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|User since||July 29, 2011|
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I like to stay in control of my own passwords with KeePass (as opposed to hosted services), and Keefox makes this work perfectly with most websites. It now also works great on Linux (with mono-complete installed).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2).
KeePass works great on Windows with Firefox and KeeFox, but this integration is not available for Linux. Luckily we can use this plugin, and it does work! (even if it may seem a bit complicated at first). I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and it installed without any error or other problems. In case this is helpful for others:
1. Install KeePass (add repository: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jtaylor/keepass, install via Synaptic, dependency on Mono)
2. Install Passifox Plugin
3. Enable password management in Firefox (will be delegated to KeePassHttp).
4. Install KeePassHttp, by dropping KeePassHttp.plgx in the KeePass dir, /usr/lib/keepass2 (this just worked out of the box, I just (re)started KeePass and it found the plugin)
5. Login to KeePass and verify KeePassHttp is installed in (Tools > Plugins)
6. Visit a webpage and click KeePassHttp's 'Connect' button, give the KeePass connection that popped up a name and save.
7. It should be working. Visit a page with a password and it will ask you to authenticate the connection.
The user experience is not as great as with KeeFox on Windows, here's why:
* Once I connect KeePass with Firefox via the plugin, I would expect it to just use the password database, since I've already loaded it. Doing without the authentication requests (I missed them at first) would be great. But I just installed the plugin, maybe this was a once-time thing.
* In many cases I have several logins for the same site, and - on Windows - I have already named all my passwords like "domain.com - username". It seems because of the dash, Passifox is not always able to load the passwords. In another case it filled in the 'wrong' username/password, i.e., I had left the KeePass url field empty for that entry, so when using KeeFox, it loads the other username/password pair.
--> It would be great if Passifox could use the KeePass URL field for its matching patterns!
But all in all, great plugin!