You should use Bitwarden as your password manager?
A password is paramount to everyday security practices.
What makes Bitwarden different? Bitwarden is 100% free and open source there’s a premium option but, it’s optional. For less than €8.00 A YEAR you can benefit from two-factor authentication which is another layer of security on top of a password and username/email.
Because it’s open source, it means you can self-host on your own server, so you don’t have to rely on Bitwarden’s Azure host. You can add 2-factor authentication to your Bitwarden account via email, app or a physical key as well so no one can get into your account. It's worth noting, however, that if you lose access to your password and 2FA you lose access to all your passwords saved, so make sure you keep a backup, or you will be locked out forever.
Some ways to avoid getting locked out permanently:
- Write down your password and keep in a secure place.
- Write down the secret to the 2FA and also keep in a safe place.
- To avoid a single point of failure also add your email as a method of 2FA.
- Just as another backup, get a YubiKey or similar (I like Solo Keys as they're open source.) and keep that in somewhere secure as well.