How To Install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Buttercup is an open-source password manager that stores passwords in 256-bit AES encryption. Passwords are stored in a secure file, which can then be stored on their own computer or any other Dropbox, Google Drive, ownCloud, Nextcloud, WebDAV as cloud services, from which the user chooses where the password vault is stored. Buttercup is free to download and use and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Use it alongside the browser extension and mobile app for a completely portable experience.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Buttercup Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Buttercup is not available on Ubuntu’s default repository. Now we download the latest Buttercup Password Manager from its official page:


After Buttercup is successfully downloaded on your Ubuntu system, you can install it by running the following command:

sudo dpkg –i buttercup-desktop_1.15.0_amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing Buttercup Password Manager on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, open the Buttercup Password Manager application graphically using the Search your Ubuntu Applications box.

Install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Buttercup. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Buttercup Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Buttercup website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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