As you may know, Enpass is a free, multi-platform password manager available for the main desktop and mobile platforms: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It uses SQLCipher (open source extension to SQLite) for the 256-bit AES encryption of database files.
Main features of Enpass:
- It has sync support for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box or folders.
- It also supports other information, like credit card info or secure notes.
- It contains a password generator with an strength indicator.
- The app has an autolock mechanism, for locking itself automatically when the app or the system are idle.
- It can import passwords stored in txt, csv and xml, by other password managers.
The first version of Enpass for Linux has been released in February and now it has reached version 4.6.0, bringing important changes. Support for ownCloud/WebDAV sync has been implemented and an official Debian and Ubuntu compatible repository has been created, to help users keep Enpass up to date.
- Password fields will now keep history of last 5 passwords;
- Password Strength detection algorithm is improved;
- Search functionality is improved;
- Show number of items in Sidebar;
- Option to change Enpass data Location;
- Search can be restricted to titles only;
- Translations are improved;
- Other bug fixes.
Also, starting with Enpass 4.6.0, the repository has got packages for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
Because an official Debian and Ubuntu repository providing both 32 bit and 64 bit packages has been recently created, it is now easy to install the latest version of Enpass (and keep the software up to date) on your DEB-based system.
The below instructions work for for all the supported Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems: Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Debian 8 Jessie, Debian 7 Wheezy, SparkyLinux and Robolinux.
$ sudo apt-get install curl
$ curl -s http://repo.sinew.in/keys/enpass-linux.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb http://repo.sinew.in/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/enpass.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install enpass
Optional, to remove enpass, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove enpass