Password Managers

KeePassX – secure personal data management software

KeePassX is a multi-platform port of KeePass, an open source and cross-platform password manager. This utility helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. This lets users only need to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database.

The databases are encrypted using the algorithms AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish using a 256 bit key.

KeePassX currently uses same the database file format as the KeePass 1.x (Classic) password manager software for Windows.

Features include:

  • Extensive management- title for each entry for better identification:
    • Determine different expiration dates.
    • Insertion of attachments.
    • User-defined symbols for groups and entries.
    • Fast entry duplication.
    • Sorting entries in groups.
  • Search function: in specific groups or in the complete database.
  • Auto-Type, a feature that allows you to e.g. log in to a web page by pressing a single key combination. KeePassX does the rest of the typing for you. Auto-Type reads the title of currently active window on your screen and matches it to the configured database entries.
  • Database security with access to the KeePassX database being granted either with a password, a key-file (e.g. a CD or a memory-stick) or both.
  • Automatic generation of secure passwords.
  • Precaution features, quality indicator for chosen passwords hiding all passwords behind asterisks.
  • Encryption- either the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or the Twofish algorithm are used, with encryption of the database in 256 bit sized increments.
  • Import and export of entries. Import from PwManager (*.pwm) and KWallet (*.xml) files, Export as textfile (*.txt).

Support: FAQ
Developer: KeePassX Team
License: GNU GPL v2


KeePassX is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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