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Bitwarden - Self-hosted password manager

  • @iamthefij An update to the Cloudron base image gets brought up every few months for the last year or so. The most recent official mention of an updated base image was by @nebulon last August but it there's been a pin stuck in that with the aggressive releases as of late - perhaps this and other apps getting updated and looking to move forward soon will help un-stick that again, especially since it's been about a year since 1.0.0 dropped.

    cc @girish for a more definitive idea

  • @iamthefij How do I build the new image that ties in LDAP? (Note: I'm not a dev, just a security monkey/sysadmin. Even getting it installed like I did was a learning experience!)

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    @jimcavoli Now with 5.x out, I think it's time to bring out a new base image. Still working on the blog post and newsletter, so after that.

    @will Bitwarden server never sees any user password and all encryption is done client side (please see and the full thread). For this reason, one can only implement a system where LDAP users can be automatically added into the bitwarden db and then sent an email invite. @iamthefij has automated the LDAP sync and invitation flow for Cloudron LDAP. Note that, the users have to use the invitation to sign up and setup a master password (which is totally independent of Cloudron password).

    In short, you can just add/invite users manually into bitwarden if you don't have that many users. There is no real LDAP sign in.

  • @will the Readme should contain the details you need. It also includes an explanation on how the LDAP integration functions (as @girish said, it's not like most apps due to the client side encryption model used in Bitwarden).

    If you're familiar with building a Cloudron app, you should be able to build as normal. The compiling of the binary is handled within the Dockerfile itself by leveraging multi-stage bulds.

  • @iamthefij Just tried to build using the same steps I used for the fbartels version and got this error:

    Sending build context to Docker daemon 138.8kB
    Step 1/31 : FROM "bitwardenrs/server-mysql:1.13.1" as bitwarden
    1.13.1: Pulling from bitwardenrs/server-mysql
    8ec398bc0356: Pull complete
    e4a2de8034fa: Pull complete
    fd9088357d3d: Pull complete
    8801aa831b23: Pull complete
    dd84a9fe1d76: Pull complete
    d47afa82b986: Pull complete
    5d95e292b0e0: Pull complete
    Digest: sha256:8d95d8f636c4bb4dc70ee6c3b1a9e32a63d19bc634c2ea3d1b6a8907b59945c9
    Status: Downloaded newer image for bitwardenrs/server-mysql:1.13.1
    ---> adaef5949bab
    Step 2/31 : FROM "vividboarder/bitwarden_rs_ldap:alpine" as bitwarden_ldap
    alpine: Pulling from vividboarder/bitwarden_rs_ldap
    c9b1b535fdd9: Pull complete
    08dbcf01e393: Pull complete
    8e8b8ccc4315: Pull complete
    Digest: sha256:4578c4cdfe93b52cf5d9406d2bf6cf63ed073fceec7e11ea1ede33fbebbb755d
    Status: Downloaded newer image for vividboarder/bitwarden_rs_ldap:alpine
    ---> 630a6d6f04a7
    Step 3/31 : FROM cloudron/base:1.0.0@sha256:147a648a068a2e746644746bbfb42eb7a50d682437cead3c67c933c546357617
    ---> 534bd0efda10
    Step 4/31 : RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends libmariadbclient-dev && rm -fr /va
    ---> Running in 3f31137a8125
    Get:1 bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
    Get:2 bionic InRelease [242 kB]
    Get:3 bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
    Get:4 bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]
    Get:5 bionic/universe Sources [11.5 MB]
    Get:6 bionic/main amd64 Packages [1344 kB]
    Get:7 bionic/restricted amd64 Packages [13.5 kB]
    Get:8 bionic/universe amd64 Packages [11.3 MB]
    Get:9 bionic/multiverse amd64 Packages [186 kB]
    Reading package lists...
    E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for ano
    ther 8h 46min 35s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.
    E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for anoth
    er 8h 47min 33s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.
    E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for ano
    ther 8h 48min 53s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.
    The command '/bin/sh -c apt-get update && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends libmariadbclient-dev && rm
    -fr /var/lib/apt/lists/*' returned a non-zero code: 100
    throw err;

    Error: Command failed: docker build -t willrimmer/bitwarden_rs:20200325-101241-841579f4c -f Dockerfile /mnt/c/Users/w
    at checkExecSyncError (child_process.js:630:11)
    at execSync (child_process.js:666:15)
    at buildLocal (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/src/build-actions.js:180:5)
    at (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/src/build-actions.js:325:9)
    at Command.listener (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/node_modules/commander/index.js:370:29)
    at Command.emit (events.js:311:20)
    at Command.parseArgs (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/node_modules/commander/index.js:892:12)
    at Command.parse (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/node_modules/commander/index.js:642:21)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cloudron/bin/cloudron:245:9)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1158:30) {
    status: 100,
    signal: null,
    output: [ null, null, null ],
    pid: 3496,
    stdout: null,
    stderr: null

    Checking the readme now

  • @girish Got it, makes sense.

