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A bit more than half a year has passed since the last major release of KeePassXC, so today we are very proud to announce KeePassXC 2.5.0.

The new release comes with a large number of new features and improvements. A few key additions that are worth highlighting are the ability to create a paper backup of your database for safe storage of your credentials away from your computer, a brand-new database statistics panel, a redesigned unlock dialog, a reworked entry panel, a function to download favicons for all your entries at once, and username autocompletion based on known usernames from other entries.

In addition to that, we can now import 1Password OpVault files and support the use of the open-source OnlyKey hardware token as an alternative to YubiKeys.

KeePassXC on Linux can now also function as a credentials provider for libsecret-based clients via the Freedesktop.org secret storage DBus API.

The CLI has also seen a great deal of work making it one of the (if not the) most complete and powerful command line tools for managing KDBX password files. Besides an offline HIBP checker for finding out if your credentials have been compromised, you can now also use your YubiKey for unlocking a database and start an interactive session in which you can issue various commands to interact with your database. Further noteworty additions are new commands for managing groups and a dry-run feature to preview changes before merging two databases.

With KeePassXC 2.5.0, we also end support for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, which saw its official EOL in April this year. Our AppImages are now built on Ubuntu 16.04 instead and our minimum supported Qt version was moved from 5.2 to 5.5 accordingly, allowing us to use more modern features missing in older releases of the Qt framework.

The new release can be downloaded from our downloads page, our Ubuntu PPA, and Snapcraft.

Please report any bugs you encounter at our GitHub issue tracker. We are also available on Matrix and IRC in case you have any other issues with the new release (see Contact).

Changelog

This is the full changelog for KeePassXC 2.5.0:

Added
  • Add ‘Paper Backup’ aka ‘Export to HTML file’ to the ‘Database’ menu [#3277]
  • Add statistics panel with information about the database (number of entries, number of unique passwords, etc.) to the Database Settings dialog [#2034]
  • Add offline user manual accessible via the ‘Help’ menu [#3274]
  • Add support for importing 1Password OpVault files [#2292]
  • Implement Freedesktop.org secret storage DBus protocol so that KeePassXC can be used as a vault service by libsecret [#2726]
  • Add support for OnlyKey as an alternative to YubiKeys (requires yubikey-personalization >= 1.20.0) [#3352]
  • Add group sorting feature [#3282]
  • Add feature to download favicons for all entries at once [#3169]
  • Add word case option to passphrase generator [#3172]
  • Add support for RFC6238-compliant TOTP hashes [#2972]
  • Add UNIX man page for main program [#3665]
  • Add ‘Monospaced font’ option to the notes field [#3321]
  • Add support for key files in auto open [#3504]
  • Add search field for filtering entries in Auto-Type dialog [#2955]
  • Complete usernames based on known usernames from other entries [#3300]
  • Parse hyperlinks in the notes field of the entry preview pane [#3596]
  • Allow abbreviation of field names in entry search [#3440]
  • Allow setting group icons recursively [#3273]
  • Add copy context menu for username and password in Auto-Type dialog [#3038]
  • Drop to background after copying a password to the clipboard [#3253]
  • Add ‘Lock databases’ entry to tray icon menu [#2896]
  • Add option to minimize window after unlocking [#3439]
  • Add option to minimize window after opening a URL [#3302]
  • Request accessibility permissions for Auto-Type on macOS [#3624]
  • Browser: Add initial support for multiple URLs [#3558]
  • Browser: Add entry-specific browser integration settings [#3444]
  • CLI: Add offline HIBP checker (requires a downloaded HIBP dump) [#2707]
  • CLI: Add ‘flatten’ option to the ‘ls’ command [#3276]
  • CLI: Add password generation options to Add and Edit commands [#3275]
  • CLI: Add XML import [#3572]
  • CLI: Add CSV export to the ‘export’ command [#3278]
  • CLI: Add -y --yubikey option for YubiKey [#3416]
  • CLI: Add --dry-run option for merging databases [#3254]
  • CLI: Add group commands (mv, mkdir and rmdir) [#3313].
  • CLI: Add interactive shell mode command open [#3224]
Changed
  • Redesign database unlock dialog [ #3287]
  • Rework the entry preview panel [ #3306]
  • Move notes to General tab on Group Preview Panel [#3336]
  • Enable entry actions when editing an entry and cleanup entry context menu [#3641]
  • Improve detection of external database changes [#2389]
  • Warn if user is trying to use a KDBX file as a key file [#3625]
  • Add option to disable KeePassHTTP settings migrations prompt [#3349, #3344]
  • Re-enabled Wayland support (no Auto-Type yet) [#3520, #3341]
  • Add icon to ‘Toggle Window’ action in tray icon menu [3244]
  • Merge custom data between databases only when necessary [#3475]
  • Improve various file-handling related issues when picking files using the system’s file dialog [#3473]
  • Add ‘New Entry’ context menu when no entries are selected [#3671]
  • Reduce default Argon2 settings from 128 MiB and one thread per CPU core to 64 MiB and two threads to account for lower-spec mobile hardware [ #3672]
  • Browser: Remove unused ‘Remember’ checkbox for HTTP Basic Auth [#3371]
  • Browser: Show database name when pairing with a new browser [#3638]
  • Browser: Show URL in allow access dialog [#3639]
  • CLI: The password length option -l for the CLI commands Add and Edit is now -L [#3275]
  • CLI: The -u shorthand for the --upper password generation option has been renamed to -U [#3275]
  • CLI: Rename command extract to export. [#3277]
Fixed
  • Improve accessibility for assistive technologies [#3409]
  • Correctly unlock all databases if --pw-stdin is provided [#2916]
  • Fix password generator issues with special characters [#3303]
  • Fix KeePassXC interrupting shutdown procedure [#3666]
  • Fix password visibility toggle button state on unlock dialog [#3312]
  • Fix potential data loss if database is reloaded while user is editing an entry [#3656]
  • Fix hard-coded background color in search help popup [#3001]
  • Fix font choice for password preview [#3425]
  • Fix handling of read-only files when autosave is enabled [#3408]
  • Handle symlinks correctly when atomic saves are disabled [#3463]
  • Enable HighDPI icon scaling on Linux [#3332]
  • Make Auto-Type on macOS more robust and remove old Carbon API calls [#3634, #3347]
  • Hide Share tab if KeePassXC is compiled without KeeShare support and other minor KeeShare improvements [#3654, #3291, #3029, #3031, #3236]
  • Correctly bring window to the front when clicking tray icon on macOS [#3576]
  • Correct application shortcut created by MSI Installer on Windows [#3296]
  • Fix crash when removing custom data [#3508]
  • Fix placeholder resolution in URLs [#3281]
  • Fix various inconsistencies and platform-dependent compilation bugs [#3664, #3662, #3660, #3655, #3649, #3417, #3357, #3319, #3318, #3304]
  • Browser: Fix potential leaking of entries through the browser integration API if multiple databases are opened [#3480]
  • Browser: Fix password entropy calculation [#3107]
  • Browser: Fix Windows registry settings for portable installation [#3603]