AES to Twofish

  • Andreasx

    Andreasx - 2013-03-06


    Is it possible to change the password to Twofish algorithm if the database already has many entries in AES?
    I'd like to change to Twofish, but I don't want to loose my database.

  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-03-06

    You should be able to change the encryption without any problem. However, if you want to be safe, backup you KeePass database first. You can backup manually manually, by copying the database (.kdb(x) file), or automatically with a backup plugin, a trigger, or a conventional backup program.

    A regular backup schedule has the added advantage of protecting your critical password database against loss.

  • Andreasx

    Andreasx - 2013-03-07

    Thanks for your answer!
    And I've got another question:
    What happens to the Information which are already stored in Database in AES-Encryption?
    Will it automatically be converted into Twofish?

  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-03-07

    KeePass encrypts and decrypts the database as a whole when it is closed/locked and opened/unlocked respectively. Converting a database to a new encryption scheme would be a matter of encrypting the unencrypted database using the desired encryption scheme as the database was closed.

    See the KeePass Security section in help for additional details.

  • Andreasx

    Andreasx - 2013-03-08

    Thank you for your Information!

    cheers Andreas


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