KeePass
Developed by: KeePass

What is KeePass?

KeePass Password Safe is a password manager that is both free and open-source, primarily designed for Windows users, and helps users securely store and manage their passwords. It is designed to be a local and offline password manager, meaning that it stores your sensitive information locally on your device rather than in the cloud. It officially supports macOS and Linux operating systems by utilizing Mono. Additionally, there are unofficial versions available for Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and BlackBerry devices. These unofficial versions typically function with the same password database that can be copied or shared remotely.

KeePass securely stores usernames, passwords, and various details, including free-form notes and file attachments, within an encrypted file. The protection of this file can be achieved using a combination of a master password, a key file, and the current Windows account details.

KeePass is known for its strong emphasis on security and privacy.

What makes KeePass strong?

  • KeePass encrypts the password database file using advanced encryption algorithms, such as AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) or Twofish. This ensures that even if the database falls into the wrong hands, the stored passwords remain secure.
  • Users access their password database by entering a master password. This master password is the key to decrypting and accessing the stored passwords. It's crucial to choose a strong and unique master password for enhanced security.
  • In addition to the master password, KeePass allows users to use a key file for additional authentication. This file acts as a second factor, further securing access to the password database.
  • KeePass includes a built-in password generator that can create strong, random passwords according to specified criteria. This helps users generate unique and complex passwords for their various accounts.
  • Users can organize their passwords into groups and categories within the KeePass database. This makes it easier to manage and locate specific credentials.
  • KeePass can automatically type in usernames and passwords for users when they access websites or applications. This feature helps prevent keyloggers from capturing sensitive information.
  • KeePass supports a variety of plugins and extensions that enhance its functionality. These can include browser integrations, import/export tools, and additional security features.
  • While KeePass itself is primarily a Windows application, there are third-party ports and unofficial versions available for other operating systems like macOS, Linux, and mobile platforms.
  • Being open-source means that KeePass's source code is freely available for inspection and modification by the community. This transparency contributes to the trustworthiness of the software.

All features

  • Database Encryption
  • Master Password
  • Key File Support
  • Password Generator
  • Organized Storage
  • Auto-Type
  • Plugins and Extensions
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Open Source
  • Import and Export
  • Multi-user Support
  • Clipboard Reset
  • Browser Support

Pricing

Free

monthly

US$

KeePass is a free and open-source software

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