Key File Generator

You can use the Key File Generator at two moments:

To open the corresponding dialog box, you need to select an authentication method involving a key file (i.e. either master password plus key file or key file only). Having made this selection, you can now click on the small gear wheel icon on the right-hand (when creating new databases) or left-hand (when modifying/editing existing databases) side of the field Key file.

To generate the key file (256-bit key) within the Key File Generator, simply move your mouse cursor across the generator's field. This way, you randomly select characters that will thenform your key. Once you have generated the key, click on Save in order to save the key as a proper key file.

WARNING: Keep the generated key in a safe place and do not forget to create backup files. We highly advise against using only key files for authentication, since this means that anyone with access to the database and the key file at the same time can read your password entries without having to enter a master password.  

 

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