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KeePass password manager 2.43 was released today with user interface and integration enhancements. All users of version 2.x are recommended to upgrade to the new 2.43 release.

Changes in KeePass 2.43 include:

  • Added option ‘Remember password hiding setting in the main window’
  • Added yellow intermediate step in password quality progress bars.
  • Added trigger events ‘Synchronizing database file’ and ‘Synchronized database file’.
  • Enhanced the Password Agent import module to support XML files created by version 3.
  • KeePass now excludes itself from Windows Error Reporting.
  • Added workaround for .NET initial focus bug.
  • Auto-Type improvements.
  • Improved main window state handling.
  • Improved construction and updates of the main menu and the group/entry context menus.
  • Main menu items can now be deselected by pressing the Esc key.
  • Improved performance of automatic scrolling in the main entry list.
  • Various other improvements.

How to Install KeePass 2.43 in Ubuntu:

KeePass2 website only offers source tarball for downloading at the link below:

Download KeePass2 Source

Julian Taylor’s PPA now contains the 2.43 packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10,

1. Open terminal 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 while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

KeePass2 PPA

2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:

upgrade KeePass2

Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2

Uninstall:

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

KeePass2

KeePass password manager 2.42 was released a few hours ago with many enhancements, improvements and bug-fixes.

KeePass 2.42 release highlights:

  • Added ‘Group’, ‘Entry’ and ‘Find’ to main menu, and removed ‘Edit’.
  • System-wide hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A) to auto-type only the password of a matching entry.
  • Shift+double clicking URL copy link to clipboard.
  • Added quick edit commands ‘Expires: Now’ and ‘Expires: Never’.
  • Added support for importing Steganos Password Manager 20 CSV files.
  • Added support for importing Bitwarden 1.12 JSON files.
  • Added support for importing tags and keywords for Mozilla Bookmarks JSON import
  • Two commands for copying a whole entry to the clipboard: ‘Copy Entry (Encrypted)’ and ‘Copy Entry (Unencrypted)’.
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+P shortcut for printing the currently selected group.
  • Added ‘Cancel’ command in the context menu of KeePass’ system tray icon.
  • And various other improvements and bug-fixes.

How to Install the Latest KeePass in Ubuntu:

As usual, the PPA will update the new release packages a few days later. CHECK THE PPA LINK before getting started following steps.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

KeePass2 PPA

2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:

upgrade KeePass2

Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2

Uninstall:

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

KeePass2

KeePass Password Safe 2.40 was released a few days ago with some new features and various improvements.

KeePass 2.4.0 release highlights:

  • Added automatic completion support for the user name box and the auto-type sequence boxes in the entry editing dialogs
  • Added automatic completion support for the URL and user name boxes in the ‘Open From URL’ dialog
  • Added option ‘Group path’ in the ‘Find’ dialog
  • Added read-only mode for the entry string dialog
  • The internal data viewer now supports zooming images via Ctrl+Add, Ctrl+Subtract, and the mouse wheel with Ctrl.
  • Added option ‘Remember master password (in encrypted form) of a database while it is open’
  • Enhanced compatibility check for DLL plugins.
  • Added URL opening event for plugins.
  • On Unix-like systems: added support for opening the local help file with KChmViewer.
  • Added workaround for initial input focus problem in the master key prompt dialog.
  • Added workaround for Mono not always raising the FormClosed event properly.
  • TrlUtil now remembers the last translation file directory.
  • There are also various bug-fixes and code optimizations.

How to Install the Latest KeePass in Ubuntu:

As usual, the PPA will update the new release packages a few days later than the release date. CHECK THE PPA LINK before getting started following steps.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

KeePass2 PPA

2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:

upgrade KeePass2

Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2

Uninstall:

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

KeePass2

KeePass password manager 2.36 was released early this month with many new features and improvements. Now you can install it via a PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

KeePass was originally for Windows only, but now uses Mono to run on Linux. For those who want a native Linux password manager software, try KeePassX or KeePassXC.

New features in KeePass 2.36:

  • Added commands ‘Find Duplicate Passwords’ and ‘Find Similar Passwords’.
  • Added command ‘Password Quality Report’.
  • Added option ‘String name’ in the ‘Edit’ -> ‘Find’ dialog.
  • Added option for using a gray tray icon.
  • Added {CMD:/…/} placeholder, which runs a command line.
  • Added {T-CONV:/…/Raw/} placeholder, which inserts a text without encoding it for the current context.
  • Added optional ‘Last Password Modification Time (Based on History)’ entry list column.
  • The internal text editor now supports editing PS1 files.
  • The position and size of the internal data viewer is now remembered and restored.
  • For various dialogs, the maximized state is now remembered and restored.
  • Added configuration option for specifying an expiry date for master keys.
  • Added configuration option for specifying disallowed auto-type target windows.
  • Added workaround for Edge throwing away all keyboard input for a short time after its activation.
  • Added workaround for Mono not properly rendering bold and italic text in rich text boxes.
  • TrlUtil now performs a case-sensitive word validation.

How to Install KeePass 2.36 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1. Run command to add the KeePass2 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

KeePass2 PPA

2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:

upgrade KeePass2

Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2

Uninstall:

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

KeePass2

For those prefer KeePass2 password manager to KeePassX, here’s how to install the latest KeePass 2.35 release in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04.

While official Ubuntu repositories only provide an old version, the latest KeePass2 has reached the 2.35 release with a large list of new features and improvements. Here are some of them:

  • New KDBX 4 file format
  • Added Argon2 key derivation function
  • Added ChaCha20 (RFC 7539) encryption algorithm
  • open entry URLs with Firefox or Opera in private mode
  • support for importing mSecure 3.5.5 CSV, Password Saver 4.1.2 XML, and Enpass 5.3.0.1 TXT files.
  • And other more change, see the release note.

How to Install KeePass2 2.35 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 17, 18, and Elementary OS Loki, KeePass2 can be easily installed from the Julian Taylor’s PPA.

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

KeePass2 PPA

2. Then you can upgrade KeePass2 from an existing release via Software Updater:

upgrade KeePass2

Or just run following commands to check updates and install the latest release:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install keepass2

For those who don’t want to add the PPA, grab the DEB package from HERE.

How to Restore

For any reason you can easily remove the PPA and downgrade KeePass2 to the stock version in official Ubuntu repositories via ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Tip: For a list of plugins, e.g., KeeFox, KeeAgent, Keebuntu, and KeePassHttp, go to this PPA.