How to Install Keeper Commander CLI

How to Install Keeper Commander CLI

Apr 12, 2024

Keeper Commander is a command-line and SDK interface to Keeper® Password Manager. Commander can be used to access and control your Keeper vault, perform administrative functions (such as end-user onboarding and data import/export), run reports and create custom automations. Keeper Commander is an open source project with contributions from Keeper's engineering team and partners.

Keeper recommends installing Commander using the binary installation. On the Commander Github page, the current commander build is always available via the releases link.

Choose the appropriate binary install for your operating system, download, double click the binary, and follow the prompts to perform the installation.

Commander can also be installed using Python via PIP. Note that Python version 3.6 or higher is required to perform the PIP installation. Current versions of Python can be found at

Depending on your operating system security settings you may need to "Allow" the application to run or install.

Validate Python is correctly installed by checking the installed version from a terminal window:

Run the following command to verify your python version:
$ pip3 --version

To install Commander, run:
$ pip3 install keepercommander

Once installed, ensure you have the latest version by upgrading Commander by running:
$ pip3 install --upgrade keepercommander

Please do not upgrade a production system without validation in your test environment as commands and functionality is under rapid development.

To see which version of Keeper you're running, run the following command:
$ keeper version -v

To validate Keeper Commander is properly installed login and follow the on screen prompts that are appropriate for your organizations settings:
$ keeper shell