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There is a bunch of tutorials on how to use KeePassX with Dropbox. I wonder how well it works?

I understand KeePassX was not designed for such use. What will happen if I change KeePass database from two computers simultaneously which both are offline -- will I lose one of the passwords or end up with corrupted database?

Is there any other cross-platform password manager with synchronization between PCs?
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by:Tolomir
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Well I use keepass (in windows)

Keepass is a file based password safe. I suggest you use it this way: Use the password safe only for r/o operations.
Communicate password change intervals (in days). When it's your turn to change passwords download the file, modify the passwords and upload it again.

This way you will not interfere with other users.


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by:Tolomir
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Btw. how about this:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/webkeepass/

Web AND Mobile (Apple iPhone) based, multi user, java port of the  KeePass project. A free, easy to use password manager which helps you to  manage your passwords in a secure way. Focused on deep encryption and  ease of use.      
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by:gremwell
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Tolomir, thanks for the input, but your comments don't cover the questions I have asked.
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Keepassx works file based. The user that syncs the file as second wins. Dropbox is not able to handle the differences between 2 binary files.
So there is no data corruption, it's just the changes of the 1st user might get lost.

So this is not really a multiuser solution and I did suggest to communicate password changes.

Since keepassx is able to import a database file that will be merged with the original container, I suggest the users place all changes into a temporary file that is imported by one user.

Plan b would be (2nd part of the question) to use the webversion of the tool. This would be true multiuser enabled and cross platform.  
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by:gremwell
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I'm the only user of the tool, there is nobody to communicate changes to. I just want to be able to access my passwords from all my PCs.

Web version is not exactly the same as it does not work off-line. However I will mostly use the password managers to keep passwords for different web accounts, so perhaps it is not such a big issue.

I'm still wondering if there is any other cross-platform password manager with synchronization between PC.
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