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Connect Clients to your Instance

By default, Bitwarden client applications (Browser Extensions, Mobile Apps, etc.) will connect to Bitwarden-hosted servers. Client applications can be configured to connect to your self-hosted Bitwarden instance.

Browser Extensions, Desktop Apps, and Mobile Apps

Complete the following steps to connect your client application to your self-hosted instance:

  1. Log out of the client application.

  2. On the Login screen of the client application, select the Settings icon in the top corner.

  3. In the Server URL field, enter the domain name for your instance with https:// (for example, https://my.bitwarden.server.com).

    Users with unique setups may elect to specify the URL of each service independently in the Custom Environment section.

  4. Select the Save button.

CLI

Logout using bw logout, and run the following command to connect the Bitwarden CLI to your self-hosted instance:

bw config server <server-url>

where <server-url is the domain name for your instance. You can read the currently configured value by not specifying a <server-url>.

Users with unique setups may elect to specify the URL of each service independently using:

bw config --web-vault <url>
bw config --api <url>
bw config --identity <url>
bw config --icons <url>
bw config --notifications <url>
bw config --events <url>

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