"The composite key is invalid" error....

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Ryan
2014-03-19
2014-06-23
  • Ryan
    Ryan
    2014-03-19

    When opening a KeePass database, and entering an incorrect master password, an error message is displayed. This error message is giving the full network path the database file, something I would prefer not be so readily shown to the end users. Can this message, or just the path, be hidden? I have hidden almost all other UI elements my users do not need through an extension.

    Thanks for any help,
    Ryan

    Example Error:
    \network_example_path\database.kdbx

    Failed to load the specified file!

    The composite key is invalid!

    Make sure the composite key is correct and try again.

     
  • wellread1
    wellread1
    2014-03-19

    The database is protected by strong encryption using a secret (the Master Key). Obscuring its location does not provide meaningful protection.

    As long as your Master Key is strong and secret there is no need to worry.

    Sharing a Master Key (as in database) is a far more serious security risk.

     
    Last edit: wellread1 2014-03-19
  • Paul
    Paul
    2014-03-20

    The message is very useful as it allows you to identify the database you are attempting to open - you may be using the wrong database / key.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Paul
    Paul
    2014-06-23

    Nice advert Chris. :)

    cheers, Paul