SOLVED Bitwarden - Self-hosted password manager
@iamthefij Ooooh I'm running this from a Fedora WSL 2 VM, does the Cloudron build have Ubuntu dependencies?
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 my.example.com
$ git clone https://git.cloudron.io/fbartels/bitwardenrs-app
$ 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 172.18.0.13. 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....
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.
@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?
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: https://hub.docker.com/r/iamthefij/cloudron-app-bitwarden
@will The multi-stage build should be default if you've pulled the latest.
Dockerfileshould be a symblink to the multi-stage one.
For those looking to install this:
$ git clone ssh://email@example.com:6000/iamthefij/bitwardenrs-app.git $ 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?
@jdaviescoates Yes, tests plus making sure we can actually maintain it in the long run (for example, if everything is pinned properly in the docker file, things like that). Usually, @nebulon and also do a round of manual testing and put some basic docs before putting it in unstable.
@yusf yes, both users got the invite automatically.
@jdaviescoates Namesake reads my mind.
@yusf heh, I only just realised Yusf is obviously Yussef which of course is the same as Josef
When installing, uncheck SSO.
@iamthefij I haven't followed the thread continously but is there a specific reason for emailing all users who are granted access to the app through the SSO?
@yusf Yea, the Readme describe the reasoning.
There is no way to actually do true SSO without breaking the model for Bitwarden. The only thing that we can do is automatically invite users to sign up.
The Bitwarden_rs project doesn't have a way to invite without sending an email as when an SMTP server is configured, it will generate unique invite links for each user.
If you disable SSO, you only disable the auto-invite feature. You will then need to invite yourself via the Admin panel (admin token is echoed in the logs and in
/app/data/admin_token). You can then invite anyone else you wish manually.
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Is there a reliable way to move from Bitwarden SQLite (fbartels build) to Bitwarden MySQL (iamthefij build) including all attachments?
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@iamthefij I can't login to the admin page. It keeps saying "invalid token"
I did a fresh boot of the container, copied everything between access token= and HTTP/1.1"
access_token= copied this giberish HTTP/1.1"
Just to inform everyone here, today I've created a new gitlab project for this app package repo wise, based on @iamthefij version, however without relying on external dockerimages being mounted during app image building. The repo is at https://git.cloudron.io/cloudron/bitwardenrs
One thing I wanted to ask here is, how to deal with ldap sync. Generally this works currently by a cron job running every now and then, checking availalbe users on ldap and then will invite all users, which are not yet invited to the app instance. This has the current annoying thing, where if an admin wants to first try bitwarden on the Cloudron and does not restrict access during installation, the app will send out invites to all users. Since this is the default flow, I don't want to publish the app package like that. On the other hand I do see value in those invites being sent out at the point where the admin decides this app is good to be used.
To not delay any package release further, we could avoid this topic by packaging it first without ldap, but I wanted to collect some feedback on this here in the thread first. It would be great if you all could share your ideal flow regarding this and maybe explain the use-cases briefly.
Thanks! And even more thanks to @iamthefij for all the work done on the package already!
@nebulon My view is if it does not have "full" ldap, ldap should be taken out and left up to the admin to manage by hand, such as it is with other apps, like Ghost, or Monica.
@nebulon yea, the best for Cloudron would be a way to silently invite so only ldap users could sign up. Maybe I’ll make that suggestion over at the main project.
I feel that would make a much better experience for users and admins here.
What I did was install it scoped to only my user and then expanded the users to a group later.
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@nebulon I'm not certain why this app would be unique in that when it's setup it just immediately sends out invites to everyone possible. Seems very strange to have it work that way.
Not sure if it's possible, but I think my ideal vision of it is that when we select an LDAP group for authentication, it will allow those users access / send an invite once they attempt the first login from an allowed group, but otherwise it would not auto-invite anybody.
And if that can't be done then I'd prefer it just be a manual invite or even "app managed" instead like Invoice Ninja or something where you don't need to have LDAP be the authenticator for the app and can manage it fully inside the app itself instead.
Hopefully I didn't misunderstand the situation and question. haha
@d19dotca yes that would be nice to only send invites upon user login attempt, or even better to not send invites but just allow users in that LDAP group to signup normally. However currently this is not possible with the upstream app. So my suggestion is to polish the app package now without any LDAP, since it is confusing currently and just get it pulished. We can always add LDAP once the flow is more obvious and straightforwards.
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@nebulon Ah okay, didn’t realize it was an app limitation rather than a packaging limitation. In that case then I would definitely prefer it be pushed without LDAP support (so app-managed) and we can add LDAP support at a later time when the app will allow a better workflow.
I will lock this thread as we have published the initial app package now: https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/2372/bitwarden_rs