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Software update: KeePass Password Safe 2.47

Dominik Reichl has released version 2.47 of KeePass Password Safe. With this open-source password manager, accounts can be stored including their associated data such as username, password, and URL. All data is securely stored in a database encrypted with the Rijndael algorithm. Furthermore, the program can automatically generate passwords and import and export lists.

There are two different versions of KeePass Password Safe, both of which are under active development. Version 1.x does not depend on other software and only works under Windows. Version 2 uses XML internally and further requires at least version 2.0 of the .Net Framework or, if the program is used under Linux, macOS or FreeBSD, from Mono version 2.6 or higher. A full overview of the differences between versions 1 and 2 can be found on this page . Below is the changelog of this release.

New Features:

  • In the ‘Find’ dialog, search parameters can now be saved as profiles; the profiles can be accessed quickly via the main menu (‘Find’ → ‘Search Profiles’) and the group context menu.
  • Added search mode ‘ XPath expression ‘ in the ‘Find’ dialog, which creates a KeePass 2.x XML DOM of the current database in memory and finds entries using the specified XPath expression.
  • Added option ‘History’ in the ‘Find’ dialog, which includes history entries in searches.
  • Added ‘Help’ button in the ‘Find’ dialog.
  • Added auto-type matching option ‘Consider similar dashes as identical’ (in ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’ → tab ‘Advanced’, turned on by default).
  • Added commands ‘Copy Group (Encrypted)’, ‘Copy Group (Unencrypted)’ and ‘Paste Group’ (in the menu ‘Group’ → ‘Data Exchange’).
  • When loading / saving a configuration file fails, an error message is displayed now, and in certain cases a backup of the configuration file is created (the path is mentioned in the error message).
  • Added configuration option for saving the configuration (turned on by default).
  • On the ‘Security’ tab page of the options dialog, two links have been added, which open help pages for experts and administrators .
  • Added {TIMEOTP}placeholder, which generates a time-based one-time password (as specified in RFC 6238).
  • Enhanced XML key file format (added hash that allows to verify the integrity of the key; values ​​are now encoded using hexadecimal characters in order to improve the readability).
  • Added command ‘Print Key File Backup’ (in ‘File’ → ‘Print’).
  • In the dialog that asks whether to print an emergency sheet, there is now an option ‘Also print a key file backup’ (on Windows), if the master key contains a key file.
  • Added command ‘Create Key File’ (in ‘Tools’ → ‘Advanced Tools’), which shows a dialog for creating a new key file (random key) or for recreating a key file from a printed backup.
  • Added Argon2id key derivation function.
  • Added support for importing Dashlane 6.2039.0 JSON files.
  • Dashlane and RoboForm import: domains are now mapped to HTTPS URLs (instead of HTTP URLs).
  • Added option ‘Use a different master key’ in the import / export dialog (tab page ‘Options’).
  • Added option ‘ Additionally export parent groups ‘ in the import / export dialog (tab page ‘Options’).
  • Added options ‘Open exported file (with associated application)’ and ‘Show exported file (with file manager)’ in the import / export dialog (tab page ‘Options’).
  • The ‘About’ dialog now shows whether KeePass is currently running as 32- or 64-bit application.
  • Plugins can now disable / enable specific Mono workarounds.
  • Added workaround for Mono URL opening bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono HTML document opening bug.

Improvements:

  • Improved performance of certain searches.
  • Various user interface improvements in the search dialog.
  • Improved keyboard shortcut handling (eg Ctrl+ Tab and Ctrl+ Shift+ Tabnow also work when the quick search box is focused).
  • The local configuration file is now loaded only if necessary.
  • Improved performance of configuration saving.
  • Changed default key file extension from ‘key’ to ‘keyx’.
  • Most key file dialogs now only show ‘* .keyx’ and ‘* .key’ files by default.
  • When clicking the key file ‘Browse’ button in the master key creation dialog and selecting a file that is not an XML key file, KeePass now asks whether to use the file as key file anyway.
  • Improved key file loading / saving error messages.
  • Various user interface improvements in the import / export dialog.
  • The import / export dialog does not accept relative file paths anymore.
  • The import / export dialog now shows an error message when trying to export to multiple files.
  • Removed indeterminate progress indicators while displaying the import / export dialog.
  • Improved field to standard field mapping function.
  • Moved command ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ directly below the ‘Delete Group’ command.
  • Moved commands ‘Print Group’ and ‘Export Group’ into the ‘Data Exchange’ popup menu.
  • Improved quality of some icons.
  • Improved dialog banner caching.
  • Improved performance of certain object collection operations.
  • History entry UUIDs are now fixed automatically.
  • The increased default value of Argon2 memory parameter.
  • Improved task dialog parent determination.
  • The setup program now installs KeePass into a folder in ‘C: Program Files’ by default (ie without ‘(x86)’ suffix; this is reasonable, because on a 64-bit operating system, KeePass runs as 64-bit application) .
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bug fixes:

  • Search: regular expressions starting with a ‘ -‘ are not treated as exclusions anymore.
  • Fixed a bug that caused KeePass to hang when trying to read a configuration file that contains certain unsupported nodes.
Version number 2.47
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Website KeePass Password Safe
Download https://keepass.info/download.html
License type GPL

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