How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04. Keepass2 is an open source and free password manager app that is used to store all your passwords safely using SHA-256 encryption. Security is a major concern in today’s world. What we do today is email logins, bank transactions, log in home laptops, log-in office laptops etc. We need to enter our login credentials (ie username and password). So we need to remember many passwords for everyday tasks. Sometimes it is impossible to remember those passwords. And if you keep an eye on all the passwords in any password openly, then there is a possibility of theft. So Keepass2 is a great free password management app where you can store all your passwords safely in encrypted form. Keepass2 Password Manager App initially Dominik Reichl developed using C ++ and C # programming languages and released under the GNU GPLV2 license. It is operating on the Microsoft Windows platform using Linux platform using the Mono platform and using the Net Framework platform.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for Keepass2 Password Manager as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
PPA for the mono password manager KeePass 2
More info: https://launchpad.net/~jtaylor/+archive/ubuntu/keepass
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 to take effect.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

We are now ready to install the KeePass2 Password Manager package. So refer to the following command for this.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install keepass2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-34-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-29-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
binfmt-support ca-certificates-mono cli-common libgdiplus
libmono-accessibility4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.5-cil libmono-data-tds4.0-cil
libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil
libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil
libmono-system-core4.0-cil libmono-system-data4.0-cil
libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-enterpriseservices4.0-cil
libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil
libmono-system-runtime-serialization-formatters-soap4.0-cil
libmono-system-security4.0-cil libmono-system-transactions4.0-cil
libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil
libmono-system4.0-cil libmono-webbrowser4.0-cil mono-4.0-gac mono-gac
mono-runtime mono-runtime-common mono-runtime-sgen xsel
Suggested packages:
keepass2-doc mono-dmcs xdotool libmono-i18n4.0-all libgnomeui-0 libgamin0
Recommended packages:
libgluezilla
The following NEW packages will be installed:
binfmt-support ca-certificates-mono cli-common keepass2 libgdiplus
libmono-accessibility4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.5-cil libmono-data-tds4.0-cil
libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil
libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil
libmono-system-core4.0-cil libmono-system-data4.0-cil
libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-enterpriseservices4.0-cil
libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil
libmono-system-runtime-serialization-formatters-soap4.0-cil
libmono-system-security4.0-cil libmono-system-transactions4.0-cil
libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil
libmono-system4.0-cil libmono-webbrowser4.0-cil mono-4.0-gac mono-gac
mono-runtime mono-runtime-common mono-runtime-sgen xsel
0 upgraded, 31 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.
Need to get 8,431 kB of archives.
After this operation, 29.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jtaylor/keepass/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 keepass2 all 2.41+dfsg-1~ubuntu18.04~ppa1 [1,478 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 binfmt-support amd64 2.1.8-2 [51.6 kB]

As you can see above, we have successfully installed the KeePass2 Password Manager app. Check out the following commands to ensure that

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l keepass2
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii keepass2 2.41+dfsg-1~ all Password manager

Now to open the KeePass2 Password Manager application just type the command keepass2 on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ keepass2
How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

KeePass2 Password Manager

You can also open the KeePass2 Password Manager application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Applications box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

KeePass2 Password Manager

After opening the KeePass2 Password Manager application for the first time you will find the screen below. Just click here on the File Tab. Then select New.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Click on New

Now you have to give a name for your new collection and set a path where you want to store your password database. See snapshot below.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Store Password database Path

Now set your password for KeePass2 Password Manager App Authentication.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Set Password

Click On Ok.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Database settings

Now you can see that the Password Entry is now complete.

How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

Password Entry

Also Read- How to install Buttercup Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04

How To Uninstall KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like KeePass2 Password Manager and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r keepass2
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
(Reading database ... 195024 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing keepass2 (2.41+dfsg-1~ubuntu18.04~ppa1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.9-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install KeePass2 Password Manager in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

Mangesh Dhulap

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