How to install KeePass Password Safe on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing KeePass Password Safe on your Chromebook. KeePass is a free, open-source password manager that helps you securely store and manage your passwords. It's an excellent tool for enhancing your online security and simplifying your digital life.

Why Use KeePass?

Before we dive into the installation process, let's briefly discuss why you might want to use KeePass:

  • Enhanced Security: KeePass uses strong encryption to protect your passwords.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: It works on various operating systems, including Chrome OS with Linux apps.
  • Open-Source: The code is publicly available, allowing for community scrutiny and contributions.
  • Customization: KeePass offers numerous plugins and extensions for added functionality.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps to install KeePass on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps

If you haven't already enabled Linux apps on your Chromebook, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Click on the "Advanced" section in the left panel
  3. Select the "Developers" section
  4. Turn on the "Linux development environment" option

2. Install KeePass

Once Linux apps are enabled, open the Terminal app and run the following commands:

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install keepass2

These commands will update your package list and install KeePass on your Chromebook.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, please refer to our video tutorial:

Additional Resources

To further assist you in this process, we've prepared a Google Doc with detailed instructions and screenshots.

Getting Started with KeePass

After installation, you can launch KeePass from your Linux apps menu. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Create a new database and set a strong master password
  2. Organize your passwords into groups for easy management
  3. Use the password generator to create strong, unique passwords for each of your accounts
  4. Regularly backup your KeePass database file


If you encounter any issues during installation or use, try these steps:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Restart your Linux environment
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space in your Linux container


Congratulations! You've successfully installed KeePass on your Chromebook. This powerful tool will help you manage your passwords securely and efficiently. Remember to regularly update KeePass and backup your database for optimal security.

For more information about KeePass, visit the official KeePass website.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help!

Additional Resources

To make the most of your Chromebook experience, check out these helpful resources: