🎉 Introducing Umbrel v0.4 — a personal server OS for everyone. Read the full announcement

A personal server for everyone

Run your personal server with a Bitcoin and Lightning node in your home, self-host open source apps like Nextcloud and Matrix to break away from big tech, and take full control of your data. For free.

Say hello to
self-sovereignty.

All our interactions on the internet today are mediated by a few companies who offer “free” services in exchange for storing our data on their servers to spy on us.

Running a personal server fundamentally changes that. You and your family’s photos, videos, files, notes, passwords — everything, have nothing to do with someone else’s computer. They’re a part of your private life, and now they can all be stored by you, in your home, on your Umbrel.

Here's what you can do with Umbrel

Run your personal Bitcoin and Lightning node.

The Bitcoin network is made up of thousands of nodes that verify every single transaction in the blockchain.

Some of them mine Bitcoin too, but unlike a mining node, running a non-mining node doesn’t require expensive hardware.

Connect all of your favorite wallets.

Achieve unparalleled privacy by connecting your wallet directly to the Bitcoin node on your Umbrel. This ensures that your wallet company can’t spy on your transactions, or even worse — lie to you.

Electrum

Zap

Coldcard

Wasabi

Sparrow

Specter

Trezor

BlueWallet

Ledger

Fully Noded

Samourai

Zeus

Phoenix

BitBoxApp

BlueWallet

Ledger

Fully Noded

Samourai

Zeus

Phoenix

BitBoxApp

Or connect any other wallet that supports Bitcoin Core P2P, Bitcoin Core RPC, the Electrum protocol, or lndconnect.

Don’t trust. Verify.
On Steroids.

Independently store and validate every single Bitcoin transaction with your Bitcoin node. Plus, transacting with your own node also helps keep the entire Bitcoin network decentralized; win-win!

Live the future of Bitcoin with Lightning, today.

The Lightning Network offers ultra cheap and almost instant Bitcoin transactions. Umbrel runs a Lightning node out of the box so you can start leveraging the power of Lightning today.

A Bitcoin and Lightning node is currently installed on Umbrel by default and will soon move to the Umbrel App Store. Read the full announcement.

Run your private cloud with Nextcloud.

An entirely self-hosted Google Drive replacement — store your documents, calendar, contacts, photos and videos on your Umbrel with Nextcloud instead of Google’s servers.

Block ads on your entire network with Pi-hole.

Yes, the entire network — not just browsers. No more having ads track you and your family members everywhere on the internet.

Self-host your photo and video library with PhotoPrism.

Privately host, browse, organize, and share your photo and video collection with PhotoPrism, and say goodbye to uploading your visual memories to the “cloud”.

Automate your home with
Home Assistant.

Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Home Assistant integrates with over a thousand different devices and services to make your home work for you.

...there’s an entire
freaking app store.

Discover amazing self-hosted open source apps in the Umbrel App Store and expand the cabilities of your Umbrel.

BlueWallet Lightning
Connect BlueWallet to your Lightning node
Vaultwarden
Unofficial Bitwarden® compatible server
Mempool
Mempool visualizer, explorer and fee estimator
Nextcloud
Productivity platform that keeps you in control
Ride The Lightning
Powerful dashboard for the Lightning Network
Pi-hole
Block ads on your entire network
Synapse
Run Matrix reference homeserver on your Umbrel
Home Assistant
Home automation that puts privacy first
ThunderHub
Take full control of your Lightning node
PhotoPrism
Self-host your photo and video library
BTCPay Server
Accept Bitcoin payments with 0 fees & no 3rd party
code-server
Run VS Code on your Umbrel
Specter Desktop
Multisig with hardware wallets made easy
SimpleTorrent
Download torrents with your Umbrel
LNbits
Multi-user wallet management system
Gitea
A painless self-hosted Git service
Sphinx Relay
Chat and pay over the Lightning Network
Lightning Terminal
The easiest way to manage channel liquidity
Element
A glossy Matrix client compatible with Synapse
BTC RPC Explorer
Simple, database-free blockchain explorer
Samourai Server
Private backing server for Samourai Wallet

Get your app on the Umbrel App Store

Use any programming language, database or framework to build your app for Umbrel, and get it in front of thousands of users on day one.

New

get up and running with a plug ‘n play umbrel server

We've partnered with The Bitcoin Machines to offer the most seamless way to run Umbrel. Just connect the plug-and-play server to your router, turn it on, and open http://umbrel.local on any device connected to the same network — that's it!

or Build your own

Install Umbrel on the hardware of your choice. After installation open http://umbrel.local to access your Umbrel on any device connected to the same network.

Recommended

Install Umbrel on a Raspberry Pi 4

The fastest, easiest and the most recommended way to build your Umbrel.

Recommended
Hardware
Click the parts below to buy them from Amazon
Experimental

Install Umbrel on Linux

Transform any Linux-based OS, such as Ubuntu or Debian, or a virtual machine on macOS or Windows to Umbrel.

Minimum
requirements
4GB+ RAM
600GB+ Free space

We aren’t done yet.

privacy.
by default.

All system services on Umbrel use Tor by default, preserving your anonymity at all times.

access from
anywhere.

Securely access your Umbrel from anywhere in the world using a Tor-enabled browser, even from your couch.

monitor
everything.

RAM usage, disk usage, and even the temperature of your CPU — view all system statistics at a glance.

free
and open.

Umbrel is available for free and all of our source code is on GitHub.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I uninstall the Bitcoin and Lightning node?
Do I need a display to plug into the Raspberry Pi?
Can I use a 500GB drive instead of 1TB?
What are the credentials to SSH into my Umbrel?
Can I use a Raspberry Pi 3 to run Umbrel?
How do updates work on Umbrel?
How can I build or package an existing app for Umbrel?
Can I plug two drives in the Raspberry Pi for extra storage?

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