Passwordstate 5.3 Released

Hi All,

Click Studios is pleased to announce the availability of Version 5.3 of Passwordstate, which includes 13 new features, 8 enhancements & 12 bug fixes. Notable changes are:

  • We’ve introduced a new feature called Emergency Access. This access is only meant to be used when other forms of user authentication are not possible i.e. AD is unavailable, or users are unavailable
  • Recycle Bin for deleted passwords. You can now restore deleted passwords from the recycled bin if required
  • You can now specify which users (all, none, individuals or security groups members) can create Password Lists, Password Folders, Administer Password List Templates, or request access to passwords
  • Provided the feature whereby you can link passwords copying them between Password Lists – all details are synchronized between Password Lists
  • Multiple Password Generator options are now possible allowing you to assign each Password Generator to different Password Lists
  • User can now choose exactly which email notifications they would like to receive or suppress
  • You can now synchronize the enabled/disabled status of an Active Directory account in Passwordstate
  • When an Active Directory account is deleted, you can now either choose to delete, disable or ignore the matching user account in Passwordstate
  • Modify permissions for Password Lists now has the following options – Add, Edit or Delete passwords
  • When users has ‘Guest’ access to a Password List, you can now choose to allow them to also create new password records
  • You can now choose to receive a Daily Audit Report via email showing the past days activities for the Password Lists you have access to
  • Provided the option to disable the feature which allows you to purge all auditing records
  • Provided option to View or Email another user a direct link to a Password record

You can download the latest release from this location, and upgrade instructions are included in the download.

Click Studios


Passwordstate 5.2 Released

Hello Everyone,

Click Studios is very pleased to announce the availability of Version 5.2 of Passwordstate with 10 new features, 7 enhancements & 9 bug fixes. Notable changes in this release are:

  • Now supports Region Settings (Locales) for individual user accounts which are in different time-zones
  • You can now upload documents and attached them to individual Password records
  • You can now have multiple Password Strength Policies, and apply them to different Password Lists
  • Multiple options are now available for automatically hiding visible passwords – a set time period, or variable time periods based on password complexity or length

For information relating to this release, and instructions in upgrading, please visit our web site at

We can’t thank our customers enough for their feature suggestions, and working with us to development a better product for everyone.

Click Studios

Passwordstate Version 5.1 Released

Hi Everyone,

Click Studios is very pleased to annouce the availability of Version 5.1 of Passwordstate. We can’t thank our customers enough for their feature suggestions, and working with us to development a better product for everyone.

To upgrade to version 5.1, download from here, and follow these instructions –

Please Note: Version 5.1 introduces the feature of continuous sharing of the Password Lists Navigation Tree with other users who have access to the same Password Lists. Because of this change, this upgrade will remove any nesting of Password Lists in the tree view which you may have created, and this will need to be redone once the upgrade is complete.

Changes in this version are:
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Passwordstate Compliance

Passwordstate on its own cannot make your organization compliant to any regulatory compliance acts (such as Sox or PCI DDS), but it can help your organization reach compliance in the following ways:

  • Access Management – Passwordstate has granular role based access, so segregation of access is possible. Read, modify and administrator permissions can be granted to Password Lists and individual Passwords, either to individual users or users who have membership within a Security Group. Security Administrators (who administer the whole system) have 12 different roles which can be applied
  • Password Length and Complexity – As users administer passwords in Passwordstate, they’re provided visual recommendations for how strong the password strength is based on policy set by the Security Administrators
  • Compliance reporting – Passwordstate has 32 different types of reporting available, based and the majority of events being audited as they occur. You can see a complete list of audit reports here –
  • Tracking and reporting of password resets – each password within Passwordstate can have an expiry date set, with reporting and email/visual reminders as a result
  • Password Reset Recommendations – when a user’s access to passwords is removed, a recommendation email is sent to each of the Password List Administrators recommending they reset the appropriate passwords
If you have any queries for specific acts, please contact us via our web site and we’d be only too happy to assist.
Click Studios

Passwordstate 5 Beta Available

Hello All,

After more than 6 months of development, our first beta of Passwordstate 5 is now available for download.

