How to Install KeeWeb Password Manager on Ubuntu 22.04

3 min readJan 28, 2023

KeeWeb is an open-source and cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass. It is available as a web version and desktop app and is used to store online and offline passwords. You can sync Keeweb to other file storage services like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. With Keeweb, you can securely manage all your passwords from the central location. It has many features, including cloud sync, keyboard shortcuts, plugin support, history, themes, inline image viewer, and many more.

This post will explain how to install the KeeWeb password manager on Ubuntu 22.04.


  • A server running Ubuntu 22.04 server.
  • A root password is configured on the server.

Getting Started

Before starting, updating your system packages to the latest version is a good idea. You can update them with the following command:

apt update -y

apt upgrade -y

After updating all the packages, install other required dependencies with the following command:

apt install apt-transport-https git ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg2 unzip -y

Once all the dependencies are installed, you can proceed to the next step.

Install Docker CE

You will also need to install the Docker package on your system. First, add the Docker GPG key with the following command:

curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg

Next, add the Docker repository to APT using the following command.

echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

Next, update the repository and install the Docker CE with the following command:

apt update -y

apt install docker-ce -y

Once the Docker is installed, verify the Docker version using the following command:

docker -v

You should get the following output:

Docker version 20.10.22, build 3a2c30b

Install KeeWeb Password Manager

At this point, Docker CE is installed and running on your system. You can now run the following command to download the KeeWeb docker image and create a container.

docker run --name keeweb -d -p 443:443 -p 80:80 antelle/keeweb

You will get the following output.

Unable to find image 'antelle/keeweb:latest' locally

latest: Pulling from antelle/keeweb

b4d181a07f80: Pull complete

e929f62bc938: Pull complete

ca8370516c99: Pull complete

6af693de7b22: Pull complete

c8fe6ce83489: Pull complete

7aa1fe8b4a84: Pull complete

13796f1f5b9a: Pull complete

e2e69cdff226: Pull complete

e873f189aca3: Pull complete

71e0fe3f4938: Pull complete

8bb80103932b: Pull complete

cab1eb7066d4: Pull complete

97fcacfa7f27: Pull complete

c8bec6cfb9e6: Pull complete

4077188db971: Pull complete

Digest: sha256:8ff5e10baa2ca50967964bf26af41461da79ef62a481094a00f75726623bcb36

Status: Downloaded newer image for antelle/keeweb:latest


You can verify the downloaded image with the following command:

docker images

You should get the following output:

REPOSITORY       TAG       IMAGE ID       CREATED          SIZE

antelle/keeweb latest 4295e8097c4b 18 months ago 144MB

You can also verify the running container with the following command:

docker ps

You should get the following output:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE            COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                                                                      NAMES

71c52b311168 antelle/keeweb "/opt/ …" 3 minutes ago Up 3 minutes>80/tcp, :::80->80/tcp,>443/tcp, :::443->443/tcp keeweb

Access KeeWeb Dashboard

At this point, the KeeWeb docker container is started and listens on port 443. Now, open your web browser and access the KeeWeb dashboard using the URL https://your-server-ip. You should see the following screen

Now, click on the + icon to add the new password file. You should see the following screen

Click on new at the bottom. You should see the following screen

Provide your master password, name, backup key and click on the Save button to download the password file to your system and finish the setup.

Click on the Shortcuts in the left pane to see the list of all shortcuts used with KeeWeb

Click on the Appearance in the left pane to customize KeeWeb’s default Language, Theme, and Font.


Congratulations! you have successfully installed the KeeWeb password manager on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now use KeeWeb on your server to store all your password on KeeWeb and sync them with other storage services. feel free to ask me if you have any questions.




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