How to migrate from LastPass to Bitwarden

As a LastPass user, you might have noticed the changes introduced last day. The message says,

Starting March 16, 2021, you’ll only be able to use LastPass Free on one device type (either computers or mobile devices). To continue using LastPass everywhere, upgrade now at a 25% discount.

It means that, when you login to LastPass on March 16, they will check which device you are using. If you are using a desktop PC, thereafter you can access LastPass only on PCs(Not just your PC, but any PC where the LastPass extension is installed). But not on mobile devices.  Suppose you logged into the mobile LastPass application, then you will only able to use LastPass on mobile and not on PC.  This change impacts all the free users of LastPass since we have to use both the Mobile application and Browser extension of LastPass for ease of password access. The solution is to either purchase their Premium version or look for other alternatives. This blog post helps you to migrate from LastPass to Bitwarden

Open source alternatives to LastPass

There are many alternatives to LastPass such as Dashlane, 1Password, Keeper,etc. They are all good and each of them have their own positives and negatives. But as a seurity enthuciast Since I have a special interest towards any opensource solutions and here I am at Bitwarden. Bitwarden secure your passwords and private information with end-to-end AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256. In their free version they provide

          • Unlimited Vault Items
          • Sync passwords across all your devices
          • Secure password generator
          • Self-host option

Also read

Penetration Testing for dummies – Part 1: The history of Internet

How to export passwords from LastPass to Bitwarden

The easiest option to export your passwords from LastPass would be to generate the LastPass CSV file from browser extension. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Account Options
  2. Goto Advanced
  3. Press Export
  4. And then Choose LastPass CSV File

5. It will ask you to enter your master password. Insert your master password and proceed

6. Save the CSV file to some location. 

So the first step of exporting passwords from LastPass is complete. Now we need to import these passwords to Bitwarden. To do so, I hope that you have created a free Bitwarden account. Then,

  1. Log in to the Bitwarden Web Vault.
  2. Select Tools from the top navigation bar.
  3. Choose Import Data from the left Tools menu.
  4. Tap LastPass (csv) from the format dropdown.
  5. Press the Browse… button and add the file exported from LastPass.
  6. Press the Import Data button to complete your import.

Now you can see that all the passwords are updated in Bitwarden Vault.  


We hope the article helped you to migrate from lastpass to bitwarden. 

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