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KeePassX is a desktop based, open source password manager. It is a cross platform software that can be used for password management on platforms like Linux, Mac, Windows etc. It's a feature rich password manager that supports Auto-type feature through which passwords can be entered automatically on the web pages. KeePassX stores information in a 256 bit encrypted database file.
Here is what the official website says about KeePassX :
KeePassX is an application for people with extremely high demands on
secure personal data management. It has a light interface, is cross
platform and published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
KeePassX saves many different information e.g. user names, passwords,
urls, attachments and comments in one single database. For a better
management user-defined titles and icons can be specified for each
single entry. Furthermore the entries are sorted in groups, which are
customizable as well. The integrated search function allows to search in
a single group or the complete database.
KeePassX offers a little utility for secure password generation. The
password generator is very customizable, fast and easy to use.
Especially someone who generates passwords frequently will appreciate
The complete database is always encrypted either with AES (alias
Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. Therefore
the saved information can be considered as quite safe. KeePassX uses a
database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. This
makes the use of that application even more favourable.
Originally KeePassX was called KeePass/L for Linux since it was a port of Windows password manager Keepass Password Safe.
After KeePass/L became a cross platform application the name was not
appropriate anymore and therefore, on 22 March 2006 it has been changed.
Here is what Wikipedia says about KeePassX :
KeePassX, a multi-platform open-source KeePass clone for Linux and Mac OS X, built using version 4.3 of the Qt libraries. As of October 2011,
databases created by KeePassX 0.4.3 are binary-compatible with
databases created by KeePass, with support for the Keepass 2.x database
format implemented in a new alpha release in May 2012
Some of the features of this password manager are (from official website):
Extensive management- title for each entry for its better identification
- possibility to determine different expiration dates
- insertion of attachments
- user-defined symbols for groups and entries
- fast entry duplication
- sorting entries in groups
- search either in specific groups or in complete database
- access to the KeePassX database is granted either with a password, a key-file (e.g. a CD or a memory-stick) or even both.
Automatic generation of secure passwords
- extremely customizable password generator for fast and easy creation 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
- 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)
Operating system independent
- KeePassX is cross platform, so are the databases, as well
KeePassX is free software, published under the terms of the General
Public License, so you are not only free to use it free of charge, but
also to redistribute it, to examine and/or modify it’s source code and
to publish your modifications as long as you provide the same freedoms
for your modified version.
KeePassX Auto-Type Tutorial
Here is a video tutorial of KeePassX explaining the auto type feature:
Note1 : The credits for the video goes to the author. The Intention is to just share the information through this video.