1Password is now officially available on Linux!
The app entered beta last year but is now considered stable enough for everyday use by Linux users, regardless of their preferred Linux distro or desktop environment.
Better yet, the app boasts tight integration with Linux systems,
“We believe that native apps with deep integration create a better experience, so 1Password for Linux will feel right at home on your desktop, whichever flavor of Linux you choose,” the company says of its app.
The non-open source app leverages a number of open source technologies including Electron and Rust. But unlike some password manager apps out there (which can feel a little half-baked) the 1Password Linux app plugs itself in deep with most Linux distros.
Out of the box 1Password for Linux supports:
- Automatic Dark Mode selection based on your GTK theme
- Open network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB)
- Integration with GNOME, KDE, and other window managers
- System tray icon
- Open and fill in your default browser
- X11 clipboard integration and clearing
- GNOME Keyring and KDE Wallet support
- Kernel keyring integration
- DBUS API support
- Command line API
- Integration with system lock and idle services
Pretty sweet, right?
Well it gets even better. At the time of launch the Linux 1Password app has features not yet available in other 1Password apps. Nope, not even the macOS or Windows desktop apps:
- Secure file attachments
- Item archiving and deletion
- ‘Watchtower’ password security monitor
- Sharing details to see who has access to what
- Quick Find and intelligent search suggestions
1Password is not free to use (beyond a trial period; plans start at $2.99/m) but a rich roster of features make it well worth its price. This includes unlimited password saves on unlimited number of devices; 1GB document storage; item history (i.e. restore deleted passwords); and plenty more.
Download 1Password for Ubuntu
The 1Password Linux app is available for all major Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch.
You can add the official 1Password repo to your system to install it using your preferred package manager, but the easiest way to install 1Password on Ubuntu is to download the installer package and install it using the Ubuntu Software app.
Although one is available, the 1Password Snap app currently lacks web browser integration as well underlying system authentication methods. This makes it a less attractive option than the regular install packages available IMO, but it’s there if you want it.
For more details head over the Linux start page 1Password has added to its website. If you use this password management service yourself do let me (and other readers) know what you think of the native Linux app by leaving a comment below.