Bitwarden indexes your vault using a full-text search programming library called Lunr. Lunr provides the ability to invoke high-performance search queries against your vault to quickly find what you need with great accuracy.
The following Bitwarden applications provide full-text searching capabilities and are applicable to the information this article:
This article does not apply to the following Bitwarden applications, which provide only basic search capabilities:
The following fields from items in your vault are indexed and are searchable:
shortid- First 8 characters of the item’s id.
subtitle- Login username, card brand + last four, and identity name.
fields- Name and value. Only “text” type field values are included.
attachments- File name
login.uris- Only the URI’s hostname value.
The asterisk character (
*) provides the ability to perform wildcard searches in your vault. Examples:
The following fields automatically include leading and trailing wildcards while performing normal search queries:
It is not necessary to provide wildcards if you are searching for information in these fields.
Starting your search query with a greater than character (
>) enables the full power of Lunr search queries. Examples:
>+foo bar -baz
Learn more about writing advanced search queries using Lunr’s searching guide.
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