The New Database window has the following fields in it:
Database name: Enter a valid file name (e.g. "My Passwords") without any extension. The file will be saved with the entered name and the extension psw7.
Database description: This description will be displayed in the Open file dialog box. This field is optional.
Hint for master password: Enter a hint for your master password. This hint will be displayed in the Open file dialog box if you have problems remembering the password. This field is optional.
Authentication by: Select an authentication method for your database:
Master password: The common and safe (depending on the passwords complexity) method to encrypt your database.
Master password and key file: The most secure way to protect your database. You will need both a password and a key file to access it.
Key file: The database will be protected by a key file. Key files contain a complex key that are very secure and can't be cracked by brute force attacks. However, please note that anyone who has access to your key file and the database can open it. The key file can be compared to a common key for a safe and should be stored accordingly (e.g. on a USB drive).
Master password: Required if selected as a authentication method. If you forget you master password, there will be no way to access your database. However you can enter a that will help you remembering it (see above).
You can either enter your master password into this field or use the Generate master password function (orange icon) to generate a random one. Lower and upper case letter are differentiated.
Re-enter master password: Re-enter the previously entered password for safety reasons. Both entries must be identical.
WARNING: If you forget your master password and didn't enter a hint or the hint doesn't help you, there will be NO POSSIBILITY to recover your password inside the file. Please use a password you will remember.
Quality of master password: Z Shows how safe the entered password is. The bigger the bar, the safer the password. Don't use passwords where a red bar is displayed. In addition to that, the estimated crack time will show you approx. how much time a professional hacker would need to crack your password.
NOTE: Please make sure to use a safe master password. It should be at least 8 characters long and contain numbers and letters as well as special characters.
Key file: Required if selected as a authentication method. Enter an existing one by using the Open key file button on the right, or Generate a key file by clicking on the button next to it.
After you filled in all required fields you can click on OK to save the new file.
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