Password managers contain a whole range of features designed to make your life easier. Their main purpose is to securely store your passwords, so you don’t have to remember them all. This is intended to allow you to choose unique, longer, and more complex passwords for each service you have an account with.
Password managers, such as Bitwarden, allow you to store other pieces of information with your login details. This includes the URL of the website the credentials are valid for and a notes field for you to enter any extra details you want. One of the main advantages of saving a URL with each entry is that the browser extension will suggest an auto-fill entry if you browse it.
Having the URL saved with the entry can also be helpful if you’re not on the right page already. For example, if you found an entry in your vault and wanted to use it but didn’t have the URL included, you’d have to remember and enter it manually or search for it. However, if you save a URL with the entry, Bitwarden offers a simple one-click option to open the URL in a new tab.
How to Open the URL Associated with an Entry via the Bitwarden Browser Extension
To open the Bitwarden browser extension, click on the Bitwarden browser extension icon, then find the entry you want in the “My vault” tab or via the search bar. On the right-hand side of each entry will be a set of four icons. Click on the first icon, labeled “Launch.” This will open the URL, if there is one, in a new tab.
How to Open the URL Associated with an Entry via the Bitwarden Web Vault
Open the URL of an entry in your vault via the Bitwarden web vault, open the default “My vault” tab, then hold your mouse over the entry you want to open. Click on the cogwheel icon on the right-hand side of the entry, then click on “Launch” in the dropdown menu.
Tip: The “Launch” option will always be available, even if you’ve not configured a URL for it. It will only properly work if the entry is properly set up with a URL, though.
Saving a URL with an entry in your password manager can be very helpful. By following the steps in this guide, you can easily open the URL associated with any entry.