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How to Install Bitwarden Password Manager on Linux Mint 21

Tired of remembering passwords of different applications on Linux systems and want a secure application that saves all your passwords then try using Bitwarden on Linux Mint 21. Bitwarden is a free open-source application that keeps all of your login credentials safe whether it’s a website or desktop application. Read this guide thoroughly to install Bitwarden on Linux Mint 21.

Installing Bitwarden Password Manager on Linux Mint 21

The process of installing Bitwarden is rather simple just follow the steps below carefully:

Step 1: Update the packages list of Linux Mint 21 using:

$ sudo apt update

Step 2: Bitwarden can be installed on Linux Mint 21 through snap as Linux Mint does not officially snap therefore, we need to enable snap before using this package manager.

To enable snap move the nonsnap.pref file to the Documents folder under the nonsnap.backup file before installing the snap package:

$ sudo mv /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref ~/Documents/nosnap.backup

Next again update the packages list so that no errors are encountered while installing the snap package:

$ sudo apt update

Step 3: Now install the snap demon using:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Step 4: Now, install the Bitwarden password manager using the snap package manager using:

$ sudo snap install bitwarden

After the installation reboot your Linux system to apply the changes and then run bitwarden command in terminal to open it

$ bitwarden

Or use the GUI of Linux Mint 21 to open it from the Accessories tab:

How to Uninstall Bitwarden from Linux Mint 21

If you no longer want to use Bitwarden and want to remove it completely from your system, the do it using:

$ sudo snap remove bitwarden


Remembering passwords is becoming difficult because the password setting criteria has become quite strict due to security concerns of different websites and applications. This makes the users create difficult passwords which are quite hard to remember but don’t worry as there are a number of applications that will save your login credentials securely. Bitwarden is one of the best password manager tools that is an open-source tool which can be installed on Linux Mint 21 quite easily, just go through the steps mentioned in this guide.

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Aaliyan Javaid

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