Loxodo: an open source Password Safe V3 compatible password vault

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Loxodo: an open source Password Safe V3 compatible password vault

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Loxodo is a multi-platform open source software written in python for managing your passwords securely and based on Bruce Schneier’s “Password Safe” that’s also an open source software that runs on Windows and Linux for now.


From the Schneier’s blog we can see that this software is using Twofish encryption algorithm which was made by Schneier himself.

Password Safe protects passwords with the Twofish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES. The program’s security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Twofish algorithm. – https://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html

Installation on OSX

$ brew install wxpython
$ mkdir -p /Users/username/Library/Python/2.7/lib/python/site-packages
$ echo 'import site; site.addsitedir("/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages")' >> /Users/username/Library/Python/2.7/lib/python/site-packages/homebrew.pth
$ wget https://github.com/sommer/loxodo/archive/master.tar.gz
$ tar xvzf master.tar.gz
$ cd loxodo-master
$ ./setup.py py2app

If all goes well, your Loxodo.app will be at dist directory inside loxodo-master. Move that file to Applications directory and you are good to go.


  • Open Loxodo.app
  • Chose your file name and path for your new psafe3 database
  • Fill the password with the password you want
  • click “New”
  • click “Save”
  • Now you are ready to use it, click “Open”
  • Enjoy!


  • You can use cloud storage such as Dropbox or Copy to store your password database so if somehow you can not access your computer for some reason, you still can get your password database through cloud.
  • If you want more protection, you can double encrypt the database using software like TrueCrypt