KeePass Tutorial 1 – Installation
KeePass is a popular free password manager. It’s open source, stores your passwords securely on your computer (and not in the cloud on the internet) and is relatively easy to use. Using a password vault like KeePass is much more secure than recycling passwords across all your different websites, or writing down passwords in a log book.
To get started with Keepass, download the latest version from the Keepass homepage here. Be sure to download the Professional edition (v2.x) and the Installer. The picture below shows you the version you want.
Download the file and then chose “Open” or “Run” in your browsers download manager to start the installation process. You will need to grant permission for the installation to take place if Windows User Account Control prompts you to do so. The following window will then appear.
Choose your preferred language and click on “OK”. The following window will then appear.
Click “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed.
Scroll down to read the license agreement and if you agree, make sure to select “I accept the agreement” then click on “Next >”. The following window will then appear.
Here you can choose where to store the KeePass installation files. The default location is fine for most users, so simply click on “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed.
Here you can choose which additional components are installed. Simply leave all the options selected then click “Next >”. the following window will then be displayed.
On this window, make sure the top option “Associate KeePass with the .kbdx file extension” is selected. You may also want to create a desktop or quick launch icon too, so select those options if you like, then click “Next >”. The following window will then appear.
Click on “Install”. Wait a moment while files are copied and configured. When the process is complete, the following window will appear.
Installation is complete and you can now move on directly to our next tutorial.