Record Types

How to create and manage new types of records in your Vault

Record Types Overview

A Keeper Record Type is a structured template that can contain any type of information such as logins, payment cards, bank accounts, and many more. There are several out-of-the-box record types available, and Admins can create custom types that fit the needs of your organization. Custom types can be created for all users, or users within specific roles.

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Default Record Types

Below are the list of available record types.

Record Type



The set of data needed to successfully login to a website.

Payment Card

Credit card information, used in autofilling of forms. Payment cards can also be "linked" to other records, to reduce duplication of data.


Identity information about a particular person. We recommend you create one with your information, used in autofilling of forms.


Address information used to identify a physical location. Address records can also be "linked" to other records, to reduce duplication of data.

Bank Account

Banking information, such as account number and routing numbers.

File Attachment

One or more files can exist in a file record.


One or more photos can exist in a photo record.

Driver's License

Drivers license information, such as name, number and expiration. We recommend you store pictures of both the front and back in this record type.

Birth Certificate

Birth information such as date of birth and name. We recommend you store a high quality scan of your birth certificate in this record type.


Database information such as Type, hostname and port. Can be used to rotate database credentials in Commander.


Server information such as hostname and login info. Can be used to rotate or connect to servers in Commander.

Health Insurance

Health insurance information such as account number and the insured's contact info.


Membership information including account information and name. We recommend you store a scan of membership barcodes in this record type.

Secure Note

Secure information that is masked when the record is viewed. The record contents can be unmasked at will.


Passport information such as number and expiration. We recommend you store a high quality scan of your main passport page in this record type.

Identity Card

Identity information such as number and expiration. We recommend you store a high quality scan of your ID card in this record type.

Software License

Software license information such as the license number and purchase date.


SSH information, such as public and private key strings. We recommend you attach any relevant key files in this record type.


Business customers can create custom types that will appear for users.


Legacy format, used for records created before the launch of Record Types.

Custom Fields

On any record created as a new Record Type, there are several new "Custom Field" types available that can be added to any record.

Available Custom Record Fields

  • Text

  • Date

  • Pin Code

  • URL

  • Email

  • Phone Number

  • Security Question & Answer

  • Name

  • Payment Card

  • Multi-line Text

  • Address

  • Hidden Field

  • Native App Filler (see KeeperFill for Apps)


Record Types can be shared to other users, either direct sharing or within a Shared Folder, just like any other record. This now includes Payment Cards and Contact record types.

The Payment Cards stored in the "Identity & Payments" section of the vault is separate, and cannot be shared to other users. To make a Payment Card available for sharing, please create the record within the Vault section. Migration from data stored in Identity & Payments is planned for a future release.

To create Payment Cards that can be shared to other users, click on Create New > Record > then select the Payment Card type.

Record Type Sorting

Each user can set sorting of the record types which appear when creating new records. Visit Settings > Record Type Sorting > Edit Order.

Custom Record Types

Keeper Business and Enterprise customers can define totally custom Record Types for their specific needs.

In order to create new custom Record Types, the user must be in an Administrative role with the "Manage Record Types in Vault" permission activated as seen below in the Admin Console role permission interface.

To activate this permission, visit Roles > Select Role > Hover over gear icon > Administrative Permissions.

Once the permission is activated, the Admin can login to the Web Vault or Desktop App to create a record type.

From the Keeper Vault application, select Create New > Custom Record Type:

You can create the new template based on an existing template, or you can start with a blank record and add the required fields:

Within the new Record Type screen, you are able to define what fields will exist within this template. You are able to add, remove and re-order any field types you wish to. Add new fields by clicking the Add New Field button.

