1Password Linux Development Preview

by Dave
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A full-featured Linux desktop app has been our most requested feature by far and responsible for the longest forum post in our history. Today we’re thrilled to announce that 1Password is coming to Linux! 🎉

Planned for official release later this year, we couldn’t wait to share the news with you so today we’re unveiling an alpha a development preview so you can join in on the fun.

Development Preview Wrap Up Survey

As we approach beta, we’d love to hear from our Development Preview community one more time about your experience with 1Password for Linux so far. Please take our Development Preview Wrap Up Survey.

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and insight.

Participation in the survey is completely optional and if you do choose to participate, your feedback is kept anonymous.

Not exactly an LTS release

This isn’t a long-term support release! You can expect many updates and changes over the next few months as many features are not complete yet. For example, the app is currently read only: there is no item editing, creation of vaults, or item organization.

As such this initial release should be used for testing and validation purposes only and is not suitable for business critical environments. For a stable experience on Linux you’ll want to use 1Password X in your browser.

Free accounts for open source teams

Our new app is built on great open source projects like the Rust programming language for the underlying logic, and React for a responsive component-based UI.

Building an app for Linux wouldn’t have been possible without these giant shoulders to stand upon so we want to give back to the free software community. If you work on an open source team that needs a password manager, open a PR against our 1Password for Open Source Projects repo and we’ll give you and everybody on your team a free account. You and your team will be able to continue using this account even when the development preview ends.

Thank you so much for your contributions and making the world a better place. 🤗❤️

A true linux app

Our new app is built to meet the security and performance expectations of Linux users. Its backend is written completely in Rust, a secure systems programming language that has made a lot of waves in the Linux community. We’re especially proud to be using the incredible ring crypto library to power the end-to-end encryption that keeps your data safe.

In addition to a secure foundation we’ve tailored the app to integrate with Desktop Linux with features like:

  • Automatic Dark Mode selection based on your GTK theme 🌓
  • Simple and secure installs using apt and dnf packager managers 📦
  • Open network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB) 🌍
  • Tiling window manager support and descriptive window titles 🏠
  • Unlock with your Linux user account, including biometrics ☝️
  • System tray icon for staying unlocked while closed 📌
  • X11 clipboard integration and clearing ✂️
  • Keyboard shortcuts ⌨️
  • Data export ✈️
  • Unlock multiple accounts with different passwords 🔐
  • Create collections to organize data across accounts and vaults 🎯

apt-get install 1password

If you’re excited to report issues, work with us to resolve them, and update to verify fixes, then you’re welcome to join us on this journey. To get started read the guide Get to know 1Password for Linux to find installation and troubleshooting instructions.

We maintain signed apt and rpm package repositories for Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We also have an AppImage for as-of-yet unsupported distributions. Let us know what distribution you use and how well 1Password works there.

We hope you are as excited about a 1Password Linux app as we are. Our development team will be active in this forum so when you find issues please report them here.

