I'm switching from Mac OS X to Ubuntu. On OS X, i have 1Password as my Password Application. It comes along with Browser PlugIns to easily fill passwords to web forms.

On Linux, i've tested KeePass X and KeePass 2.

KeePass X: Is there a Browser PlugIn? I'm searching for hours, but nothing realy works.

KeePass 2: The Browser PlugIn for Firefox doesn't work (only for me?)

Are there any other ways to handle passwords on Ubuntu with ease?

EDIT: It would be nice to have an open source application to store my passwords, which also has a PlugIn for Browsers. I want to avoid the system password manager or firefox password manager

  • In what sense do you need it as a browser plugin? KeePassX autotype works fine with any browser, it's just the responsibility of the user to ensure the focus is in the login box.
    – Veazer
    May 15 '12 at 8:08
  • Sounds great, but what is autotype? How does it work?
    – ohboy21
    May 15 '12 at 10:23

This recipe should do the trick. It provides an open-source alternative to LastPass.

  1. Install KeePass2 (sudo apt-get install keepass2).
  2. If you have a KeePassX database (blah.kdb), convert it with the method over at http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-keepass2-on-ubuntu-natty/ as KeePass2 won't be able to open this DB natively.
  3. Install KeePassHttp using the method over at http://www.maketecheasier.com/integrate-keepass-with-browser-in-ubuntu/ to provide the integration between the desktop application and your browser.
  4. Install ChromelPass for Chromium / Google Chrome or PasslFox for FireFox / IceWeasel.
  • Now KeePassX has a version 2 that uses the same format .kdbx. Also for integration with android you can use keepass2droid works nicely
    – wranvaud
    Jul 26 '17 at 13:06
  • Actually, KeePassXC is the way to go now. For Android, I use KeePassDroid, but I'm sure either is fine. I keep the databases synchronized with SpiderOak.
    – colan
    Jul 26 '17 at 13:44
  • I've had a much better experience with keepass2droid (nice ui, finger print unlock, keeps track of file in dropbox...) but yeah, whatever works. I'll definitely give KeePassXC and SpideOak a try, thanks!
    – wranvaud
    Jul 26 '17 at 14:45

The adjective "best" turns this question into opinion, but there are indeed multiple ways to do it. In KDE all passwords are saved using their own keyring program. The alternative is gnome-keyring, which does the same thing. I do not know of a browser plugin for either application, but you can set firefox to do the same thing.

Go to Edit>Preferences>Security, then check "Use a master password". The dialog for master passwords should appear.


If a separate password manager in/for the browser is acceptable,Then XmaksBookmarkSync can be used... It saves and manages your passwords too along with bookmarks and tabs... available for chrome and firefox both...

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