How to Install BitWarden on Your Synology NAS

How to Install BitWarden on Your Synology NAS

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.


In the guide described below you’ll install Vaultwarden (formerly Bitwarden_RS). Vaultwarden is an unofficial Bitwarden server implementation written in Rust. Vaultwarden is compatible with the official Bitwarden clients, and is ideal for self-hosted deployments where running the official resource-heavy service is undesirable.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of Bitwarden 2022.11.0

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 2 new

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Bitwarden. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=bitwarden \
-p 3012:3012 \
-p 5151:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/bitwarden:/data \
--restart always \

Bitwarden Synology NAS 3 new

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 4 new

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Bitwarden” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Bitwarden – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 5 new

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5151 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Bitwarden Synology NAS 6 new 2022

  • STEP 10

Run the Bitwarden container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. Now you have self-hosted BitWarden running on your Synology NAS. Enjoy it!

Note: Find out How to Disable Registration of New Users in Bitwarden.
Note: How to Invite New Users in Bitwarden.
: Find out How to update BitWarden container with the latest image.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: Find out How to allow Bitwarden to reach Internet if you have the VPN service active on your NAS.
Note: bitwardenrs/server Deprecated – Replaced with vaultwarden/server
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: Did you encounter “this.subtle is null error” when your tried to use the Bitwarden login portal? Here is the solution on how to solve it. Reported by Lucian Sipos.

This post was updated on Tuesday / November 29th, 2022 at 5:22 AM