Passbolt: Free open-source password manager for teams and DevOps

Developer teams often require sharing passwords, login keys and credentials among team members. As the project progresses, it is difficult to keep track of these important data.

A collaborative solution is required, to save a huge deal of time and effort managing these keys and passwords.

So, here comes a Passbolt.

What is Passbolt

Passbolt is a free open-source and self-hosted solution for developers to manage  their shared login data, passwords, keys and more.

It is based on OpenPGP and design specifically for teams (Developers and DevOps).

Passbolt has an extensive JSON API and follows open security standards as it uses GnuPG for server-side verification and user authentication.

Passbolt (src.


  1. Self-hosted
  2. Multiple browser support
  3. Multi-user support
  4. Encrypted passwords over HTTPS
  5. Groups and permissions
  6. Granular passwords sharing
  7. CLI mode
  8. Search and filters
  9. Support tags
  10. Email recovery
  11. Email notification
  13. Activities log
  14. Password sharing
  15. Export/ Import passwords
  17. Browser extensions (Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox)
  18. Favorites management
  19. Backup
  20. Search filter
  22. Email notification
  23. Command-line interface
  24. Docker support
  25. Slack integration
  26. User-groups management
  27. CSV, XLS and KDBX file support
  28. Large community of developers and users
  29. Browser support
  30. Dark theme and night mode support
  31. Rich user-guide
  32. Extensive developer documentation
  33. Import and export (XLS, CSV, kdbx)
  34. SMTP server support

Community edition VS business and enterprise editions.

The difference between community open-source edition and enterprise and business pro editions is pretty slim. The community edition is more than enough for small teams, small companies and communities.

However, enterprise and business users can benefit from extended services like support, desktop integration, custom development features (e.g. custom fields), auditing, folder management, multifactor authentication and more.

Install Passbolt

Passbolt can be installed on many systems and machines, here we list the most popular installation options:

  1. Debian 10
  2. Ubuntu 20.04
  3. CentOS 7
  4. DigitalOcean
  5. AWS
  6. Docker
sudo apt-get install passbolt-ce-server

The rest of the instructions are pretty straightforward, It takes a few minutes to get everything up and running.


Passbolt is released under AGPL V3.


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