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How To Install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Passbolt is a powerful password manager that offers strong security features and ease of use for teams and organizations. With its open-source nature, it continues to evolve and improve as the community contributes to its development.

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 Passbolt open-source password manager on Ubuntu 22.04. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Passbolt.
  • 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 Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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
sudo apt install certbot python3-certbot-nginx
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Passbolt is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the dependency installation script to your Ubuntu systems:

wget "https://download.passbolt.com/ce/installer/passbolt-repo-setup.ce.sh"

Next, run the following command to verify the integrity of the Passbolt script:

sha512sum -c passbolt-ce-SHA512SUM.txt && sudo bash ./passbolt-repo-setup.ce.sh || echo \"Bad checksum. Aborting\" && rm -f passbolt-repo-setup.ce.sh

After that, run the following apt command to install the package ‘passbolt-ce-server‘:

sudo apt install passbolt-ce-server

During the installation process, you will be asked to set up a MySQL database for Passbolt. Enter the MySQL root password that you set earlier.

You will also be prompted to create a database user and password for Passbolt. Enter a strong password and take note of it as you will need it later.

Install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu

Step 3. Configure Nginx for Passbolt.

You need to configure Nginx to use it for Passbolt. Run the following command to start the execution of SSL:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure passbolt-ce-server

Install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu

After choosing yes you will be prompted with the following dialog where you can choose which method you prefer to configure SSL on Nginx:

Install Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu

When the installation is finished, you will see the output like this. Your Passbolt Password Manager is accessible via your domain name:

     ____                  __          ____  
    / __ \____  _____ ____/ /_  ____  / / /_ 
   / /_/ / __ `/ ___/ ___/ __ \/ __ \/ / __/ 
  / ____/ /_/ (__  |__  ) /_/ / /_/ / / /    
 /_/    \__,_/____/____/_.___/\____/_/\__/   

 Open source password manager for teams
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A JWT key pair was successfully created.
Public key path: /etc/passbolt/jwt/jwt.pem
Secret key path: /etc/passbolt/jwt/jwt.key

===================================================================== 

   Well done! Visit https://passbolt.idroot.us to finish installation 

 =====================================================================

Finally, reload Nginx after finishing the reconfiguring to use the SSL configuration:

sudo systemctl reload nginx

Step 4. Accessing Passbolt Password Manager Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, now open your web browser and access the Passbolt Password Manager Web UI using the URL https://passbolt.idroot.us. You should see the following page:

Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu

The environment is configured correctly as shown below. Click on Start Configuration.

Passbolt Password Manager on Ubuntu

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Passbolt. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Passbolt open-source password manager on the Ubuntu system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Passbolt website.

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