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Install KeePassXC 2.6.1 – Best Free Password Manager for Linux Ubuntu

How to install KeePassXC 2.6.1 on Ubuntu Linux. KeePassXC is the best free password manager for Linux Ubuntu.

KeePassXC stores and manages all kinds of sensitive information and personal data, such as usernames, passwords, URLs, attachments, and notes in an offline, encrypted file that can be stored in any location, including private and public cloud solutions.

KeePassXC has numerous features for novice and power users alike. Our goal is to create an application that can be used by anyone while still offering advanced features to those that need them.

Basic Features – KeePassXC

  • Create, open, and save databases in the KDBX format (KeePass compatible to KDBX4 and KDBX3)
  • Store sensitive information in entries that are organized by groups
  • Search for entries
  • Password generator
  • Auto-Type passwords into applications
  • Browser integration with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chromium, Vivaldi, Brave, and Tor-Browser
  • Entry icon download
  • Import databases from CSV, 1Password, and KeePass1 formats

Advanced Features – KeePassXC

  • Database reports (password health, HIBP, and statistics)
  • Database export to CSV and HTML formats
  • TOTP storage and generation
  • Field references between entries
  • File attachments and custom attributes
  • Entry history and data restoration
  • YubiKey/OnlyKey challenge-response support
  • Command line interface (keepassxc-cli)
  • Auto-Open databases
  • KeeShare shared databases (import, export, and synchronize)
  • SSH Agent
  • FreeDesktop.org Secret Service (replace Gnome keyring, etc.)
  • Additional encryption choices: Twofish and ChaCha20

KeePassXC 2.6.1

Added – KeePassXC 2.6.1

  1. Add menu entries for auto-typing only username or only password [#4891]
  2. Browser: Add command for retrieving current TOTP [#5278]
  3. Improve man pages [#5010]
  4. Linux: Support Xfce screen lock signals [#4971]
  5. Linux: Add OARS metadata to AppStream markup [#5031]
  6. SSH Agent: Substitute tilde with %USERPROFILE% on Windows [#5116]

Changed – KeePassXC 2.6.1

  1. Improve password generator UI and UX [#5129]
  2. Do not prompt to restart if switching the theme back and forth [#5084]
  3. Change actions for F1, F2, and F3 keys [#5082]
  4. Skip referenced passwords in health check report [#5056]
  5. Check system-wide Qt translations directory for downstream translations packaging [#5064]
  6. macOS: Change password visibility toggle shortcut to Ctrl+H to avoid conflict with system shortcut [#5114]
  7. Browser: Only display domain name in browser access confirm dialog to avoid overly wide window sizes [#5214]

Fixed – KeePassXC 2.6.1

  1. Fix clipboard not being cleared when database is locked while timeout is still active [#5184]
  2. Fix list of previous databases not being cleared in some cases [#5123]
  3. Fix saving of non-data changes on database lock [#5210]
  4. Fix search results banner theming [#5197]
  5. Don’t enforce theme palette in Classic theme mode and add hover effect for buttons [#5122,#5267]
  6. Fix label clipping in settings on high-DPI screens [#5227]
  7. Fix excessive memory usage by icons on systems with high-DPI screens [#5266]
  8. Fix crash if number of TOTP digits exceeds ten [#5106]
  9. Fix slot detection when first YubiKey is configured on the second slot [#5004]
  10. Prevent crash if focus widget gets deleted during saving [#5005]
  11. Always show buttons for opening or saving attachments [#4956]
  12. Update link to Auto-Type help [#5228]
  13. Fix build errors with Ninja [#5121]
  14. CLI: Fix db-info command wrongly labelled as db-show in usage listing [#5140]
  15. Windows: Use Classic theme by default if high-contrast mode is on [#5191]
  16. Linux: Add workaround for qt5ct bug, causing icons not to show up [#5011]
  17. Linux: Correct high-DPI display by not allowing fractional scaling [#5185]
  18. Browser: Consider subdomain and path when requesting only “best-matching credentials” [#4832]
  19. SSH Agent: Always forget all keys on lock [#5115]

Install KeePass Password Manager

Run the following commands in terminal to install the KeePass password manager on Linux Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install keepassxc

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