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Keeweb A Linux Password Manager

Today, we rely on an increasing number of online services. Every online service we sign up for allows us to create a password, which means we have to remember hundreds of passwords. Passwords are easily forgotten in this situation. In this article, I’ll discuss Keeweb, a Linux password manager that can securely store all of your passwords both online and offline.

There are a plenty of Linux password managers to choose from. Keepass and Encryptr, a Zero-knowledge system-based password manager, have already been discussed on LinuxAndUbuntu. Keeweb is yet another password manager for Linux that we will look at in this article.

​Keeweb can store passwords offline or online

Keeweb is a password manager that works across multiple platforms. It can store all of your passwords offline and sync them with your own cloud storage services such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and so on. Keeweb does not have its own online database to sync your passwords. Simply click more and then select the service you want to use to connect your online storage to Keeweb.

store passwords in cloud with keeweb

Now Keeweb will prompt you to sign in to your drive. After sign in authenticating Keeweb to use your account.

authenticate dropbox with keeweb

​Store passwords with Keeweb

Keeweb makes it very simple to store your passwords. You can use a complex password to encrypt your password file. Keeweb also allows you to encrypt a file with a key file, which I do not recommend. If someone obtains your key file, all it takes is a single click to unlock your passwords file.

Create Passwords

To create a new password simply click the ‘+’ sign and you will be presented all entries to fill up. You can create more entries if you want.

create password encrypted file with keeweb

Search Passwords

search passwords easily

Keeweb has a library of icons so that you can find any particular password entry easily. You can change the color of icons, download more icons and even import icons from your computer. When talking about finding passwords the search comes very handily. ​


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Passwords of similar services can be grouped so that you can find them all at one place in one folder. You can also tag passwords to store them all in different categories.


Themes

change keeweb theme

If you like light themes like white or high contrast then you can change theme from Settings > General > Themes. There are four themes available, two are dark and two are light.

Conclusion

I previously discussed two other Linux password managers, Keepass and Encryptr, and there were debates on Reddit and other social media. There were those who were opposed to using any password manager, and vice versa. In this article, I’d like to emphasise that it is our responsibility to save the file in which passwords are stored. Password managers such as KeePass and Keeweb are recommended because they do not store your passwords in the cloud. These password managers generate a file, which you can save to your hard drive or encrypt with apps such as VeraCrypt.



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