I am looking for a password manager that works on iOS and OS X (and syncs passwords between those) that is open-source.

Currently, I use mSecure on my iPhone, but I would like to switch to an open-source option.

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    What have you researched?
    – bjbk
    Sep 8, 2016 at 21:26
  • I have been reading about gnu-pw-mgr here gnu.org/software/gnu-pw-mgr However I find it way too complicated for my needs. Although it seems to be pretty secure, that I like, but still too complicated.
    – Saul Lugo
    Sep 8, 2016 at 21:27
  • IMHO Just use 1Password.
    – owlswipe
    Sep 8, 2016 at 21:59
  • Also, here are seven (enough? :D) venturebeat.com/2015/10/13/…
    – owlswipe
    Sep 8, 2016 at 22:00

2 Answers 2


Most notably KeePassX (port of KeePass) is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

It doesn't have a direct port to iOS, but the database format is standard across KeePass-family and you can use another client for iOS, like MiniKeePass (also GNU General Public License).


Maybe you can use apple's iCloud KeyChain? it is available on both OS and makes everything by itself... You can manage all the passwords from the KeyChain Access Application in OSX...

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    Oscar, iCloud Keychain is definitely not open-source.
    – owlswipe
    Sep 8, 2016 at 21:58
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    Well, that's not so black-and-white. Keychain API is public and Keychain Access application itself is open sourced (OS X version). In result there are 3rd party apps allowing access to the iCloud Keychain.
    – techraf
    Sep 9, 2016 at 7:23
  • @JohnRamos He just want to keep passwords between apple devices, why not use apple default password keeper?
    – Oscar_sgc
    Sep 9, 2016 at 16:02
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    @Oscar_sgc I honestly don't know why Saul would want that, but the question is clearly looking for an Open-source password manager, see the title. So your answer doesn't work given that Apple does not publish their iCloud Keychain code for open sourcing.
    – owlswipe
    Sep 9, 2016 at 23:57

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