Change Authentication

To change the authentication for an open database, click on Database > Properties (Ctrl+I) or Properties on the toolbar, and then General > Change.... This will start an assistant for changing the authentication.

First, you have to enter your current credentials and then click on Next to authenticate yourself.

Afterwards, you can select another authentication method or just define a new master password for the database.

Authentication by: Here you can choose among one of several methods of protecting your database:

  • Master password - The classic and (depending on the complexity of the master password) safe method of encrypting a database, using a master password. Enter your master password (and confirm this entry!), whether in clear text or concealed format (right-hand side eye icon), or open the master password generator (right-hand side gear wheel icon), to generate a particularly safe master password.

  • Master password and key file - The database is protected by a master password and a key file.

  • Key file - The database is protected by a key file. Key files contain complex encryption keys which are very safe and cannot be cracked, not even by a brute-force attack. However, please remember that anyone who has access to your key file and your database can read all your passwords! You should therefore treat your key file like a real "vault key" and always store it in a safe place (e.g. on a USB stick). Use the button Generate key file (small left-hand side gear wheel icon) to create such a key file.

NOTE: If you use a hint for your authentication, make sure to update it as well. Otherwise you might get confused when you need it later on.

HINT: Below, in the dialog field, you will see an estimate for your entered master password´s security and quality.