A native OS X KeePass client

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There are a lot of iOS KeePass tools around but a distinct lack of a good native macOS version. KeePass can be used via Mono on macOS but lacks vital functionality and feels sluggish and simply out of place.

MacPass is an attempt to create a native macOS port of KeePass on a solid open source foundation with a vibrant community pushing it further to become the best KeePass client for macOS.


All pre-built releases can be found at Github.

An unsigned build of the current continuous tag can be found here: Continuous Build

Due to the nature of the build it might be unstable, however this version contains all the latest changes and bug fixes!

How to Contribute

If you want to contribute by fixing a bug, adding a feature or improving localization you're awesome!

How to Build

  • Fetch the source of MacPass

git clone --recursive

  • Install Carthage
  • Install all Dependencies

cd MacPass
carthage bootstrap --platform macOS

After that you can build and run in Xcode. The following command will build and make the application available through Spotlight. If you run into signing issues take a look at Issue #92. Since Sparkle is disabled only on the CI build and in Debug mode, you have to explicitly disable it in Release. Otherwise warnings on unsecure updates will appear.

xcodebuild -scheme MacPass -target MacPass -configuration Release CODE_SIGNING_REQUIRED=NO NO_SPARKLE=NO_SPARKLE

Some questions might be answered in the FAQ

Another place to look is the IRC channel #macpass on

Or follow the Twitter account @MacPassApp

System Requirement

MacPass 0.7 requires macOS 10.10 Yosemite or later. Earlier versions of MacPass require macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.


The Status can be found on the dedicated Wiki page.

What does it look like?

More Screenshots in the Wiki


KeePassX and its fork KeePassXC. Qt based cross plattform port.

KyPass Companion. Native macOS client.

KeeWeb. Electron based cross plattform port. Since it's browser based you can pretty much run it anywhere.


MacPass, a KeePass compatible Password Manager for OS X Copyright (c) 2012-2017 Michael Starke (HicknHack Software GmbH) and all MacPass contributors

This program 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.

This program 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 this program. If not, see

App Store

Due to being licensed under GPLv3 it's not possible to publish a version of MacPass on the App Store. For further details, take a look at the explanation of the Free Software Foundation.


The following list might not be complete, please refer to merged Pull Requests on GitHub for more details. Please open an issue if you think someone is missing from this list!


Iiro Jäppinen MacPass icon

Thom Williams Document icons

Joanna Olsen Database Icons


ad, Alessandro Vinciguerra, Alex Borisov, Alex Seeholzer, amd, Andrew Schleifer, AntoineCa, Anton Glezman, Benjamin Steinwender, binarious, Can Rau, Carlos Filipe Simões, Chester Liu, Chhom Seng, Christoph Leimbrock, Cory Hutchison, César Arratia, Daniele Polencic, darnel, Deiwin Sarjas, Deniz Türkoglu, Dennis Bolio, Dylan Smith, eiermaaaan, Erwann Mest, Filipe Farinha, floriangouy, Francesco Servida, Frank Enderle, Frank Kooij, Gaétan Ryckeboer, Geigi, George Snow, Henri de Jong, James Hurst, Jannick Hemelhof, Jefftree, Jellyfrog, Jesse Reppin, Joanna Olsen, Josh Halstead, Kurt, Laurent Cozic, Lenucksi, Leonardo Faoro, Liam Anderson, m0yP, Maarten Terpstra, Mario Sangiorgio, MBibal, Michael Belz, MichaelKo, Michal Jaglewicz, Moises Perez, mrdoggy, Nathan Landis, Nathaniel Madura, neuroine, Oleksandr Yakubchyk, Patrik Thunström, rdoering, remi6397, Roman Verchikov, Ryan Rogers, Sitsofe Wheeler, Stephen Taylor, thesoundofom, Thom, Thorsten Jacoby, Veit-Hendrik Schlenker, Volcyy, Yonatan Mittlefehldt, Zero King, Zhao Peng


This Project is based upon the following work:

KeePassKit Copyright 2012 HicknHack Software GmbH. All rights reserved. HNHUi Copyright 2012 HicknHack Software GmbH. All rights reserved. MiniKeePass Copyright 2011 Jason Rush and John Flanagan. All rights reserved. KeePass Database Library Copyright 2010 Qiang Yu. All rights reserved. PXSourceList Copyright 2011, Alex Rozanski. All rights reserved. KSPasswordField Copyright 2012 Mike Abdullah, Karelia Software. All rights reserved. DDHotKey Copyright Dave DeLong. All rights reserved. Sparkle Copyright 2006 Andy Matuschak TransformerKit Licensed under MIT license. Copyright 2012 Mattt Thompson. All rights reserved MJGFoundation Licensed under BSD 2-Clause License. Copyright 2011 Matt Galloway. All rights reserved. ShortcutRecorder Copyright 2006—2013 all Shortcut Recorder contributors NSBundle Codesignature Check Copyright 2014 Jedda Wignall. All rights reserved.

See submodules for additional Licenses


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