Keepass installation walkthrough
Keepass is the greatest password safe ever. Here is a step by step walk through on installation. It is a little tricky for new users. Once you get used to it, there is only one password to ever remember. Just the password to keepass! WARNING – there is no recovery for the keepass main password.
Click any of the thumbnails to see more detail of the step you are on:
1. Download the newest version, remember where you saved it and launch.
Now keepass launches for the first time. Let’s go over the initial startup and operation
2. This is where we set the master key. Think about this, should you have a strong key to protect every other password in your life? YES!!!! Write a sentence. Something long, put some numbers or something in it. Anything!
2b. Ok here is the explanation of the picture:
- Yellow highlight – your password goes here
- Blue circled dots – hit that, now you can see your password. Remember this
- Ignore the red X stuff until you know enough that you don’t read pages like this
- Click ok, it is circled in black.
3. Repeat your password when prompted. if you didn’t get it right try it again. Make sure you remember it.
5. Add all the details about a password. REMEMBER the blue dots next to the password. That shows you the text instead of dots.
6. Now you can use some cool stuff. Right click on your new password and this menu comes up-try copy user name to clipboard and then go paste it somewhere:
That is most of keepass! Save when you exit. Here are helpful options I like to set up to make it more friendly for now:
- Check Start Keepass at windows startup
- Under the start and exit section >Automatically save database on exit and workspace locking
- limit to one instance of keepass (so you don’t save an old version over new entries)
- Check for update at keepass startup
Now click OK.
Keepass is installed and working! good job. Now go get your piece of paper with all your passwords and put them in keepass. If you don’t have Mozy to back up your files yet, go get it!!! I’ll do a mozy walkthrough next. If your passwords are stored in their encrypted Utah bunker, you can’t ever lose a password again! If your computer blows up, you can use the mozy web page to restore your files. They are HIPAA compliant and everything.
Ha! right after I finished this I found flash videos about keepass here: