Using Bitwarden with Proton Mail

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Password managers

Bitwarden(new window) is an open source password manager that lets you store all your passwords in one central, secure location. In this article, we show you how to use Bitwarden on your desktop or mobile devices to store and enter your Proton Mail login details.

You can find Bitwarden’s apps for all major platforms on its download page(new window).

Desktop

Bitwarden offers near-identical apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It also offers browser add-ons for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, and more. In this tutorial, we’ll use the Chrome browser extension to log in to Proton Mail. It is not necessary to install the desktop app for your system in order to use a browser add-on. 

1. Install the browser add-on and Log in using your existing Bitwarden credentials, or Create account if you don’t have one yet. 

2. Visit account.proton.me(new window) in your browser and open the Bitwarden browser add-on.

If this is your first time using Bitwarden, select Add item, give the entry a name (such as Proton Mail) and fill in your Proton Mail Username and Password. Click Save when you are ready. If you have used Bitwarden before, click the + button to add a new Login entry.

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3. Give the entry a name (such as Proton Mail), fill in your Proton Mail Username and Password, then click Save. Bitwarden will auto-fill the URL from the web page you are on.

Image of filing in Proton Mail login details

3. On the Proton Mail login page at account.proton.me(new window), click on the Bitwarden add-on button in your browser’s toolbar. Then simply select the Proton Mail entry and Bitwarden will auto-fill your login credentials.

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iOS/iPadOS

Note: For brevity, we have skipped steps that simply ask you to confirm your Bitwarden master password. This process can be greatly sped up by opening the Bitwarden app and going to SettingsUnlock with Touch ID.

1. Install the Bitwarden app and Log in using your existing Bitwarden credentials, or Create account if you don’t have one yet. 

2. Set up Auto-fill Password in iOS/iPadOS using the steps provided on the Bitwarden website here(new window).

3. Open the Proton Mail app and tap Passwords (above your keyboard).

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4. Tap the + icon to create a new entry.

Image of search Vault iOS

5. Give the entry a name (such as Proton Mail), fill in your Proton Mail Username and Password, then tap Save.

Image of Add item iOS

6. Tap your newly created entry to auto-fill the password into the Proton Mail app (if you need to sign into the app again, simply tap Passwords (Step 3) to access this screen). 

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Android

Note that it is not possible to take screenshots of Bitwarden in Android due to a security policy, but it looks very similar to the iOS version.

1.Install the Bitwarden app and Log in using your existing Bitwarden credentials or Create account if you don’t have one yet. 

2. Set up Android Auto-fill Service using the steps provided on the Bitwarden website here(new window).

3. Open the Proton Mail app and tap the Bitwarden auto-fill icon.

3. Go to My vault and tap the + icon to add a new Login item (or ADD AN ITEM if you are a new user).

 4. Fill in your Proton Mail Username and Password. Bitwarden will auto-populate the Name and URI fields, although you might want to rename the entry to something more user-friendly (such as Proton Mail). Tap Save when you are ready. 

4. Open the Proton Mail app again and select the Proton Mail auto-fill entry.

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