The Nitrokey App is required for Nitrokey Pro and Nitrokey Storage only!

Nitrokey App for Linux as Snap Package

The latest Nitrokey App is available as snap package which allows us to publish updates easily.

  1. If you are using Arch, Debian, Fedora, or Gentoo Linux other, install snapd first.
  2. Install Nitrokey App: "sudo snap install nitrokey-app --devmode"
  3. Start Nitrokey App by pressing Alt + F2 and entering "nitrokey-app".

In case you get the error "failed to create user data directory. errmsg: Permission denied" during starting the Nitrokey App, it may because your home directory is encrypted. In this case, apply one of these fixes [1] [2].

Nitrokey App as native Distribution Package

MS Windows Windows

Mac OS X Mac OS X

Debian Linux Debian 8, Jessie

Fedora 24, 25, 26

RedHat and other RPM-based distributions

Arch Linux Arch Linux

SuSE Linux SUSE Linux



Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

For Ubuntu execute the following in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nitrokey-team/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nitrokey-app

UDEV Rules

The UDEV rules are already installed as part of the packages above. You only need to install them manually if you install Nitrokey App manually.

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