#243 temporary password

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nobody
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2012-11-19
2004-11-22
DanB
No

KeePass keeps getting better and better! Well done.

It would be nice to be able to specify a shorter
temporary password (eg 4 characters), that you can
enter after you have "logged in" with your long master
password. It could be a preferences option?

This would mean that if you set Keepass to lock when
minimised or to lock after x seconds, you can leave your
machine to get a cup of coffee but when you come
back you don't then need to enter the full 40 character
or so phrase each time.

It could be set so that after 2 or 3 incorrect login
attempts with the temp password then you can only
unlock keepass again with the full master password.
Sort of striking a good balance between usability and
still being reasonably secure?

this would be good for those of us who don't want to
keep unplugging usb keys/disks etc.

Obviously the temp password will be lost when exiting
keePass.

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