When comparing Clipperz vs KeePass2 + kpcli, the Slant community recommends Clipperz for most people. In the question“What are the best self-hosted password managers?” Clipperz is ranked 2nd while KeePass2 + kpcli is ranked 4th.
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Pro Disposable one-time pass phrase for use on a public computer
Pro Open source
Clipperz has been around for many years as an open source project.
Pro Completely anonymous
Clipperz does not ask for any personal information, no email required, nothing.
Pro Encryption is client-side
Everything is encrypted in the browser and stored encrypted on the server.
Pro Can be run on own server
Clipperz can be run on a private server.
Pro Download local copy for backup in a pinch
Pro Autofills passwords securely
KeePass uses a feature called AutoType that pastes passwords in browser window using a combination of virtual keystrokes and clipboard obfuscation for added security against keyloggers.
Pro Regular updates
On average a new point release is available every 3 months.
Pro Intuitive categorization options and search for managing entries
Entries can be categorized in folders and subfolders and quickly found using search.
Pro Extensive plugin and extension support
Keepass offers a range of plugins and extensions in different categories: Integration & Transfer, Automation & Scripting, Cryptography & Key Providers, and others.
Pro Powerful built-in synchronization mechanism
KeePass v2 has a built in sync mechanism that allows setting appropriate level of sync, kind of sync, and choosing between a number of sync sources (Dropbox, Drive, etc).
Pro Multifactor authentication
Keepass offers a combination of master password, key file and user account verification.
Pro Allows useful scripting via KPScript plugin
KeePass can set global hotkeys to fill in credentials while on a sites log-in screen. Scripting can launch a site or other application and perform any necessary log-on steps securely. It requires the KPScript plugin.
Works as a portable application that does not need to be installed and can be carried around in an external device.
KeePass is consistent and stable across all versions of Windows.
Pro Free and open source
KeePass being open source means that a number of people have reviewed the code and found it to be secure.
Pro Offers multiple sync options
Since the database is stored locally it can be synced across devices using a cloud storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive or via a file sync tool like BitTorrent Sync. KeePass v2 also provides a powerful built-in synchronization mechanism.
Pro Powerful built-in password generator
Password generator can be adjusted to use or exclude certain characters, patterns, external algorithms and principles.
Con Backups are up to the user
There is no service with this application, it is up to the end user to backup all data.
Con Has to be running on a server to work
Unlike other password managers such as KeePass, Clipperz can not just be simply run by executing once downloaded. It has to be setup to run on a server and then can be accessed from the necessary devices.