GreenAnt Nest includes the Keeweb application.

This application uses the industry standard keepass format to store a password wallet for sensitive data.

Keepass wallets can be opened on many platforms, making them an excellent way to store your information and access it wherever you need.

NB: the first time you use Keeweb from GreenAnt Nest, it won't know which file to open. Therefore, browse to your *.kdbx file and click on it, it will open in Keeweb and then this will be remembered by your web browser for next time.

Create a new key file

We recommend that you generate your keyfile using the Keeweb application. This ensures that it will be accessible with the Nest Keeweb.

Unfortunately it's not possible to do this from your web browser at the moment, the keyfile needs to be generated using the Keeweb desktop application. Once you've saved the keyfile in your Nest files, you can then just use the web application.

You can download the application from the Keeweb website. These provide a similar experience to the web-based client. We have also included a list of keepass compatible clients which we have tested for cross-compatability with v2.x databases.

Convert an old keyfile

You can import version 1.x keepass databases using a modern client. Once you save as version 2, you will no longer be able to open that keepass database in an older version of the software.

List of keepass clients

platform program link supports notes
Web (Nest) keeweb website 2.x only very feature rich, pre-installed in Nest
Cli kpcli website 1.x, 2.x install with apt-get install kpcli
Linux KeePassX website
OS X KeePassX website 1.x, 2.x does not support alternatve crypto libs
Windows KeePass website
Android KeePassDroid website 1.x, 2.x nice simple interface
Android Keepass2Android 1.x, 2.x supports WebDAV sync
iOS KeePass Touch appstore
SailfishOS ownKeePass openrepos 1.x, 2.x (read only) really excellent, works with Nextcloud client, full write coming soon

please note: there are a number of other clients available, the above list includes those that we have tested for support and functionality and are currently maintained by developers.

A note on file versions:

Version 1.x of keepass has been superceded, you should be using version 2 libraries .kdbx files. All the clients listed above will read the 2.x format, but some cannot write that format.

Crypto libraries

The newest versions of keepass 4.x (files) in Windows support alternative crypto libraries. These look very interesting and are significant improvements on the existing standard. However, these new formats are not supported by other clients yet (unless you run the mono-based keepass program). Therefore, we recommend sticking with standard 2.x files for the moment.

A note on lockfiles (v1.x)

keepass programs will often create a .lock file when the database is open. This is designed to stop a database being written over while opened on two clients. Sometimes this can cause an issue if a .lock file gets left behind. In this case, you can manually delete the .lock file to re-enable databsee writing.