Install Keeper Password Manager on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10

Keeper is one of the best password managers available today. It simple and intuitive and support Windows, Mac and Linux systems. If you’re looking for a password manager that works on Linux systems, including Ubuntu, then Keeper should be top of your list.

Besides its native desktop app, Keeper supports browser extensions for Microsoft Edge and others, mobile app for your mobile devices and strong two-factor authentication, including support for fingerprint login.

Keeper is free to use for local password management only. Premium features such as Cloud Storage, Backup, Sharing, Web App and Sync are free for 30-days and require a paid annual subscription thereafter. Cloud features require an internet connection as well.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Keeper password manager on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 desktops.

To get Keeper working on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Java Jre

Keeper is a Java based application. It requires Java to installed on the system. The open source Java package is appropriate for Keeper to function. To install Java, run the commands below

sudo apt install default-jre

Step 2: Download the latest version of Keeper

Keeper native application works on Linux systems. The package can be downloaded by running the commands below. To access the Ubuntu terminal, press Ctrl — Alt — T keys on your keyboard.

wget https://keepersecurity.com/en_US/static/apps/KeeperDesktopLinux.zip

The commands above should download the latest version of the Linux version of the software.

Step 3: Extract the Package

After downloading the package, run the commands below to extract it.

unzip KeeperDesktopLinux.zip -d keeper

This should extract the package in your home directory called keeper. Next, change into the extract folder and run the commands to install the application.

Step 4: Use Keeper

Now that the Keeper archived package has been extracted, run the commands below to change into the extracted folder.

cd keeper

Finally, run the commands below to use it.

java -Xms256m -Xmx1g -jar KeeperDesktop.jar

The above commands should be used to launch the application alway… I haven’t seen an easy way to fully install the app as a regular application on Ubuntu.

Your first task should be settings things up properly.

keeper password manager

Enjoy!

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