How to Install BitWarden on Your Synology NAS

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Bitwarden is a free and open-source password management (password manager) service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. The Bitwarden platform offers a variety of client applications including a web interface, desktop applications, browser extensions, mobile apps, and a CLI. In this step by step guide I will teach you how to install BitWarden on your Synology NAS device using Docker.

STEP 1

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

STEP 2

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it bitwarden. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 1

STEP 3

Open Docker Package. From the Docker Console, go to Registry and search vaultwarden. Look for vaultwarden/server and select it, then click Download or double click on it. You will be prompted to Choose a Tag, select latest. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 2

STEP 4

After you click “Select”, the download process of the vaultwarden docker image will start. You can click on Image on the Docker Console to see the download progress. The current container is about 178 MB. Select it and click Launch. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 3

STEP 5

After you click Launch on STEP 5 a new pop up window will open click Advanced Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 4

STEP 6

Select “Enable auto-restart”. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 4.2

STEP 7

Next tab – “Volume“. Select Add Folder. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Bitwarden Synology NAS 5

STEP 8

Choose the bitwarden folder you have previously created in File Station at STEP 3 then click Select. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 6

STEP 9

After you click Select, type /data inside Mount path. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 7

STEP 10

Next tab – “Network“ move forward without doing anything (no action needed).
Next tab – “Port Settings” on Local Port area type 5151 instead of Auto then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 8

STEP 11

After clicking “Apply“ at STEP 11, the screen below will open. Click “Next“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 9

STEP 12

After clicking “Next“, the screen below will open. Select “Run this container after the wizard is finished” then click “Apply“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 10

STEP 13

Your container will look like this:

Bitwarden Synology NAS 11

STEP 14

Now open your browser and type in https://Synology-ip-address:5151/ Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 12

Now you have self-hosted BitWarden running on your Synology NAS. Enjoy it and prepare to make it accessible via the Internet using a valid SSL certificate and a custom domain name.

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