1Password cross-platform password manager app beta version released on Linux based systems
1Password is a cross-platform password manager developed by AgileBits Inc. It provides a place for users to store various passwords, software licenses, and other sensitive information in a virtual vault that is locked with a PBKDF2-guarded master password. By default, this encrypted vault is stored on the company’s servers for a monthly fee. 1Password integrates with desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.
The extension can remember logins for websites, fill in website logins automatically, and generate random passwords for new websites. To use browser extensions, the user must have administrative rights on the computer where the browser is installed. This has been an issue with users on a PC assigned by a workplace without admin rights. To address this issue, 1Password offers plans for a monthly subscription fee aimed at businesses that allow web access to their usernames and passwords which can be copied and pasted into login screens.
The company has announced the launch of the 1Password Linux app on its Support forum. “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!” company said.
The features that the app has integrated for the Linux desktop app:
- Open Network Locations (FTP, SSH, SMB)
- Installation using apt and DNF packager managers
- Automatic Dark Mode selection
- Create collections to organize data across accounts and vaults
- Support for Tiling window manager and descriptive window titles
- Unlock multiple accounts with different passwords
- Unlock with Linux user account, including biometrics
- System tray icon to stay unlocked while closed
- X11 clipboard integration and clearing
- Keyboard shortcuts support
- Data export
The Linux 1Password app is said to “meet the security and performance expectations of Linux users” and includes full end-to-end encryption. The company said that its app is made with the help of the 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.
1password is available to try in beta on both APT and DNF based Linux distros through a secure online repository. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.