Software update: KeePassXC 2.5.0

KeePass Password Safe is a well-known open source password manager that was originally developed for the Windows platform, but can later work on other platforms with the help of Mono. KeePassXC is being developed in C ++ with Qt for the graphics part which gives it a proper look and feel on Linux, macOS and Windows. This allows accounts to be stored, including associated data such as username, password and url. All data is securely stored in aes, twofish or ChaCha20 encrypted database. Furthermore, the program can automatically generate passwords and import and export lists. For more information, we refer you to this page. The changelog for version 2.5.0 looks like this:


  • Add ‘Paper Backup’ aka ‘Export to HTML file’ to the ‘Database’ menu [#3277]
  • Add statistics panel with information about the database (number of entries, number of unique passwords, etc.) to the Database Settings dialog [#2034]
  • Add offline user manual accessible via the ‘Help’ menu [#3274]
  • Add support for importing 1Password OpVault files [#2292]
  • Implement secret storage DBus protocol so that KeePassXC can be used as a vault service by libsecret [#2726]
  • Add support for OnlyKey as an alternative to YubiKeys (requires yubikey-personalization> = 1.20.0) [#3352]
  • Add group sorting feature [#3282]
  • Add feature to download favicons for all entries at once [#3169]
  • Add word case option to passphrase generator [#3172]
  • Add support for RFC6238-compliant TOTP hashes [#2972]
  • Add UNIX man page for main program [#3665]
  • Add ‘Monospaced font’ option to the notes field [#3321]
  • Add support for key files in auto open [#3504]
  • Add search field for filtering entries in Auto-Type dialog [#2955]
  • Complete usernames based on known usernames from other entries [#3300]
  • Parse hyperlinks in the notes field of the entry preview pane [#3596]
  • Allow abbreviation of field names in entry search [#3440]
  • Allow setting group icons recursively [#3273]
  • Add copy context menu for username and password in Auto-Type dialog [#3038]
  • Drop to background after copying a password to the clipboard [#3253]
  • Add ‘Lock databases’ entry to tray icon menu [#2896]
  • Add option to minimize window after unlocking [#3439]
  • Add option to minimize window after opening a URL [#3302]
  • Request accessibility permissions for Auto-Type on macOS [#3624]
  • Browser: Add initial support for multiple URLs [#3558]
  • Browser: Add entry-specific browser integration settings [#3444]
  • CLI: Add offline HIBP checker (requires a downloaded HIBP dump) [#2707]
  • CLI: Add ‘flatten’ option to the ‘ls’ command [#3276]
  • CLI: Add password generation options to Add and Edit commands [#3275]
  • CLI: Add XML import [#3572]
  • CLI: Add CSV export to the ‘export’ command [#3278]
  • CLI: Add -y –yubikey option for YubiKey [#3416]
  • CLI: Add –dry-run option for merging databases [#3254]
  • CLI: Add group commands (mv, mkdir and rmdir) [#3313].
  • CLI: Add interactive shell mode command open [#3224]


  • Redesign database unlock dialog [ #3287]
  • Rework the entry preview panel [#3306]
  • Move notes to General tab on Group Preview Panel [#3336]
  • Enable entry actions when editing an entry and cleanup entry context menu [#3641]
  • Improve detection of external database changes [#2389]
  • Warn if user is trying to use a KDBX file as a key file [#3625]
  • Add option to disable KeePassHTTP settings migrations prompt [#3349, #3344]
  • Re-enabled Wayland support (no Auto-Type yet) [#3520, #3341]
  • Add icon to ‘Toggle Window’ action in tray icon menu [3244]
  • Merge custom data between databases only when necessary [#3475]
  • Improve various file-handling related issues when picking files using the system’s file dialog [#3473]
  • Add ‘New Entry’ context menu when no entries are selected [#3671]
  • Reduce default Argon2 settings from 128 MiB and one thread per CPU core to 64 MiB and two threads to account for lower-spec mobile hardware [ #3672]
  • Browser: Remove unused ‘Remember’ checkbox for HTTP Basic Auth [#3371]
  • Browser: Show database name when pairing with a new browser [#3638]
  • Browser: Show URL in allow access dialog [#3639]
  • CLI: The password length option -l for the CLI commands Add and Edit is now -L [#3275]
  • CLI: The -u shorthand for the –upper password generation option has been renamed to -U [#3275]
  • CLI: Rename command extract to export. [#3277]


  • Improve accessibility for assistive technologies [#3409]
  • Correctly unlock all databases if –pw-stdin is provided [#2916]
  • Fix password generator issues with special characters [#3303]
  • Fix KeePassXC interrupting shutdown procedure [#3666]
  • Fix password visibility toggle button state on unlock dialog [#3312]
  • Fix potential data loss if database is reloaded while user is editing an entry [#3656]
  • Fix hard-coded background color in search help popup [#3001]
  • Fix font choice for password preview [#3425]
  • Fix handling of read-only files when autosave is enabled [#3408]
  • Handle symlinks correctly when atomic saves are disabled [#3463]
  • Enable HighDPI icon scaling on Linux [#3332]
  • Make Auto-Type on macOS more robust and remove old Carbon API calls [#3634, #3347]
  • Hide Share tab if KeePassXC is compiled without KeeShare support and other minor KeeShare improvements [#3654, #3291, #3029, #3031, #3236]
  • Correctly bring window to the front when clicking tray icon on macOS [#3576]
  • Correct application shortcut created by MSI Installer on Windows [#3296]
  • Fix crash when removing custom data [#3508]
  • Fix placeholder resolution in URLs [#3281]
  • Fix various inconsistencies and platform-dependent compilation bugs [#3664, #3662, #3660, #3655, #3649, #3417, #3357, #3319, #3318, #3304]
  • Browser: Fix potential leaking of entries through the browser integration API if multiple databases are opened [#3480]
  • Browser: Fix password entropy calculation [#3107]
  • Browser: Fix Windows registry settings for portable installation [#3603]

Version number 2.5.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website KeePassXC
License type GPL