The Project

KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, a native cross-platform port of KeePass Password Safe, with the goal to extend and improve it with new features and bugfixes to provide a feature-rich, fully cross-platform and modern open-source password manager.

The project repository is available on GitHub.
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Main Features
  • Secure storage of passwords and other private data with AES, Twofish or ChaCha20 encryption
  • Cross-platform, runs on Linux, Windows and macOS without modifications
  • File format compatibility with KeePass2, KeePassX, MacPass, KeeWeb and many others (KDBX 3.1 and 4.0)
  • SSH Agent integration
  • Auto-Type on all supported platforms for automagically filling in login forms
  • Key file and YubiKey challenge-response support for additional security
  • TOTP generation (including Steam Guard)
  • CSV import from other password managers (e.g., LastPass)
  • Command line interface
  • Stand-alone password and passphrase generator
  • Password strength meter
  • Custom icons for database entries and download of website favicons
  • Database merge functionality
  • Automatic reload when the database was changed externally
  • Browser integration with KeePassXC-Browser for Google Chrome, Chromium, Vivaldi, and Mozilla Firefox.
  • (Legacy) KeePassHTTP support for use with KeePassHTTP-Connector available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and passafari for Safari.

For a full list of new features and changes, have a look at the full KeePassXC changelog.

A note about KeePassHTTP

KeePassHTTP is not a highly secure protocol and has certain flaws which allow an attacker to decrypt your passwords if they manage to intercept communication between a KeePassHTTP server and KeePassHTTP-Connector over a network connection (see here and here). KeePassXC therefore strictly limits communication between itself and the browser plugin to your local computer. As long as your computer is not compromised, your passwords are fairly safe that way, but use it at your own risk!

As of KeePassXC 2.3, we deprecated KeePassHTTP in favor of KeePassXC-Browser. If you are still using KeePassHTTP, please migrate to KeePassXC-Browser. Support for KeePassHTTP will be removed in the future.


KeePassXC has the following runtime requirements:

  • Qt5 (5.2 or newer, 5.3 or newer for compiling browser integration): qtbase and qttools5
  • libgcrypt (1.7 or newer)
  • libargon2
  • zlib
  • libxi, libxtst, qtx11extras (optional, for Auto-Type on X11/Linux)
  • libyubikey, libykpers-1 (optional, for YubiKey support)
  • libsodium (optional, for Browser Integration support)
  • libcurl4 (optional, for downloading website favicons)

When using the AppImage or Snap Package release, these dependencies are already bundled with the application.

For building KeePassXC from source code, the following build-time dependencies are also required:

  • make
  • cmake (3.1 or newer)
  • g++ (4.7 or newer) or clang++ (3.0 or newer)
  • headers for all runtime dependencies (*-dev or *-devel packages)