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Getting started with Bitwarden

About Bitwarden

Bitwarden is an open source password management tool that allows you to securely store, share, and sync passwords and other sensitive data. No matter what platform or environment you use, Bitwarden offers an array of official, high quality client applications that can easily connect to your self-hosted Bitwarden server.

Official Website:
Underlying OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Server (64 Bit)
CloudCone Landing Page:

Minimum System Requirements

1 vCPU Core
25 GB of Disk

2 vCPU Core
25 GB of Disk

Getting Started

After you create your Bitwarden server, Bitwarden's dependencies and installation scripts will be preinstalled and ready for you to use.

A hostname (domain or subdomain) where you can create a DNS record pointing to your Server's IP address

A Bitwarden installation ID and key from You will need to connect to the Server via SSH to complete the setup.

./ install

Enter the domain name for your Bitwarden instance (ex.
Do you want to use Let’s Encrypt to generate a free SSL certificate? (y/n): y
Enter your email address (Let's Encrypt will send you certificate expiration reminders):
Enter your installation id (Obtain at Installation ID
Enter your installation key: Installation key

Afterwards, start the Bitwarden service by executing the following command

./ start

You should be able to visit your website and create an administrator account

How to Update Bitwarden?

Run the following commands to update Bitwarden

./ updateself

./ update

Please refer to this article to configure SMTP on your Bitwarden server :

Important files and documents

Visit Bitwarden official documentation site here:

Bitwarden Management Screen

Updated on: 05/04/2021

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