November 26, 2020

1Password for Linux Beta releases

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The first beta version of 1Password for Linux has been released, and the official version is planned to be launched early next year. 1Password is a popular password management software, compatible with multiple platforms such as macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android. It also supports a variety of browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc., including automatic filling, password saving, and management functions.
Prior to this, 1Password lacked support for the Linux platform, and it was not until August this year that the Linux version was announced. The latest beta version is already a fully functional Linux desktop application.

The 1Password development team called it is “A true Linux app” designed to meet the performance needs of Linux users while ensuring security. The Linux version of 1Password’s backend is completely written in Rust, and it also uses Rust’s ring encryption library to enhance end-to-end encryption. UI components are based on reactive React.


  • Quick Find and intelligent search suggestions 🔎
  • Beautiful new look and feel based on our new design language 😍
  • Move item dialog allows you to easily share items and see who they are shared with 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦
  • Data export ✈️
  • Unlock screen shows all your accounts and supports using different passwords 🔐
  • Watchtower Dashboard provides suggestions on how to improve your Security Score 🎯

In addition to these great improvements we’ve tailored the app to integrate with Desktop Linux:

  • Simple and secure installs using apt and dnf package managers 📦
  • Automatic Dark Mode selection based on your GTK theme 🌓
  • 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 ⌨️
The team provides signed 1Password apt, rpm, and snap packages for Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Use the command line to obtain the Linux version of 1Password:

apt-get install 1password