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A Bitwarden client for Sailfish OS that uses the official Bitwarden CLI in the background.

All your sensitive data is stored in Sailfish secrets storage. Your password is stored only when you enable other options for unlocking your vault (PIN code, system dialog).

Note that this app is a work in progress and aims to support almost everything the Android app does.

Requires node.js and npm. My repository has a version for aarch64 and i486 so it should be installed automatically for those architectures.

What works:

  • Logging in via api key or email & password
    • email & password not available if you use two factor authentication
  • Unlocking vault via following methods:
    • master password
    • PIN code
    • system dialog / fingerprint
  • Listing of items (logins, credit cards, notes, identities)
    • Searching in the list
  • Seeing a detail of an item
    • Copying of field values (like username, password, note etc.)
    • Each item type has its own cover page which allows you to copy most used items (like username, password and TOTP for logins) without opening the app
    • Generating TOTP (one time passwords) works
    • Custom fields
  • Listing of Bitwarden Sends
    • Copying URL of Bitwarden Send in list
  • Synchronizing vault
  • Various settings to make loading of the vault faster, some of them experimental
  • Localizations:
    • English
    • Czech

Source code:

Application versions: 
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.0-1.aarch64.rpm76.66 KB27/09/2022 - 00:26
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm73.07 KB27/09/2022 - 00:26
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.0-1.i486.rpm81.98 KB27/09/2022 - 00:26
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.1-1.i486.rpm85.34 KB27/09/2022 - 14:04
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.1-1.aarch64.rpm79.99 KB27/09/2022 - 14:04
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.2-1.i486.rpm130.15 KB27/09/2022 - 19:14
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.2-1.aarch64.rpm124.81 KB27/09/2022 - 19:14
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.3-1.i486.rpm130.76 KB27/09/2022 - 20:12
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.3-1.aarch64.rpm125.36 KB27/09/2022 - 20:12
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.4-1.i486.rpm141.34 KB28/09/2022 - 00:17
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.4-1.aarch64.rpm136 KB28/09/2022 - 00:17
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.5-1.i486.rpm143.27 KB01/10/2022 - 02:20
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.5-1.aarch64.rpm137.82 KB01/10/2022 - 02:20
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.6-1.i486.rpm150.36 KB02/10/2022 - 15:05
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.6-1.aarch64.rpm143.7 KB02/10/2022 - 15:05
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.6-1.armv7hl.rpm139.83 KB02/10/2022 - 18:39
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.7-1.aarch64.rpm144.21 KB03/10/2022 - 15:36
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.7-1.armv7hl.rpm140.04 KB03/10/2022 - 15:36
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.7-1.i486.rpm150.92 KB03/10/2022 - 15:36
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.8-1.i486.rpm159.68 KB04/10/2022 - 15:55
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.8-1.armv7hl.rpm149.14 KB04/10/2022 - 15:55
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.8-1.aarch64.rpm152.75 KB04/10/2022 - 15:55
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.9-1.i486.rpm160.83 KB06/10/2022 - 16:03
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.9-1.armv7hl.rpm150.39 KB06/10/2022 - 16:03
File harbour-bitsailor-0.1.9-1.aarch64.rpm153.96 KB06/10/2022 - 16:03
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.0-1.i486.rpm162.42 KB06/10/2022 - 18:49
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm151.77 KB06/10/2022 - 18:49
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.0-1.aarch64.rpm155.41 KB06/10/2022 - 18:49
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.1-1.i486.rpm165.15 KB08/10/2022 - 15:42
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm153.94 KB08/10/2022 - 15:42
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.1-1.aarch64.rpm157.66 KB08/10/2022 - 15:42
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.2-1.i486.rpm167.4 KB25/10/2022 - 19:48
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm156.46 KB25/10/2022 - 19:48
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.2-1.aarch64.rpm159.97 KB25/10/2022 - 19:48
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.3-1.i486.rpm167.35 KB06/11/2022 - 04:44
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm156.42 KB06/11/2022 - 04:44
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.3-1.aarch64.rpm159.98 KB06/11/2022 - 04:44
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.4-1.i486.rpm171.67 KB10/12/2022 - 01:45
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm160.51 KB10/12/2022 - 01:45
File harbour-bitsailor-0.2.4-1.aarch64.rpm164.62 KB10/12/2022 - 01:45


  • moved generator from pull up menu to its own icon
  • added setting to change Bitwarden URL


  • Fixed various issues with copying items to clipboard
  • Added a message when no sends are created


  • Added support for listing Bitwarden Sends
  • Added support for copying Bitwarden Send URLs


  • Added support for identities
  • General improvements


  • Added option to update Bitwarden CLI in settings
  • Fix app not working when global installation of Bitwarden CLI is present
  • Added notification when Bitwarden CLI hasn't been updated for a while


  • Added cover page for card detail
  • Smaller logo is displayed on login detail cover


  • Fixed some bugs
  • Added cards list and card detail


  • Added support for notes
  • Session id is passed in env variables instead of command arguments


  • All cached data are stored on disk encrypted (you might need to disable and then enable system auth if it's enabled)


  • Added more cover types
  • Added password generation


  • Added support for TOTP
  • Updated cover actions


  • Added cover actions


  • Added item detail
  • Added fast unlock


  • Added option to clean up all app data


  • initial release


lispy's picture

App installs but then I get the error....Required dependency missing: node

lispy's picture

I just had the same error. Definetly didn't install any node from another repo.

