KeePassX 2.0 Alpha 6 released

I hereby announce the latest alpha release of KeePassX: 2.0 Alpha 6.

It fixes a security issue that allows you to use global auto-type even when the database is locked.
Thanks to Dmitry Medvinsky for reporting this.

The most important changes are:

  • Add option to lock databases after user inactivity [#62]
  • Add compatibility with libgcrypt 1.6 [#129]
  • Display passwords in monospace font [#51]
  • Use an icon for the button that shows/masks passwords [#38]
  • Add an option to show passwords by default [#93]
  • Improve password generator design [#122]
  • On Linux link .kdbx files with KeePassX
  • Remember window size [#154]
  • Disallow global auto-typing when the database is locked

Special thanks to Albert Weichselbraun and Michael Curtis for their contributions to this release.

Please test the new version and report any issues at


You can also checkout the latest source code from our git repository at

Beware: this is an alpha release. While I believe the code base is already rather stable make sure to regularly backup your database.

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162 Responses to “KeePassX 2.0 Alpha 6 released”

  1. Michael Jacobi says:

    Sure, it is stable enough for a daily usage. I’m using it since i switched from 1Password last year. And i had never a problem with. Its my personal favorit application across my Windows PC and my iMac. So its stable with Windows 8.1 as Mac OS 10.10 too.

    Great Software, Guys!

    Thanks for it, by the way.

    Greetings from Germany.

  2. Jon says:

    Apparently, if you copy this version over an old version in Mac OS X Applications folder, you can lose your previous database. Big bummer for me…

    • Jon says:

      SORRY – I retract what I just posted. My error.

    • Jason says:

      I just updated on my Mac by copying over, and this did not happen. Everything was fine, except that my “Recent” list was cleared, so I had to manually go find it again…no big deal.

  3. Sergio says:

    Hy all,
    I’m trying to start the 2 from my Macbook 10.6.. (Snow-Leopard) but it isn’t possible.
    Is the problem the 32bit?
    On my MacPro 64bit (Snow-Leo) it runs very gut, also the Alpha 6 without problems.

    Do you have a idea how can I do that KeepassX 2 runs on my MacBook?

    Many thank for now

  4. Stuart says:

    Trying to open my database and get the following –

    Unable to open the database. Invalid date time value.

    Mac OS X 10.10
    The database opens fine in other Keepass apps on Windows, Mac & iOS

  5. Stefan Wehr says:

    Would be good if the Mac OSX application would be called KeePassX2 or something like that, so that I can use it in parallel with the old version.

  6. Rpsu says:

    @stefan – you can rename app to for example KeePassX_2.0-alpha6(.app) and keep older version next to it. Works fine.

    I have one thing to wishlist: Deleting passwords should send them to Backup-group instead of *deleting* them permanently. Right now I can only / have to keep backups of my KeePassX database to be able to restore passwords. Confirmation before deleting would also be very nice since at least in OSX “CMD + D” destroys password pretty quick and can happen accidentally.

    • Felix Geyer says:

      Deleted entries are stored in the “Recycle Bin” group.

      When you change an entry the old version is stored in the history.
      You can access it by opening an entry and clicking on the history tab.

  7. Rpsu says:

    Oh, sorry. Correction to prev post:
    Deleted passwords are sent to Recycle bin -group, but search seem not reach anything inside Recycle bin? All items are there, if you know where and what to look for.

  8. Florian says:

    No Auto-Type anymore …
    this sucks … sorry to be that frank.

  9. this is compatible with keepas database file from a windows server installation?

  10. Johnny says:

    Will it be a release for this alpha?
    Awesome app btw.

  11. Jason Beitler says:

    Is there an ETA of when this will be “stable”. I would like to start moving our guys to it, but none is going to go along with it if it still says “Alpha”

  12. Jay W. says:

    I’ve been using it on linux Debian and on mac OS x, but what I really miss is the Auto-Type feature on the mac version (2.0 Alpha 6). It worked flawlessly, but now, no joy…

  13. Lewis Walch says:

    It would be nice to be able to import all passwords stored in the mac keychain as that might save a lot of time. Really great app btw. Thank you.

  14. Daniel says:

    Auto Fill on Click would be killer. Otherwise a great and clean interface!

    Keep up the good work..

  15. Billy says:

    Any chance of adding SHA512 hashing? I would like a stronger hash than SHA256 as it only provide 128 bits of security.

  16. Milind says:

    Just installed 2.0. Everything works great. Only one disappointment – the .kdbx extension is required. I am used to naming my Keepassx database with an obscure name as an additional security precaution. Is there a reason why this extension is forced? I don’t see a good technical reason.

  17. ryan hall says:

    my version is locking me out of my .kdb file and giving me The following error occured while opening the database:
    Wrong Signature

    I know I’m typing my password correctly! 🙁

  18. JJ says:

    @Ryan, as far I know the alpha version that supports .kdbx is not backwards compatible (same with Keepass2). Best bet would be to export your passwords out of the original KeePassX then import into new version.

    @The dev(s), just wanted to let you know I use alpha version on Manjaro Linux, Linux Mint and Windows 7 and all versions are solid, thanks for making this verions. I use Keepass2Android which only supports .kdbx as well, this lets me get rid of the awful looking Keepass2 on linux!

    Thank you for your great work!!

  19. s2o says:

    It’s great, thank you.
    The only thing that I need now is to open attachments directly.

  20. th3Z0ne says:

    I just switched to the new version on Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and its realy great and for a alpha overly stable. There is just one minor complaint I have which I would dearly hope could be addressed:
    Allow to be minimized to the system tray on hitting the “X” close button. This would be so awsome!

    Thank you for your great work!!

  21. Ken says:

    Any plan to introduce plugins support?

  22. Johannes says:

    This application is just awesome!
    but I would love to see that it goes back to multiple windows. Settings in the same main window with disabled toolbar doesn’t look well and is more confusing for a Linux user as a separated settings window.
    For everything else, you do a really great job!
    Greetings from Bavaria

  23. Alberto says:

    Hi! The new version looks really fine, but if I’m not wrong the lock file is not created anymore when a database is open. This is a big problem for me, since I use the same databases concurrently on multiple machine, and I risk corrupting them, or at least losing data, if I happen to write changes from two different places.

    Will this feature be added back at some time?

    Thaks for your great work, anyway!

  24. Alberto says:

    And, by the way, creating the lock files in the /tmp directory, which I saw was suggested somewhere, is not going to work, nor it is the correct approach.

    If the lock file is to prevent access to a shared file, it must be shared together with the “protected” file.


  25. appseng says:

    I am using this software on OpenSUSE 13.1, Windows 8.1.
    It is very usefull and helps a lot.
    No one error has been detected.

    Many thanks.