortly! Hopefully this saves you some time so you can get back to doing what you do best!