Topics Map > Accounts and Passwords > Password Manager
Identity and Access Management, Bitwarden, Logging in for the first time with the Illinois Organization
Your department can use this vault to save Resource Account Passwords.
To utilize Bitwarden, an assigned vault for your department must be created for you within the Bitwarden portal.
An Authorization Manager (AuthMan) group folder will be created and delegated (if your department doesn't already have one). If you have multiple sections under your department, for example, a Help Desk and a Desktop Team, you can create distinct groups under your main group folder.
These groups will then be added to Bitwarden. You can leave these teams separate or combine them under one umbrella.
You will get an email requesting that you join the Organization. The screenshots below walk you through the next few steps.
If you have an existing Bitwarden account with your @illinois.edu email, you must log in and sync your account. If you do not have an account with your @illinois.edu email, you must create one.
Once you complete the request to create a new account, you will be prompted to enter your email address and continue the process.
You will be presented with this information once you have entered your email and completed the process.
You need to sync the account if you have an account set up with your @illinois.edu address.
Log in using your Master Password; you only need to do this the first time you log in with your @illinois.edu account. After that, you can click on the Enterprise Single Sign-on, which will take you to our Single Sign-on Page (Shibboleth).
You can either use your Duo device to get a verification code or click on another two-step login method to have Duo pushed to your device.
Once you are set up on Bitwarden, you can log in via SSO. You can do this by going to the short URL go.Illinois.edu/bitwarden. You will see a screen requesting the SSO identifier, which is just Illinois.
You can go directly to the Bitwarden Login and enter your @illinois.edu address.
Instead of logging in with your Master Password, you will click on the Enterprise Single Sign-on.
This takes you directly to our Shibboleth Single Sign-On page.
Follow the regular sign-in for our Single Sign On.
Complete your Duo 2Fa.
Then, you will need to unlock your vault with your Master Password.
Once you have created your account or synced your existing @illinois.edu account, you must wait up to 30 minutes before your vaults are visible in Bitwarden. There is a separate confirmation the system completes to give you access to the correct vaults.