I’m a bit of a mess at managing my passwords. Years ago, when I was using the Mac more, Apple released its iCloud Keychain, so I started using a manager for the first time in my life. Later, I started using more Firefox, I have been adding the necessary passwords by hand and I have the most common ones in Lockwise. But now I use Vivaldi, and what did I do? Well, import the information from Firefox. Therefore, I have them in 3 different places, something that would not be necessary if I used a real manager such as 1PasswordNot to mention, the danger of my passwords being leaked due to a security breach is multiplied by three.
When he spoke of a real manager he was not saying that Lockwise was not, but also; is that others such as Bitwarden, KeePassXC or the protagonist of this article are programs designed to manage passwords and can be used on any computer and any browser. And this is more true than ever since today, since, after a time in beta, 1Password for Linux has released its first official version and stable. And the best part is that the application integrates seamlessly with Linux.
1Password seamlessly integrates into Linux
The app has some open source components like Electron and Rust, but 1Password works better on Linux than other managers. We are talking about your application, that is what this article is about, that there is already a native application and then we will explain how to install it.
The easiest way to install 1Password on Ubuntu / Debian is by using its DEB package, available at this link. There is also a version like snap package, but right now it is still in beta. For other distributions, AgileBits has a complete guide at this link. At the time of writing, and it is not known if there are any plans for it, it is not available as a Flatpak package.
All the usual features, and more you have in Linux
- Automatic dark mode selection based on our GTK theme.
- Opening of network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB).
- Integration with GNOME, KDE and other desktop window managers.
- System tray icon.
- Open and fill in the default username / password in the browser.
- X11 clipboard integration and deletion.
- Support for GNOME and KDE Wallet keychains.
- Integration of the core keychain.
- DBUS API support.
- Command line API.
- Integration with system lockout and idle services.
What surprises me is that AgileBits, developer of 1Password, has included functions in the Linux version that have not yet reached the rest of the operating systemsNot even Windows, which is always the one they pamper the most. Among the functions we have in the Linux version, we have secure file attachments, article archiving and deletion, password security monitor, details can be shared to see who has accessed what, and quick and smart search suggestion.
€ 4 / month that are worth it for demanding users
The bad from the point of view of a not demanding user like me is that not only is it not free, but it has a price a bit high. After the first month of trial, being able to use 1Password will have a price of € 3.99 / month. It is not cheap, but it is worth it for demanding users or those who also share passwords, since one of the novelties that the Linux version includes is that which shares details to know who has used each password.
Of course, those who are subscribed will continue to be able to use the rest of the options, such as extensions for browser or mobile applications, all without restrictions, although there is an option for businesses for € 7.99 and another with even more advantages for a price that depends on the preferences of the company, which is why it is not available on the website.
If you are demanding users, or simply need to be less of a mess than me, the official landing of 1Password on Linux is news that interests you.