PS5 Update – Logical Grouping of Password Lists

Hello Everyone,

Quick update on how we’re progressing with the development of Passwordstate version 5. We’ve now added the feature whereby you can logically group Password Lists in the navigation tree, as per the screenshot in this blog entry. Other things to note about this:

  • Any user can reorganise the grouping by simply dragging and dropping the tree nodes, and the changes are saved in the database
  • Each user can have their own view of how the navigation tree is organised
  • You’ll also notice the ‘Quick Navigation’ feature – if you have a lot of Password Lists, this allows you to quickly search and navigate to the correct one. This feature can also be turned off if you don’t want to see it.
  • You can also associated images with the tree nodes, and Security Admins of Passwordstate can add more if there is not an appropriate image for you to select from

As always, we welcome as much feedback as possible.


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

Passwordstate 4.2 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.2 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New –  Added feature whereby access to multiple Shared Password Lists can be administered for a user, instead of individually (Ref 42.01)
  • New –  Supports new Registration Key format (Ref 42.02)
  • New –  Added copy password to clipboard feature (this also adds an audit record) (Ref 42.03)
  • Fix –  Improved error checking for NTFS file permissions (Ref 42.04)
  • Fixed issue error whereby spaces in Active Directory usernames was reporting corrupted data in the database (Ref 42.05)
  • Fixed issues whereby imported CSV files where not being deleted after import completed (Ref 42.06)
  • Fixed issue whereby it was possible to grant a user access to a Shared Password List multiple times (Ref 42.07)

For customers wishing to upgrade from version 4.0 or 4.1, 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
  9. Navigate to Passwordstate in your web browser (if you’re currently running version 4.0, you will be prompted for a small update to the database)

We hope you enjoy the new version of Passwordstate, and we thank you for your kind support.

Kind Regards
Click Studios

Copy to Clipboard

Back in version 2.0 of Passwordstate we had the functionality whereby you could click on a graphic in the grid view, and it would copy the password value to the clipboard.

Since then, Microsoft, Mozilla and other browser developers have worked hard to secure their browsers, which resulted in the removal of the ‘copy to clipboard’ feature.

After a little bit of effort, we’re able to provides this functionality again, as well as adding an ‘audit’ record every time a user copies a password to the clipboard. We’ve included an image to show you what it looks like.

Passwordstate Copy to Clipboard Screenshot

Click Studios

Requesting some feedback for the next version of Passwordstate

Hi Everyone,

We’ve started some planning for the next version of Passwordstate, and we would very much love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the new version. Simply leave some feedback on this post, or contact us via the web site.

Thanks for all your support and suggestions so far.


Click Studios

PS4 – Dev Update 5


Following is now finished:

40.20 – Improved Online Help
40.21 – Update Setup Wizard

Now just finalising the Windows Installer, then need to update the web site advertising the new features.

Oh, and one more thing – need to also update the details on my ecommerce providers web site ( as we’ll be offering Passwordstate 4 at a cheaper price 🙂

Version 3.1 Released

Version 3.1 of Passwordstate is released today, and includes various fixes and enhancements. You can download 3.1 from our website –


  • Fix – Certain special characters in the Password field was causing issues with displaying the password in the grid view and password history screens (Ref 31.08)
  • Update – Updated help file for specifying a value for the ‘Domain Name’ field in System Setting screen – explains how to specify LDAP query string for large Active Directory implementations (Ref 31.07)
  • Update – When querying users or security groups in Active Directory (when adding users), an animated progress graphic is displayed whilst the query is executing (Ref 31.06)
  • Update – Changed compare history pages so the passwords are masked by default (Ref 31.05)
  • Fix – Made various hyperlinks more apparent by setting ‘text-decoration’ property to ‘underline’ (Ref 31.04)
  • Fix – Fixed issue where granting access to a Shared Password List for a user was not displaying any search results (Ref 31.03)
  • Fix – Fixed issue when exporting passwords where a string field was being incorrectly interpretted as a date field (Ref 31.02)
  • Fix – fixed data import issue from version 2 where rogue user accounts where assigned to shared password lists (Ref 31.01)