KeePassXC 2.5.0 was recently released with important improvements, such as the ability to export a database to an HTML file (for paper backups), database statistics, re-enable Wayland support, and more.KeePassXC Is a free open-source password manager, originally a community branch consisting of KeePassX (it is a branch of KeePass itself), but has not been actively maintained. The application is built using Qt and runs on Linux, Windows and macOS. For its database, KeePassXC uses the KeePass 2.x (.kdbx) password database format as the native file format in versions 3.1 and 4, and uses AES encryption with a 256-bit key.
KeePassXC does not have built-in cloud synchronization, but it can be easily implemented through functions provided by third-party clouds such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Nextcloud.
As for web browser integration, KeePassXC supports this feature with extensions available for Firefox or Chrome-based (Google Chrome, Chromium, Vivaldi, etc.) web browsers.
Compared to KeePassX, KeePassXC includes many additional features, including automatic typing on Linux, Windows and macOS, Twofish encryption, YubiKey challenge response support, TOTP generation, CSV import, already mentioned browser integration (using browser extensions) . And even the command line interface.
It’s also worth noting that since KeePassXC involves a “significant price”, no external security audit has been conducted. KeePassXC2.5.0 comes with a new “Export to HTML File” option (available at
Database -> Export Menu) (also known as “paper backup”) because it makes it easy to print your voucher in clear text on paper. This way, you can safely store your credentials outside your computer. This option exports all the information stored in the database, including attributes, comments, notes, etc.
Another new feature of this version of KeePassXC is the addition of a database statistics panel that displays information such as the number of entries, unique passwords, non-unique passwords, number of short and weak passwords, average password length, and the full path to the database, Last saved time. Related information: Bitwarden: The secure, open source password manager you are looking for
Other changes in KeePassXC 2.5.0 are worth mentioning:
- Re-enable Wayland support (no automatic type yet)
- Redesigned unlock dialog and redesigned item preview panel
- Add option to download all icons at once
- Add username completion based on known usernames in other entries
- Adding offline user manuals from the Help menu
- Added support for importing 1Password OpVault files
- Implement Freedesktop.org secret storage DBus protocol so KeePassXC can be used as a vault service by libsecret
- Add word case option to password generator
- Added support for RFC6238-compliant TOTP hashing
- Add support for critical files in auto-open
- Add “Lock Database” entry to taskbar icon menu
- Added option to minimize windows after unlocking and after opening URL
- Add a new “Browser Integration” settings page when editing an entry, which allows to skip the auto-commit of the entry and hide the entry from the browser extension
- Complete Change List
If you are not familiar with KeePassXC, Quick start guide It should help you get started with this password manager.