1. Nam Nguyen
  2. browsepass





BrowsePass is a web application to read KDBX files, as produced by KeePass.

BrowsePass also has a Chrome extension.

BrowsePass is open source, released under the GNU General Public License 2.


  1. Why is BrowsePass really, REALLY, slow?

    BrowsePass is written in plain JavaScript so that it can run on your web browsers. JavaScript itself is not known for performance.

    Furthermore, the work that BrowsePass does involves heavy calculations. They are not suitable for plain JavaScript.

    And lastly, some users intentionally set the number of password transformation rounds very large (even in the order of million). That puts further burdern on the JavaScript engine (which is already slow) to work longer to derive the keys.

  2. Why is BrowsePass asking for permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit?

    BrowsePass supports Google Drive, and other WebDAV-based file hosting services. To do that, it has to make HTTP requests and read the responses.

    BrowsePass never reads nor changes your data, unless you tell it to. For example, if you ask BrowsePass to open a file from a WebDAV source, it has to read that file. BrowsePass never changes any data. It is read-only.

    For more information, see Cross-Origin XMLHttpRequest.

  3. Why does BrowsePass not remember the last URL?

    BrowsePass never changes any data and therefore it cannot remember anything.