About Password Manager
A password manager is a software application that is used to store and manage the passwords
that a user has for various online
accounts and security features. Password managers store the passwords in an encrypted format
and provide secure access
to all the password information with the help of a master password.
There are many types of password managers, differing in the way they encrypt the
information, type of storage
and the additional features provided.
Password managers enable the use of strong and unique passwords for each online account
and provide an efficient
way to manage all the passwords. The login information is encrypted and stored in either the
local memory of the
user’s system or in cloud storage. Portable password manager applications installed in mobile
devices can also be
used as a way to manage and remember passwords anywhere and use them on shared systems.
Password managers usually incorporate some additional features like automatic form filling
and password generation.
The automatic form filling feature fills in the login information for a particular URL whenever
it loads, and thus
reduces manual errors and protects systems from hacker attacks such as keylogging. As password
managers can identify
the right URL for a particular login ID and password pair automatically, they are capable of
from phishing sites. The automatic password generation feature available in certain password
managers helps to create
strong, unique and random passwords for each account.
KeePass - Password Manager
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a
secure way. You can put all
your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only
have to remember one
single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are
encrypted using the
best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
We recommend keepass for advanced secure encryption algorithm, simple and better user
Open Keepass and enter Master password used when creating the password Database
Step 2: Select Password entry
which will be used for Auto-type
, click on Edit/View
Edit keyboard sequence
this should be changed based on target website. The
stands for press enter after entering username and
password. Make sure to save changes post change to keyboard sequence.
In the Browser open login page of associated password entry
, select the
keepass entry and select Perform Auto-type
in the drop down.
Notice the website / Application automatically sign-in with the stored