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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to export your Bitwarden vault data to a CSV file. Bitwarden, a renowned password manager, not only helps keep your digital life secure but also provides flexibility in managing your credentials. Exporting to a CSV file can be particularly valuable for those who wish to analyze their vault data within a spreadsheet, offering a clear overview and ease of data manipulation. On this page, we'll delve into the intricacies of what Bitwarden is, the steps involved in exporting your vault to a CSV file, practical use cases for such exports, an innovative alternative to CSV exports for Bitwarden using Sourcetable, as well as a dedicated Q&A section to address your queries about the export process.

    What is Bitwarden?

    Bitwarden is a password manager, which is a type of software tool designed to help users generate, store, and manage their passwords and sensitive information. As an open-source platform, Bitwarden allows for transparency and customization, catering to the needs of open source software advocates and those who prioritize security.

    The service secures a variety of data, including passwords and passkeys, using AES-256 bit encryption. This encryption standard is complemented by zero knowledge end-to-end encryption to ensure that all data is encrypted on the user's device before it ever reaches Bitwarden's servers. Bitwarden's security practices include regular third-party security audits, penetration testing, and cryptographic analysis.

    Bitwarden is accessible as a mobile, browser, or desktop app and supports over 50 languages. It can be used by individuals, solo practitioners, and businesses, with plans that include free, premium, family, and enterprise versions. For organizations, Bitwarden offers a suite of features such as event logs, user groups, and APIs for management. Enterprise organizations can benefit from additional options like single sign-on (SSO) and self-hosting.

    As a service, Bitwarden is not only GDPR, SOC 2, HIPAA, Privacy Shield, and CCPA compliant but also offers flexibility with a free organization plan, catering to various types of users, from those looking to share data with family and friends to businesses in need of comprehensive password management solutions.

    How to Export Bitwarden to a CSV File

    Exporting from the Web Vault

    To export your individual vault data from the web vault, begin by selecting Tools from the top navigation bar. Then choose Export Vault from the tools menu. You will be prompted to choose a file format; select the .csv option for a CSV file export. If you wish to create a password-protected export, select Password protected to create an encrypted file that can be imported to any Bitwarden account. Confirm your format choice and enter your master password when prompted. To complete the process, click on the Export Vault button.

    Exporting from the Desktop App

    Exporting your vault to a CSV file can also be done using the Bitwarden desktop application. The process is similar to the web vault, where you will need to navigate to the appropriate export section, choose the CSV file format, and follow the prompts to complete the export.

    Exporting from the Mobile App

    Similarly, the Bitwarden mobile app provides the functionality to export your vault items as a CSV file. Through the app's export feature, you can select the CSV format and proceed with the export steps as guided by the app.

    Regardless of the method chosen, Bitwarden recommends using the web vault for exporting to a CSV file and creating a password-protected export for enhanced security. Note that CSV file exports can be encrypted for additional protection of your data.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Import Bitwarden Data Directly with Sourcetable

    Utilizing Sourcetable offers a seamless and efficient way to integrate your Bitwarden data into a spreadsheet. Unlike the traditional method of exporting your data to a CSV file and then importing it into another spreadsheet program, Sourcetable streamlines the process by syncing your live data directly from Bitwarden. This not only simplifies your workflow by eliminating unnecessary steps but also ensures that your Bitwarden information is always up-to-date within your spreadsheet.

    Sourcetable's capability to automatically pull in data from multiple sources into one central location is particularly advantageous for those seeking to enhance their automation and business intelligence efforts. By choosing Sourcetable, you gain access to a powerful tool that operates within a familiar spreadsheet interface, making it easy to query and analyze your Bitwarden data in real-time, without the hassle of manual exports and data transfers.

    Common Use Cases

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      Switching to a different password manager that does not support .json imports
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      Creating a readable backup of vault data excluding cards and identities for personal records
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      Analyzing vault data using spreadsheet software for personal audit purposes
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      Providing vault data to a third party that requires data in CSV format
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      Backing up vault data before making bulk changes to the vault through the web vault or CLI

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I export my Bitwarden vault data to a CSV using the CLI?

    Use the CLI command `bw export`. By default, it exports vault data as a .csv file.

    Can I export my Bitwarden vault data in a format other than CSV?

    Yes, when exporting, you can choose a File Format such as .json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted). For CLI, use the --format option.

    What steps should I follow to export my vault data from the web vault to a CSV?

    Select Tools from the top navigation bar, then Export Vault, choose .csv as the File Format, confirm the format, enter your master password, and select the Export Vault button.

    How do I export my vault data from the Bitwarden desktop app?

    Select the Export vault option from the File menu, choose a File Format (.json, .csv, or .json (Encrypted)), and select the Download button.

    Is it possible to protect the exported CSV file with a password?

    Yes, when exporting to .json (Encrypted), you can choose the File Type to be Password protected.


    In summary, using the export command in Bitwarden allows users to effectively back up their vault data by exporting it as a .csv file, which by default is saved to the working directory. However, for those who need to save the file to a different location, the --output option provides a way to specify an alternative directory. Whether you're looking to secure a backup of your individual or organizational vaults, the process is straightforward and ensures you have a reliable copy of your data. If you're looking for a more seamless way to manage your data, consider using Sourcetable, which allows you to import your data directly into a spreadsheet. Sign up for Sourcetable today to streamline your data management and get started.

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