Password management/KeePass


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Lesson typePractical
Minimum time30
Maximum time45


Section ofPassword management
  • Last modified: 6 August 2013 17:18:20

  • русская версия

  • Russian version: KeePass
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Walkthrough Standard installation. Creating the master password. Saving the database.

Trainer's notes: Keepass can only use localisation files if the Windows OS supports the locale language.

Practical Ask users to enter their existing passwords into KeePass. Practice creating new passwords with KeePass. Practice saving the database. Move passwords from the program to the desired location, such as webmail login. Discuss the security of the master password and its advantage over the user remembering all their passwords in their head.

Trainer's notes: Make sure participants SAVE the database after every new entry. Go through some of the settings in the Options menu, such as auto-locking and minimising to the system tray and the time limit for the clipboard memory.

KeePass backup and restore

Create a backup of the password database on USB memory stick. Email the backup file to yourself.

Trainer's notes: Differentiate between KeePass software and database file. Make sure files are copied and not moved to USB stick. Explain that the password databases are encrypted and cause no harm from being stored in insecure email accounts.

KeePass exercises

  1. Ask the participants to change computers with someone else and access their KeePass database from it
  2. Ask the participants to find within KeePass settings an option that controls how long a password will stay in clipboard memory (Tools > Settings > Memory)
  3. Initiate a race between someone using KeePass for webmail login, and another manually inserting a password you created in advance from a piece of paper

Trainer's notes: Remember to reiterate the importance of the master password strength.