Install KeePass 2.36 Via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04, 17.04

Last updated: January 10, 2021


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:ubuntuhandbook1/keepass2

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:

upgrade KeePass2

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


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One response to Install KeePass 2.36 Via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04, 17.04

  1. Thank you for this tutorial. It was exactly what I was looking for and it worked perfectly.