KeePass: Managing Your Passwords


How many passwords do you have? Do you have a hard time remembering all of them?

KeePass is a free, open source password manager — and it’s easy to use! All of your passwords are stored in one database, which is secured with one master password or a key file (or both, for the greatest security). The master password is the only thing you need to remember to unlock the database. The databases are encrypted using the most secure encryption algorithms available — the same ones used by banks, for example.

KeePass has fields for username, password, URL and notes. The program can store an unlimited number of passwords, which can be organized in folders or groups. It can even generate random passwords for you! KeePass also has a nifty function called auto-type that can open an URL and fill in your login information — with just one click!

KeePass can be installed on a computer, but it is also a portable program. It can be transported on a flash drive for secure access to your passwords from any computer with a USB port. Keepass works with Windows, Linux, and MacOSX. There are even versions for PocketPC, Smartphone, Symbian, BlackBerry, and PalmOS.

Read a review of KeePass or try it yourself!

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Written by Rachel


Rachel is a librarian at KDL’s Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch. She enjoys reading nonfiction and mysteries.

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