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KeePassXC

KeePassXC is a free and open-source password manager designed to help users securely store and manage their passwords and other sensitive information. It is a community fork of the original KeePassX project, with added features, improvements, and ongoing development. KeePassXC focuses on providing strong encryption and a user-friendly interface to enhance password management and security...

KeePassXC allows users to create a centralized and encrypted database, commonly referred to as a "vault," where they can store a variety of sensitive information, including passwords, usernames, credit card details, and notes. The database is protected by a master password or a key file, ensuring that only authorized users can access its contents.

Here are some features of KeePassXC:

Strong Encryption:

KeePassXC employs industry-standard encryption algorithms (such as AES) to secure the password database, ensuring that the stored data remains confidential and safe from unauthorized access.

Cross-Platform:

KeePassXC is compatible with multiple operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and various Unix-like systems. This makes it easy for users to access their passwords from different devices.

Auto-Type:

KeePassXC offers an auto-type feature that allows users to automatically enter their login credentials into websites or applications. This can help protect against keyloggers and streamline the login process.

Password Generator:

The application includes a built-in password generator that helps users create strong and complex passwords, reducing the risk of security breaches due to weak passwords.

Categories and Tags:

KeePassXC allows users to organize their entries into categories and apply tags for better organization and quick retrieval of information.

Search Functionality:

Users can easily search for specific entries within their password database, saving time and effort in finding the required information.

Browser Integration:

KeePassXC can integrate with web browsers using browser extensions or plugins, making it more convenient to fill in passwords and forms on websites.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA):

KeePassXC supports the use of two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to the vault.

Import and Export:

Users can import passwords from various formats and export data in various formats as well, facilitating migration to or from other password managers.

Here are some pros of KeePassXC:

Security:

KeePassXC's strong encryption and focus on security make it a reliable option for safeguarding sensitive information.

Open Source:

The software's open-source nature means that its code is transparent and auditable by the community, enhancing trust.

Cross-Platform:

Compatibility with multiple operating systems allows users to access their passwords from various devices.

Customization:

Users can customize the database, categories, and entry fields to suit their preferences and needs.

Password Generator:

The built-in password generator encourages the use of strong and unique passwords.

Community and Development:

Being a community-driven project, KeePassXC benefits from ongoing development, bug fixes, and feature improvements.

KeePassXC - Changelog.

Here's how to use KeePassXC:

1. Installation:

  • Download the appropriate version for your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux).
  • Install KeePassXC following the on-screen instructions (Portable version is available. It doesn't require installation).

2. Creating your first database:

- Open KeePassXC.

  • Click the "Create a new database" button (it usually looks like a plus sign).
  • In the wizard, enter a name and description for your database (optional).
  • KeePassXC will recommend some encryption settings. You can leave them at the defaults unless you have a specific need to adjust them.
  • Create a strong master password for your database. This is the key to all your passwords, so make it complex and unique.
  • You can optionally add a key file for additional security. This is a separate file you'll need along with your password to unlock the database.
  • Choose a secure location to save your database file. Ideally, this should be a location you regularly back up.

3. Adding entries:

  • In the main KeePassXC window, you'll see a group hierarchy on the left and a list of entries on the right.
  • Right-click on a group (or create a new group) and select "Add Entry".
  • Fill out the entry details, including the website address, username, password, and any notes.
  • KeePassXC has a built-in password generator to create strong, unique passwords for each entry.

4. Browser integration (optional):

  • KeePassXC can integrate with your web browser to automatically fill in login information.
  • You'll need to install the KeePassXC browser extension for your specific browser.
  • Within KeePassXC settings, enable browser integration and configure the connection between the program and the extension.

5. Using KeePassXC:

  • Whenever you need to log in to a website, KeePassXC will prompt you to fill in the credentials automatically.
  • You can also manually copy and paste usernames and passwords from KeePassXC.
  • The program offers various features for managing your passwords, including searching, editing, and generating reports.

Here are some additional resources that you might find helpful:

Download KeePassXC:

KeePassXC v2.7.9 For windows 64 bit:  

Install version - Size: 32.80 MB - Download

Portable version - Size: 32.35 MB - Download

KeePassXC v2.66 For windows 32 bit: 

Install version - Size: 43.92 MB - Download

Portable version - Size: 43.80 MB - Download