Import Passwords with KeePass

See why customers enjoy using Pleasant Password Server with a KeePass client

Pleasant Password Server uses KeePass for Pleasant Password Server (desktop PC client) to import your passwords from an unlimited number of file formats.

  • Approximately 45 different standard file formats are available to import!
  • Import Wizard is also available and provides ability to import custom file formats

For an existing KeePass database/export files: see these steps to import.

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Supported Formats

KeePass for Pleasant Password Server supports importing from the familiar file formats that standard KeePass supports:

  • CSV files (all), KeePass (KDBX, XML and CSV), Google Chrome, Mozilla Bookmarks,
  • and many others!...

"CSV Generic Importer" - Import Wizard:

  • Can import most everything you will need. NOTE: Use the String field, to each of your custom fields.
  • Alternatively, you can use the XML file import - save as an XML file, (in a spreadsheet app, like Excel/Libre), with the following columns: 
    • group, tree, title, username, url, password, notes, uuid, image, creationtime, lastmodtime, lastaccesstime, expiretime expires
    • (see the xml file example in the link given below)

For more information - see the Official Documentation for KeePass:

Pre-Import - Validation Checks

  • Check entries or groups that have: no name
    • search export file for <Name></Name>
  • Check for Attachments larger than the default 25 MB maximum (use the Attachments Report)
  • Best to import only 500 passwords into 1 folder, for best performance

Import into a folder

You can use import passwords to your choice of destination folder:

  1. Open KeePass for Pleasant Password Server (desktop PC client)
  2. Select the location folder, to which you want your passwords imported:
    • Root Folder:
      • Click File > Import
    • Any folder:
      • Right-click your destination folder
      • Click "Import Into Group..."
      • If you do not have a permitted Access Level, this operation will give an error

Importing Custom Fields

Follow these steps to import from a CSV file that has a unique fields or field order:

  • Select the location for your import (from the options above: i.e. Root, or another folder)
  • Select Generic CSV Importer -> Select a CSV file to import -> Click Ok
  • Select Structure tab
  • Use the controls to specify the order of fields.
  • Specify use the Type: String and also specify the Name, for each custom field
  • In the Preview tab, make sure that all Column Headers display correctly including the names of your custom fields, and that all of the data displays correctly.

Confirming the Entry Imports

To double-check the imported entries, select inside the Search box and press Enter. All entries (visible to the user) will be displayed in the list, and the status bar at the bottom will show the total number of entries.

KeePass 1.x Database Files

KeePass 1.x .kdb files cannot be directly imported into KeePass for Pleasant Password Server as the required KeePassC64.dll file can cause compatibility issues with Password Server features.
The database can be exported as a Supported Format, or to retain database format: 

    1. Install KeePass 2.x with the Native Support Library option selected.Keepass Native Support Library
    2. Import the KeePass 1.x .kdb file into KeePass 2.x
    3. Export from KeePass 2.x as .kdbx and import into KeePass for Pleasant Password Server.


Bulk Importing With Folder Structure

Password Server uses KeePass for our importing of bulk items, and this handles groups and sub-groups:

Open your exported files in a program to first view the data and ensure it is in the right format (e.g. spreadsheet or text program such as Notepad++).

Recommendation: Keep the folders less than a 500 per folder. Note that it is possible to bulk move items later in KeePass.

Use these instructions to import with the generic KeePass import wizard.