A Bitwarden-compatible server written in Golang
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(Note: This is still a work in progress. This project is not associated with the Bitwarden project nor 8bit Solutions LLC.)


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A server compatible with the Bitwarden apps and plugins. The server has a small footprint and could be run locally on your computer, a Raspberry Pi or a small VPS. The data is stored in a local SQLite database.

** If you're using an old database you need to add kdf and kdfIterations to your accounts table **

For more information on the protocol you can read the documentation provided by jcs


Fetching the code

Make sure you have the go package installed. Note: package name may vary based on distribution

You can then run go get github.com/VictorNine/bitwarden-go to fetch the latest code.


Run in your favorite terminal:

cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/VictorNine/bitwarden-go/cmd/bitwarden-go

followed by

go build


go install

The former will create a executable named bitwarden-go in the current directory, and go install will build and install the executable bitwarden-go as a system-wide application (located in $GOPATH/bin). Note: From here on, this guide assumes you ran go install

Initalizing the Database

Note: This step only has to be performed once

Run the following to initalize the database:

bitwarden-go -init

This will create a database called db in the directory of the application. Use -location to set a different directory for the database.


To run bitwarden-go, run the following in the terminal:


Usage with Flags

To see all current flags and options with the application, run

bitwarden-go -h