#1732 Multiple URL Field per entry in Keepass 2.x

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2015-02-05
2013-05-08
ThierryP
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Having multiple URL fields per entry would let us make some consolidation in database.

For example, if I have a Linux based host that I can access with Putty and WinSCP, I can have just one entry, with username and password, with one URL for Putty and one for WinSCP.

It also makes easier the creation of entry's templates : one for Linux boxes (with Putty, WinSCP Urls), one for Windows boxes (with TS Url), etc.
You just have to duplicate it, and modify title, username, password and hostname custom string.

We can imagine that :
- "Custom" URL fields could be all String fields whose name begin with "URL_" (see attachment FR_MultipleURLperEntry/KP-CustomUrl-1.png).
- A sub menu "Open Custom URL" would let me open these "custom" URLs (see attachment FR_MultipleURLperEntry/KP-CustomUrl-2.png).

If possible, I can post a patch for this feature.

Thanks by advance,

Best regards,

Thierry

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Discussion

  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-05-10

    It may be easier to check the field contents and if it begins with any of the known URL handlers, provide a run menu/double click. Then it doesn't matter what the filed is called.
    I would exclude any fields that are protected from this check.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • ThierryP

    ThierryP - 2013-05-10

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your answer.

    It's effectively easier.
    In that way, can I assume that "begins with any of the known URL" means that the value begins by "cmd://" or any scheme that has UrlOverride configured ?

    As we are using the field's value to decide if it's an Url, should we compile it before or not ?

    Best regards,

    Thierry

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-05-11

    Thierry,

    I'd use anything in class AceUrlSchemeOverrides as a known URL.

    To allow for changes to overrides I'd check the field contents when the record is selected.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-05-11

    The URL check has been implemented in the KeePass Enhanced Entry View plug-in. May be worth a look.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • ThierryP

    ThierryP - 2013-05-12

    Hi Paul,

    My first way to decide if a field value is an URL was to use a combination of :
    - WinUtil.IsCommandLineUrl.
    - an overloaded UrlSchemeOverrides.GetOverrideForUrl, which allowed me to get any override scheme even if it was not enabled (like http/https).
    It worked fine but I was not able to match scheme like ftp, as it was not defined as override.

    Looking to KeePass Enhanced Entry View plug-in's code, I saw that it was using a completly different way, with a call to System.Uri.TryCreate.
    It solves my problem for FTP URLs, but has a few issues to me :
    - Keepass specific cmd:// URLs may contain non-RFC 3986 compliant characters, like space. So they may not match.
    - Keepass allows non-RFC 3986 compliant characters in override schemes, like "_". So they may not match.

    So I suggest you using a combination of both ways to decide if a field value is an URL :
    - WinUtil.IsCommandLineUrl for cmd:// URLs.
    - UrlSchemeOverrides.GetOverrideForUrl (not overloaded) for enabled override schemes (like custom one's).
    - A call to System.Uri.TryCreate for classic URLs (like ftp, telnet, ssh, etc.).
    This way, all kinds of URLs are matched correctly.
    Is this OK for you ?

    Concerning the User Interface, should a dedicated menu (like the one in attachments of my first post) be OK ?

    Best regards,

    Thierry

     
    Last edit: ThierryP 2013-05-12
  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-05-13

    A dedicated menu for additional URL fields isn't necessary as KeePass already makes it possible to click on these fields in the entry view pane, except cmd:// entries.
    Using the Enhanced Entry View plug-in makes it easier again.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • ThierryP

    ThierryP - 2013-05-13

    When oftently using multiple entries, navigating between entry list panel and Enhanced Entry View panel is not so friendly.

    Could we consider the double-clic (integrated in the Copy Custom String), as you mentioned in your first post ?

    If not, we may close this FR.

    Best regards,

    Thierry

     
    Last edit: ThierryP 2013-05-13
  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-05-13

    One click to highlight the entry and one click to launch the URL is easier than right click, move, hover, move, hover, click in my opinion. Same result without modification.

    You could use the Enhanced Entry View plug-in as this has launch options in the right click menu.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • ThierryP

    ThierryP - 2013-05-13

    OK.

    Thanks for the time you spent on this.

    Best regards.

    Thierry

     
  • Marc Laporte

    Marc Laporte - 2014-08-06

    Hi!

    Once you have accessed your server via WinSCP, perhaps you can do CTRL-P to start Putty?
    http://winscp.net/eng/docs/integration_putty

    Best regards,

    M ;-)

     
  • Andrey V. Vorobyoff

    Hello!
    I suggest to add a button "Add another URL"
    Default is 1 URL field. If someone needs another URL - hi presses button and adds another URL field.
    User can fill in this URL fields different strings.

    Or we can use notes and work with fields in notes.
    I suggest to substitutes fields with their valuses in strings denoted with `` - to use this strings as URLs.

     
  • Igors Micko

    Igors Micko - 2015-02-05

    IMHO first step is to enhance parsing in string fields, to scp:// and sftp:// URLs will be recognized as URLs, accordingly displayed as URLs and processed through Integrations ! Thats will be enough for me, f.e.

     
  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2015-02-05

    Use the KPEnhancedEntryView plugin to display and use URLs in string fields as hyperlinks.

     
  • Igors Micko

    Igors Micko - 2015-02-05

    Yeah, I see. But, as usual, now is too much. Dat tabular aka grid view of custom field eating lot of screen... Looks like more situated to frequent change of data, not for usage of it. Double-click on password in Fields pane open it for editing, not copy it to clipboard - different behavior in different places.

    Lets just show parsed URLs in 'All Text' tab.

     

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