1Password Linux install


What's new

1Password for Linux 0.8
  • Automatic Dark Mode selection based on your GTK theme 🌓
  • Simple and secure installs using apt and dnf packager managers 📦
  • Open network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB) 🌍
  • Tiling window manager support and descriptive window titles 🏠
  • Unlock with your Linux user account, including biometrics ☝️
  • System tray icon for staying unlocked while closed 📌
  • X11 clipboard integration and clearing ✂️
  • Keyboard shortcuts ⌨️
  • Data export ✈️
  • Unlock multiple accounts with different passwords 🔐
  • Create collections to organize data across accounts and vaults 🎯
1Password for Linux 0.8.1
  • You can now add an account by dragging your Emergency Kit onto the Add New Account window.
  • Password history can now be viewed from item details.
  • App no longer crashes if /tmp is noexec. Thanks to @theseer!
  • List sorting now works. Thanks to @joeSh!
  • Removed the gconf2 dependency. Thanks to @SPYke!
  • Improved Debian Install Instructions. Thanks to @ssgelm!
  • You can now scroll the vault collections menu.
  • Item link share will no longer crash the application if the item is in a locked account.
  • Keyboard shortcuts window now supports dark theme.
  • The add account window is focused when 1Password is launched with a URL.
  • Improved UI of the collection management window.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to open Settings.
  • Nested tag navigation works again.
  • Tags are now viewable from the item detail view.
1Password for Linux 0.8.2
  • “What’s new” in the notification view will show now unread badge when you haven’t checked out what’s new in 1Password. !2871
  • Added a share button to help with copying item links and moving your items between shared vaults. #2471
  • Move Item dialog will no longer blind you while in dark mode. #2359
  • Added nice placeholder images and messages to the item list and item details when nothing is selected or when the selected list has no items in it. !2816
  • Added an experimental feature to hide/show the sidebar. !2846
  • UI improvements throughout the app, especially within the Move Item and Manage Collections view. #1922 #2432 !2865 !2658 !2811 !2818 !2836
1Password for Linux 0.8.3
  • Start 1Password without showing its main window with the --silent command argument. Start 1Password without showing its main window with the –silent command argument. !2915
  • Improved 1Password database operations to be more resilient. !2884
  • Watchtower’s accuracy has been improved to correctly categorize items. #2359
  • When creating multiple new collections, we now append numbers to the default titles. !2925
  • 1Password will show why it was locked on the lock view. #2382
  • 1Password now supports zooming with the Control/Command + and Control/Command -, both with and without the shift key. #2531
1Password for Linux 0.8.4
  • Made it possible to drag and drop the TOTP digits. #2588
  • Added a beautiful design for deleting a collection along with a pretty red Delete button. #2611
  • Made syncing more reliable when the user has multiple accounts. #2255, #2633
  • Fixed full text search. Thank you to @JoeSh! !2991
  • It is no longer necessary to reset the database when turning on or off the multi-factor authentication for a 1Password account. #2255, #2256, #2258
  • Centered the 1Password icon in the empty item details view. ##2518
  • Switching between item fields with just the arrow keys (Up/down) now works correctly. #2593
  • Validate and verify the 1Password sign-in address prior to signing in. Thank you to Cure53 for this suggestion! #1774
  • Improved how we handle setting changes. #2408
1Password for Linux 0.8.5
  • 1Password will now remember the width of the sidebar, item list, and item details when it restarts. #2500
  • We updated the text to clarify who will have access to an item after it has been moved. #2630
  • Search now works correctly with international characters. Previously, certain international characters would cause an error. Thanks to @tunix for reporting this. #2572
  • We fixed a bug where password strength wasn’t shown on custom password fields if the item’s first password field wasn’t used. **#4949
  • Fields now have a compact mode. !3057
  • Fields no longer have a hover effect if they have no actions. !3057
  • Section titles and address fields now truncate properly. !3057
  • The password strength indicator no longer animates when switching items. !3057
  • Tags are now left-aligned when wrapped. !3057
1Password for Linux 0.8.6
  • It wasn’t possible to sign in with a password that contains the " character. Thanks to @xver for reporting this. #2760
  • Simplified how naming works when creating new collections. !3105
  • All vaults that are private to the user now show up under the Private Vaults section on the sidebar. #2591
1Password for Linux 0.8.7
  • Your two-factor authentication secret is now saved in the system keychain. #2278, !3215, !3195
  • 1Password no longer shows empty password items. Thanks @netoak for reporting this! #2808
  • Fixed the item count for Weak Passwords in Watchtower. #2577
