KeePassium has two kinds of passwords:
App Protection passcode — it protects the app itself. The app unlock screen has only one input field (see screenshot). This passcode is defined when you enable the App Lock function. Instead of entering this passcode, you can use Face ID/Touch ID scanner.
Database encryption password (master password) — the one used for protecting the database. The database unlock screen has two input fields (password + optional key file). You defined this password when you created your database.
Normally, when you unlock the database for the first time, KeePassium remembers the database password for your convenience. This way, the app can unlock the database automatically after a successful face or fingerprint scan.
Sometimes, KeePassium erases the remembered database password. For example, this happens if you remove the database from the app or if someone tries to unlock KeePassium with a wrong passcode. To protect your passwords, the app locks up the database. After this, you would need to enter the full database password to unlock the database.
If you don’t remember your database password, unfortunately this would be bad news… There is no way to reset or restore this password. This is by design, as a necessary requirement for strong security. (If you could restore your master password, anybody else could do this, too.) The database can be decrypted only with the correct password.
Before panicking, there are two things to check.
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Modification Date (Recent First)
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Otherwise, if you have any idea what your master password looks like, the best approach is to try and remember it.
The alternative would be to create a new database and start from the scratch…
Last Updated: 2020-11-02