Nitrokey App Installation#

The Nitrokey App is included in Ubuntu’s repositories since Ubuntu 18.04 (codename ‘bionic’) on. You can just install it via Software Center or by typing the following in a terminal:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install nitrokey-app

Unfortunately, the App versions in the official Ubuntu repositories are often not up-to-date.

More recent App versions#

To get the most recent Nitrokey App you can add a separate repository which is maintained by Nitrokey.

Please execute the following in a terminal to add the repository and install the Nitrokey App:


The PPA is not necessary for Ubuntu 22.04 and later. The previous versions of Ubuntu could still use it to update the app.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nitrokey/nitrokey
$ sudo apt install nitrokey-app

Alternatively, you can use the snap package. Please see here for more information.