KeePassium is a part of the whole ecosystem of apps compatible with the KeePass password manager.
The key idea is that your passwords are stored in an encrypted file (database). This file can only be decrypted with the correct master password. This way, only people who know the master password can access the stored passwords.
The master password is not stored anywhere. There are no backdoors or cheat codes, so if the master password is lost or forgotten, there is no way to restore it. You may want to write your master password on a piece of paper and keep it in a safe just in case.
In general, you can think of KeePassium as a specialized viewer/editor for password databases. Pretty much like Microsoft Word can view and edit .doc files, KeePassium can view and edit .kdbx files (“kdbx” stands for “KeePass database extended”). The app itself does not contain your passwords, everything is in the database.
You can store your password database either locally on your phone, or in a cloud storage:
Ok, now that we’re done with the theory, let’s get to the practice.
Create New Database
No Key Filefield.)
On My iPhone/
KeePassium), or in the cloud storage. (If Dropbox does not show among the available locations, turn it on.)
Congratulations, you are in your password database!
You can organize your entries in folders (groups). The new database already includes a few groups for your convenience.
To create new groups and entries, press the “+” button in the top-right corner. To remove them later, just swipe them to the left.
To protect your passwords from unauthorized access, make sure to secure the app with Face ID / Touch ID. Open the settings —
App Protection, and turn on the
App Lock switch. The app will ask you to setup a PIN (passcode). This way, you will be able to access your passwords when the fingerprint/face scanner fails to recognize you for some reason.
Now that you have a few passwords in your database, let’s see how to use them. One option is to switch between apps to copy-paste the username, then the password — but this is a lot of actions that take a lot of time.
Luckily, you can make KeePassium quickly fill in login forms for you. This is a great convenience feature that works in all apps and websites. However, it needs some initial setup:
Passwords & Accountsand press it
Passwordsbutton above it.
Passwordsbutton. This will open the KeePassium AutoFill screen.
Add Databasebutton, navigate to your database in Dropbox and select it.
Now, whenever you press the
Passwords button above the keyboard, you will see a list of accounts related to the current app. Press the account you need, and it will be automatically filled into the login form.
This guide is a work in progress. If you feel something is missing or could be improved — let us know.