Synology: How to Disable Registration of New Users in Bitwarden

Synology How to Disable Registration of New Users in Bitwarden

Have you installed Bitwarden following my guide? One of the most important things you need to know about Bitwarden is that anyone who can access your HTTPS Bitwarden link can register for a new account by default. Follow my step by step guide below to disable registration of new users in Bitwarden.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Open the Docker package. On the left sidebar click Container and select your vaultwarden/server instance. Stop the Container then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 3

After you click Edit at STEP 2 a new window will open. Click Advanced Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 4

Click on the Environment tab then Add. On the variable area type in SIGNUPS_ALLOWED and in the Value area type in false. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 5

Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 6

Start your vaultwarden/server Container. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 7

When new users try to register, they will receive the following error message: “An error has occurred. Registration not allowed or user already exists“.

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Note: Even if you have added the variable SIGNUPS_ALLOWED and the value false, the Create Account button will still be shown in the Bitwarden user interface, but actually attempting to create an account will result in an error message. Bitwarden isn’t designed to allow disabling signups, so this can’t be worked around easily.

Note: How to Invite New Users in Bitwarden.

This post was updated on Saturday / August 13th, 2022 at 12:51 AM