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How to install KeePass 2.36 on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

KeePass 2.36 recently released, is a safe password management application for people looking to secure their personal data. It has a light interface, and is cross platform. Before we proceed on how to install keepass on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

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KeePass Key Features

  • KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) as well as the Twofish algorithm to encrypt its password databases
  • It can clear the clipboard automatically some time after you’ve copied one of your passwords into it
  • One master password decrypts the complete database
  • KeePass is portable. It can be carried on an USB stick as well as it runs on Windows systems without being installed
  • KeePass doesn’t store anything on your system
  • App supports password list export to various formats like TXT, HTML, XML as well as CSV
  • KeePass can generate strong random passwords for you
  • Furthermore, KeePass uses the common CSV export format of various passwords safes like Password Keeper and Password Agent
  • You can create, modify as well as delete groups, in which passwords can be sorted into
  • KeePass supports time fields: creation time, last modification time, last access time and expiration time
  • KeePass can minimize itself as well as type the information of the currently selected entry into dialogs, webforms, etc

Full feature details

KeePass 2.36 New Features

Features added includes

  • commands ‘Find Duplicate Passwords’ and ‘Find Similar Passwords’ (in ‘Edit’ -> ‘Show Entries’), which show entries that are using the same or similar passwords.
  • command ‘Password Quality Report’ (in ‘Edit’ -> ‘Show Entries’), which shows all entries and the estimated quality of their passwords.
  • option ‘String name’ in the ‘Edit’ -> ‘Find’ dialog (for searching entries that have a specific custom string field).
  • option for using a gray tray icon.
  • {CMD:/.../} placeholder, which runs a command line.
  • {T-CONV:/.../Raw/} placeholder, which inserts a text without encoding it for the current context.
  • optional ‘Last Password Modification Time (Based on History)’ entry list column.
  • configuration option for specifying an expiry date for master keys.
  • configuration option for specifying disallowed auto-type target windows.
  • workaround for Edge throwing away all keyboard input for a short time after its activation.
  • workaround for Mono not properly rendering bold and italic text in rich text boxes.
  • The internal text editor now supports editing PS1 files.
  • The position and size of the internal data viewer is now remembered and restored.
  • For various dialogs, the maximized state is now remembered and restored.
  • TrlUtil now performs a case-sensitive word validation.
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See release notes for all improvements and bugfix

How to install KeePass 2.36 Password Manager on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2

How to remove KeePass Password Manager from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove keepass2

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