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Password Manager KeePass 2.29 ships with fully signed binaries

The KeePass 2.29 update introduces several improvements to the password manager including fully signed program binaries and support for Firefox Extended Support Releases.

Password managers are essential programs in my opinion, especially if you have to keep track of hundreds of accounts and passwords for various web services.

KeePass is a popular choice when it comes to password management. It is a local application that runs on Windows natively but can also be run on other systems using various means.

The update to version 2.29 is already available on the official website. Since the program does not support auto-updating, it is necessary to visit it to download the latest installer or portable packages to update the software on your system this way.

Update checks can be performed in the program under Help > Check for Updates though.

Probably the biggest change in KeePass 2.29 is that all program binaries are digitally signed now which adds another level of trust to the package.

To verify the digital signature open the KeePass folder on your system and right-click on the file you want to check. Select properties from the context menu and switch to the Digital Signatures tab in the properties window where it should be listed.

keepass digital signature

If you are using KeePass 1.x instead and have installed the latest update of it, you also benefit from this as all of its program binaries are signed as well since the last update.

KeePass 2.29 introduces additional features and improvements over previous versions. Firefox ESR compatibility for instance has been improved. If KeePass cannot detect a regular version of Firefox when using the Firefox placeholder, it tries to find a Firefox ESR version now installed on the system.

The {Firefox} placeholder is one of the path placeholders KeePass supports. It is automatically replaced by the path of the program on the local system.

These placeholders may be used in various places in the program including URL fields or triggers.

Other features of interest:

  • Support for high resolution icons.
  • Option to change the local configuration path using the -cfg-local: startup parameter.
  • Optional attachment count column in entry list.
  • New shortcuts Ctrl-Shift-c and Ctrl-Shift-v to copy and paste multiple entries within KeePass (ideal to move entries around).
  • O and C access keys were removed from the OK and Cancel buttons. You need to use Enter and Esc now for that.

The full list of changes is available on the official website.

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Password Manager KeePass 2.29 ships with fully signed binaries
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Password Manager KeePass 2.29 ships with fully signed binaries
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The update to version 2.2.9 introduces fully signed binaries in the password manager KeePass among other improvements.
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    Comments

    1. CHEF-KOCH said on April 12, 2015 at 4:39 am
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      KeePass user since the first day. Works quite good on Android too. Compared to online solutions (or should I say cloud based) I like to keep my stuff on my HDD, so that’s why I use KeePass and of course the ability of Plugins. If something is missing, just search the official site and use the plugin you need. Really really nice and open source.

      Much underrated compared to other solution, I don’t know why. Developer is also always friendly and helps if something is wrong or not works like expected. Definitely must use! Thx, for the bump! :)

    2. Ben said on April 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm
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      Could you elaborate on this Firefox stuff? What does it do?
      At the moment I use the extension KeeFox to access the KeePass database within FF. Does KeePass now have something implemented itself?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on April 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm
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        KeePass ships with a global hotkey that you can press to sign in to websites in Firefox: https://www.ghacks.net/2013/02/05/keepass-the-global-login-shortcut-to-ease-your-life/

    3. PhoneyVirus said on April 15, 2015 at 2:06 am
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      Personally I don’t like coverage on software updates, but when it comes to the likes of Keepass, it gets a warm welcome. I been using Keepass for years and wouldn’t be able to tell you for how long. I wouldn’t be able start my day without Keepass, I have eventing that’s import stored in their and would die if something every happen. Make backup comes of your database trust me do it and do it again store copy’s of copy’s all over the house, yeah that’s how import Keepass means to me.

      Thanks for the Preview/Overview Martin

    4. CHEF-KOCH said on April 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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      @ PhoneyVirus

      Stop your advertisement! Thanks.

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