#1794 "Generate Using Profile" should offer "automatically generated passwords for new entries"

Oliver Kopp

Next to the password field, a button "Generate a password" is shown. In the menu items offered, the entry "automatically generated passwords for new entries" is missing. I like the automatically generated passwords for new entries and want to use it for existing entries, which have been imported from other sources and I want to assign a new password to.


  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-10-21

    can you elaborate your idea? Currently you can change a password using a generated password on any existing entry (e.g. imported) on an entry by entry basis. If you automatically generated new passwords for imported entries then you would not be able to logon to the sites because they would still be using the old password.

  • Oliver Kopp

    Oliver Kopp - 2013-10-21

    My intended workflow is a follows:

    1. Open the site's URL
    2. Site: Logon
    3. Site: Click on "Change password"
    4. KeePass: Open the entry
    5. KeePass: Click on "Show/hide password using asteristks"
    6. KeePass: CTRL+a, CTRL+c to copy the password
    7. Site: CTRL+v into "old password" field
    8. KeePass: Click on "Generate a password", select "automatically generated passwords for new entries"
    9. KeePass: Click on password field
    10. KeePass: CTRL+a, CTRL+c to copy the password
    11. Site: CTRL+v into "new password2 field
    12. Site: CTRL+v into "confirm new password" field
    13. Site: Press "OK"
    14. KeePass: "OK" + CTRL+s to save the entry

    Step 8 is currently not possible.

    This is also useful at sites forcing one to change the password every 6 months.

  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-10-21

    Step 8 is currently possible. Instead of selecting the proposed "automatically generated passwords for new entries", select one of the existing, previously defined password profiles to insert a new automatically generated password based on that profile. You can create as many or as few custom password generation profiles in the Password generator as you like (there a few built in ones already).

    Last edit: wellread1 2013-10-21
  • Oliver Kopp

    Oliver Kopp - 2013-10-22

    The list of existing profiles is here:
    * (Derive from previous password)
    * 40-Bit Hex Key (built-in)
    * 128-Bit Hex Key (built-in)
    * 256-Bit Hex Key (built-in)
    * Random MAC Address (built-in)

    I agree, however, that I can go to "Open Password Generator..." and select "(automatically generated passwords for new entries)" there. I argue that this option might be far more common than the ones offered at the submenu "Generate Using Profile" and I'd like to see a shortcut to "automatically generated passwords for new entries" there. If that submenu could be customized would be even better.

  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-10-22

    You can save a custom password profile in the password generator. It will then be added to the list of built-in profiles and be selectable directly from the list that you enumerated above.

    In the Settings tab of the Password Generator:

    1. Define a custom password generation profile or use the current settings.
    2. Press the save button near the upper corner of the dialog (icon like a floppy disk). You will be prompted to enter a name.
    3. Press OK. The name of the profile you created will be added to the list that you enumerated in your post above, and be selectable directly.
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-10-27
    • status: open --> closed
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-10-27

    I've implemented this now, and additionally the profiles are now shown directly in the password generator context menu of the entry editing dialog.

    Here's the latest development snapshot for testing:

    Thanks and best regards,


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