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KeePass password manager 2.47 was released user interface and integration enhancements and minor new features and improvements.

KeePass 2.47 release highlights:

  • Save search parameters as profiles, access via menu ‘Find’->’Search Profiles’.
  • Add ‘XPath expression’ search mode.
  • Add ‘Histop’ option in Find dialog.
  • Add ‘Help’ button in Find dialog.
  • Add auto-type matching option ‘Consider similar dashes as identical’.
  • Add commands ‘Copy Group (Encrypted)’, ‘Copy Group (Unencrypted)’ and ‘Paste Group’.
  • Added {TIMEOTP} placeholder, generates a time-based one-time password.
  • Enhanced XML key file format.
  • Add command ‘Print Key File Backup’.
  • Add command ‘Create Key File’.
  • Add Argon2id key derivation function.
  • Add support for importing Dashlane 6.2039.0 JSON files.
  • Add a few more options in the import/export dialog.
  • Plugins can now disable/enable specific Mono workarounds.

How to Install KeePass 2.47 in Ubuntu via PPA:

Although there’s a Linux native community fork KeePassXC available, KeePass2 is still available to install via an Ubuntu PPA. So far, the PPA supports for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.04.

1.) Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/keepass2

2.) Then refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

3.) Finally install the mono based password safe package:

sudo apt install keepass2

Uninstall KeePass2:

To remove the software package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove keepass2

And remove the Ubuntu PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/keepass2

KeePass2

KeePass Password Safe 2.46 was released a day ago with new features, improvements and bug-fixes.

KeePass 2.46 release highlights include:

  • Secure connections (e.g. for WebDAV) now support TLS 1.3, when running on .NET 4.8 +.
  • Add keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+*, Ctrl+/ for the ‘Expand Recursively’, ‘Collapse Recursively’ group command.
  • The {VKEY ...} command now supports some flags
  • Add option to protect KeePass windows against certain screen capture operations.
  • Added command line parameter ‘-wa-enable:’ for enabling specific Mono workarounds.
  • With the KPUInput plugin on Wayland, it can auto-type the default sequence and manually selected sequences of the currently selected entry.
  • Generic CSV Importer improvements, and bug-fixes.

How to Install KeePass 2.46 in Ubuntu:

Julian Taylor’s PPA maintains KeePass2 packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04.

NOTE the PPA is not updated for v2.46 at the moment of writing, check the PPA link before getting started.

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: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

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 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:

The Julian Taylor’s PP 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: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

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 2.43 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: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

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:

The software package has been made into PPA for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives.

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: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

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