How to install 1Password on Linux?

How To Install 1Password In Linux

We all know that keeping strong and safe passwords is extremely important for securing our digital life. But how and where do you store your sensitive passwords securely?… If you are saving passwords in your built-password manager in the browser, then it’s absolutely not a safe idea. Managing passwords is not the primary objective of web browsers, and also browsers have more attack surface for a hacker. It will better if we store our passwords in dedicated password manager application, like 1Password.

1Password is cross-platform (Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS) proprietary password manger and offers 14-day trial period for all the users. However, it is not an open-source password manager. If you are looking for open source password managers, then you can check out KeePassXC or Bitwarden instead.

So in this module, we will see how to install 1Password on Linux. Let’s begin…

Installing 1Password

Before installing 1Password on our Linux PC. Firstly, head over to their website. And click on the Try 1Password Free button.

1Password Website Home Page
1Password website Home page

Select an Individual plan as for now, you can switch to another plan as per your needs.

Select An Individual Plan
Select An Individual Plan

Now, we have to sign up to use 1Password. Sign up and verify your email address.

Sign Up Page Of 1Password
Sign Up page of 1Password

After signing up and verifying our email address, you will encounter the window listed in the image below. Click on the Next button.

We Will Get This Window After Signing Up
We will get this window, after signing up

On the next window, set a strong password and Click on the Next button. This will be our master password to unlock the password manager, remember it properly and make sure you don’t save it anywhere in your browser or a text file.

Set Your Password And Click On Next
Set your password and click on Next

Now, in the next window, Click on the Generate Secret Key button. This will be utilized if we lose or forget our master password. In that case, we can recover all passwords with this Secret Key. However, losing this secret key will definitely mean that you will lose all your passwords.

Click On Generate Secret Key
Click on Generate Secret Key

Once the secret key is generated, Click Save PDF, it contains your Secret Key. Keep it safe also make multiple copies of itself at safe locations just to be safe.

Prompting To Save PDF Containing Secret Key
Prompting to Save PDF containing Secret Key

After downloading the PDF, proceed with the Next step.

We Have Downloaded Secret Key PDF
We have successfully downloaded Secret Key containing PDF

After that, the website will ask you to add a credit or debit card as it paid password manager. However, it also provides 2-weeks trial period. So we can safely skip adding any card for now. And now, click on Create Account and add card later button.

Click On Create Account And Add Card Later
Click on Create Account and add card later

From the home page of 1Password, right click on Get it now links and open it in new tab as indicated in the image to install 1Password extension in your browser. Also click the three dots as indicated below, it will show a card for 1Password desktop application download link. And proceed with the application download.

Our Home Page On 1Password Website
Our Home page on 1Password website

Clicking on the Extension button will redirect you to the extension store of your browser, from where you can install your 1Password extension to your browser.

1Password Password Manager Extensoin For Firefox
1Password password manager extension for Firefox browser

However, if you clicked on the ‘Download’ option from the website, select .deb or .rpm file according to your distribution. For Debian based distros, download .deb file and .rpm for Red hat based distros.

Select .deb Or .rpm According To Your Distro
Select .deb or .rpm file according to your distro

After downloading your application file. Open your Terminal, type the following commands.

For Debian based distros:

cd Downloads/
sudo apt install ./1password-latest.deb

For Red hat based distros:

cd Download
sudo yum localinstall ./1password-latest.rpm
Runing Commands To Install .deb File
Running commands to install 1Password .deb file

Now, we have successfully installed 1Password on our system along with the browser extension.

We Have Successfully Installed .deb 1Password File 1
We have successfully installed .deb 1Password file

Other methods

  • Flatpak

We can download and install the .flatpakref file to get 1Password with Flatpak. It is required that we have already installed flatpak on our system. Type and run the below command in your Terminal.

flatpak install
flatpak run com.onepassword.OnePassword
  • Snap

We also can download and install the 1Password with Snap. Just make sure that you have already installed snap on your system before you follow the below given command.

sudo snap install 1password

Pros and Cons of 1Password

Monitoring utilizing Watchtower featureClosed Source application
Easy between devicesNot a free application
Travel Mode
14-day trial period
Beautiful UI
Comparison of pros and cons of 1Password

These are some basic pros and cons, for more information about their pricing and plans, head over to their site.


That’s it! Now you can install 1Password and use it to secure your sensitive passwords. Just make sure to not lose your master password and secret key, otherwise you will not able to recover your passwords again unless you reset them manually on every site. If you are looking for an open source Password Manager which stores passwords locally, then you can also use KeePassXC.