KeeAgent, like any other KeePass 2.x plugin, is installed by copying the
file to the
Plugins folder of the KeePass 2.x installation. The location
of this folder depends on how you installed KeePass 2.x (e.g. using an installer
or using the portable version).
Users of the Chocolatey package manager may find a KeeAgent package there (maintained by a 3rd party).
Download KeeAgent from https://lechnology.com/software/keeagent
Open the zip file
In another Explorer window, open the KeePass 2.x Plugins folder.
If you used the Windows installer to install KeePass, then the folder will be
C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe\PLugins(or
C:\Program Files\KeePass Password Safe\Pluginson 32-bit systems).
If you are using the portable version of KeePass 2.x, then hopefully you remember where you installed it.
Drag and drop the
KeeAgent.plgxfile from the zip file to the KeePass 2.x Plugins folder, replacing the existing file if you have previously installed KeeAgent.
The best way to install KeeAgent on Ubunutu and it’s derivatives it to use the
KeeAgent author’s KeePass 2.x Plugin PPA. This takes care of installing
all of the required dependencies and can be updated with
apt when a new
version is released, just like any other package.
These PPAs work on Ubuntu derivatives such as Linux Mint and elementary OS as well.
Add David’s KeePass 2.x Plugin PPA to your apt sources:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlech/keepass2-plugins sudo apt update
Install the plugin:
sudo apt install keepass2-plugin-keeagent
You can get the latest beta version by also installing the Beta PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlech/keepass2-plugins-beta sudo apt update
Install both PPAs if you always want the latest version.
You can also get the latest version of the
keepass2 package from the
keepass2 package maintainer’s PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass sudo apt update sudo apt install keepass2
Other Linux Distros¶
Packaging for other Linux distributions is maintained by 3rd parties.
There are several 3rd party AUR packages for KeeAgent.
And, you may find something about KeeAgent on the Arch Wiki.
For Debian, you should be able to use the PPA for the closest Ubuntu release
without a problem. For example, save the following as
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dlech/keepass2-plugins/ubuntu bionic main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dlech/keepass2-plugins/ubuntu bionic main
And add the signing key to your trusted keys:
gpg --recv-keys A8BD96F8FD24E96B60232807B3B4C3CECC10C662 gpg --export --armor A8BD96F8FD24E96B60232807B3B4C3CECC10C662 > dlech-keepass2-plugins.gpg # then as root chown root:root dlech-keepass2-plugins.gpg mv dlech-keepass2-plugins.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
This assumes that you already have KeePass 2.x (and therefore Mono) already
successfully installed. If you have not already, install the
package from your distro. Then extract
KeeAgent.plgx from the zip file
and copy it to the
Plugins folder where
KeePass.exe is located. This
is usually at
/usr/lib/keepass2/Plugins/ unless you are using the portable
version of KeePass 2.x, in which case, hopefully you remember where you
On macOS, it is assumed that you are using the portable version of KeePass 2.x.
- Open the folder that contains
- Drag and drop
- Restart KeePass if it was already running.