KeePassXC 2.7.0 is released with major changes

After a long time, KeePass XC gets an update that includes entry tagging, added features to leverage Window Hello and macOS Touch ID, enhancements in handling attachments, and made some improvements in Secret Service integration, which is part of Freedesktop, and finally, they move to Botan for the crypto support.

Changelog of KeePassXC 2.7.0

  • Support new KDBX version 4.1
  • Prevent screen capture on Windows and macOS 
  • Add password rating column to entry view
  • Remove or purge custom, unused icons
  • Countdown progressbar to TOTP preview
  • Added support for OpenSSH 8.2 FIDO/U2F keys
  • Browser support added for Microsoft Edge on Linux
  • Added support for native password generator using KeePassXC extension
  • View report of password usage

For the complete changelog, you can refer to the official Github project page.

For those who don’t know what KeePassXC is, let me give you a short introduction. KeePassXC is a cross-platform password manager that is a completely open-source tool, and the database is encrypted with 256-bit AES.

To access the saved password, you do not need to be connected to the internet. KeePassXC can be run offline and supports an extension for auto-fetching passwords from KeePassXC has been added.

And to get more information about KeePassXC, you can refer to the QuickStart Guide.

Let us explore some of the new features of KeePass XC. I really like the entry tag features that make searching very easy. You can now search or sort on the basis of a tag, which is very convenient if you have a large number of entries.

And many more interesting features have been added to 2.7.0.

From where to get the latest version

For the first time when KeePass XC is built on the Microsoft toolchain, as of reason, window users may need to install the KeePass Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for smooth installation. And the latest version of KeePass XC can be downloaded from the official download page, Ubuntu PPA, and Snapcraft.

Generate Dynamical Passwords in a Linux terminal

If you find any bugs or features that need to be highlighted, then please reach out to the bug tracker or you can contact them by Matrix.

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