KeePassX is a cross platform password manager to allow users to store and organize passwords by keeping them safe using advanced encryption techniques. It allows you to create a database in which your passwords will be stored and protected by one master password. This database can then be backed up or trasferred to a new system as necessary. You can also import that databsae into another instance of KeePassX.
In this tutorial, we will cover the step by step instructions on how to install KeePassX on Fedora Linux. You will also see how to open the application and get started with storing some of your passwords in it.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install KeePassX password manager on Fedora
- How to launch KeePassX application
- How to create a new KeePassX database and enter passwords
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Installation of KeePassX Password Manager on Fedora Linux step by step instructions
- Get started by opening a command line and using the
dnfpackage manager to install KeePassX.
$ sudo dnf install keepassx
Ywhen prompted about whether or not you want to proceed with the installation.
- Once the KeePassX application finishes installing, you can launch it from within the
Activitiesmenu or by executing the command below:
- If you have used KeePassX in the past, then you will need to import your database in order to have access to your passwords. Otherwise, use the
Database > New Databasemenu option to create a new database to store all of your passwords.
- In the next menu that shows up, enter and confirm your new master key. You will want to pick something secure, but also memorable. If you lose this password, you will not be able to recover the contents of your database file (all of your stored passwords). Click OK when done.
- Next, click the “Add new entry” button to add your first password to the database.
- For your entry, you can fill out the Title (probably website name in most cases), username, password, and URL (if applicable). If you need to append even more information, KeePassX has more fields available, like a notes section and advanced section for custom fields. Click OK when finished.
- Now that our new entry has been added, be sure to press the save button before exiting KeePassX.
That’s all there is to it.
In this tutorial, we saw how to install the KeePassX password manager application on a Linux system. Since this program is in the official repository, it is a simple install with the
dnfpackage manager. We also learned how to launch KeePassX, create a new database, and store a new password entry into the database. Be sure to keep your database and master password extra safe – if either is lost, the contents of the database file will also be gone.