How to Sync a KeePass Database

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How to Sync a KeePass Database
Strong passwords are important for protecting your online identity. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Memorising unique and secure passwords for all of your logins can be a daunting task. KeePass is a free, open-source password manager that stores your passwords in an encrypted database. All you have to remember is a single master password. If you want access to your passwords on multiple computers (work, home, school, etc.), automatically synchronising the database saves you the trouble of manually adding the entries at each location. Fortunately, there are a couple of easy methods for keeping your database current across your various devices.

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    Go to, and click on "Plugins" > "KeePassSync," which will direct you to a download site. Select the appropriate file to download the latest version of the plugin.

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    Unpack the ZIP file using the archiver of your choice (7-Zip and PeaZip are two file archivers that are freely available). Copy the plugin files to the KeePass directory, and restart KeePass to load the plugin.

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    Open the KeePass menu, select "Tools" > "KeePassSync" > "Show Options." Under "Account," select the online storage provider you wish to use. KeePassSync supports and Amazon S3 natively. Click "Create KeePass Entry," and enter your account information. This will allow KeePass to connect to your online storage provider.

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    Select the items you want to sync under the "General" tab. If you are not sure how to configure these options, just choose "Synchronize." Click "Sync" to upload your database. You can now open the database on another computer that has KeePass installed by selecting the appropriate online provider as described in Step 3.

  1. 1

    Go to, and click "Download Dropbox." Double-click the downloaded file to begin installing the application. Setting up Dropbox will allow you to sync your KeePass database without using the KeePassSync plugin.

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    Select "I don't have a Dropbox account" if you are new to Dropbox. Enter your information and agree to the terms of service. If you are already registered, select "I already have an account." The free account gives you 2GB of storage, which is more than enough to store your KeePass database.

  3. 3

    View the tour to familiarise yourself with Dropbox or skip it if you prefer. You can see it again anytime on the Dropbox website.

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    Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on any other computers where you want to sync the database. There are also mobile versions of Dropbox available for Android, iPhone and Blackberry. As long as your database file remains in the Dropbox folder, it will automatically synchronise across all of your devices.

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