Move from Last Pass to KeePassX

Posted by akgraner on Apr 6, 2011 8:59 PM EDT
Linux Pro Magazine; By Dmitri Popov
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Since time immemorial, I've been using the LastPass service and browser extension for managing all my passwords. It worked well for me, but gradually I grew uncomfortable with the idea that all my passwords are managed by a third-party service.

So I've finally decided to do what I should have done a long time ago: migrate to the KeePassX password manager. This rather handy utility stores all data in an encrypted database file, and the tool offers a handful of useful features to boot. Moving all my data from LastPass to KeePassX manually was a daunting proposition. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a nifty lastpass2keepass Python script that can convert exported LastPass data to a KeePassX database. Needless to say, this one-trick pony is a huge time-saver, especially when you have hundreds of entries in your LastPass database. Converting LastPass data to a KeePass database using the script couldn't be easier. Grab the latest version of the script and move it to your home directory. Export your data from LastPass to a file in your home directory. Open the terminal and run the following command (replace exportfile with the actual name of the exported file): python exportfile keepass.xml That's all there is to it. You can now open the converted keepass.xml file in KeePassX. The converted database might require some cleanup and tweaking, but that's not a biggie.

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