17 Mar 2016

Top 3 Linux Password Managers

Everyone today needs security and when it comes to things like data, PC, messaging, cloud etc then one become much paranoid about it. Security is required in all the fields these days. Be it dual verification from Gmail, Cinavia Message Code 3 for BluRay players or any other similar thing, every one getting curious about adding more and more layers of safety so that any mishap can be avoided.

Although Linux systems are supposed to be way more safer and liable than other competitor's, but still there is nothing wrong in adding an extra layer of security that can protect user's information from getting leaked to any unauthorized vendor. One way to do so is to encrypt your data. Another was is with help of various Linux Password Managers available online. Here we will talk about some of the best Linux password managers that can be used to secure your data in Linux machines.

1. KeePassX

KeePassX is one of the most popular password managers for Linux that is used by a wide group of Linux users.

Best part that I love about KeePassX is the "Master Password" that adds extra layer of safety to the entire system. You can set this master password with the first logon. It also gives the option to upload password by using a file that contain the encryption key.

These 2 features give KeePassX a boom and you can go for it without any second doubt. However please note that it has bit complex user interface so if you are not comfortable with using a complex UI then you can leave it.

2. Gryptonite

Although KeePassX is good in all the aspects but when it comes to the UI part then it lags somewhere.

Gryptonite is the ultimate solution for it. It comes with easy to use UI and uses crypto++ encryption technique. Crypto++ is compatible with both Windows and Linux so you can use it on both the platforms. It gives the option to set favorites in the system tray (this feature is not available with KeePassX). You can also go for GPassword Manager considering its simple design, crypto++ encryption and favourite tray options.

3. Gringotts


Gringotts is good option for experienced Linux users who want to taste the old feel of password managers.

It is a Linux program that gives the option to store notes in secured storage cells. These storage cells can be secured with 8 different encryption techniques which make it way more secure than any other password manager. It uses symmetrical ciphers technique for encryption purpose. It comes with other features like hashing, compression that makes the entire process much faster and reliable.

These are the best 3 password managers for Linux. Do let us know if you are using some other password manager for securing your Linux machine.

Sharma is a Linux user who loves to use Unix and play games on Sony PlayStations. You can find his work about Cinavia at blog Cinavia Fix for PlayStation You can contact him if you have any issues with either Linux or PlayStation niche.


  1. Replies
    1. KeePas doesn't haven't a linux verison so it's not relevant to the article. It's Top 3 **Linux** Password Managers.

    2. Yes it **does**. It's what I use and it works great and has lots of plugins. (It runs on mono)

  2. I use pass:

  3. It is important for me that my password manager be multi-platform. I am using Password Safe. I started out with win version, moved to Android version and am about to try the linux version.

  4. KeePassX's UI gets the job done. No need to have what amounts to little more than eye candy.

  5. I have been using password gorilla for many years. It works for me.

  6. Revelation is my favourite; but keepassx has a better passwd generator

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    1. lastpass keeps the password info stored in the cloud making it a target for hacking.

  8. Awesome, I'm glad you like Gryptonite :D It was my personal passion project, and I'm happy people are using it!