Goldwarden is a free and open source Bitwarden desktop client application for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It comes with unique attributes such as support for SSH Agent, catering to Git signing and SSH login, system-wide autotype functionality (currently available on Gnome and KDE), making credential management more seamless.
Some other useful features are bio metric authentication, leveraging Polkit for each credential access, command-line interface (CLI) , vault content is encrypted in memory and only briefly decrypted when necessary, protection against memory dumps, passwordless login, Fido2 (Webauthn) support and many more.
Install Goldwarden on Ubuntu
To install Goldwarden on your system, open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Goldwarden flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.quexten.Goldwarden
And open it using below command.
flatpak run com.quexten.Goldwarden
Note: If you don’t already have flatpak and flathub installed,then install them on your system first using the commands provided below. After the installation, restart your system and again start the Goldwarden installation.
sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
You can also uninstall Goldwarden using below commands.
flatpak uninstall com.quexten.Goldwarden
sudo flatpak uninstall com.quexten.Goldwarden
Install Goldwarden via DEB [cli]
Download Goldwarden from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. In the terminal app run below.
sudo apt install ./Downloads/goldwarden*.deb
sudo apt install ./Downloads/goldwarden_0.2.7_amd64.deb
Here “goldwarden_0.2.7_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name . You can change based on your file name.