KeePass 2.44 was released a days ago as the latest stable mono password manager. Users of any previous 2.x version are recommended to upgrade.
KeePass Password Safe was a Windows only password manager. Through the use of Mono, KeePass 2.x works on Linux and Mac OS.
KeePass 2.44 comes with many new features including:
- New commands to find database files
- New ‘Edit’ menu in the internal text editor
- Support for importing True Key 4 CSV files.
- Add an auto-type event for plugins.
- New command line options for adding/removing scheme-specific URL overrides.
There are also improvements to the internal text editor, HTML export and printing, and XSL files. See the release note for more details.
How to Install KeePass 2.44 in Ubuntu:
Julian Taylor’s PPA maintains KeePass2 packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10, and the 2.44 packages will be available in a few days.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass
Type user password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:
Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2
The PPA repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab. To remove KeePass password safe, simply run command:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove keepass2