Beta slowly approaching

Several people asked us by mail or in the comments if the project is still alive.
I can assure you that we haven’t abandoned it!
It is progressing slower than I would like but it is just a hobby project with only few developers after all.
You can follow the development on our tracker or on Github.

That said I hope to be able to release the first beta in the not too distant future.
The main blockers are two features: CSV export and file locking (so you can’t accidentally overwrite a database that has been opened by another user).
After the beta release we will focus on bugfixes in preparation for the final version 2.0.

That’s it for now. I’ll try to post updates about the development progress more regularly from now on.
Thanks for sticking with us!

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55 Responses to “Beta slowly approaching”

  1. Nuuksu says:

    It may be hobby project but very useful and needed thing. Looking forward to 2.0 πŸ™‚

    Thanks and all the best.

  2. Johnny says:

    This must be the best hobby project EVER! Keep up the good work guys, the work you deliver is much more than ‘just a hobby project’ πŸ˜‰

  3. Neftstan says:

    Your work is very much appreciated. If there is anything us (non-programmers) can do to help, please let us know. I am already donating via flattr. If you need more money, maybe announce that.

    I’m hoping for an integration of kar’s great autotype fork.

    In any case: please keep up the great work!

  4. gazeto says:

    With a great sigh of relief I read this posting just now… YESYESYESYES go for it! As Neftstan said: let us know if there’s any help we could provide πŸ™‚

    This is AWESOME!

  5. Dudeipv6 says:

    If you are looking for places to help, visit github and look at the open issues.

  6. Emanuele says:

    Let us know if we can help someway! This is a great project.
    Thanks for your great work,

  7. Rui says:

    Keep up the good work. Hobbies this this are a contribution to open source and help people all over the world.

  8. Matt says:

    First let me say thank you for your work on this project. That said, I have a suggestion for future releases.

    How difficult would it be to add multiple algorithm encryption and “hidden” databases like Truecrypt uses? Since the file sizes are so small, any computer or phone should be able to encrypt the file multiple times over quickly using multiple algorithms (I’m assuming).

    Hidden databases would allow one to have a dummy database with only a few working, non-important passwords so that if they were forced to give up a password they could give up the dummy password which would appear to open the database, and it would be impossible for anyone to tell there was another database in there since its all just encrypted random data. Its also useful to store frequently used passwords under one database and all your other passwords in the hidden database under a different password so that if you leave one database open or someone key logs one of your passwords, you don’t lose everything!

    Also, I have a question about key files. IS it considered safe to store your database on dropbox and your keyfiles on your local machine? If someone got your password AND your database from dropbox, would they be able to open the database or would they still need that keyfile? I wasnt sure if the keyfile was actually part of the encryption or if it was just a program feature that could be circumvented.

    Thanks again!

    Its not really that important, but its a cool feature!

    • TR says:

      It is considered safe to store your password file anywhere as long as it is encrypted with a strong passphrase. You could publish it in a public folder on the web and it would take even the NSA with their supercomputers years to break into it. And on Dropbox, someone would first have to break into their server to just *get* the file.

    • TR says:

      Oh, I neglected the part about the key file. I don’t know about that. Isn’t it required in addition to the encryption passphrase? If not, then I would imagine anyone with access to both the keyfile and the database would be set.

  9. William Visser says:

    Hi, a big thumbs up here for you developing such a great piece of software. I’ve been using KeepassX for a long time. Nevertheless, I wonder if there’s any further development. I can’t find any info on this except announcements for a next version that seem to take forever. Don’t take me wrong: I admire what’s been developed so far but would really like to see a further developed version.
    Thanks and keep on going

  10. Robert says:

    I’m really looking forward to the beta. Much will have changed. The most recent alpha is +1 year old. I’m still not trusting my dearest passwords with the alpha (only), but need a v2 kdbx to be able to sync with a Windows Phone. (Every other app I use still supports the v1 kdb files).

  11. Anonymous says:

    The problem with 4.0.3 is that it has bugs with newer Ubuntu versions (e.g. 14.04.LTS): the autotype features does not work correctly anymore. It does not paste the correct special characters (e.g. the at sign) and it often swallows characters. I sometimes have to “autotype” multiple times until both name and password is finally pasted correctly. I use the latest long term support Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the latest Firfox browser 38.0 (from Ubuntu updates).

    For this reason, I hope to get a newer KeepassX version that does not have these problems!

  12. Someone says:

    I really like this project.
    It’s wonderful!

    Keep up the good work guys! πŸ˜€

  13. Jussi says:

    Another thumbs up for the project. I have been using the Alpha6 for more than a year at work with no problems on Ubuntu 12.04 and i3wm. I’m not using the autotype features though, and I back up the db regularly πŸ™‚

  14. Basti says:

    Thank you so much for your time and the energy you give to the project.

    The auto-type doesn’t work with the latest Kubuntu 14.04 updates for me either, as other users already mentioned. Please fix it πŸ™‚ However, great project!

  15. Anonymous says:

    glad to hear fresh news! keep on going guys! πŸ™‚

  16. none says:

    You know what would be nice — an option to generate x random words (as an alternative option to the existing standard random character)…

  17. Dave Griffin says:

    Having recently moved using a PC (with KeePass 2) to a Mac, I’ve been trying various different flavours of KeePass on a mac – under wine, with mono, and KeePassX itself, I believe that Keith Bennet’s version of Alpha 5 ( is the ‘best’ version, as this includes working auto-type on a mac, however it does not handle field references ( {REF:P@T:GeneralUserId} ), does any version of KeePassX support these?

    Could you at the very least, please release a new alpha, which includes Keiths submissions, so we can use an ‘official’ release?

    Have any issues with alpha been reported?

  18. Nessi says:

    Can you integrate http-connect like this – ?

    • NeoGeo says:

      That would indeed be a great thing. I wish I had the experience to do such a thing myself – I have quite a bit of programming background but none in cross-platform code such as thins. I wonder if someone with the skill would be able to outline what would be involved so a novice such as myself might try to play with this?)

  19. AstroRyan says:

    I think keepassx is the best opensource password manager on linux and im especially thrilled that it doesn’t use that horrendous mono framework (this is the main reason i dont use keepass 2). The only thing that needs improvement in my opinion is implementing keepasshttp so that passifox and chromeipass can work with it. it isnt hard as others already have done it and i am using it right now but it would be nice if it could be implemented officially. maybe it can be implemented after 2.0?

  20. Richard says:

    I just wanted to drop in here and thank whoever is developing keepassx.
    I’ve started using it a few weeks ago and I really love it. So much secure than lastpass, especially after reading about them being hacked.
    So once again thank you very much.

    I’ve given you a link on my website. It’s not much and nothing fancy, but I’m trying to make money with it.

    So all the best.

  21. Stephen Birch says:

    THANK YOU. I have relied on this wonderful program for several years now and was very sad when it looked like it may be on its way to the bit bucket in the sky.

    Once more … thank you.