Update your Instance
It is critically important to keep your Self-hosted Bitwarden instance up to date.
Updates may include fixes that are important for the security of your Bitwarden instance. Additionally, newer versions of client applications may not support older versions of your self-hosted instance.
We highly recommend backing up your data before updating your self-hosted instance. For more information, see Backup your Hosted Data.
Update your Bitwarden instance using the same Bash (Linux or macOS) or Powershell (Windows) script (
bitwarden.sh) used to install Bitwarden. Run the following sequence of commands:
./bitwarden.sh updateself ./bitwarden.sh update
.\bitwarden.ps1 -updateself .\bitwarden.ps1 -update
Your Bitwarden installation should now be fully up to date and running.
We recommend creating a cronjob or scheduled task to run these update commands weekly, or even nightly. This will automatically keep your instance up to date.