Install 1Password & browser agent with wine on Linux

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Lecture: 4 minutes

Before starting, this install method is based on 1Password 4, it may work with future versions, but it is not guaranteed. Last tested version is

Install WINE

sudo apt-get install wine

Download 1Password

Running 1Password on Ubuntu requires the Windows version. You can grab it at the AgileBits Downloads page.

Install 1Password in WINE

Use Wine to install 1Password by entering this command:

wine 1Password-

This will install 1Password in your Wine directory and start the 1Password Windows installer.

Select the default install location : C:\Program Files (x86)\1Password 4 it will be installed to the Wine folder in your home directory.

Next you are given the opportunity to create a Start Menu shortcut. Since you are on Ubuntu, there is not really a start menu. Check the checkbox for Don’t create a Start Menu folder.

Check the checkbox for Create a desktop icon if you want one and click the Next button.

Run 1Password

The simplest way to run 1Password is to use the Desktop icon. If you chose to install a Desktop icon keep in mind that it will probably not show up until after a reboot of the system.

If you didn’t install a Desktop icon, you can start Dropbox in the command line.

Assuming you chose the default directory when installing 1Password, run it with:

~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/1Password\ 4/1Password.exe

Integration with a browser

Manually (almost) run both

To run 1Password on Ubuntu 14.04, install Wine via apt-get. You must start both 1Password.exe and Agile1Agent.exe to get connection to the browser. Here’s my script:

echo "Starting 1Password..."

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/1Password\ 4/1Password.exe >> /tmp/1pwd-wine.txt 2>&1 &
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/1Password\ 4/Agile1pAgent.exe >> /tmp/1pwd-wine.txt 2>&1 &

tail /tmp/1pwd.txt
echo "Started..."

Using systemd

Or better with the run 1Password agent with systemd when logging. We need to create a user systemd unit, let’s call it 1Password.agent.service


Paste the following content

Description=1Password agent

ExecStart=/usr/bin/wine ".wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/1Password 4/Agile1pAgent.exe"


Edit it later with systemd command systemctl

systemctl --user edit --full 1Password.agent.service

Then in 1Password, disable “Verify web browser code signature” via

Help -> Advanced -> Verify web browser code signature

You have to download and install the Browser-Add On/extension from AgileBits. Restart your browser and it should work. And there you have it… running 1Password across OS X and Linux.