Excellent password manager
January 31, 2020
Excellent password manager
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with KeePass
It is currently used as the standard individual password management offering across the entire organization. It has reduced user frustration with access, allowing users to securely and robustly store important sensitive/confidential passwords and information without reliance on an external source/service. It also has made it easy for teams to securely store information scoped to their team. Some users use it for repetitive form filling for various web-based requests they find themselves commonly using. This program is straightforward to use, extensible, and very flexible, requiring little to no learning curve for standard use. It can integrate with browsers fairly simply and make the management/addition of new logins quite simple. I recommend this product to friends and colleagues alike.
- Decreased vulnerability, as users can now easily store sensitive/secret information simply, and are far less likely to do so in plaintext files that could be accessed by individuals not intended to do so.
- Reduced account/password resets, by increasing the availability of data available to the user.
I have used LastPass, 1Password, Chrome Password Management, and several others. Most either are not secure enough for the need, require an internet connection/external service, are not portable, or not open-sourced/require subscription/purchase. Keepass is simple to manage, deploy, and is great at reducing costs and increasing the security of commonly vulnerable information in the hands of a general user.
I have almost never had to contact support. This product has a wide community, a very expansive documentation/forum site where generally any question/issue already has an answer/fix or explanation/workaround, or plans for improvement in a future version. On the occasions that I have reached out, answers were fairly quick, useful, and respectful.
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Did KeePass live up to sales and marketing promises?
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Did implementation of KeePass go as expected?
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Would you buy KeePass again?
It is well suited to password and secret management, both on an individual and team level. It manages passwords in encrypted files. These files can be stored locally, or on a shared location safely, allowing for robust availability of the information, while still having the contained data secure. Security of the data can be managed through either a master password, a cert/key, or by tying to a specific Windows user and computer, or a combination of any/all of those three options.