If you value open source at all, KeePass should be your next (and last) stop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2019

If you value open source at all, KeePass should be your next (and last) stop.

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Overall Satisfaction with KeePass

My team (specifically) leans on KeePass for secure password management. While our greater organization utilizes some form of encrypted protocol (all G Suite-based), my department frequently handles data that we only trust to be stored locally. When it came to our need for open-source, encrypted local storage of access codes, KeePass hit the nail on the head.
  • First and foremost, KeePass is open source! When it comes to a password management solution, we felt (and continue to feel) at ease knowing that we weren't handing the keys over to a single external facilitator.
  • It's free...forever!
  • You can import password databases from other providers (LastPass, etc.) fairly simply.
  • Lack of a direct mobile solution. There are unofficial ports (my favorite: KeePass2Android), but nothing directly under the KeePass banner.
  • You cannot automatically import username/password combinations from a web browser (though you can import from the majority of other password managers).
  • I personally do not see it as a detractor, but the most frequent feedback I hear is how barren/old the UI is. I view the UI as simplistic and pragmatic, which is exactly what I want in a password manager.
  • We've got a local storage solution for our most valuable access keys -- a volume that can only be accessed by our team (or individual members of that team), without having to succumb to the (likely) less secure company-wide solution.
KeePass is open source, it's free, and it offers local storage of your database(s) with a variety of encryption protocols.
I've given KeePass support a neutral rating for the following reasons:
  1. If you're looking for a call-center, email-thread, ticket-numbered support system, you're not going to get it here.
  2. Their KeePass Help Center is accessible via the KeePass website; is always available, and answers everything from FAQs to edge cases.
Depending on your business need, KeePass is either going to be exactly what you want or the polar opposite, in terms of support.

Do you think KeePass delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with KeePass's feature set?

Yes

Did KeePass live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of KeePass go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy KeePass again?

Yes

I find KeePass to be best suited to individuals (for both personal and work-related use) or small- to medium-sized businesses/teams. Those that need to locally store sensitive account key/access information, and would like to do so without handing you most precious data to a third-party vendor -- KeePass should be your next (and last) stop.

Alternatively, I would would be surprised to find a large, corporate implementation of KeePass.