KeePass password safe with sync
It is useful to have a password safe on your smart-phone or tablet. It is even more useful to sync the contents with a PC with Linux, Mac OS X (10.14) or Windows, or Android or iOS on mobile devices.
The sync can be done with the program Dropbox, which is also available for the most important operating systems (Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows).
The KeePass first version classic is on the market since 2003.
Now you can use the database version 2 on all platforms.
Dropbox allows now maximum 3 clients only in the free version. So I switched to Google Drive for the database storage.
Mac OS X KeePass
There is a free version of KeePassXC ver. 2.5.1 a native program version available, see the screen shot on the right side.
In this program version you can now select the sort direction for the Title field.
To install the Google drive client with InstallBackupAndSync.dmg you need to download it from here. It is not available in the Apple App store.
The KeePass Database file should be placed in the Google Drive folder. The sync will be done automatically.
Usually it is more convenient to enter the KeePass data in the PC environment.
Please avoid to change both sides before sync, otherwise one side wins, and you are confused.
For the iPhone you can get MiniKeePass (version 1.7.2) from the Apple App Store. Unfortunately the database sync is not automatic. You need to open App Drive (from Google) and tap on the 3 dots at the right side to see a menu. Then select open with, scroll the icons to the left, tap on more, then look for copy to MiniKeePass. Next check for the actual file date, tap on the database name and MiniKeePass will show up with the log in mask.
Therefore an iPhone database update is not possible.
When you have started MiniKeePass on your iPhone, you will see the database file name and date. Tap on the database file name to go to the log in mask of MiniKeePass.
When you have MiniKeePass already open, you can tap on <Files on the upper left corner, in order to see the file name and date for checking if it is actual. See the screen shot on the right.
If MiniKeePass is already running in the background but logged out, you see in the log in mask in the upper left corner the word cancel. If you want to see the database file date, tap on cancel. If the database file date is actual, tap on the database name to enter the login mask of MiniKeePass, otherwise copy again from Google Drive the database file to MiniKeePass, as explained before.
The Android version of KeePass is named KeePassDroid (version 2.4.1) and available for free in the Play Store, see the screen shot on the right side.
The KeePass database file is best stored in Google Drive, which should be already on board.
Because KeePassDroid has setup the extension .kdbx (version 2) for its use, the best way to first start is to start via Drive (Google).
Open Drive, then tap on the xxx.kdbx database file. This will download (sync) the actual database file from the cloud and start KeePassDroid.
If you do not have Internet access in the moment, the last downloaded database file will be used.
Then you have to enter the password for the KeePass database and you have the actual data in front of you.
As soon, as you leave the program, the changed database file will be synched with the Drive (Google) cloud server and your PC.
For Windows version 2 (professional) are available.
In the repository of Ubuntu18.04-64 the version KeePass2 ver. 02.3.8 is available.
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-- RudolfReuter 2012-01-27 15:32:25