Configure a Bitwarden entry in Remote Desktop Manager

In Remote Desktop Manager there are the Credential Management and Synchronizer entry types for Bitwarden, this topic will explain how each one works.

Email Authentication mode is now deprecated for Bitwarden entries and unavailable from 2023.2 onwards.

The integration of credentials from password managers is only available in the Team version of Remote Desktop Manager.

To learn more about creating and managing a Bitwarden account, please consult the documentation on their official website.

Credential Management

Here is a description for each field or option, in order from top to bottom. The entry can be found under New EntryCredential ManagementPassword Management.

Credential Management
Credential Management

General tab
General tab

  • Name: Entry name in Remote Desktop Manager
  • Folder: Which Remote Desktop Manager folder the entry will be in

General tab

  • Host
    • Default: Default Bitwarden URL
    • Custom: Custom URL for Bitwarden
  • Use "My Account Settings": Go to FileMy Account SettingsSettingsPassword Management and click on Bitwarden to set up this option first; replaces the Username and Password fields
  • Client ID: The API key’s Client ID
  • Client secret: The API key’s Client Secret
  • Master password: Bitwarden's master password for that account
  • Always ask password: Always be prompted for the master password when accessing this entry
  • Credentials
    • Click on the ellipsis button to pick a specific credential for this entry
    • Always prompt with list: Prompts the user with a list of all the available credentials instead of a specific one

Synchronizer

Here is a description for each field or option, in order from top to bottom. The entry can be found under New EntrySynchronizer:

Synchronizer
Synchronizer

General tab
General tab

  • Name: Entry name in Remote Desktop Manager
  • Folder: Which Remote Desktop Manager folder the entry will be in
  • Credentials: Read more on Credentials options
  • Synchronize automatically: The Remote Desktop Manager entry will synchronize automatically with Bitwarden

General tab

  • Host
    • Default: Default Bitwarden URL
    • Custom: Custom URL for Bitwarden
  • Client ID: Bitwarden's Client ID
  • Client secret: Bitwarden's Client secret
  • Master password: Bitwarden's master password
  • Destination folder: Click the ellipsis button to set the folder path in the Remote Desktop Manager tree view (which can only be in the same vault).
  • Template: Bitwarden template created within Remote Desktop Manager
  • Duplicate check will not import entries with the same type and host
    • Root: Check for duplicates within the whole data source
    • Destination folder: Check for duplicates only within the Remote Desktop Manager destination folder or subfolder

Filter

Filter tab
Filter tab

  • Filter box: It will load the Bitwarden vault to let the user pick the wanted Organizations/Collections for synchronization
  • Filter severity
    • Normal: Accounts that are either in the selected folders or collections will be returned
    • Strict: Accounts that are both in the selected folders and collections will be returned
  • Create tags for Organizations/Collections: If enabled, organization and collection tags from Bitwarden will be added to the Remote Desktop Manager entry

Advanced

Advanced tab
Advanced tab

  • Session name prefix: A prefix for the entry
  • Session name suffix: A suffix for the entry
  • Action on entry mismatch
    • None: Do nothing
    • Delete: Delete that entry
    • Move to: Move to selected Destination folder
    • Make expired: Mark that entry as expired
  • Silent mode: This option disables error dialogs (useful when the synchronizer runs automatically at set intervals)