Available Fields

  • Login

  • Password

  • URL (website address) used for Autofill

  • Two-Factor (TOTP) code with seed

  • File attachment

  • Security Question & Answer

  • Single-line Text

  • Multi-line Text

  • Hidden Field

  • Hostname or IP Address

  • Date

  • Payment Card

  • Bank Account

  • PIN Code (4-digit numeric)

  • Name

  • Email Address

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • Native App Filler (see KeeperFill for Apps)

As an example, here's a custom record type that may represent a "Crypto Wallet" type:

Password Complexity and Security

One of the core benefits of Custom Record Types is the ability to specify password security settings at the Type-level. You can specify the following:

  • Require the password field to have a value

  • Require the use of the "dice" button to generate the password

  • Set password complexity rules

  • Enable "Privacy Screen" on the record

Keeper's Privacy Screen feature gives you the ability to control the viewing (unmasking) of all passwords at the team level. With Privacy Screen enabled, passwords are not visible from the user interface serving as a deterrent from casual observation. This feature is commonly used to limit viewing of passwords for the non-technically savvy users. It is important to note that password masking is only visual in nature and the password is still stored in the user's vault and accessible via API communication and browser inspection.

Field Types Available for Custom Record Types

Field Name



Mandatory field, the title of the record, does not have to be unique


The standard login field, this is used to autofill records.


The standard password field, this is used to autofill records. Only one password field can be present for a particular record. If an account has multiple, use hidden fields or pin codes.


The website address of a record, if included will be used for site matching and autofill.


Email address field, validates the string entered matches an email format.

Two-Factor Code

Keeper can protect and generate 2FA codes for any website or service that supports the use of TOTP (Time-Based One-Time-Passwords).

File or Photo

File attachments can be any type of file, photo, video or other document. An unlimited number of files can be attached to any Keeper vault record. File storage is an add-on subscription. If file storage is disabled, please contact your Keeper administrator or email


Mandatory field. Any free-form notes can be protected in this field such as access instructions or confidential documentation.

Security Question and Answer

Typically used for account recovery, one or more security questions and answers can be stored in a record.


Free form text field, single-line.

Multi-line text

Free form text field, multi-line.

Hidden field

Free form text field, hidden by default.

Pin Code

Alphanumeric code field, hidden by default.


Date field, can be manually input or selected via a date picker, validates the string entered matches a date format.

Hostname or IP Address

Hostname or IP field used to store identification information to devices.


Multiple value custom field. It will add First Name, Middle Name, and Last Name fields to the form.

Bank Account

Multiple value custom field. It will add Account number and Routing Number fields to the form.

Phone Number

Multiple value custom field. It will add phone number and extension fields to the form

Payment Card

Dynamically linked to a Payment card record. Data will be displayed within this record, but the source of truth and ability to edit reside in the original record.


Dynamically linked to an Address record. Data will be displayed within this record, but the source of truth and ability to edit reside in the original record.

Native App Filler

Pre-defined Native Autofill capability with OCR screen recognition and auto-type of keystrokes. See the KeeperFill for Apps documentation for detailed instructions on Native App Filler.

All fields can have a custom label associated with them and any field can be marked as a required field. Additionally, masking can be enabled on any non-password field, which will prevent the field values from being displayed by default. The visibility can be toggled via the eyeball icon.

After all needed fields have been added to the page, they can then be sorted via drag-and-drop. Click the Publish button to make it available to all users who have the record type enabled in their role policy enforcements.

Managing Record Types by Role

To add and remove record types for your users, login to the Keeper Admin Console > Roles > Enforcement Policies and visit the Record Types screen. From here, you can turn on or off different record types on a role basis.

  • By default, a role can use all Record Types

  • If a user is part of multiple roles, disabling a record type in any role will prevent creation of those record types for the user.

  • If all record types are disabled, the user will be unable to create records.

  • If you would like to make a global change for all users, disable the Record Type in the default role.

Migration Notes

  • The "General" record type is Keeper's legacy record version.

  • A newly created record can be converted between types, however "legacy" records created prior to the launch of Record Types cannot be converted to a Record Type.

  • Converting existing records to Login record type is planned for a later release.

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