How To Install KeePass on Ubuntu

This tutorial shows you how to install KeePass completely in Ubuntu.

What is KeePass?

KeePass is a password manager developed as open source, which makes it free, through which we can manage all passwords safely.

KeePass databases are encrypted using the best and safest encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Step 1: Add KeePass Repository

Before installing KeePass it will be necessary to add the following repository so that its installation is correct:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

Step 2: Update Packages

Once the repository is installed, we proceed to update it by executing the following line:

sudo apt update

Step 3: Install & Configure KeePass

We will proceed to install KeePass on Ubuntu 17.04 by running the following line:

sudo apt install keepass2

Once installed KeePass we can search it in the dash and have access to the application and this will be your environment:

The first step is to create the database where the passwords will be stored and for that we will click on File/New and the following window will be displayed where we will define the master password or the key file:

Once defined, click OK to apply the changes. We can see the various security and configuration options of the KeePass database:

The database is categorized by various object options where the password will be stored. If we want to add a new entry, just right click and select the option Add entry and complete the respective values as users and passwords.

As we see KeePass is a practical solution when it comes to protecting the security of our passwords in Linux.

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