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How to use KeeFox in Ubuntu

📅 2015-Dec-01 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ firefox, keefox, keepass, password, password manager ⬩ 📚 Archive

KeeFox is an open-source extension for Firefox to use your KeePass program to fill login-password forms on websites. You could do this manually by opening KeePass and using it to find the login-password or to generate a new password or update the credentials. KeeFox makes it easy to do these operations directly from the browser.

[code lang="text"] $ sudo apt install keepass2

  * Open KeePass and create a **password database** and a **master password**. Get comfortable using KeePass. Configure it to open your default password database file on startup.

  * Install the complete **Mono** package:

[code lang="text"]
$ sudo apt install mono-complete

[code lang="text"] $ cd /usr/lib/keepass2/ $ sudo mkdir plugins $ sudo cp $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/extensions/keefox@chris.tomlinson/deps/KeePassRPC.plgx plugins ```

Note: After going through these steps I realized that it is far easier to manually use KeePass instead of KeeFox. This is because login-passwords need only be entered once and can be saved for all future logins in Firefox using its built-in password manager anyway.

Tried with: KeeFox 1.5.3, Firefox 42, KeePass 2.25 and Ubuntu 14.04