The Bitwarden desktop app has an option to enable browser integration, which allows the browser extension to talk to the desktop app and in turn enable features such as unlocking with biometrics.

Out of the box, the Bitwarden desktop app doesn't have support for Wavebox, however this can be added manually.

First we recommend that you ensure you've enabled browser integration in the Bitwarden desktop app and have biometric unlocking configured. You can find details on how to do this here. Once this is set up, you need to configure the NativeMessagingHost in Wavebox to know how to talk to Bitwarden. This is different for each platform...


(These steps involve modifying the Windows registry, make sure you're comfortable doing this before continuing...)

  1. Open the Registry Editor
  2. Locate the following key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\com.8bit.bitwarden" and copy the value (it should look something like "C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Roaming\Bitwarden\browsers\chrome.json")
  3. Create a new key under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WaveboxApp\NativeMessagingHosts\com.8bit.bitwarden" with the value copied from above
  4. Restart Wavebox


  1. Locate the file "~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/NativeMessagingHosts/com.8bit.bitwarden.json"
  2. Copy it to "~/Library/Application Support/WaveboxApp/NativeMessagingHosts/com.8bit.bitwarden.json"
  3. Restart Wavebox


  1. Locate the file "~/.config/google-chrome/NativeMessagingHosts/com.8bit.bitwarden.json"
  2. Copy it to ".config/wavebox/NativeMessagingHosts/com.8bit.bitwarden.json"
  3. Restart Wavebox