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How To Install Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9

Install Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Bitwarden is a free, open-source password management solution that enables users to store and manage their passwords securely. It is a cloud-based solution that allows users to access their password vaults from anywhere with an internet connection. Bitwarden has a simple and intuitive interface and supports various authentication methods like two-factor authentication and biometric authentication.

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 management on Rocky Linux 9 or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install epel-release dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Snap on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Snap is available on Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of Snap to your system:

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo snap install core

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

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Also, create a symlink to enable classic Snap support:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

For additional resources on installing Snap, read the post below:

Step 3. Installing Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9.

Now that we have installed Snap on your system, now we can install Bitwarden using the following command below:

sudo snap install bitwarden

Step 4. Accessing Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9.

Once the installation is completed, open Bitwarden on your system by using the application search bar. Click on ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Bitwarden’ in the application search box or launch the application immediately using the following command below:


Install Bitwarden on Rocky Linux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bitwarden. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Bitwarden password manager on your Rocky Linux 9 system. 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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