Lately I lost the masterkey to my Bitwarden vault. As Bitwarden does not provide a way out of that rabbit hole, losing my masterkey would mean losing all of my data within the vault. Something around 300 entries.
Luckily I had access to the vault on one of my computers as the vault has not been locked there and on my mobile which is using Face ID to unlock my vault. But without my masterkey I was unable to export the entries, so my only choices had been
- lose everything
- transcribe all entries manually
- patch bitwarden Firefox extension so I could bypass the masterkey in order to export the vault
It goes without saying that option #1 is totally unacceptable. Option #2 was nice to have as a backup plan and option #3 was nice to know and something probably worthwhile to follow through someday.