KeeFox is an add-on in development for Firefox that uses the open source KeePass password manager to manage website passwords in Firefox. That’s just several shades of awesome — can’t wait for the 1.0 release. of this.
There’s an updated version of KeePass available now. The new version includes numerous new features and improvements to existing features. The best password manager just keeps getting better.
A couple years ago I downloaded and tried the open source password manager KeePass, but ultimately passed on it in favor of RoboForm. The other day I decided to give it a second look since I needed something that was cross-platform.
After tinkering around with it for a few minutes I was sold. I can’t remember why I didn’t like it a couple years ago, but whatever it was they’ve certainly fixed it several times over.
What I especially like about KeePass is the cross platform nature of it. I’ve got it running on my Windows and Ubuntu PCs as well as my Blackberry. For the moment, I update my database on my home server and then upload it to an obscure directory on my dedicated web server. Then its just a matter of installing KeePass on any computer I want to use at downloading the database.
KeePass does a nice job of autotyping. Just put the cursor in the username field, press CTRL-ALT-A and it will find the correct password for the site in the database and fill in the username and password fields.
Someone has written a nice plugin for KeePass 2.x, which is still in Alpha, that will synchronize the database over the Internet (though its unclear if this will work with vanilla FTP/SFTP).