How to install Bitwarden on Ubuntu Linux

Bitwarden is an open source password manager for Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and the Web. With Bitwarden, you can easily and securely generate, store, and protect unique passwords from anywhere or on your device. Compliant with Privacy Shield, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, SOC2, SOC3 security standards, and comes with AES-256 bit encryption, salt hash, and PBKDF2SHA-256. There are free plans and paid plans.

The free plan offers unlimited Vault items, password synchronization across all devices, password generator and self-hosting options, two-step login and cloud hosting.You can create a free account from here.

Download Bitwarden

Install Bitwarden on Ubuntu

Bitwarden is available as a snap, portable AppImage, and native deb package file. You can easily install Bitwarden on your system using the terminal application.

Install Bitwarden via Snap.

Open the Terminal app (ctrl + alt + t) and run it under the Bitwarden Password Manager snap install command.

sudo snap install bitwarden

After installation, you can open Bitwarden from the application menu or this command.


It also comes with command line support. You can install the Bitwarden command line cli app using the following commands.

sudo snap install bw

Install Bitwarden via AppImage.

Download BitwardenAppImage

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Download Bitwarden in portable AppImage file format from the link above and save it in your download folder. In the terminal, run the following commands one at a time.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ Bitwarden-1.24.6-x86_64.AppImage

Here “Bitwarden-1.24.6-x86_64.AppImageIs the name of the downloaded file. You can change the above command based on the download file name. Then run this command to open Bitwarden.


Install Install Bitwarden via DEB.

Download Bitwarden DEB

Download Bitwarden in the native .deb file format from the link above and save it in your download folder. Execute the following command in the terminal.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i Bitwarden-1.24.6-amd64.deb

The file name downloaded by “Bitwarden-1.24.6-amd64.deb” here.

sudo apt install -f

that’s it.

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