Password Safe is compatible with KeePass password Manager for Linux

If you are looking for new password Manager Linux, you may be interested to know that he is already on the threshold.

Password Safe is a relatively new password Manager open-source designed specifically for the GNOME desktop.

Password Safe is a graphical application that fully uses the GNOME HIG. Is a password Manager compatible with KeePass for Linux.

I should note that although it may have the same name, this app is for Linux has nothing to do with Windows Password Safe open source.

Than Linux password managers so convenient

It is important to use different passwords for each site, the services and applications that you use, but easier to say what it’ll do.

My memory is useless. I can barely remember what I did yesterday, not to mention to remember the gibberish that I put in the password when you subscribe to Acme Inc., the more that I have forgotten about the existence of this password, when I needed it the next time.

The collective rejection of the efforts of man — that’s why password managers such as KeePass, Dashlane and LastPass, currently incredibly popular.

Password managers allow you to create an encrypted “safe” where you can save and synchronize your complex list of passwords and credentials for quick access at a later stage.

Often crossdevice and cross-platform password managers remember all of your pesky passwords for you.

All you need to remember is one master password to unlock the password safe, and leave all the others in this application.

“Password Safe” is a KeePass client for Linux


Designed for “perfect integration with the GNOME desktop”, Password Safe has a simple and intuitive user interface with well-honed set of functions. Together they allow you to easily manage, edit and sort the passwords and logins.

  • Create / import passwords KeePass v4
  • Random password generator
  • Authentication with a password, a key file and a composite key
  • Create / edit groups and entries
  • Move / delete groups and entries
  • Change the database password
  • Filters local, global, and full-text search

That’s how it looks from the outside:


Like a similar program, Password Safe securely stores your passwords in an encrypted database.

This database is stored in a single file in your system that allows you to easily carry it (and your password) from device to device or from one compliant application to another.

The application supports the encryption algorithm AES 256 and algorithm derivation AES-KDF (KDBX 3.1), default KeePassXC. Other algorithms are currently not supported.

So how Password Safe works as a client to KeePass, it allows you to create or import the database format of Keepass v.4 (4 KDBX).

Library Pykeeypass Philip Schmitt is used to allow the app to “communicate with keepass databases” stored in this format.

Use Password Safe on Linux

The app looks great, isn’t it? And this despite the fact that it is still under active development and at the time of writing this post the latest stable version is not released yet. The absence of a stable version means that it can install Password Safe on Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, is not as easy as we would like.

Update: Password safe is now available on Flathub

Flatpak for developing accessible from the project page Networks, and Arch users can install the latest Git version from AUR.

Since none of the packages are not ready for release, the developer of this tool warns

“Please be careful when using the development version. Create enough backups, if you use a production database with Password Safe. It is possible that data loss will happen, although I do my best that this never happened.”

However, this application is open source and you are free to solve their problems with it right now. So if you like what you see, you can learn more about how to install it visit Password Safe Networks.

If you are willing to risk their passwords using application development for Linux through a number of other proven applications to manage passwords, including KeePassX, Dashlane and KeePassXC.

And you are using password Manager in Linux?”Please be careful when using the development version. Create enough backups, if you use a production database with Password Safe. It is possible that data loss will happen, although I do my best that this never happened.”


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