How To Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 to 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 through the step by step installation Bitwarden Bitwarden Password Manager on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Required Dependencies.

We need to install some dependencies in your server:

Step 3. Installing Docker.

Bitwarden will be deployed and run on your machine using an array of Docker containers. Bitwarden will work equally well with Docker Community (free) and Enterprise editions:

Next, add the Docker repository with the following command:

Once done, install the Docker and Docker Compose using the following command:

Step 4. Installing Bitwarden Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download the Bitwarden installation script from their official website:

Before installing Bitwarden, you will need to enter your email ID, click submit. Such a page is loaded.

Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04

After that, start the Bitwarden installation with the following command:

Enter your system hostname:

Once the installation has been completed, start the Bitwarden service with the following command:

Step 5. Accessing Bitwarden Web Interface.

Now, You can access the web interface the Bitwarden using the URL http://your-server-ip. You should see the Bitwarden login screen:

Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bitwarden. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Bitwarden Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Bitwarden website.

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