Import your Bitwarden data into Codebook

You can import your passwords and other data from Bitwarden into Codebook.

This feature is only supported on macOS and Windows. Use the Sync feature to access your imported data on Android and iOS.

How it works:

  • Your Logins (passwords and other credentials for websites) and Secure Notes in Bitwarden become Entry records in Codebook, and we put them in a new Category with the Bitwarden Folder name
  • Your Credit Card and Identity information is not exported by Bitwarden so it cannot be imported.

Step 1: Export your data from Bitwarden

Caution: You are about to export your passwords into an unencrypted file! We recommend temporarily disabling any backup software you use to avoid creating a backup of the unencrypted file.

  1. Launch Bitwarden on your Mac or Windows computer and log in
  2. For Mac: Click on File > Export Vault For Windows: Click on Tools then Export Vault
  3. For file format, select .csv from the drop down list
  4. Enter your Master Password
  5. Click the Download button
  6. Click Export Vault on the Confirm Vault Export popup window

Step 2: Edit your data into the proper format for Codebook Import

You will need to make a few edits to the exported .csv file so it can be processed correctly by codebook

  1. Open the file you exported from Bitwarden in a spreadsheet editor
  2. Edit the folder column and rename it Category
  3. Edit the name column and rename it Entry
  4. If you had any Logins or Secure Notes that were not in a folder, you will see that the folder, now Category, column contains blanks. You must fill in a name that you would like to use for the category. If, for example, you did not put your secure notes in a folder, you may want to type Notes into the blank cell. Please note that Codebook already contains a Notes category that contains a sample note. You can delete the default Note category that was created by Codebook.
  5. Edit the login_uri column and rename it Website. This will set the mode of the field to indicate that it contains a website and will be treated accordingly.
  6. Edit the login_username column and rename it Username. This will set the mode of the field correctly.
  7. Edit the login_password column and rename it Password. This will set the mode of the field to indicate that it contains a password and will be masked when displayed.

    Additional Step for Windows:

    • Do a Search for any pipe | characters in your passwords, and insert a backslash \ in front of them
  8. Save your changes and ensure you save or export to a CSV file (not xls)

Step 3: Import your data into Codebook

  1. Launch Codebook and log in
  2. For Mac: Click on File > Import > Import CSV For Windows: Click on File > Import
  3. In the file chooser that appears, select the CSV file you exported and edited from Bitwarden
  4. After the import process completes, verify that the passwords you imported are present in the Codebook interface

Step 4: Clean Up

  1. Delete the unencrypted CSV export file from Bitwarden
  2. If you had disabled your backup software, resume it now

Next Steps

Now you're ready to get started using Codebook!

Need Help?

If you are having trouble importing your data or have other questions, please contact Codebook Support.