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Import Data from Firefox

Use this article for help exporting data from Firefox and importing into Bitwarden.

Export from Firefox

Exporting from Firefox can look a little different depending on which version you are using, or if you are using a Firefox-based browser like Tor Browser or Waterfox:

To export logins from the latest version of Firefox:

  1. Using the address bar, navigate to about:logins.

  2. Select the menu button from the top right and select Export Logins... from the dropdown menu.

    You will be prompted to specify a location to save your login export to.

    Firefox will export your logins as a .csv.

Some older versions of Firefox do not support native export. Complete the following steps to export using FF Password Exporter.

  1. Download, install, and open the FF Password Exporter.

  2. Select a user profile from the Detected Firefox User Profiles, or from a specified custom profile directory. If you have set a master password for the user profile, enter it:

    Firefox Exporter
    Firefox Exporter
  3. Select the Export Passwords button.

  4. Choose .csv for the file format, and save the file to your device.

Some Firefox-based browsers offer login export in a different location than vanilla Firefox. If the steps to import from the Latest Version don't work, try the following:

  1. Using the address bar, navigate to about:preferences#privacy.

  2. Click the Saved Logins button.

  3. Click the menu button from the top right and select Export Logins from the dropdown.

    You will be prompted to specify a location to save your login export.

    Most Firefox-based browsers will export your logins as a .csv.

Import to Bitwarden

Data must be imported to Bitwarden from the web vault or CLI. Data is encrypted locally before being sent to the server for storage.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Log in to the web vault at https://vault.bitwarden.com, or https://your.bitwarden.domain.com if self-hosting.

  2. Select Tools from the top navigation bar.

  3. Select Import Data from the tools menu.

  4. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    • Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    • Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    • File format: Select the import file format.

  5. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  6. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  7. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

Additional items such as File attachments, Sends, trash, and password history will need to be manually uploaded to your vault.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Select the Settings tab and choose the Import items option.

  2. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    1. Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    2. Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    3. File format: Select the import file format.

  3. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  4. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  5. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Select File Import data.

  2. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    1. Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    2. Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    3. File format: Select the import file format.

  3. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  4. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  5. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

To import data to your vault from the CLI, use the following command:

Bash
bw import <format> <path>

bw import requires a format (use bw import --formats to retrieve a list of formats) and a path, for example:

Bash
bw import lastpasscsv /Users/myaccount/Documents/mydata.csv

After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

Import troubleshooting

File size import limitations

Imports may be rejected for exceeding any of the following data limitations:

  • If your import has more than 7,000 items.

  • If your import has more than 2,000 folders.

  • If your import has more than 2,000 collections.

  • If your import has more than 7,000 item-folder relationships (e.g. a single item in 3 folders can be said to have 3 item-folder relationships).

  • If your import has more than 14,000 item-collection relationships (e.g. a single item in 3 collections can be said to have 3 item-collection relationships).

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