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KeePass workaround.

In my previous blog posting I mentioned using a plugin to allow you to associate an e-mail with each password, even if you had to have a different username.  While messing around I found a workaround to that, and another plugin. First the workaround.

If you need to have an e-mail address associated with a password there is a simpler way of doing that. Right click on a password and select Edit, or if you are creating a new password, click on the Advanced tab. Then in the top half of that window there is a blank box for adding data. Normally this is used for adding the security questions to the password. But if you instead add an e-mail address (and instead of typing a questions just time in E-Mail for a name) but do not check the Enable In-Memory Protection box, then it will not be hidden by asterisks. Once you have done that, and made any changes or additions to the password that you need, click OK. That brings you back to the main keepass window. Now go up to view and click on it and then select Configure Columns and scroll down to Custom Fields you will find the title or question for E-mail Address. Check that box and click OK. Now the e-mail address’s in your passwords are visible. This will also allow you to drag and drop the e-mail address into your browser or wherever you need.

 

Now the Plugin I would like to mention is called Fields Admin Console . This plugins allow you to go into and edit (in many ways) the custom fields that you have type in (like you did above). This has the effect of doing a mass edit to all the field you are editing in all the passwords. It also allows you to delete fields that you are no longer using. I found this when I decided that the previous plugin left to many empty custom fields and I wanted to get rid of them.

 

KeePass is proving to be an eminently flexible tool.

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