If you’re interested in testing version 5, please contact us at as we’ll need to generate a new license key for you. You can download version 5 from here Passwordstate 5 Beta, and the installation instructions are included within the zip file.

Passwordstate 5 Beta

Some of the new features in version 5 are:

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PS5 Update – Improved Role Based Access and Permissions

Hi All,

We’ve been busy during the holiday period making improvements to Role Based Access and Permissions (small screenshot below). Here are a few things you can expect to see in the next release:

•    3 levels of assigning access – View, Modify & Admin
•    These 3 levels can be assigned to an entire Password List, or just specific passwords within a Password List
•    Time-based Access – access to passwords or Password Lists can automatically be removed after a set period of time, or the next time when a password is changed
•    Security Groups – Access to Passwordstate, Password Lists and individual passwords can now be achieved through security groups. These can be either local security groups created within Passwordstate, or synchronized with Active Directory security groups
•    We’ve also added another method by which access is approved, but we’re not revealing that one yet – it’s kind of cool ?

As always, love to hear your feedback.

Password List Permissions


Passwordstate 4.5 Released with Password Generator

Hi Everyone,

Passwordstate 4.5 is now available with the following changes:

  • New – Added Random Password Generator allowing bulk creation of passwords (Ref 45.01)
  • New – Added optional feature for automatically generating a random password when creating a new password record (Ref 45.02)
  • Fix- Fixed a bug where IPv6 IP Addresses could not be added to the Audit table (Ref 45.03)
Passwordstate Password Generator

Password Generator


For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

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Passwordstate 4.4 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.4 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New – Added feature whereby you can quickly filter the grid columns by pressing the Enter key – as opposed to selecting one of the filter types from the dropdown list (Ref 44.01)
  • New – Added feature whereby the filtered state of grids is maintained across multiple pages (Ref 44.02)
  • New – Added improved notification for saving grid layouts, and when passwords are copied to the clipboard (Ref 44.03)
  • New – Added feature where you can bulk update passwords in a Shared Password List (Ref 44.04)
  • New – Added two additional reports (formatting improvements) (Ref 44.05)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where proxy servers were caching some page content (Ref 44.06)
  • Fix –  Fixed bug in ‘User Access to Passwords’ report whereby a user’s firstname or surname may not have been displayed if the previous user’s firstname or surname was the same (Ref 44.07)
  • Fix –  Fix bug introduced in 4.3 where the characters < > & weren’t displayed correctly when viewing passwords in the grid view (Ref 44.08)

For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

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Passwordstate 4.3 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.3 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New –  Added the feature whereby you can show/hide the passwords in the grid view simply by clicking on them (Ref 43.01)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where storing the value of password in the Password field caused a duplicate Control ID when editing the record (Ref 43.02)
  • Fix –  Fixed Unhandled Exceptions error when accessing User Accounts area (Ref 43.03)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where long password fields where bleeding into other grid columns – they now wrap correctly (Ref 43.04)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where password strength was not always displayed correctly (Ref 43.05)

For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

1. Backup your Passwordstate4 database
2. Download the latest copy of Passwordstate from here –
3. Take a copy of the web.config file
4. Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
5. Once uninstalled, reinstall Passwordstate
6. Replace the web.config file from step 3
7. Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
8. If you have modified the standard ‘passwordstate4’ cname DNS entry for the web site, or configured the web site to use a SSL certificate, you will need to redo these steps

We hope you enjoy the new version of Passwordstate, and we thank you for your kind support. Now back to developing version 5.0 – don’t forget to follow our progress on our blog 🙂

Mark Sandford

1st Screenshot of Passwordstate 5.0

This is the first screenshot we’ve shown for the next release of Passwordstate. We’ve had to redesign the UI a little to accommodating displaying the Shared Password Lists in the left navigation tree.

1st Passwordstate 2011 Screenshot

1st Passwordstate 5.0 Screenshot