KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework)

KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.19
  • Total Downloads:
    12,563
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Memorable passwords aren't secure, but secure passwords aren't memorable. The right tools can resolve this standoff, such as KeePass Password Safe. This free, open source password manager securely records and stores all your passwords and user names. You only need to remember the master password to access your database, or you can protect it with a key file. It rates passwords for strength and can also generate secure passwords and random numbers. Its autotype feature can even type in your user name and password, or any keystroke combination, into a browser window, log-on screen, or other fields. It also accepts plug-ins, command line input, placeholders, and much more.

KeePass opened with its clean, compact Explorer-style interface and a wizard for creating a master password and performing other setup functions, including associating a key file or provider, if any. The Options dialog has tabs labeled Security, Policy, Interface, Integration, and Advanced; we were impressed with the many options KeePass offers, but also by the ability to deselect many features like print spooling and autotype. We set up our master password, database, file associations, and other options, and KeePass presented a pair of sample entries in the main field. These do a great job of showing what to enter, but there's an excellent Help file with clear screenshots, forums, tutorials, and documentation, too. The database is divided into Groups: General, Windows, Network, Internet, eMail, and Homebanking. We could add, edit, print, and export Groups, too. Under Tools, KeePass offers utilities to generate passwords and password lists, database tools, a TAN wizard, and tools for configuring Triggers and Plugins.

We found KeePass very easy to set up and use, though we barely got started with its many extras, such as the autotype feature. But it proved as effective as any password manager we've tried at its main job, recording and saving our various passwords, and limited by the same factor that compromised every other password manager we've tried, too: the human factor. You must record and save your passwords in KeePass before it can protect them for you. If you can handle that, it can do the rest.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Among the best free Password Managers"

March 26, 2013  |  By ememkai

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework) 2.19

Pros

Rich feature set normally found only in paid programs. Among them are autotype with an obfuscation setting, and organizing entries in folders. I have used this program for several years now to store over 200 passwords. In addition, I find it is a convenient place to store equipment serial numbers, software keys, and personal vital statistics.

Cons

The interface is a bit old fashioned, but so am I.

Summary

KeePass is really a fairly powerful database manager that is well-adapted to its function of securely storing passwords and other sensitive information.

Updated on Aug 2, 2013

This version adds a great convenience: Autotype and Open URL are now on the toolbar.

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4 stars

"Version 2 Works With Some Effort"

October 02, 2012  |  By EricVonZipper

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework) 2.19

Pros

Free and it holds all 39 of my passwords. No auto-capture - you have to enter details by hand - but it does have very fast auto-login. Didn't ask for personal details or any login with your e-mail address.

Cons

Kinda klunky but it works, and if you like hands-on gizmos, you'll like this.

Summary

Kinda off putting at first, but it'll grow on 'ya!

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5 stars

"Well worth the effort to master it"

May 21, 2012  |  By RJD185

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework) 2.19

Pros

Compact functioning and portable

Cons

Takes a little time to understand (but worth it)

Summary

The multi-factor encryption means this is a fine way to carry a large number of passwords around with you without having too many concerns about loss of the password safe itself. I now habitually have 20+ character passwords and use the auto-type functionality. For clarity I'm still hanging on at v2.14 so haven't used v2.19 yet but assuming it continues to function as well, this is a key part of my traveling tool kit.

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4 stars

"works great"

May 11, 2012  |  By spacecon

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe (.NET Framework) 2.19

Pros

works great

Cons

I was a little lost at how to get started, but didn't take too long to figure it out.

Summary

Works great, free, so its for me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.19
Version 2.19 has added option to require a password repetition only when hiding using asterisks is enabled and support for reading texts encoded using UTF-32 Big Endian.
General
Publisher Dominik Reichl
Publisher web site http://www.dominik-reichl.de/
Release Date May 01, 2012
Date Added May 01, 2012
Version 2.19
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.91MB
File Name KeePass-2.29-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,563
Downloads Last Week 32
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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