Im looking for an alternative to 1Password as a password manager.

There are quite a few other big names (Last Pass, Dashlane) out there but they all seem to store the passwords in their own cloud. Im looking for a password manager that will allow me to keep the vault on my local drive.

Any recommendations ?

Im running Mac OSX

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I have been using KeePass for years. It is completely free, with a large community of developers creating plugins for every imaginable use and translating KeePass into many languages.

You can keep the database on your local drive or use a plugin for the cloud solution of your choice, such as Google Drive or MS OneDrive. If you are using a cloud solution, you can sync KeePass to your smartphone.

  • Thanks, Daniel. I've also been looking to make a change. Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 17:20
  • I'll second that. I came here to recommend Keepass. I don't think you can beat it. I also synch to Android via DropBox.
    – Mawg
    Commented Jan 16, 2019 at 11:43
  • Do they have a official release for OSX ? I can see there are ports but wondered if there is anything offiical
    – sam
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 11:45
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    For mac that should be KeePassX Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 18:39
  • @Sam Yes, KeePassX is on the download page for the site I linked. Apologies I did not provide a link directly to KeePassX.
    – Daniel
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 12:59

Depending on your OS distribution you may already have one. Windows, macOS, GNOME and KDE all have built in systems for local credential management.

GNOME has the Keyring for example, and macOS has the Keychain.


one that I personally use in my company is called Passbolt. Open source and self-hostable with double encryption it is safest one on the market, however, it would require you to have a server running (you could do it with XAMP on Windows, and natively with Apache on Linux (probably mac).



I host it on my RPi using this rewritten backend: https://github.com/jcs/rubywarden

Supports all platforms!


On a Mac, why not be using Keychain, it's built-in in macOS, you don't have to use iCloud but you can as well to share with your iPhone. I've used Keychain on my Mac OSes for quite some time; 3 or 4 years.

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