How to Install 1Password on Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install 1Password on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04 LTS.

1Pasword is officially available in Linux as native app. The app was entered into beta a last year but wasn’t stable enough to be used in Linux. Now, that wait it over!

You can install 1Password in Linux, including Ubuntu and the steps below show you how to do that with Ubuntu desktop.

1Password is a password manager that allows the easiest and safest way to share logins, passwords, credit cards and more across multiple devices when you have it installed.

It is cross-platform, which means in works in Windows, MacOS and Linux systems, including Ubuntu. When install on your device,  you should be able to log into sites and fill forms securely with a single click.

Out of the box, 1Password comes with the following features:

  • 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
  • GNOME Keyring and KDE Wallet support
  • Kernel keyring integration
  • DBUS API support
  • Integration with system lock and idle services

To get started with installing 1Password in Ubuntu follow the steps below:

Option 1: Install from DEB file

The quickest way to install 1Password in Ubuntu desktop is from its official DEB file. From your Ubuntu desktop, click on the link below from your web browser.

This will launch the installer in Ubuntu. When prompted, choose to Save File as shown in the image below

1Password download on ubuntu

By default, files are downloaded into the Downloads folder of your home directory. Use the file manager to browse to the Downloads folder.

1Password ubuntu install software center

In the Downloads folder, right-click on the downloaded and select Open With Software Install as shown above.

1Password Ubuntu install desktop

That will launch Ubuntu apps center. Click Install to begin the installation.

You should be prompted for the account admin password. Confirm and complete the installation.

After installing, go to the Activities overview dashboard, search for 1Password and select to open.

1Password desktop app

That should do it!

Option 2: Install from repository

Another way to install 1Password is to use the command line and install the app from its official repository. To do that, use the steps below.

First install curl by running the commands below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl

Next, add 1Password repository key to Ubuntu

curl -sS | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/1password-archive-keyring.gpg

Then create a repository file.

echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/1password-archive-keyring.gpg] stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/1password.list

To verify packages signatures and make sure they’re authentic, add lines below:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/

curl -sS | sudo tee /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/1password.pol


sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22

curl -sS | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22/debsig.gpg

Finally, run the commands below to update and install 1Password

sudo apt update
sudo apt install 1password

That should do it!


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