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Open Source KeePass Alternatives

The best open source alternative to KeePass is Bitwarden. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to KeePass and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to KeePass are KeePassXC, Keepass2Android, KeeWeb and KeePassX.

KeePass alternatives are mainly Password Managers but may also be Authenticators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KeePass.
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    Bitwarden

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser Bundle
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    190 alternatives to Bitwarden 

    Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store your logins and passwords across all of your devices (iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more). Bitwarden is FREE and open source.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationBitwarden supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  Dark ModeBitwarden supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportBitwarden supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionBitwarden has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    6.  LightweightBitwarden consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  Password SharingSecurely share passwords among friends, family and colleagues
    8.  Biometric AuthenticationLog in or unlock your device using your fingerprint or face recognition
    9.  PortableBitwarden can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks Bitwarden is a great alternative to KeePass.
    Guest

    It has all features from Keepass , Cloud Sync (FREE) and a beautiful UI

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    RemovedUser

    Easy, free & open source software, cloud sync in all devices and password generator (all in free version)

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    KeePassXC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Firefox
    • Self-Hosted
    184 alternatives to KeePassXC 

    KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, the cross-platform port of KeePass for Windows. Every feature is cross-platform and tested to give users the same feel on each operating system, including the loved auto-type feature.

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    1.  Works OfflineKeePassXC can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationKeePassXC supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  PortableKeePassXC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  LightweightKeePassXC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  AutocompletionKeePassXC can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeePassXC can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Dark ModeKeePassXC supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  AES-256 EncryptionKeePassXC has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    9.  Privacy focusedKeePassXC is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Almost everyone thinks KeePassXC is a great alternative to KeePass.
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    Guest

    It is available cross platform.

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    bird

    KeePassXC is pretty much the closest cloud-free solution I am going to get on macOS, until the original KeePass supports macOS out of the box, without me having to install Mono and other complicated stuff.

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    jacekdobrzyniecki

    Unfortunately, KeePassXC lacks a very useful option to display custom columns in the main list (e.g. if you add a field like "email" or "displayname" to your password entries, you might want to be able to quickly see where have you used a given email.) This is a dealbreaker for me.

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    Guest

    Native client, more cross platform than mono/.NET based KeePass

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    lopatoid

    It's free, open source, and, most important, more secure.

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    Guest

    Lite and after last update Autotype also work!

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    Guest

    One of the best password managers. Open source (trustworthy), free and works well with PassiFox for browser integration. Also, gives the same experience across all platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux). It's compatible with KeePass, KeepassX, KeeWeb, etc. Very, very good. Highly recommended.

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    Keepass2Android

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    120 alternatives to Keepass2Android 

    Keepass2Android is an open source password manager application for Android. It reads and writes .kdbx-files, the database format used by the popular KeePass 2.x Password Safe for Windows and other desktop operating systems.

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    1.  Works OfflineKeepass2Android can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Biometric AuthenticationLog in or unlock your device using your fingerprint or face recognition
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    Almost everyone thinks Keepass2Android is a great alternative to KeePass.
    Notunderscore

    Best of all, you also have the auto fill-in for any app too! Isn't that great?

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    Akhilesh_T

    Best android alternative to KeePass. Been using this since a few years.

    I would recommend using a KeyFile along with the Master Password for the best 2FA (2 Factor Authentication).

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    Guest

    Database can be natively synchronized with cloud storage. You can have a database cert + password protected and have the database tranparently synchronized without needed cert.

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  4. KeeWeb icon

    KeeWeb

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    • Windows
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    • Online
    170 alternatives to KeeWeb 

    Web and desktop password manager compatible with KeePass. Works online in any modern browser or as a desktop app for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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    Almost everyone thinks KeeWeb is a great alternative to KeePass.
    Akhilesh_T

    It has a pleasant GUI design and the Auto-type function along with "Mix real keystrokes with random" is most useful on their Desktop App. Most of all, this app is open source.

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    JohnFastman

    KeeWeb is KeePass-compatible & open source. It has most of the most important functions, although it is less well-established and lacks plugin support to extend its functionality and offer browser integration. On the other hand, it works natively on Mac, which KeePass does not.

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    Guest

    web client makes accessing your database simple even on devices where you don't have KeePassXC browser integration available (like on chromebooks or a friends computer). Desktop clients available and they function exactly the same way as the web app.

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    Guest

    One of the best password manager, even better than original KeePass

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    KeePassX

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    165 alternatives to KeePassX 

    KeePassX is an application for people with extremly 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.

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    1.  Works OfflineKeePassX can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Last release 2.0.3 was in september 2016 https://github.com/keepassx/keepassx/releases https://www.keepassx.org/newsLast commit October 2017.It is because the project has gone innactive that KeePassXC icon KeePassXC was born.

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    Most users think KeePassX is a great alternative to KeePass.
    chadyred

    OpenSources local with encrypted database not a remote solution.

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    KuboFHromoslav

    Despite KeePassX lacks some fancy features of KeePass and its development is slower, it is native to Linux and have much better performance and bit better look there. Still there are problems about storing the database file in cloud, as KeePassX does not support such services nor plugins, which could help (so you depend on another software to do syncing).

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    KeePassDX

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    55 alternatives to KeePassDX 

    A light material design KeePass client to manage keys and passwords in secure database.

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    1.  Dark ModeKeePassDX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationKeePassDX supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  Biometric AuthenticationLog in or unlock your device using your fingerprint or face recognition
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    KeePassDroid

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    164 alternatives to KeePassDroid 

    KeePassDroid is an implementation of the KeePass password safe for the Android platform.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Most users think KeePassDroid is a great alternative to KeePass.
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    MacPass

    157 alternatives to MacPass 

    A free, open-source, KeePass-compatible password manager for macOS.

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    Almost everyone thinks MacPass is a great alternative to KeePass.
    Olorin

    The best KeePass alternative that I've been able to find for macOS. Runs natively which can't be said for some other macOS compatible options for KeePass.

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    JohnFastman

    KeePass is a superb, open-source password manager, but with no native Mac counterpart. MacPass tries to fill that gap in the market. Currently in beta.

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    Buttercup

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    181 alternatives to Buttercup 

    Buttercup uses a delta-system to manage archive changes and save conflicts. The archive, upon saving, is encrypted with AES 256bit to ensure the security of your credentials. Buttercup uses industry standard methods and configuration for encryption to ensure that there are no...

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    1.  Works OfflineButtercup can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    Buttercup for desktop (win/mac/linux)
    Buttercup browser extension - unlock vault page
    Buttercup browser extension - autofill login details
    Buttercup vs KeePass opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Buttercup is a great alternative to KeePass.
    uiharu

    Built-in integration with Nextcloud and owncloud

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    Guest

    It has a lot of functionality and a beautiful and modern interface.

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    Spectre

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    182 alternatives to Spectre 

    Spectre (prev. Master Password) is a password manager which uses it's own, original algotithm: Instead of saving and sending passwords across the internet, Spectre calculates the password you need, only when you need it, then throws it away again.

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    Spectre vs KeePass opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Spectre is a great alternative to KeePass.
    JohnFastman

    Genius invention. Doesn't store your passwords anywhere; it generates them everytime you put in the same Master password and username/website domain. Therefore, your password database can't be hacked - it doesn't exist. However, it's harder to change passwords for accounts because you have to use the iteration feature. Test it to see if it suits your needs. Thumbs up for open source also.

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