There are some bits of information that you may want to save securely in your password manager. Not everything fits the given categories. For example, software license keys don’t really fit in a login, card, or identity entry. To help out in these situations, Bitwarden allows you to save “Secure note” entries. These secure notes only have a name, folder, and notes section. They’re designed primarily for unstructured data, although you can add custom fields if you want to keep things a little more neatly.
How to Add a Card 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 “Secure note” from the “Type” dropdown box to see the card details form.
How to Add a Card from the Bitwarden Website
On the Bitwarden website, in the default “My vault” tab, click “Add item” in the top-right, then select “Secure note” in the “What type of item is this?” dropdown box.
With either platform, you can now give your secure note an identifying name, sort it into your folder structure, and add custom fields.
Tip: If you are keeping multiple bits of information in one secure note, using custom fields may make it easier to auto-fill the data if you ever want to. For example, if you save a software license key and the date it expires in the notes field, you may have auto-fill issues. If you store the expiry date in a custom field, though, you can keep that information separate. Only the actual license key will auto-fill.
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, whereas on the website, this is in the bottom left of the popup.
Bitwarden’s “Secure note” feature is useful for storing data that doesn’t really fit in any of the other categories. By following the steps in this guide, you will save secure notes in your Bitwarden vault.