1Password - Officially Released for Linux

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1Password is one of the password managers best known. Until a while ago it was available for several operating systems and to integrate in different web browsers, on the other hand, it was not ready for GNU / Linux natively. After some time in the Beta phase, since last year, it has now been launched in a totally stable way.

Now, users who want to enjoy the comforts and security of a password manager like 1Password, they can do it with this app. Also, being native, they have been seamlessly integrated with all kinds of distros and desktop environments.

Despite not being an open source software, the truth is that the app takes advantage of several technologies that are, such as Electron and the Rust programming language. On the other hand, it is also not free beyond its trial period. To be able to use it unlimitedly, you can pay a subscription that starts at $ 2.99 / month. That includes the use of the password manager and other extras such as storage space, item history, etc.

Other 1Password for Linux features are:

  • Possibility to put the Dark Mode based on GTK theme.
  • Support for open network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB).
  • Seamless integration with KDE Plasma, GNOME, and others.
  • System tray icon.
  • Integration with the default web browser.
  • X11 clipboard integration.
  • Support for GNOME Keyring and KDE Wallet.
  • Integration with kernel keyring.
  • Support for the DBUS API.
  • CLI API support.
  • Integration with blocking the system and idle services.

Download and install 1Password

In order to start using 1Password On your favorite GNU / Linux distro, you can use your favorite package manager for installation. You can also find it in various repositories and in app stores such as Ubuntu Software. Another possibility is download the DEB or RPM package directly from the official website.

There is a Snap package already available, but watch out for this one as it lacks browser integration and certain underlying authentication methods. Therefore, it is a less attractive option than the official packages.

Once installed, remember to register to start testing the 14-day trial period. After that free period, you must get hold of one of the available subscriptions.


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