  • @will Strange. It looks like you're getting some validation issue from bionic-* for some reason. Possibly the clocks are off. Maybe try again? That's not specific to this project.

    It looks like you could reproduce with an new Dockerfile below, or just rebuild the existing one as caching should be in place now.

    FROM cloudron/base:1.0.0@sha256:147a648a068a2e746644746bbfb42eb7a50d682437cead3c67c933c546357617
    RUN apt-get update

    Does it work now? If not, check your system clock and timezone.

  • @iamthefij Ooooh I'm running this from a Fedora WSL 2 VM, does the Cloudron build have Ubuntu dependencies?

  • Interesting note:
    I was using Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux last night. I performed the following steps:
    01 Installing the App
    $ sudo docker login
    $ sudo cloudron login
    $ git clone
    $ cd bitwardenrs-app
    $ sudo cloudron build
    Enter repository (e.g registry/username/com.github.bitwardenrs): docker-hub-username/docker-hub-public-repo
    $ sudo cloudron install

    After that the apps worked in Cloudron, worked great!

    Today I uninstalled the app, and ran through the same steps on a Fedora WSL box, the app deploys, but it seems to not be serving anything. I checked the logs and found this:
    AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message
    Everything else looks good with the startup of the container. Thoughts?

    If Fedora isn't a supported dev enviroment, I'll swap back over to Ubuntu. Thanks guys!

    EDIT: It was DNS propagation with this issue! It's always DNS....

  • Devs,
    What's keeping bitwarden out of the store? Been running the fbartels version all day with no issues that were not my own fault.
    As seemless as any other app that doesn't tie in with Cloudron SSO/LDAP.

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    @will Mostly, we are just super short on time 😕 To release an app, we need to test the package, write docs, write tests, make sure updates work, make sure we understand packaging, all so that we can support it. Cloudron customers also ask us many app related questions so we have to be in a position to (reasonably) answer them.

    Of course, we can just publish the app and skip all the above. I understand there is a need to "just publish" and we have a great bunch of early adopters here who will put up with all the above. I just spoke to @nebulon about this, we will get unstable package for bitwarden shortly without any of the above.

  • @will just a note, I don't believe fbartels version supports a using a dump for backing up the database. This means that if the backup is taken while the db is in a transaction, it could be corrupted.

    Bitwarden_rs now supports an admin API for making sqlite backups, but does not have any cron embedded. Similar to the way the LDAP sync tool works, an additional script could be added to periodically make dumps of the sqlite database so that it can be properly backed up.

    Instead, the version I have is using MySQL, which leverages the native Cloudron backup and restore functionality.

    That and the LDAP invite service are the real differences between the two forks. If you do not wish to use automated LDAP invites on my fork, you can select to opt out when installing. This is covered in the readme.

  • @iamthefij I just havent been able to get yours going using the steps I posted above

  • @will Which thing is failing? Building still works for me, even if I clear my cache. Make sure you do a git pull though. It looks like your build command is using the single build Dockerfile rather than the multi-phase one.

  • @iamthefij How do I use the multi stage dockerfile?

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    It seems people are struggling to build. @iamthefij if you have your docker image public, you can just put it here. People can then install it as:

    cloudron install --image <image> # run this in the repo directory

    No need to build!

  • @girish good idea. Here's my build:

    @will The multi-stage build should be default if you've pulled the latest. Dockerfile should be a symblink to the multi-stage one.

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    thanks @iamthefij

    For those looking to install this:

    $ git clone ssh://
    $ cd bitwardenrs-app
    $ cloudron install --image iamthefij/cloudron-app-bitwarden:0.3.0

    Aaaannd it's running:


    After installing, both my users got an invite to join bitwarden. Very cool.

  • @girish any reason not to have this in the app store as unstable? I'm assuming the only thing keeping for being officially released are tests need to be written etc?

  • @girish said in Bitwarden - Self-hosted password manager:

    After installing, both my users got an invite to join bitwarden

    Like, automatically?

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