The ultimate guide: Keepass2 on Ubuntu with browser integration

This one is written because to install Keepass2 successfully on Ubuntu 15.04 you need to read and search through at least 5 different sources. So without further ado:

Add ppa’s for Keepass indicator plugin:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlech/keepass2-plugins
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlech/keepass2-plugins-beta
sudo apt-get update

Second one contains updated version with solved problem of missing libmagickwand5 dependency.

Install Keepass2

The following command will install Keepass2 with indicator plugin and all dependencies that you’ll normally find missing later:

sudo apt-get install keepass2-plugin-application-indicator mono-complete xdotool

Integration with browsers

For this we need great KeePassHTTP plugin by pfn. Download raw version of current KeePassHTTP.plgx file (direct download) and install it with the following command:

sudo cp ~/Downloads/KeePassHttp.plgx /usr/lib/keepass2/plugins

Remember to change first path to match with your actual download directory. To integrate with browsers install plugin for the browser of your choice: Passifox for Firefox or chromeIPass for Chromium.

Have fun!

And that’s it. You’ve saved few hours of searching through reported issues and other google results. Relax and enjoy using secure password manager comfortably.

P.S.– Remember to always make a backup of your password database. Some kind of synchronization service like ownCloud, Unison + own server or Dropbox +/- encfs might be suitable for you.

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