Last updated on August 4th, 2016
KeePassX, a native Linux port of KeePass password manager, finally reached the 2.0 release after several years of development.
KeePassX 2 has been rewritten from scratch. It uses the new .kdbx (same as KeePass 2) database format. You can import your .kdb database from 0.4 series from menu Database > Import KeePass 1 database.
New features include:
- Multiple attachments per entry
- Add custom key/value pairs to entries
- Open multiple database in one window
For more details, see official release note.
How to Install KeePassX 2 in Ubuntu:
The official KeePassX PPA does not update at the moment, but a third-party PPA has built the KeePassX 2.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.04, and
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
1. Add PPA
Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
[ac-box style=”alert”]Update: The 14.04 package so far is broken in the eugenesan/ppa. Use this PPA instead with yubikey support:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hda-me/keepassx2-yubico
Type in your password when it asks (no visual feedback just type in mind) and hit Enter to continue.
2. After that, upgrade KeePassX by running Software Updater. Or run below commands one by one in terminal:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install keepassx
For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer directly from HERE.
3. (Optional) As a third-party PPA, it also contains many other applications. You may remove the PPA after installation by either using Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or running below command in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:eugenesan/ppa && sudo apt-get update