⚡️ Quickstart: Fix your password habit with Bitwarden on desktop
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⚡️ Quickstart: Fix your password habit with Bitwarden on desktop

Effectively getting started with Bitwarden is easy.
- This Instruction is part of the Logins Layer. Learn about Layers.
- This Instruction will help you setup a Minimum Grade of security and ease. Learn about Grades.

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To successfully complete this Instruction you'll need

  • A laptop, running either macOS (10.10 and above) or Windows 64-bit (7, 8, 8.1 and 10), and
  • A modern and updated browser running on that laptop.
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By the end of this Instruction, you'll:

Have set up a Bitwarden account on the free tier, and be ready to use a password manager to safely log in to all your services.

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Let's get started

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A. Signup through the Bitwarden registration page

You'll need an account with Bitwarden to create, save, and recall passwords using the Bitwarden app.

  1. Open up your browser and go to https://bitwarden.com/.
  2. Click on the Get Started button, which will take you to https://vault.bitwarden.com/#/register.
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B. Use the email you want to use for account notifications

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