How To Install KeePass2 2.32.0 On Ubuntu Systems

KeePass2 is a multi-platform open-source password manager, which allows you to secure all your passwords with a password protected master key. Instead of remembering your email password, blog password, et cetera, you only need to know your master key’s password, in order to use other passwords, that were stored in a database.

The latest version available is KeePass2 2.32.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

New Features:

  • The quick search box (in the toolbar of the main window) now supports searching using a regular expression; in order to indicate that the search text is a regular expression, enclose it in ‘//’; for example, performing a quick search for ‘//Michael|Adam//’ shows all entries containing ‘Michael’ or ‘Adam’.
  • Added ‘Advanced’ tab in the ‘Open From URL’ dialog (easily extensible by plugins); added options: timeout, pre-authenticate, HTTP/HTTPS/WebDAV user agent and 100-Continue behavior, FTP passive mode.
  • Added per-user Start Menu Internet Application detection.
  • When selecting an entry in the main entry list, its parent group is now selected automatically in the group tree view.
  • Auto-Type matching: added option ‘Expired entries can match’ (turned off by default, i.e. expired entries are ignored).
  • Added option ‘Always show global auto-type entry selection dialog’ (to show the dialog even when no or one entry is found for the currently active target window; turned off by default).
  • Added {GROUP_NOTES} placeholder.
  • Added support for importing nPassword 1.0.2.41 NPW files.
  • In triggers and KPScript, an import/export module can now be specified both using its display name and its format name.
  • When running under .NET 4.5 or higher, secure connections (e.g. for WebDAV) now support TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 (in addition to SSL 3 and TLS 1.0).
  • Added Mono workaround: when running on the Unity or Pantheon desktop, KeePass now does not try to instantiate a tray icon anymore; if you want a tray icon on Unity/Pantheon, use theapplication indicator plugin.
  • Added workaround for Mono not implementing the property SystemInformation.SmallIconSize for Mac OS X systems.
  • Added command line parameter ‘-wa-disable:’ for disabling specific Mono workarounds (IDs separated by commas).
  • KPScript: if the value of a ‘-ref-*:’ parameter is enclosed in ‘//’, it is now treated as a regular expression, which must occur in the entry field for an entry to match.
  • KPScript: .NET 4.0/4.5 is now preferred, if installed.
  • KPScript: enhanced high DPI support.

Improvements:

  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with target windows that handle activation slowly and ignore any input until being ready (like Microsoft Edge).
  • Auto-Type: improved sending of characters that are typically realized with the AltGr key.
  • When editing a custom entry string, the value text box now has the initial focus.
  • Improved image/icon shrinking.
  • Improved icon recoloring on high DPI resolutions.
  • Changed some ICO files such that higher resolution images are used.
  • Changed some PNG files to workaround the image DPI scaling behavior on Windows XP.
  • Improved new-line filtering in the main entry view.
  • When trying to use the Windows user account as part of a composite master key fails, a more detailed error message is displayed now.
  • The ‘About’ dialog now indicates whether the current build is a development snapshot.
  • Changed code signing certificate.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install KeePass2 on your Ubuntu system, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the keepass2 package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install keepass2

Optional, to remove keepass2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove keepass2

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems.

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One comment on “How To Install KeePass2 2.32.0 On Ubuntu Systems
  1. Magesh M says:

    Latest version of KeePass 2.31 released on 09-January-2016. Update your article according that.

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