The Bitwarden Server project contains the APIs, database, and other core infrastructure items needed for the "backend" of all bitwarden client applications.
The server project is written in C# using .NET Core with ASP.NET Core. The database is written in T-SQL/SQL Server. The codebase can be developed, built, run, and deployed cross-platform on Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions.
You can deploy Bitwarden using Docker containers on Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions. Use the provided PowerShell and Bash scripts to get started quickly. Find all of the Bitwarden images on Docker Hub.
Full documentation for deploying Bitwarden with Docker can be found in our help center at: https://help.bitwarden.com/article/install-on-premise/
These dependencies are free to use.
curl -s -o bitwarden.sh \ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bitwarden/server/master/scripts/bitwarden.sh \ && chmod +x bitwarden.sh ./bitwarden.sh install ./bitwarden.sh start
Invoke-RestMethod -OutFile bitwarden.ps1 ` -Uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bitwarden/server/master/scripts/bitwarden.ps1 .\bitwarden.ps1 -install .\bitwarden.ps1 -start
Interested in contributing in a big way? Consider joining our team! We're hiring for many positions. Please take a look at our Careers page to see what opportunities are currently open as well as what it's like to work at Bitwarden.
Code contributions are welcome! Please commit any pull requests against the
master branch. Learn more about how to contribute by reading the Contributing Guidelines. Check out the Contributing Documentation for how to get started with your first contribution.
Security audits and feedback are welcome. Please open an issue or email us privately if the report is sensitive in nature. You can read our security policy in the
SECURITY.md file. We also run a program on HackerOne.
No grant of any rights in the trademarks, service marks, or logos of Bitwarden is made (except as may be necessary to comply with the notice requirements as applicable), and use of any Bitwarden trademarks must comply with Bitwarden Trademark Guidelines.
We recently migrated to using dotnet-format as code formatter. All previous branches will need to updated to avoid large merge conflicts using the following steps:
git merge 61dc65aa598b1f492d2f0222bb7bf0dd15d116f5
dotnet tool run dotnet-format
git merge -Xours 23b0a1f9df25058ab29785ecad9a233113c10889