Bitwarden is a popular password manager that provides a secure and convenient way to store and sync your passwords across multiple devices. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Bitwarden Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04.
Before we begin, make sure you have the following:
- A server running Ubuntu 22.04.
- Root access to the server.
To get started, we need to update and upgrade all system packages. Open the terminal and run the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade -y
Once the system is up to date, we can proceed with the installation process.
Installing Docker CE
To run Bitwarden, we need to install Docker CE. Docker CE is a platform that allows you to build, test, and deploy applications in containers. Run the following commands to install Docker CE:
sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common -y curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null sudo apt update sudo apt install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io -y
Once Docker CE is installed, verify the status of the Docker service by running:
sudo systemctl status docker
You should see the status of the Docker service as “active (running)”.
Installing Docker Compose
Next, we need to install Docker Compose, a tool that allows us to define and run multi-container Docker applications. Install Docker Compose by running the following commands:
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
To verify the installation, run:
You should see the Docker Compose version displayed.
Creating a User for Bitwarden
For security purposes, it is best to run Bitwarden as a dedicated user. Let’s create a new user and add them to the necessary groups. Run the following commands:
sudo useradd -G docker,sudo -s /bin/bash -m -d /opt/bitwarden bitwarden sudo passwd bitwarden
Enter and confirm a password for the new user when prompted. Then, change the ownership of the Bitwarden directory:
sudo chown -R bitwarden: /opt/bitwarden
Installing Bitwarden Password Manager
Now, we can proceed with the installation of Bitwarden Password Manager. Switch to the Bitwarden user by running:
sudo su - bitwarden
Download the Bitwarden installation script with the following command:
curl -Lso bitwarden.sh https://go.btwrdn.co/bw-sh
Make the script executable:
chmod +x bitwarden.sh
Install Bitwarden by running:
During the installation process, you will be prompted to provide some information, such as your domain or IP, SSL information, and database name. Follow the prompts and provide the necessary details.
Once the installation is complete, start the Bitwarden service by running:
Accessing Bitwarden Web Interface
Congratulations! Bitwarden Password Manager is now installed and running on your Ubuntu 22.04 server. To access the Bitwarden web interface, open your web browser and enter the URL:
https://your-server-ip. You should see the Bitwarden login page.
Click on the “Create Account” button to create a new Bitwarden account. Enter your email address, master password, and click on the “Create Account” button. Once your account is created, you can log in using your email address and password.
Bitwarden Password Manager provides a secure and convenient way to manage your passwords. With its strong encryption, two-factor authentication, and password breach monitoring, you can trust Bitwarden to keep your passwords safe.
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In conclusion, installing Bitwarden Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04 is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can have your own secure password manager up and running in no time. Start protecting your passwords and simplify your digital life with Bitwarden.