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KeePassX 2 YubiKey support

KeePassXC, cross-platform community fork of KeePassX, released version 2.4.2 a few days ago with many improvements and security fixes.

KeePassXC 2.4.2 release highlights:

  • Introduce a memory wiping feature to reduce the risk of secrets.
  • Prevent infinite save loop when location is unavailable.
  • Fix opening URL’s with non-http schemes.
  • Fix data loss due to not reading all database attachments if duplicates exist
  • Update group in preview widget when focused
  • Remove non-functional apply button in application settings
  • Linux Snap package fixes and improvements.
  • And fixes to Mac OS, web browser, and others

How to Install KeePassXC in Ubuntu via Snap:

The official snap package (runs in sandbox and auto-updates itself) is available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, though it’s not updated to v2.4.2 at the moment.

For Ubuntu 16.04, run command to install snapd daemon first:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the snap package via command:

sudo snap install keepassxc

How to Install KeePassXC in Ubuntu via PPA:

For those who don’t prefer snap packages, the official KeePassXC PPA contains the most recent .deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Ubuntu 19.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

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

2. Then upgrade KeePassXC via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install the latest package:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install keepassxc

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove KeePassXC .deb package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove keepassxc

KeePassX 2 YubiKey support

After two beta releases, KeePassXC password manager 2.4.0 finally goes stable. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

KeePassXC 2.4.0 enables coordinate system scaling for high-DPI displays, adds new database wizard, implements advanced search, and

  • Automatic update checker
  • KeeShare database synchronization
  • Improve favicon fetching; transition to Duck-Duck-Go
  • Remove KeePassHttp support
  • Linux: Prevent Klipper from storing secrets in clipboard
  • Linux: Enable use of browser plugin in Snap build
  • TOTP QR Code Generator
  • Allow toolbar to be hidden and repositioned
  • Increase max allowed database timeout to 12 hours
  • Password generator uses existing password length by default
  • Browser Integration Enhancements

How to Install KeePassXC 2.4.0 in Ubuntu via Snap:

The official snap package (runs in sandbox and auto-updates itself) has been updated.

The snap can be easily installed in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher via Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, run command to install snapd daemon first:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the snap package via command:

sudo snap install keepassxc

How to Install KeePassXC 2.4.0 in Ubuntu via PPA:

For those who don’t prefer snap packages, the official KeePassXC PPA contains the most recent .deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

The 2.4.0 release package will be made into PPA in 2 or 3 days. Check the previous link before getting started.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

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

2. Then upgrade KeePassXC via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install the latest package:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install keepassxc

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove KeePassXC .deb package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove keepassxc

KeePassX 2 YubiKey support

KeePassXC 2.3.4, community driven port of the windows application “Keepass Password Safe”, was released a day ago with various bug-fixes and improvements.

Changes in KeePassXC 2.3.4 include:

  • Show all URL schemes in entry view
  • Disable merge when database is locked
  • Fix intermittent crashes with favorite icon downloads
  • Provide potential crash warning to Qt 5.5.x users
  • Disable apply button when creating new entry/group to prevent data loss
  • Allow for 12 hour timeout to lock idle database
  • Multiple SSH Agent fixes
  • Multiple Browser Integration enhancements
  • Fix browser proxy application not closing properly
  • Add real names and Patreon supporters to about dialog
  • Add settings button to toolbar, Donate button, and Report a Bug button to help menu
  • Enhancements to release-tool to appsign intermediate build products

How to Install KeePassXC 2.3.4 in Ubuntu via Snap:

The official snap package (runs in sandbox and auto-updates itself) has been updated to version 2.3.4 for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

The snap can be easily installed via Ubuntu Software:

Or run command in terminal to install the snap package:

snap install keepassxc

How to Install KeePassXC in Ubuntu via PPA:

The official KeePassXC PPA contains the most recent .deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04. With it, you can receive future updates via Software Updater.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade KeePassXC via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install the latest package:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install keepassxc

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove KeePassXC .deb package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove keepassxc

To remove the snap package, simply click uninstall button in Ubuntu Software utility.

KeePassX 2 YubiKey support

KeePassXC, a cross-platform community fork of KeePassX, reached the 2.3.2 release a few hours ago with various bug-fixes.

KeePassXC 2.3.2 release highlights:

  • Enable high entropy ASLR on Windows
  • Enhance favicon fetching
  • Fix crash on Windows due to auto-type
  • Fix dark tray icon changing all icons
  • Fix --pw-stdin not using getPassword function
  • Fix placeholders being resolved in notes
  • Enable auto-type start delay to be configurable
  • Browser: Fix native messaging reply size
  • Browser: Increase maximum buffer size
  • Browser: Enhance usability and functionality
  • SSH Agent: Parse aes-256-cbc/ctr keys
  • SSH Agent: Enhance usability and functionality

How to Install KeePassXC in Ubuntu:

The software team offers appimage (single executable), snap (universal Linux package format), and official KeePassXC PPA for all current Ubuntu releases.

NOTE that the 2.3.2 packages are on the way, please check the link or package version before getting started.

The appimage is available for download at:

KeePassXC Download page

Once you get it, right-click and make it executable in file’s Properties -> Permissions, finally run the appimage to launch the software.

The snap package is available in Ubuntu Software:

Also PPA repository is available with the traditional .deb packages. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to add PPA, and install / upgrade the software:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install keepassxc

You can then manage the PPA repository via Software & Updates -> Other Software.