Bitwarden has partnered with Duo Security to bring two-factor authentication to Bitwarden logins, complete with inline self-service enrollment and authentication prompt (offering SMS, phone call, U2F security keys, and push notifications with the Duo Mobile app).
This article takes you through configuring your Bitwarden Premium account to use Duo two-factor authentication services. You’ll sign up for a Duo account, configure Bitwarden to use your new Duo account, and enroll your Bitwarden account and your device for use with Duo’s service.
Once you complete this process, Duo Security’s two-factor authentication platform protects access to your Bitwarden data by requiring two-step approval when logging in to your Bitwarden vault.
A Duo account is required to use this feature. A Duo account for up to 10 users can be created for free.
It is recommended to install the free Duo Mobile app if you want to take advantage of quickly logging in with push notifications. This is optional, however, since Duo also supports SMS, phone calls, and U2F security keys.
Two-step login can permanently lock you out of your account. It is very important that you write down and keep your two-step login recovery code in a safe place in the event that you lose access to your normal two-step login methods.
Duo security protection works with all Bitwarden applications (web, mobile, desktop, browser). Log out of and back in to any other Bitwarden applications that you are using to confirm that two-step login via Duo is properly working. You will eventually be logged out automatically.
Congratulations! Your Bitwarden account is now protected by two-step login with Duo Security.
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