#458 Change "Last Modification" only on Password Safe

KeePass
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nobody
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2017-03-16
2005-06-21
Thorsten
No

Hi.

It would be great to have an option, so that only a
password change will Update the "Last Modification".

This would give the option to see, when I have changed
the password last time.

Or is there an other option at the moment?

Regards
Thorsten

Discussion

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2005-07-20

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    The "last modification" time is changed when you edit one of
    the fields of an entry (i.e. title, notes, etc.). I think
    most of the people expect the last modification time to
    behave like this.

    Currently there is no option to only modify this time on a
    password change. Anyway, I leave your feature request open.
    It could be added as an option in the advanced options dialog.

    Best regards
    Dominik

     
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2005-07-20
    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Cedric Tefft

    Cedric Tefft - 2017-03-14

    The way Keepass works now, it's sometimes difficult or impossible to tell when the password was last changed, which is unfortunate because this information can be extremely valuable in some situations.

    I would like to see this feature as well, although I would suggest a slightly different approach. Instead of an option that affects how Last Modification Time works, I think it would be better to implement a new field -- call it "Last Password Modification Time". As the name implies, this timestamp would only get updated when the actual password changes. The Last Modification Time would continue to work as it does today.

    I think this would make everybody happy.

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2017-03-15

    Wow, a 12 year old FR!

    As a workaround you could add a "Password Changed" field and put a date in it..

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Cedric Tefft

    Cedric Tefft - 2017-03-16

    You could, but you'd have to remember to manually update the field every time you change the password, so unless you're infallible, you'd always be wondering if you rememberd to update the Password Changed field the last time you actually changed the password.

    That pretty much defeats the purpose of a 'last changed' timestamp in a database. If you're never sure if it truly reflects the last time the thing it's tracking was really updated, it's pretty much useless.

     

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