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How To Install Bitwarden on CentOS 9 /AlmaLinux 9/ RockyLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bitwarden on your CentOS, AlmaLinux and RockyLinux systems.

Bitwarden is a freemium open-source password management service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. The platform offers a variety of client applications including a web interface, desktop applications, browser extensions, mobile apps, and a command-line interface. Bitwarden offers a free cloud-hosted service as well as the ability to self-host.

Also, desktop applications are available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Browser extensions include those for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and Tor. Mobile apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad are available.

Client functionalities include 2FA login, passwordless login, biometric unlock, random password generator, password strength testing tool, login/form/app autofill, syncing across unlimited platforms and devices, storing unlimited number of items, sharing credentials, and storing variety of information including credit cards.

Install Bitwarden on AlmaLinux:

Follow the steps below to get started with Bitwarden:

  • First, update your AlmaLinux system packages with running the below command:
sudo dnf clean all && sudo dnf update
sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"
  • Then, Bitwarden package is not available on AlmaLinux base repository. So You can run the following command to install epel-release first to your AlmaLinux system as follows:
sudo dnf install epel-release -y

Install Bitwarden on AlmaLinux- Snap method

Follow the steps below to get started with Bitwarden:

  • Then, Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • you can install Bitwarden with snapd manager:

Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users. Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system.

So, Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

  • Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions, So install snap then install Bitwarden via snap manager as shown below
sudo dnf update -y
sudo dnf install snapd -y
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
  • Enable snapd socket by running the command below:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
  • Start to install Bitwarden as shown below:
sudo snap install bitwarden 

Access Bitwarden

  • You can access Bitwarden via the command line by running the below command as follows:
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing Bitwarden as follows
  • Bitwarden will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) Bitwarden

  • Remove Bitwarden by running the command below:
 sudo snap remove bitwarden

Install Bitwarden -Conclusion

That’s it



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