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

Which error are you talking about?

jolla4ever's picture

Thanks for your enlightening response. I suspect that due to an earlier installation problem, I made it worse by installing another Node.js repository. It will take some time to remove traces of all installations. I am not in a position right now, but I will let you know my findings soon.

jolla4ever's picture

When I try to login, I got the error message "The credentials you provided are incorrect. Please try again.". I tested all possibilities: API key, e-mail & password, 2FA activated, 2FA deactivated.

Login Bitwarden with Sailfish browser works. Any suggestion please? Thanks in advance.


Rikudou_Sennin's picture

I just tried logging out completely and logging in again (using API key) and it works. Are you sure you're providing the client id and client secret correctly?

Client id looks like this: user.89f95465-da90-415e-8bd9-fe69e36bff4a
Client secret looks like a random string: XLmdJ8KDWSCBcnp7rJA52wNdKZbxSk

It's really easy to make a mistake writing these.

jolla4ever's picture

Thank you for pointing this out to me. But I really tried to log in this way. The data consists of exactly the same number of characters as your example, for which thanks.
To be honest: to log in to Bitwarden via API key, I had no experience with that. But I followed the manual carefully.
I have a question: earlier, while installing BitSailor, it was reported that npm (if I remember correctly) had to be installed first. Time after time, the installation got stuck on that.

Later, I had problems with updating repositories from SailfishOS:Chum GUI. I then chose to have the Package Cache recompiled, via Sailfish Utilities, from Jolla Store. For your information, an additional option then appears in Settings / Info / Utilities. The problem with Chum was fixed and I then tried to install your promising programme: successfully! However, could it be that my repositories are out of order? I started having doubts when I saw that you also offer Node.js via, among others. I mean: is this software part of the OS by default? Or not?

Sony Xperia 10 III, Sailfishh OS (Vanha Rauma).

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

That is weird, the app shouldn't install without node.js. Node is not part of OS, could it be that you installed some other Node.js?

And what do you mean by earlier? Did the npm error go away?

nerd7473's picture

Current output: $ harbour-bitsailor
[D] unknown:0 - Using Wayland-EGL
library "" not found
library "" not found
library "" not found
[W] unknown:14 - file:///usr/share/harbour-bitsailor/qml/harbou
r-bitsailor.qml:14:30: QML SystemCheckerPage: Binding loop dete
cted for property "status"
[W] unknown:0 - QProcess::ProcessError(FailedToStart)

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

Are you using bw on its own? If not, can you try uninstalling it completely and not installing it again, meaning you let BitSailor install bw?

I sadly currently don't have time to do much work on BitSailor so it might be a while until I fix BitSailor working with global installations of bw.

nerd7473's picture

Different versions don't seem to change anything

nerd7473's picture

Installed, uninstalled, bw and BitSailer

explit's picture

Could you please build nodejs for i486? Otherwise its not possible to install bitsailor on Jolla Tablet. Thanks!

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

I just did, could you test it and let me know if everything works?

nerd7473's picture

Node is 18.2.0

nerd7473's picture

I manually installed Bitwarden CLI

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

Try the newest version, there was a bug which prevented the app from working with globally installed CLI.

explit's picture

Great progress! Now the android app can be deleted!

ninepine's picture

Enabled functions seem to work well including fingerprrint login. Looking forward to further functionality. Thanks and well done!

nerd7473's picture

Running from the terminal presents:

~]$ harbour-bitsailor
[D] unknown:0 - Using Wayland-EGL
library "" not found
library "" not found
library "" not found
[W] unknown:14 - file:///usr/share/harbour-bitsailor/qml/harbou
r-bitsailor.qml:14:30: QML SystemCheckerPage: Binding loop dete
cted for property "status"
[W] unknown:0 - QProcess::ProcessError(FailedToStart)

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

For some reason the Bitwarden CLI binary crashes. Which version of Sailfish OS do you have? Did node install correctly? Did you confirm installation of the Bitwarden CLI in app? Did you perhaps already have Bitwarden CLI installed already?

nerd7473's picture

Does not move past saying "authenticating"

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

Any chance you've got logs? I can't really find the cause if I don't know what happens.

Did it happen on your first run? If not, did you change any settings?

explit's picture

Looks very promising and works good! Thanks. @Nemishkor has already tried to port Bitwarden to SF, but he stopped at early alpha stage. Maybe work together on this project brings more features and stability....

Rikudou_Sennin's picture

Thanks for your kind words!

Nemishkor's and mine are fundamentally different approaches, while they reimplemented the core I'm basically writing a GUI for an official command line client by Bitwarden which makes developing much easier and faster. It also means I don't have to be responsible for the internal Bitwarden security which is something I wanted to avoid.

But of course, the app is open source, so anyone can contribute!