kppy

A Python-module to provide an API to KeePass 1.x files commonly used by KeePassX.

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Actual stable release from December 29, 2013: 1.4.1

! Due to a bug in KeePassX it is not possible to decrypt databases encrypted with a 64Byte-keyfile. Indeed it's possible to open such a database encrypted by the reference implementation KeePass 1.26 for Windows. !

A Python 2&3-module to provide an API to KeePass v1.x password database files which are also used by the popular KeePassX.

Features:

Full Access to KeePass v1.x/KeePassX files:

Some explanation to KeePass databases:

Documentation:

Big API-change with v.1.4.0!

Dependencies:

Install:

Just type "python setup.py install" (or "python3 setup.py install") with root rights in the root directory of kppy if all dependecies are fulfilled.

WARNING:

As long as the database is opened with this module, the password is saved as plain text in RAM. Even if the database was closed correctly it is possible that the password lies somewhere in your computer's RAM, it's not possible to prevent this in Python. That is, if your computer is compromised it is possible to dump the password from memory. To prevent some scenarios you could change the working directory of Python to /var/empty on UNIX-like systems while using kppy. A core dump wouldn't be possible unless you're using kppy as root.

Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Karsten-Kai König kkoenig@posteo.de

kppy is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or at your option) any later version.

kppy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with kppy. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.