One of the things you can store in your Bitwarden vault is an “Identity”. This may sound silly, but it allows you to save all of the personal details you may need to enter into forms. For example, you can list your name, date of birth, and address. This feature was designed to be a more versatile version of the autocomplete feature found in many browsers. It’s aimed primarily at saving you time when filling out personal details online by automatically filling as much out as possible.
How to add an identity with the Bitwarden browser extension
To be able to add an entry to your Bitwarden vault, click on the Bitwarden icon to pen the extension pane, then click the “Add” icon in the top-right corner.
In the “Add item” screen select “Identity” from the “Type” dropdown box to see the card details form.
How to add an identity from the Bitwarden website
On the Bitwarden website, in the default “My vault” tab, click “Add item” in the top-right, then select “Identity” in the “What type of item is this?” dropdown box.
In either view you should first select an identifying name for the identity and which folder if any you want it to be sorted in. Once, you’ve done so you can add your name, username, company name, national insurance number, passport number, licence number, email address, phone number, and physical address.
At the bottom of the form, you can also add notes or custom fields. The custom fields especially can be quite useful especially for other important but rarely required bits of information. For example you could add a custom field to save your blood type, dietary requirements, or a list of allergies.
Tip: Custom fields can even be auto-filled if the name you give the field matches the name of a text box in a form.
Once you’ve entered all the information you want to save, click “Save”. In the browser extension this is in the top-right corner of the extension pane. On the website, this is in the bottom left of the popup.
Form auto-filling is a useful feature that can save you time when entering personal details online. By following the steps in this guide, you can manually specify the data you want to be automatically entered.