  • Reused Passwords within the Watchtower report now recognize when the passwords are for the same websites. #2575
  • Improved performance of markdown rendering and avoiding a crash that would happen when an unreasonable number of blockquotes are used. #2763
  • The Add tag button has been removed from the item details view. #2781
1Password for Linux 0.8.8
  • You can now perform some basic edits on items. !2935
  • You can now move items between vaults and accounts. !3316
  • 1Password will now notify you if you are attempting to sign in while using a blocked network due to company firewall rules set by your 1Password account administrator. #2319
  • Fixed a string in the Manage Collection view to say Include new vaults instead of Locked. #2852
  • In the Collections dropdown, the label for managing your collections will dynamically change depending on if you have a collection or not. !3299
  • 1Password will ask you to sign in again with new email address after you change the email address for your account. #2317
  • 1Password will continue syncing when you update templates in a business account. #2868
  • Search description is more clear about showing matching items in the item list. !3372
  • Bonjour! If you’re a French user in Canada, you may notice 1Password has a few localized strings, we’re just currently testing and starting the work on the localization for 1Password on Linux. More to come in future updates. !2766
1Password for Linux 0.8.9
  • New custom fields can be added to items. !3354
  • Pressing the enter key in the username field will no longer clear the username. #2905
  • Clicking the username suggestion now inserts it correctly into the username field. #2905
  • Field focus ring is no longer cut off at the bottom when navigating through the fields. #2905
  • 1Password now properly blocks multiple 1Password account sign-ins from the same 1Password membership. #2496
  • Some items, that are not of Login or Password categories, didn’t show saved website fields. #2360
  • 1Password correctly displays the full name of the menu fields such as the Database’s type or Wireless Router’s wireless security field. #2903
  • If more than one account experienced an authentication error at the same time, 1Password can now show the dialog for the affected accounts instead of a single dialog. #2930
  • Experiment with a new actions menu above the edit button. !3473
1Password for Linux 0.8.10
  • 1Password now shows a useful notification with follow-on actions after it finishes moving an item. #2417
  • We have a new release notes website! Check it out on “What’s New”! 🎉 #3121
  • Long item titles can now wrap around in two lines in the details view. !3556
  • Fixed the glitch where adding new custom fields would reset the previous unsaved edits you made to the item. #3051
  • Go and Fill option will only appear on items that can be used for filling. #3028
  • Suspended users will be informed about being suspended via the sign-in view. #2313
  • 1Password will notify the user that their account will remain offline if the user closes the two-factor authentication window without a code. #2802
  • Move button will be disabled if you do not have permission to move it. #3069
  • Fixed a regression with the missing Copied notification when clicking fields to copy their content. #2966
  • 1Password will now notify you in-app when you’re currently in a blocked network set by a firewall rule. !2886
  • 1Password now displays a disabled field with a notice when it sees a field it does not understand. #2980
  • 1Password no longer crashes internally when the item list resets to no item after a background sync due to vault permission changes or the app went into the travel mode. #2777
  • Collections has been removed for the moment. It will return in a better fashion in a future update. !3547
1Password for Linux 0.8.11
  • Please take our Development Preview Wrap Up Survey
  • 1Password now syncs after you finish editing! #3054
  • If you forget to save your changes and you then close or quit the program, 1Password will automatically save it now. Use Item History on the website to undo the save. #3195
  • You can now add website fields to your Login and Password items. !3480
  • You can add and remove items from Favorites. !3558
  • Add and remove tags to your items! !3380
  • Turned the ladybug in the toolbar to the other direction, so they don’t get hit with a notification badge on their head. 🤦 #2619
  • Pressing Control + F now selects the text in the search field to make it easier to clear. #2702
  • 1Password now returns an error if you entered an invalid two-factor authentication code. #2254
  • When entering the edit mode for your item, the title is now focused first. !3571
  • You will no longer lose edits in progress when a background sync occurs. #3024
  • Edit fields now provide autocomplete suggestions instead of menus. Give it a try and let us know how you like it. !3465
  • Fixed a crash related to time, date and timezone formatting during item saving. #3058
  • Disabled features that are not yet ready for the beta release. #3917, #3241