1Password is a user-friendly (and rather popular) cross-platform password manager. It provides mobile apps and browser extensions for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox — and now a dedicated desktop app for Linux, too.
While this particular service is not free to use (beyond a trial period; plans start at $2.99/m) it has an attractive roster of features for its price, including unlimited password saves on unlimited number of devices; 1GB document storage; item history (i.e. restore deleted passwords); and more.
The 1Password Linux app isn’t an Electron fudge either but a native app built in Rust. The app is said to “meet the security and performance expectations of Linux users” and includes full end-to-end encryption.
The client also boasts integration with the Linux desktop, including GTK dark mode setting, system tray, X11 clipboard sharing, and even biometric unlock.
- Dark Mode
- Network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB)
- Tiling window manager support and descriptive window titles
- Unlock with your Linux user account, including biometrics
- System tray icon for staying unlocked while closed
- X11 clipboard integration and clearing
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Data export
- Unlock multiple accounts with different passwords
- Create collections to organize data across accounts and vaults
Right now the client is available to test in read-only mode.
“[E]xpect many updates and changes over the next few months as many features are not complete yet. For example, the app is currently read only: there is no item editing, creation of vaults, or item organization,” AgileBits say.
Interested? 1password is available to try in beta on both
dnf based Linux distros through a secure online repository.
To install 1Password on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS first add the official repository signing key (this ensures packages are what they say they are):
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3FEF9748469ADBE15DA7CA80AC2D62742012EA22
Add by the official 1Password linux
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb [arch=amd64] https://onepassword.s3.amazonaws.com/linux/debian edge main'
Finally, install 1Password itself:
sudo apt install 1password
Once installed you can launch the app using your app launcher/menu of choice.