Setting up Bitwarden is easy!
You may start trying to install from your standard distro repositories.
However, with the exception of Arch Linux, Bitwarden is likely not in your distro's repos. In fact, even if it is, it may be worth following the method here.
The Desktop App
To install the desktop app, head over to the Bitwarden Website:
From there, clicking on Linux (or Windows or Mac for that matter) will reveal the downloads available. The recommended way to install the Linux version is via an app image.
If going the appimage route, from there the file needs to be made executable. I setup a folder in my home folder to keep appimage files in. Its located at
Copy or move the appimage that was downlaoded into the new folder. From here, the appimage needs to be made executable. Most File Managers should let you right click the appimage and click properties. From there in the permissions tab, make sure "Is executable" or however your file manager presets the option is checked.
If this is not working via your file manager. Open a terminal. Change the directory Change the directory to the folder the appimage is in and make it executable with the commands below.
#If you used the apps folder in home cd ~/apps #Start typing Bitwarden below and press tab to autocomplete the name chmod +x Bitwarden...
After this, you should be able to run the file by dobule clicking on it in the file manager or running
./Bitwarden.. (again using autocomplete as necessary).
Register or signin to your account as needed.
Installing browser extension
In your browser of choice, navigate back to:
Scroll down a bit further and you will see a section where it includes links to download the browser extenstion for various browsers. Select the one that matches your browser and click the link.
This will lead you to the add-on or extension for your browser.
Install this just like you would any other browser add-on.
Login to the browser extension or the app. From here, adding a password is as simple as clicking the plus button.
Generally, I recommend the browser extension as anytime you enter a password Bitwarden will ask if you want to add it to your vault.
Clicking the refresh button (two arrows) will check to see if any passwords are stored for the current web page. If they are, you can try to apply them dirtectly to the username and password field or click the copy button to copy the username or password so you can paste it in.