Did you ever change a password in KeePass and forgot to adjust the expiry date?
Did you ever wonder how to accompany for this tedious 'x days' password change rule in your company?
PEDCalc will help you.
PEDCalc let's you define a lifetime (validity period) for passwords and will automatically update the expiry time if you change an entry's password.
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There is no complex configuration, PEDCalc is designed to simply work.
PEDCalc is either active or not, use the Tools menu to activate/deactivate it.
PEDCalc integrates into the context menu as well as into the main menu.
You can use it for both groups and entries.
A setting defined on group level will be valid for all entries within this group and its subgroups.
PEDCalc uses the above defined setting to automatically recalculate the expiry date whenver you change an entry's password.
The calculated new expiry is shown to you in the Edit entry form already before saving and you can manually change it to whatever date you want.
You want to change passwords every 6 months but there are some bank accounts where you're forced to change the password every 30 days.
Only two PEDCalc settings are required for this:
- Define 6 months lifetime for your database' rootgroup - this will make it effective for the entire db (including your bank accounts)
- Define 30 days for the group containing your bank acccounts - this will overrule the general setting
- Alternatively, you can also define the lifetime on entry level
Let's assume today's date is jan 1st, 2018 and your database consists of entries A, B, C and D
|Entry||Lifetime||Expiry date changed too?||New expiry|
|B||2 months||No||March 1st|
|C||100 days||No||April 11th|
|D||100 days||Yes||Whatever you set manually|
PEDCalc is provided with English language built-in and allow usage of translation files. These translation files need to be placed in a folder called Translations inside in your plugin folder. If a text is missing in the translation file, it is backfilled with English text. You're welcome to add additional translation files by creating a pull request as described in the wiki.
Naming convention for translation files:
<plugin name>.<language identifier>.language.xml
The language identifier in the filename must match the language identifier inside the KeePass language that you can select using View -> Change language...
This identifier is shown there as well, if you have EarlyUpdateCheck installed
Download & updates
Please follow these links to download the plugin file itself.
If you're interested in any of the available translations in addition, please download them from the Translations folder.
In addition to the manual way of downloading the plugin, you can use EarlyUpdateCheck to update both the plugin and its translations automatically.
See the one click plugin update wiki for more details.
- KeePass: 2.39
- .NET framework: 3.5