Using Keepass On CentOS 6

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Is anyone running keepass on C6? I have a rather large password database under Windows that I want also to use on my CentOS systems. It seems that keepass is not available, it relies on mono and there may be bugs.

Googling also seems to suggest that I should download the source code and compile to install. The nux repository seems to have a version for C7, but not for C6.

Many suppositions and few facts – perhaps someone knows better?

Thanks!

22 thoughts on - Using Keepass On CentOS 6

  • Hi,

    I do not use it myself (yet), but KeepPassX (https://www.keepassx.org/)
    should be compatible with KeePass and is available in EPEL for C6 and C7. Search for the keepassx and keepassx2 packages. I once tested it to exchange DB’s with KeePassDroid (Android) and that worked fine.

    Hope this helps,

  • Thank you, downloaded and installed keepassx2 from EPEL since keepassx seemed to suffer from a bug per the home page. The database opened fine but unfortunately the KeeFox extension for Firefox does not seem to be compatible…

  • Which URL describes the bug?

    KeeFox, AFAIK, is an extension that interfaces with Keepass, the .Net application. KeepassX is a different product. I don’t see a browser plugin that interfaces with that one.

  • And I for one wouldn’t trust any browser (huge sophisticated chunk of code, capable executing someone’s else code – like java scripts etc) to go inside my encrypted password database. If you want security, paranoia is your friend. If you don’t want security, why use KeepassX in the first place?

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • Maybe you should take another look at keepass, then? Mono is available in EPEL. keepass runs reasonably well in it. keefox should work as expected. The technical barriers here are .. basically non-existent.

  • This looks very cool, but is there a version for Android? One of the reasons I picked KeePass is that I could use a copy of the same password file with clients on linux, OS X, or Android. (And if I had an iOS
    device KeePass works there too.)

    –keith

  • I use KeepassX. That one has versions for pretty much all open source systems (Linux, *BSD) and for variety of others widely used systems:
    MacOS, Android, iOS, MS Windows (just listed the ones I know of). Thanks to that I can open the same encrypted password store on pretty much all devices and systems I use. However, no, I don’t consider it reasonable for myself to use it from inside web browser, hence I would recommend reconsider this part in favor of universal tool.

    Just my $0.02

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • I was pretty dumb in asking this question: right at the top of the web page, it says that third parties have made Android and iOS apps. Sorry about that!

    While pass does have a Firefox plugin, I don’t think I’d use it, but I
    can imagine someone else might. It sounds like this is different from keeping your key store in The Cloud (TM), but I didn’t read the plugin page carefully.

    –keith

  • And no, I would not keep _my_ password store on any “Cloud” except maybe on my own server running open source owncloud instance. If security is concerned, paranoia is your friend ;-)

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • So we’re back to this… KeepassX is compatible with the Keepass 2
    database format, but is not Keepass. KeepassX has OS X and Windows ports, but the mobile clients you’re referring to are also ports of Keepass (not KeepassX) or are Keepass-compatible applications.

    KeepassX doesn’t support plugins at all, so none of these are available:
    http://keepass.info/plugins.html

    Do you use KeepassX’s auto-type? That’s (approximately) what KeeFox does, except that the plugin interface is more secure. Note that KeepassX doesn’t offer that feature on OS X and Windows. Since web passwords are probably the most common use of a password manager, auto-fill of web login forms should be considered an essential function for such a program. Between the two, Keepass is a much better option.

  • Aha, great, thanks for setting us straight!

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • I did install mono and then downloaded keepass in zip format, installed it and tried to run it. It did not work so I gave up… At the same time I had gotten AutoType to work on keepassx and decided to stay with that for now… I did not like that mono seemed to be some windows emulation which turned me off…

    I know, no good reasons for the above… :-)

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