More extensions for KeePass

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During the last days I worked again on extensions for KeePass 1.0. The result is twofold: First, an extension for the plugin OnScreenKeyboard originally developed by Dominik Reichl with enhancements for tablet PC usage. Second, a new plugin PuttyAgent which implements the SSH key agent from the PuTTY suite within KeePass.

The OnScreenKeyboard was rewritten in a more object-orientated way. It is now possible to manually select two keyboards (or auto-detect) through the settings dialog. Furthermore, the keyboard automatically closes after input if it was opened before. And finally (for me the most important part) is a kind of tablet PC detection: It only opens when a stylus of a tablet PC is being used. Thanks to Josh Einstein for hints on how to do this.

The PuttyAgent is a new plugin which implements SSH agent functionality. It is based on the sources of PuTTY's pageant.exe. Since I have always KeePass and Pageant.exe running it would be convenient to combine both tools. This is what the plugin does: Just attach a *.ppk file to a KeePass entry and it will be served by KeePass.

Both plugins (DLL and source code) can be found at the homepage of KeePass:


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jzomer meinte …

<comment date="2011-05-16T14:10:43Z" name="jzomer" url=""> any plans on delivering this for Keepass 2.x?! </comment>

Nick meinte …

<comment date="2011-05-27T14:42:22Z" name="Nick" url=""> jzomer, I was wandering the same! The functionality looks to be exactly what I am trying to do. </comment>

Niki meinte …

<comment date="2011-06-02T17:22:32Z" name="Niki" signature="Niki"> Hi,

Sorry, unfortunately no concrete plans :-( I do not (yet?) use KP2. I have/had the plan to change, however, the plugin structure is completely different. So there might be a KP2 plugin somewhen when I have time, however, there is no concrete plan/roadmap.


Regards, Niki </comment>

Till meinte …

<comment date="2011-12-20T10:24:02Z" name="Till"> just tried your putty plugin and didn't get it to work. Maybe you can help? The key is listed under Tools/PuttyAgent/List Keys. The balloon shows up. But authentication doesn't work. Same key works perfectly with original ageant. The key is password protected and the password is stored along with the key in keypass. Thanks, Till </comment>

Niki meinte …

<comment date="2011-12-20T14:45:21Z" name="Niki"> Hmm, sounds as solution is not so easy. Please write me an email (niki at hammler dot net), I will try to help you. Niki


Niki meinte …

<comment date="2012-01-15T22:02:13Z" name="Niki" signature="Niki"> @ Till (and others who are facing this problem): there was a change in Putty 0.62 causing this effect.

this is fixed now in Putty Agent Plugin 2.1!
thanks r04r  for reporting!


PW meinte …

<comment date="2012-03-08T06:37:51Z" name="PW"> Very nice, but KP2 has nice features (triggers, ...) too, so which version to be used? A KP2-Plugin would be so great!! </comment>