How to Install 1Password on Ubuntu 20.04

For most people, a password manager must be available on all of their devices to be useful. It’s the most important thing you can do alongside two-factor authentication to keep your online data safe.

We’ve evaluated dozens of free and paid password managers and tested, and we think 1Password offers the best combination of features, security, compatibility, and ease of use.

Its an cross platform application available for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and Chrome OS. Even 1Password integrates with desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.

The extension can remember logins for websites, fill in website logins automatically, and generate random passwords for new websites.

Note: To use browser extensions, the user must have administrative rights on the computer where the browser is installed.

1Password is for more than just passwords. It’s the ideal place for financial information, personal documentation, or anything you need to keep secure and accessible. You can store information in more than a dozen categories such as logins, credit cards, addresses, notes, bank accounts, driver licenses, passports, and many more.

Key Features of 1Password

  • Unlimited passwords, items, and 1 GB document storage
  • Two-factor authentication for an extra layer of protection
  • Share your sensitive information securely, with anyone
  • Available for for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and Chrome OS
  • Integrates with desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.
  • 365 day item history to restore deleted passwords
  • Use search to find and filter your information
  • Organize your information with favorites
  • You can store personal documentation and financial information including addresses, driver licenses, passports, credit cards etc.

New users can try 1Password free for up to two weeks, but after that you’ll need to choose a plan:

  • Personal: $35.88/Year for a single user
  • Family Plan: Covers up to 5 users for $59.88/Year. Additional users on a family plan will cost you $12/Year.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Every application has some advantages and disadvantages. Here we have listed our observations on 1Password.

Pros:

  • Native apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS
  • Intuitive password organization
  • Secure yet simple authentication method for adding new devices
  • Supports two-factor authentication

Cons:

  • Limited import options
  • Sharing limited to family plans
  • Lacks password-inheritance feature

This article explains three methods of installing 1Password Application on Ubuntu 20.04.

Choose the installation method that is most appropriate for your environment.

Method 1: Installing 1Password as a Snap Package

The easiest way to install 1Password on Ubuntu 20.04 is by using the snap packaging system.

A snap package is a type of universal Linux package that you can enjoy irrespective of the distro. Its an self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application.

All you need is the snap service pre-configured, In the case of Ubuntu 20.04, it comes with snap pre-installed.

If snapd package is not already installed then you can install it by running following command.

$ sudo apt install snapd

Note: Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.

This is actually the Snap version of the 1Password. It can be used on any Linux distribution that has Snap support.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install the 1Password package.

$ sudo snap install 1password

That’s It. Now you can open the 1Password application with the help of Activities search bar.

Method 2: Install 1Password using deb package

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 .deb installer package, and install it using the Ubuntu Software app.

Step #1

Download the 1Password .deb package file using wget command as follows.

$ wget https://downloads.1password.com/linux/debian/amd64/stable/1password-latest.deb

Step #2

Once downloaded, type the following command to install the .deb package.

$ sudo dpkg -i 1password-latest.deb

The above command should unpack the downloaded file and install 1Password on your computer.

Nevertheless, if you face any dependency issues with your installation, you can fix them with the following command.

$ sudo apt-get install 1password-latest.deb -f

Method 3: Manually add 1password apt repository

Alternatively You can install the 1Password package from its official repository, to do this follow the steps below.

Step #1

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install curl tool.

$ sudo apt install curl

Step #2

Now run the following command. This will add the key for the 1Password repository.

$ curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/1password-archive-keyring.gpg

Step #3

Now execute the below command to add the apt repository.

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

Step #4

Then execute the following commands. This command will add the debsig-verify policy to verify signatures for the .deb package.

$ sudo mkdir -p /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/
$ curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/debian/debsig/1password.pol | sudo tee /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/1password.pol
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22
$ curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22/debsig.gpg

Finally update the package index and then Install the 1Password package by typing the following command.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install 1password

Starting 1Password

In the Activities search bar type “1Password” and click on the icon to launch the application.

When you start the 1Password application for the first time, a window like the following will appear.

If you are new to this application then create an account or enter valid credentials to login.

1Password user interface:

How to Uninstall 1Password from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall 1Password application, refer following steps.

If you have installed 1Password via Snap type the following command:

$ sudo snap remove 1password

If you have installed the appication using apt then uninstall by running the below command:

$ sudo apt remove --autoremove 1password

Execute the following command to remove the apt repository.

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/1password.list

Conclusion

I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to Install 1Password on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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