How to Install KeeWeb Password Manager on Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily install KeyWeb password manager on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

KeeWeb is a free, cross-platform password manager that is compatible with KeePass. It helps you store your password online as well as offline securely.

With KeeWeb, you can sync your password automatically with popular cloud services, including OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and many others.

It supports multiple features, including user-friendly desktop interface, multiple themes, multiple files supports, drag n’ drop, password generator and more.

To get started with installing KeeWeb, follow the steps below:

Prepare Ubuntu

Before installing KeeWeb on Ubuntu, run the commands to install required and recommended packages.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https git ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg2 unzip

After running the command above, continue below to installing KeeWeb.

Install Docker

Now that you’ve installed the recommended packages above, continue below and install Docker.

Docker is required to run KeeWeb. For this post, we’re going to be installing Docker CE (Community Edition).

First add Docker repository key to your system by running the commands below:

curl -fsSL  | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-key fingerprint 0EBFCD88

Then run the commands below to add Docker repository

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64]  $(lsb_release -cs) stable"

Next, run the commands below to install Docker CE.

sudo apt-get install docker-ce

To validate that Docker is installed run the commands below:

docker -v

That should display the Docker version installed.

Docker version 20.10.3, build 48d30b5

To run Docker as a non-root user, add your user account to Docker’s group by running the commands below:

sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
sudo chmod 666 /var/run/docker.sock
sudo systemctl restart docker

You may also want to restart your machine just to be sure.

Install KeeWeb

Now that Docker is installed, run the commands below to get KeeWeb packages from git repostory.

git clone 

Next, run the commands below to download all neccessary docker packages that are required to run KeeWeb.

cd docker-keeweb
docker build -t svenc56/keeweb .
docker images

Then run the commands below to create a container for KeeWeb from the downloaded image and expose it on port 80.

docker run -d -p 80:80 svenc56/keeweb

You can check that the container is running by running the commands below:

docker ps

That should display similar lines as below:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE            COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                NAMES
94b75afc875e   svenc56/keeweb   "/docker-entrypoint.…"   8 seconds ago   Up 7 seconds>80/tcp   strange_pike

Access KeeWeb

Now that KeeWeb is installed, browse to the server hostname or IP address to load KeeWeb portal.

You can now begin entering your secure password entries. Click the Plus ( + ) to start.

Then click New to create a new file entry.

That should do it!


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