Setting up Keepass with Chrome and Firefox

A newer and more detailed post regarding Keepass can be found here.

  1. Install Keepass by running the Keepass installer exe (Alternately use the portable version).
  2. Get the latest version of KeePassHttp.plgx
  3. Copy KeePassHttp.plgx manually to %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\KeePass Password Safe 2 (Or anywhere else you’ve installed Keepass exe to). It should be in the main directory which also contains KeePass.exe. If you copied it correctly, Keepass will show a “Compiling plugins” window next time it is run.
  4. Install Chromipass for Chrome from here. Alternately, Install Keefox for Firefox if you’re using Firefox.
  5. Now, open your database (or create a new one), assign a key and do whatever you want to do.

I move my Keepass database to my dropbox folder. Make sure to set up a very strong password for Dropbox before you do, however :), and never ever keep the Keepass Database and Key in the same location. You could simply put one in Dropbox and the other in Google Drive, or alternately encrypt the key and keep in the same location.

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