KeePass QR-Code Plugin

So, a few weeks ago I finally got an Android smartphone and was faced with quite the problem. I wanted to set up my numerous eMail accounts on the phone but was pretty much unable to enter my passwords.

For a long time I’ve been using KeePass to store my passwords. Additionally, I also generate random passwords (usually to the maximum complexity allowed). So first I thought I should just get an application to read my password store on my phone. But my master password for my password store requires both a key file and an incredibly complex password.

So I started copying my passwords into a QR code generator and setting up my accounts that way. And that worked out quite well.

Given how well it worked for me, I assumed there must be a KeePass plugin to streamline the process. Sadly, I couldn’t find one. So I wrote it. I quickly found a nice C# QR code library that I could use for this project. Given that library, I only needed a couple lines of code to finish this project.

Long story short, this is the KeePass QR code plugin. Hopefully, in the future, I can make another small adjustment so that the size of the resulting code is optimized for the length of the password. But for now, I’m quite happy.

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