#1823 Column with password strength


Suggestion: Column with passwords' entropy/strength information.

Why: It would be easier to find if we have some old weaker passwords.


  • wilkowy

    wilkowy - 2014-02-03

    Yes, I've used it for a while in past, but:

    1. It's not updated for almost 4 years now
    2. I just tested it again and looks like not fully debugged (exceptions while managing layouts, canceling report generation)
    3. It seems to use built-in function, but does not show real bit entropy, only casual "Very Weak 1/6 - Strong 6/6"
    4. Broken PDF exporter
    5. Dumps own configuration files in the same directory while exporting
    6. Does not resolve field references

    It is useful a bit, but such column (available in Column Manager) IMHO would be much better.

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2014-02-03
    • status: open --> closed
  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2014-02-03

    Try the QualityColumn estimator by the KeePass developer. I don't know why it has never been posted in the plugin section.

    It agrees with the current KeePass password strength estimator (I assume it uses it). It doesn't have a config file. I cannot comment on ease of outputting to a file as I almost never do. However, it doesn't resolve field references. I have used it continuously without trouble since I became aware of it.

    Last edit: wellread1 2014-02-03
  • wilkowy

    wilkowy - 2014-02-03

    Thanks, it's perfect!

    I wonder why it's not on http://keepass.info/plugins.html (are there more such secret plug-ins? ;-))

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2014-02-04

    The QualityColumn plugin was actually already listed on the plugins page, but a bit hidden in the section 'Sample Plugins' for developers.

    I've now added a separate listing for the plugin:

    Furthermore, the new version 1.2 of the plugin supports resolving field references and a few other placeholders.

    Best regards,


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