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How to use the AuthPass password manager on Linux

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AuthPass is an open-source password manager for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. It is secure and a great way to save your passwords and sensitive information. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up AuthPass on Linux and how to use it too.

Installing AuthPass on Linux

AuthPass supports Linux through the Ubuntu Snap store. However, they also have a generic TarGZ release for those that would prefer not to install the Snap release of the app.

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To install AuthPass on your Linux PC, start by opening up a terminal window. You can open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

With the terminal window open, the installation of AuthPass can begin. Using the installation instructions below, get the AuthPass app up and running on your computer.

Snap package

AuthPass is available for all Linux users as a Snap package in the Ubuntu Snap Store. The Snap store is a great way to go for this app, as the developers can push out fast updates instantaneously.

To install AuthPass on your system as a Snap package, you will need to have the Snapd runtime configured on your computer. Setting up the Snapd runtime is relatively easy. Follow our guide on how to set up Snaps for more information.

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With the Snap package runtime set up on your Linux computer, install AuthPass using the snap install command down below.

sudo snap install authpass

Arch Linux

If you’re on Arch Linux, you’ll be able to install the AuthPass TarGZ release on your computer via the AUR. Using the pacman command and set up the “git” and “base-devel” packages to start the installation.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

With the two packages installed, it is time to set up the Trizen AUR helper. This program will automate the installation of AuthPass from the AUR, so you do not have to do it by hand.

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git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git

cd trizen/

makepkg -sri

Now that the Trizen application is set up on your computer use the trizen -S command to get the AuthPass application working on your computer.

trizen -S authpass-bin

Generic Linux

The generic Linux release of AuthPass doesn’t require any installation. Instead, it can be launched as soon as it is downloaded. Here’s how to get the generic version of AuthPass working on your Linux computer.

First, use the wget download command to grab the latest release of AuthPass from GitHub.

wget https://github.com/authpass/authpass/releases/download/v1.9.4/authpass-linux-1.9.4_1872.tar.gz

Next, extract the AuthPass TarGZ archive using the tar xvf command.

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tar xvf authpass-linux-1.9.4_1872.tar.gz

Upon extracting the AuthPass TarGZ archive, a folder named “authpass” will appear in your home folder. Using the CD command, move into this folder. Then, start up the app using ./authpass.

cd ~/authpass/
./authpass

How to use the AuthPass password manager

To set up AuthPass on your Linux computer, start by opening the app. With the app open, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Inside of AuthPass, find the “New to KeePass” button and click on it with the mouse. Selecting this option will allow you to create a new password database.

authpass create new

Step 2: Upon selecting the “New to KeyPass” button, a new window will appear. In it, you’ll be asked to name your new database and set a secure master password.

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Be sure to use a memorable and secure password. Do not lose this password, as you will not be able to reset it! However, do not write it down on a piece of paper, as someone could gain access to your password vault.

Step 3: After writing in your new master password, find the “Create Database” button and click on it with the mouse. Once you’ve selected the button, the database will be created.

Step 4: With the new database made, AuthPass will ask you to add a new password. Click on the “Add Password” button inside the app to add a new password to AuthPass.

Step 5: Find the “Title” box, and write in the name of the login you’re adding to AuthPass.

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Step 6: Locate the “User” text box, and click on it with the mouse. Then, write in the name of the username for the new login you’re adding to AuthPass.

Step 7: Find the “Password” box, and click on it with the mouse. Inside the box, write in the password for the login you’re adding to your AuthPass vault.

Need to generate a new password? Select the menu button to the right of the “Password” field, and select the “Password Generator” button.

Step 8: Find the “Website” text box, and click on it with the mouse. Then, paste the website URL into the text box.

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When you’ve added all the information to your new AuthPass entry, click on the save icon to save it. Repeat this process to add more items to your AuthPass password box.

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How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro

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When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired. 

Force restart iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is the newest iPhone model (at present) and it as such, it has no Home button. In terms of design and the functionality of the buttons, they’ve changed quite a bit from the first iPhone to the iPhone 8 models. Up until that point, the side button on these iPhones could be used to restart an iPhone. It now activates Siri if it’s held down.

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How to force restart iPhone 13 Pro

There are two ways to force restart an iPhone 13 Pro; you can go through the Settings app, or you can use the hard buttons on the side of your device.

Method 1: Settings app

The Settings app has a built-in option for restarting your iPhone. If the phone’s UI is responsive, this is the easiest method to restart an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Shut Down.
  4. Use the on-screen slider to power the iPhone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side button/Siri button to turn it on.

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Method 2: Hard buttons

If you’re phone UI is not responsive, or it’s slowed down for whatever reason, you can use the hard buttons on the side of the device to restart it.

  1. Press the Volume up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the side/Siri button until you see the power off slider.
  4. Use the power off slider to turn the phone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side/Siri button to turn it back on.

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Conclusion

iPhones, or rather iOS  does not have a restart option. You will always turn the iPhone off first, and then turn it on after. If you’ve been using an Android phone, you may be used to having a Restart option in the power menu but iOS does not follow the same approach. There are no other ways to trigger a phone shut down unless you allow the battery to drain completely. If you’re having trouble with your iPhone after taking it in for repairs, you may need to have it checked again. A force restart may be of little help. For now, it’s best to always take the device to Apple if you want to have something fixed. 

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How do I find my friends on Minecraft?

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Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and its network of games and players.

Find friends on Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game that you can play online with multiple players. You have the option to join any online server and there will be other players there. If you’d rather not play with strangers, you can always play with your friends. The trick is finding them and getting them all on the same server.

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How to find friends on Minecraft

There are different ways to find your friends on Minecraft. If you’d like to go with the simplest route, you can simply share the server that you’re playing on and have them all join it. You won’t be ‘connected’ to your friends but you will all be on the same server where you can play together.

Find gamer tags

Before you can invite your friends to play Minecraft with you, you need to add them. Friends are added via a gamer tag. A gamer tag is obtained from the Xbox app. Anyone that plays Minecraft has a Microsoft Live account and by association, they have a game tag.

Ask your friends for their game tag. Once you have the tag, you can add it directly when you invite friends to play a Minecraft game or you can add them on the Xbox app (you don’t need to own an Xbox). You can get the app on your mobile device or on Windows 10.

Once you have the Xbox app, follow these steps.

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  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in on Minecraft.
  3. Go to the Social tab.
  4. Enter your friend’s gamer tag in the search bar.
  5. Select them from the results and click Follow.
  6. Have your friend follow you back.
  7. Once you’re mutually following each other, the other person will appear as a friend.

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Add friends on Minecraft

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, go to world’s settings.
  4. On the right, click the Invite to game button.
  5. Select a friend from the list and send the invite.

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If you haven’t added your friends on Xbox, but you have their gamer tag, you can invite them directly in Minecraft.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, escape/exit to the game’s settings.
  4. Click the Invite to game button.
  5. Click Add friend.
  6. Enter your friend’s gamer tag.
  7. Send the invite.

Conclusion

Friends on Minecraft are connected via the Xbox network which you automatically join when you create a Microsoft Account. You will need to generate a gamer tag for yourself but that’s all you need. The gamer tag is essential for adding friends on Minecraft. You do not need to purchase Xbox related services. 

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