We partner with Bitwarden to offer the “Most Trusted Open Source Password Manager”.
Bitwarden could empower your school to safely store and share sensitive data.
With a transparent, open source approach to password management, Bitwarden makes it easy for schools to extend robust security practices to all of their online experiences across any device.
Bitwarden provides access across all devices to make it simple to integrate across your school.
Zero Knowledge Encryption:
For Vault data, Bitwarden uses AES 256-bit encryption, an industry cryptography standard. For your Master Password, PBKDF2 SHA-256 is used to derive the key that encrypts your Vault data. To read more about Bitwarden security, please visit their security FAQ.
Ensure your staff and trusted partners have access to the right tools and resources. View event and audit logs to see how information is being accessed.
Flexible Account Management:
Whether we’re managing every aspect of your instance or just getting you up and running, user roles provide schools with lots of flexibility when it comes to how Bitwarden is supported.
Top Ten Reasons for Using a Password Manager:
- Stronger Passwords: A password manager can generate and store complex passwords for you, making it much more difficult for hackers to crack your accounts.
- Convenience: With a password manager, you only have to remember one master password instead of multiple passwords for all your accounts.
- Time-Saving: You won’t need to spend time trying to remember or recover passwords when you use a password manager.
- Security: Password managers store your passwords in an encrypted database that’s protected by a master password and MFA.
- Multiple Devices: Password managers can sync across multiple devices, so you can easily access your passwords from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
- Autofill: Many password managers can automatically fill in your login information, saving you time and reducing the chance of errors.
- Organized: Password managers can help you organize your accounts by storing them in categories or folders, making it easier to find the one you need.
- Sharing: Some password managers allow you to securely share passwords with trusted family members, friends, or colleagues.
- Encrypted Notes: Password managers can also store secure notes, such as credit card information or software license keys.
- Peace of Mind: By using a password manager, you can have peace of mind knowing that your accounts are protected by strong and unique passwords.
Top reasons for not saving passwords in your browser:
Storing passwords in the browser may seem like a convenient way to manage your login information, but there are several reasons why it’s a bad idea:
- Security Risk: Browsers typically store passwords in an unencrypted format, which means anyone with access to your computer or browser can view them. This includes hackers, malware or anyone who gains physical access to your computer.
- Limited Features: Browser password managers often lack the features of a dedicated password manager, such as password strength analysis, two-factor authentication or automatic password changes.
- Limited Compatibility: Browser password managers may not be compatible with all websites or applications, which can be frustrating when you need to access an account on a different device or browser.
- Limited Control: Browsers may automatically save passwords without your explicit permission or remember passwords that you no longer want to use.
- Limited Organisation: Browser password managers may not offer the same level of organisation or categorisation as a dedicated password manager, making it difficult to keep track of your passwords.
- Limited Sharing: If you need to share passwords with family members, friends, or colleagues, a browser password manager may not offer the same level of security or control as a dedicated password manager.
Overall, using a dedicated password manager provides better security, more features, and greater control over your login information than storing passwords in your browser.