Installing in Linux

This old thread discusses installing 1Password on a Linux desktop using Wine. It involves running an EXE. It appears the Windows version of 1Password available on the downloads page is only in MSI format. I tried running this using Wine (with Mono and Gecko installed) and it errors with "Bad EXE format."

Does anyone have a suggestion on how I might use 1Password on Linux using this MSI. Alternately, is there an EXE available to download of the current version somewhere?

(I'm deploying the Teams product across my company and we have some Ubuntu-only users.)


AgileBits Update, 6-Jul-2017:

Hello everyone! We've started beta testing a new addition to our 1Password family: a brand new Chrome extension made especially for our Linux and Chrome OS users! To learn about how you can be invited to this private beta testing, please see this announcement:

A Present for Chrome OS and Linux Users

Cheers! :smile:


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  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    @dtemp_jg : those old threads would be referring to 1Password 4, which does not have support for 1Password Teams. I've not heard of anyone managing to get 1Password 6 running on Linux with wine.

    Unfortunately the only answer for linux users at the moment is to use it via the browser and copy/paste. We'd like to do better there, but we don't have the cycles right now to develop a native client for Linux.

    Rick

  • Thanks for the response Rick. At the moment I'm not expecting a "native Linux client" but it would be nice to get the existing Windows client in EXE form. I'm wondering if I installed it on a Windows VM if I'd be able to pluck out the EXE and make it work.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited February 2017

    @dtemp_jg: We don't have an exe distribution for 1Password 6, but we likely will in a future release. However, it's important to note that the real barrier to 1Password 6 running under Wine will likely be .Net support. We're using Microsoft's latest tools to build the new app, and it requires .Net 4.6.1 or later. If there's a way to get around this, we're not aware of it. So while 1Password 4 runs under Wine on Linux, that isn't something that 1Password 6 can do at this time, and our priority is to make sure it runs well on Windows and get it to feature parity with 1Password for Mac. The 1Password.com web interface is the best option on Linux for the foreseeable future.

  • beyerbeyer

    Team Member

    @dtemp_jg: I see that you've been a passionate advocate for a better way to use 1Password on Linux, so I wanted to see if you might be interested in lending a hand to help make your dreams a reality.

    I am delighted to report that we have a present for you and fellow 1Password.com account members. We're still in very early stages of private alpha testing so I can't share any screenshots or anything like that just yet, but I can tell you that we have something awesome coming and if you'd like you can join our alpha team.

    This isn't going to be for everyone (at least not yet), but if you love being on the bleeding edge, please email us at [email protected] and include your forum username as well as your email you are using with your 1Password Membership and we'll get invite you to the private alpha.

    --
    Andrew Beyer (Ann Arbor, MI)
    Lifeline @ AgileBits

  • Dude... are you implying that a linux client IS coming?? Just say it!!!

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    If he says that, he might have to go away, and that would be a shame. ;)

  • What do we need to do as users to help entice agilebits to develop us a linux client?

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    @thebigbopper : We have 1Password X and our CLI tool which both work in Linux, and both are becoming more full featured. I'd love to know what you're trying to accomplish that these don't work for.

    Rick

  • @rickfillion I didn't know about X. This solves my issue. Super stoked to learn about it. I am new to linux as a desktop OS.
    Thanks
    TheBigB

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    @thebigbopper: 1Password X is the new kid on the block, so it looks like you had perfect timing. Hope you love it and be sure to come back and let us know what you think. :chuffed:

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Yeah, we're petty excited about 1Password X ourselves, and we're just getting started there. :)

  • I too am interested in a Linux client... I saw above that your Windows one is done on .NET... have you looked at using .NET Core (https://github.com/dotnet/core)? Also, as a fix for all the different Linux distros, have you thought about maybe using Flatpak (https://flatpak.org/)? X is certainly better than nothing but not having Firefox support or support for multiple accounts is really disappointing coming from using 1password on Mac. Thanks for all you do! For what its worth, I am using Teams at work and the Family version at home.

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    X is certainly better than nothing but not having Firefox support or support for multiple accounts is really disappointing coming from using 1password on Mac.

    Firefox support is something we'd love to provide as well. It's my understanding that the extension APIs in Chrome vs Firefox are relatively similar. There are only so many hours in a day though, so we've started by focusing on Chrome.

    1Password X does support multiple accounts though. Heck there was a version of it that was downright aggressive about it and would sign in to any account whose credentials it would find in vaults of added accounts. That feature is gone (it was cool on many levels, but as a user it always made me a little uneasy), but it's still possible to add multiple accounts. When you sign in to a 1Password.com account, it should ask you if you'd like to add it to 1Password X. If that's not happening, that sounds like a bug that we should look into.

    Rick

  • dmitrybdmitryb

    Do you guys have any plans for supporting local volts with dropbox synchronisation on Linux?
    As convenient 1P.com accounts might be I belive there are still many of us out there who would rather use local volts. And it would be great if you don't forget about us, as we also love using 1P products.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @dmitryb: Not at this time. We don't have a native Linux app. But we do have great apps for many other platforms, and Linux support is available as part of a 1Password.com membership, in the form of 1Password.com, 1Password X, and the CLI app.

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