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KeePass Password Safe: Download and Install


KeePass is a free, open-source password manager that helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can store all your passwords in one database that is locked with a single master key. This database is encrypted using extremely secure encryption algorithms.

Why Use It?

You may find that you need to remember many passwords, and managing these securely can prove to be very difficult. KeePass provides a means for you to store and retrieve all your passwords through a single interface in a secure way.

There are many advantages to using KeePass:

  • Your information is protected by a very high level of encryption
  • You only have to remember one master password
  • You can use this single password to unlock a database that contains all your stored passwords
  • You can organize passwords into groups
  • Your KeePass application can be carried on a USB flash drive
  • You can run KeePass without installing it (on Windows operating systems)
  • You can use it on many different operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) as well as a number of mobile devices
  • The software is free
  • For a complete list of features and benefits, see

How to Get Started

Getting started is a two-step process:

  1. Visit the Software Download Service at My Pitt (, then search for and download KeePass. Two versions–classic and professional–are available for Windows. A feature comparison chart is available at The software has also been converted to run on virtually every platform.
  2. Run the application, set up a KeePass database, and add new entries to it.

Technical Specifications

Encryption: AES, Twofish, and SHA-256 (using password hash).
License: Open Source software (GPL).
Availability: Windows, macOS, and Linux versions are available from Software Download Service at My Pitt (; PocketPC, J2ME-compliant mobile phones, Android, and iOS versions are available at
Features: Password import and export, database transfer, password clustering, file attachment support for PGP signatures and keys, random password generation, plug-in availability, and support.
Cost: Free versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux are available from the Software Download Service. Some versions of KeePass available from have a nominal cost.

Get Help

For detailed information and tutorials, visit