ChromeIPass Allows you to Integrate KeePass with Chrome Browser

KeePass user? if you use KeePass software to store username and password for your online account, then here is a Google Chrome browser extension called ChromeIPass to integrate with KeePass application. Once you integrate your KeePass with Chrome, you will be able to fill login details automatically on your chrome browser.

KeePass is a good desktop password manager tool to manage our password. I highly recommend you to use this method to keep all your login details instead of using an online password manager tools.

If you use KeePass then you will know that we have to do a lot of manual work with this application to login to any website. It involves searching for an entry, copying and pasting those entries on to our browser. This is a really boring task, and it takes some time to do all these tasks.

If you don’t like to do all those work, then here is a solution for Chrome browser users. With this method, we can automate this process.

ChromeIPass Extension:

ChromeIPass Extension is a Google Chrome extension to integrate your KeePass with your Chrome browser. Once you integrate, ChromeIPass extension will fetch login details like username and password from KeePass application when you visit any login page URL.

If you have provided more than one entry for the same login page, then it will offer you to select the username which you need to login to that page.

To select username just click on the username field, it will display the suggestions. Choose the account that you need to log in.

keepass select username

 

You can also select it by clicking the ChromeIPass icon on your browser.

chromeipass username select

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The thing you Should Need to Know:

To make this ChromeIPass extension to work, you need keepasshttp plugin to be installed on your KeePass application.

To fetch login details from KeePass, you need to open KeePass application to work ChromeIPass extension.

It gives a suggestion only when visited login page URL matches with entered login page URL on your KeePass application or else it won’t work. So make sure you have entered correct login URL address on your KeePass tool.

These are the three things that you should need to know when you started using the ChromeIPass extension.

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Installing ChromeIPass:

1. To install ChromeIPass first download latest version of KeePass software and install it.

2. After installing KeePass, download keepasshttp plugin for KeePass software and extract that folder. Once you extract you will see KeePassHttp.plgx file. To install that plugin copy that file to your KeePass installation directory.

On Windows 64 bit OS:  Copy KeePassHttp.plgx file to below directory

C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2\ (this is old version. New version software changed its location. See below for new location.)

install keepasshttp plugin keepass

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2\Plugins

keepass plugin installation location

3. Verify installation by opening KeePass >>Tools>>Plugins and look for KeePassHttp entry.

keepass plugin verification

4. Now install ChromeIPass extension on your Chrome browser.

5. Click the KeePass icon in the URL bar of your Chrome and click the “Connect” button (open your KeePass application before clicking connect button).

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chromeipass installation

6. Now switch/open KeePass application, you will notice a pop-up window asking for a name. You can give any name here and click save button.

Ex: Chrome on my main computer

connect chromeipass keepass

7. To verify whether you have properly connected your KeePass database with ChromeIPass extension, click on the ChromeIPass icon on your browser and look for the Key name that you have given in 6th step. If you see that name, then you have properly connected and everything is working fine.

chromeipass connection verification

Now we have installed ChromeIPass and configured to work with our KeePass application.

To check the working of this extension, visit any login page and you will see login suggestion on your ChromeIPass icon.

Conclusion:

ChromeIPass is a good chrome extension which helps to automate entering username and password filed based on the URL that you visit. If you are a Chrome browser user and use KeePass password manager, then this is a must-have tool for every user.

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David - June 3, 2015

I had to uninstall KeePass most recent version 2.29 and installed the chromeIPass plugin for chrome and the KeePassHttp.plgx file into the keepass.exe directory. The plgx plugin will not show up. No matter how many times I delete and reinstall

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    ARUN KUMAR - June 3, 2015

    I don’t know what you are missing… Currently I’m using Version 2.24 and it is working fine for me. Maybe, you can try that version itself.

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    Cristian - January 31, 2017

    In newer KeePass versions you have to put the plugin in the Plugins subdirectory and not in the main directory; i.e. the full path looks something like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2\Plugins\

    Still a great tutorial otherwise.

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Richard - June 4, 2015

I have the same issue. The KeePassHttp.plgx file is not shown under plugins, nor is the alternate DLL files displayed (alternate approach). I note that under Program Files(32), my directory is KeePass Password Safe (but no 2 after it). And, yes, I upgraded to the latest KeePass software.

