Quick start guide

We put in a lot of effort to keep BitNinja as easy to use and install as possible. The easiest way to install BitNinja is by using our universal one-line installer.

You can find the different installation methods by following the instructions on https://admin.bitninja.io.


The safest choice is to use the universal installer. The universal installer is a one-line command you can use to begin the BitNinja installation on your server. It will detect the distribution and version of your Linux operating system and install BitNinja.

wget -qO- https://get.bitninja.io/install.sh | /bin/bash -s - --license_key=****your_license_key******


Don’t forget to set the license key! BitNinja uses this 16 byte long string to connect your server to your profile. In the example below it is **your_license_key**** but in reality you can obtain it by logging in to https://admin.bitninja.io and clicking on the Add Server button or visiting the settings page https://admin.bitninja.io/settings/general. Look for the API key.


In case you need to install BitNinja in a non-interactive way, you should use the apt-get or yum install methods with the -y option, like apt-get install -y bitninja or yum install -y bitninja.