After quite a lot of work, PasswordSafe 3.0 is ready for its first public
There are some nice user-visible new features in this version. In addition,
the database format has been revised according to best security and
cryptographic practices. We feel that this format will be highly
attack-resistant for the forseeable future.
Aside from DK and Dave Collins, who've contributed code to this release, I'd
like to thank the members of the passwordsafe-devel mailing list for many
fruitful, challenging and well-spirited discussions on all aspects of the
new database format (The format itself is described in the formatv3.txt file
in the source distribution.). I'd also like to thank all the users who've
patiently reported bugs and suggested new features for this application.
1. This is still a BETA release! It should NOT be used as the only tool for
storing "real" password information.
2. This release will read databases saved by previous versions of
PasswordSafe. When saving a database, make sure that the new database will
have the "psafe3" suffix. This will guarantee that your old database is not
overwritten. If you do over-write it by mistake, you can export to old
formats from this version, with no loss of data.
3. The purpose of this release is to gather feedback on bugs, on the new
features, and on other features you wish to see implemented. Please enter
feedback via the project's summary page:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=41019&atid=429579 for bug reports,
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=41019&atid=429582 for feature
New Features for 3.0Beta1:
 Entry creation time is now stored.
 URL and Autotype moved from Notes to their own fields.
 System Tray icon now indicated if database is locked or not (Thanks to DK
for this cool feature!)
 System Tray menu now has a list of recently used entries - a
convenient shortcut to common entries. Thanks to Ork for suggesting this,
and to DK for the implementation!
 Add and Edit dialog box now have "simple" and "detailed" modes. Thanks to
Dave Collins for implementing this.
 Database format is changed to use newer encryption algorithm
(Twofish replaces Blowfish). Also, the integrity of the database is now
Bugs fixed in 3.0Beta1:
 Backspace is no longer used instead of dots in the title for the
plaintext import/export format.
 No major problems are known in this release. However, it is a FIRST BETA
release, and should NOT be used on real databases without backups!
 Online help has not been updated
The release may be downloaded from here:
Note that this release also includes PGP/GPG signature files of the
respective packages. These were signed with my SourceForge account key,
keyid FA175557, key fingerprint = FF77 379D D46D DAA6 6182 B452 1D79 5A91
FA17 5557, available from a PGP keyserver near you (such as