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Conrad - March 19, 2016

For those who this may help – check the size of the plugin; it should show @ 396KB for the 1.8.4 version. I noticed mine was under 4oKB somehow…I downloaded again and got the “correct” download size….

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Amine - May 9, 2016

Perfect tutorial, I was wondering how the plugin would work. Thanks a lot!

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Carlos - July 21, 2016

Does it work with portable version of keepass?

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Ahmet - December 7, 2016

Hello there. How do I do this for three domain entries. For example, username, password1 and password2.

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LtlBear - February 24, 2017

I cannot get this to work if I have a proxy script enabled. I have to have the proxy on. How can I make ChromeIpass talk to KeePass?

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    ARUN - February 25, 2017

    I’m not sure about it. Check their documentation or contact their support team.

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Mike Newton - November 26, 2017

Hi Arun,
I followed your steps to integrate ChromelPass, but it doesnt work. I am not a programmer just a retired oldie who wants to use a password memory on the laptop. KeyPass is working on Firefox and I wanted to use Chrome instead, but I think I’ve missed something in the installation.
Also when I try to start Keypass in Firefox I now get the following error on startup:-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Unable to start HttpListener!
Do you really have only one installation of KeyPassHttp in your KeyPass-Directory?

System.Nett.HttpListenerException (0x80004005):Failed to listen on prefix ‘http://localhost:1945/’ because it conflicts with an existing registration on the machine.

at System.Net.listener.AddAllPrefixes()
at Sytem.Net.HttpListener.Start()
at KeyPassHttp.KeyPassHttpExt.Initialize(PluginHost host)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
When I close the box I’m prompted to enter my password to start as usual, and it starts as normal in Firefox.
Can you advise?
Thanks in advance,
Mike

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    ARUN - November 27, 2017

    Hi,

    This tutorial is for Chrome browser so If you ask your question related to chrome browser maybe I could help.

    I guess you are missing plugin installation location. In the latest version, the plugin needs to be installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2\Plugins not in C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2\ as explained in this article.

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Mike - December 2, 2017

Hi Arun,
yes I’m trying to use chrome browser instead of Firefox.
The plugins you name are in the correct place, and I have used my own identifier as in the instructions, but still unsure if it’s the installation or me that’s not working properly. I suspect it’s me. When I open a login field the ID and password is not entered automatically. When I click on the padlock icon at the top of the chrome browser and “choose own credential field” I get a dark field offering to choose a username field with “skip” or “dismiss”, as is shown above in your tutorial. Is this correct, how do I use this ? sorry to be a bore but I don’t seem to be able to use this application on chrome

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    ARUN - December 5, 2017

    I’m not sure what you are missing. If you follow the above instruction correctly it should work. Double check whether you followed all instructions correctly or not. Try double checking below points as well.

    1) Did installation is done correctly?
    2) Does your Kee pass software is connected to chrome browser successfully?
    3) Make sure you open Keeppass software and it’s in unlocked status so your browser can get password from KeePass

    Without seeing error picture it could be difficult to troubleshoot. Maybe if you share full screenshot I could try to help.

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Mike Newton - December 13, 2017

Hi Arun,
thanks for the thoughts on my problem. No indications of faulty installation were shown when I followed your instructions, so I have completly un-installed both the chromel installation and all the plugins, the Keepass software and removed the Keypass from my laptop. I first saved a copy of my keypass database with my passwords. I have also removed the addon to Firefox, so I’m now without a password manager of any kind.
My question now is, can I reinstall, and use the keypass with both Firefox and chrome? I expect that to do that I will have to install first keypass, and then the different addons for each of the two browsers? Will this work?
I hope you can advise me on this as I really want to use both browsers with a password manager, and one manager for all would be best for me.
Thanking you in advance,
Mike

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    ARUN - December 13, 2017

    Yes. You can always connect your KeePass with Chrome and Firefox (I haven’t tried) as and when you require. The only requirement is, make sure you have KeePass database.

    Yes. You are right. First, install KeePass software on PC and then install Keepass addons on different browsers. To my knowledge, it should work in both browsers. I haven’t tested it personally as I always use chrome. In most cases, it should work without any issues.

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Mike - December 18, 2017

Many thanks for your help. I will now go ahead and see how it goes.

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