How To Install Bitwarden on CentOS 8

Install Bitwarden on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bitwarden on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Bitwarden is password management open-source software. The source code for Bitwarden is hosted on GitHub and everyone is free to review, audit, and contribute to the Bitwarden codebase. Bitwarden helps you not only create and manage your passwords but also sync them across all devices. It offers several client applications including mobile apps, a CLI, a web interface, browser extensions, and desktop applications.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Bitwarden Password Manager on CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8 or RHEL-based,
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Bitwarden.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Bitwarden on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Snap packages.

Run the following command to install Snap:

sudo dnf install snapd

Once installed, the systemd a unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 3. Installing Bitwarden on CentOS 8.

To install Bitwarden, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install bitwarden

Step 4. Accessing Bitwarden on CentOS Linux.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Bitwarden.

Install Bitwarden on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bitwarden. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Bitwarden Password Manager on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Bitwarden website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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