Bitwarden I Forgot my Master Password

Zero-knowledge encryption is used by Bitwarden to operate. Because of this, Bitwarden is unable to determine your master password, how to recover it, or how to reset it. However, there are a few things you might try doing to get back into your vault

Bitwarden I Forgot my Master Password

Bitwarden uses zero-knowledge encryption to function. This means that Bitwarden has no idea what your master password is, how to get it back, or how to reset it. However, there are a few actions you may try to perform in order to restore access to your vault:

  1. Try signing in with a different device.
  2. Get a master password hint. An email with a clue will be sent to your mailbox if you have one established. You will receive an email informing you of this if you don't have a hint configured.
  3. In order to restore read or takeover access to your vault if emergency access is enabled, get in touch with your reliable emergency contact.
  4. Contact your administrator to reset your master password if your organization employs admin password reset.

You must delete your account and create a new one if none of the following solutions work to give you access to your vault:

All personally owned vault items, including any saved attachments, will be deleted if you delete your account.
  1. Navigate to
  2. Select Submit after entering the email address connected to your account.
  3. Open the email from Bitwarden in your inbox and confirm that you want to delete the account.
Please get in touch with Bitwarden's Support if you have to remove a Bitwarden account that had a premium membership so that they can reapply your current subscription to the new account.