Overview of the LISH Console

It's time for the exciting stuff - accessing our new server and getting it ready for Bitwarden.

Linode LISH Console lets you access your Linode server from any web browser. It's a secure, interactive SSH console that makes it easy to manage your Linode. With LISH, you can quickly make changes to your server and deploy applications.

Accessing Your Server With LISH

From your Linode Cloud Console at the upper right of your server information, you'll see a button that says 'Launch LISH Console.' You can go ahead and click it.

If this is your first time using a Command Line Interface (CLI) - congratulations! This is what servers look like. 🙂

This is how you can log in to your server. Your prompt will probably say 'localhost login' and that's normal. Type 'root' here and hit enter.

You'll be prompted to enter your password. This is the Root Password you created when setting up your Virtual Private Server, NOT your Linode Account Password. Please put it in and hit enter. Don't worry if you don't see anything changing while you type in your password: that's how Linux works.

Congratulations - you're now logged into your server. There's so many things you can do from here, I don't even know where to start.

But we're not going to be doing anything here for now!

While we could do this whole process through LISH, it's not best practice and we definitely don't want to be doing much as root.

We're going to be doing everything through your own terminal, so type 'exit' and hit enter and close this window.

Why LISH Is For Emergencies Only

As I said, we will use our terminal to access and use our server.

For Mac users, that's the built-in terminal and the same for Linux.

Windows Users (to whom this guide is geared) we'll be using Windows Powershell.

I recommend using LISH only if you mess something up and need emergency access to your server.

So on to the next Lesson, where I'll teach you how to use SSH!