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KeePassXC 2.5.0 Screenshot.png
Developer(s)KeePassXC Team
Initial releaseMay 2, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-05-02)
Stable release
2.7.1 / April 6, 2022; 49 days ago (2022-04-06)
Written inC++
Operating systemCross-platform
TypePassword manager
LicenseGPL-2.0-only or GPL-3.0-only[1] Edit this at Wikidata

KeePassXC is a free and open-source password manager. It started as a community fork of KeePassX[2][3] (itself a cross-platform port of KeePass).

It is built using Qt5 libraries, making it a multi-platform application which can be run on Linux, Windows, and macOS.[4]

KeePassXC uses the KeePass 2.x (.kdbx) password database format as the native format.[5] It can also import (and convert) version 2 and the older KeePass 1 (.kdb) databases. KeePassXC supports having key files and YubiKey challenge-response for additional security.[2]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation mention KeePassXC as "an example of a password manager that is open-source and free."[6] The tech collective PrivacyTools has included KeePassXC in their list of recommended password manager software because of its active development.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "COPYING".
  2. ^ a b "The Project". October 16, 2016. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  3. ^ Thornton, Bob (2020-01-06). "KeePassXC 2.5.2".
  4. ^ "Download". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Documentation and FAQ". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Creating Strong Passwords". Surveillance Self-Defense. Electronic Frontier Foundation. 2018-10-29.
  7. ^ "Password Managers". PrivacyTools. November 19, 2019. 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.
  8. ^ "KeePassXC instead of KeePassX for password managers". GitHub. July 16, 2017. Archived from the original on 21 November 2019. Retrieved 2020-01-13.

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