Monday, 7 January 2013

Centos 6/RHEL install KeepassX

After looking around for KeepassX for a while it was proving to be very elusive and I was on the verge of giving up the search until I stumbled across it in rpm form compiled for RHEL 6.

KeepassX is a very useful cross platform password manager program for handling all your web passwords. It utilizes a database file which can be opened on any platform if you have KeepassX installed. You can keep your password database at web locations like DropBox so that you can access it from any device and as it is encrypted, even if someone hacks your Dropbox account they still can't get at your passwords.


It's not easy to compile from source on Centos 6/RHEL so it is probably best to use the rpms which I managed to obtain.

Get KeepassX for Centos 6/RHEL below.


KeepassX_el6_32bit

KeepassX_el6_64bit

Install it with

$sudo rpm -Uvh <file_name>.rpm


Above shows the Keepassx database file prior to putting in the master password. Put it in the Dropbox folder on Centos 6/RHEL and it is updated immediately and synced to your account.

A very useful tool for Linux (and other OS's) which has proved to be indispensable in the ongoing battle with cyber terrorists.