Enpass for Windows on UWP gets full-time Windows Hello support

"A Lannister always pays his debts", and at Enpass, we always keep our promises.

When we showcased Windows Hello for the first time on our brand new universal Windows app few weeks ago, it was limited and we thought we could do better to improve the user experience. We’ve kept our promise, and the latest v5.1 update, packs in full-time support for Windows Hello, and more.

Full-time Windows Hello support

We got a lot of positive feedback for the Enpass app on Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Daniel Rubino, Editor-in-Chief at Windows Central, wrote about how he’s ditching LastPass for Enpass. On Twitter, on our Facebook page, we got big props. Thank you each one of you!

That changes now, for better. With the latest version, on supported devices, you don’t need to enter the master password to unlock the app – even when the app or the device is restarted. Just enable Windows Hello from the settings, and enjoy the seamless peekaboo.

We know, we took some time to bring this feature. Of course, it should’ve been there right from the start, but we wanted to do it in a secure fashion taking care of these security hurdles rather than do a quick hack job that may have hampered your experience.

Time- based OTP

We've recently introduced Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) authentication for most desktop and mobile apps, and we’re happy to bring it to Enpass for Windows.

Now, instead of switching to other authenticator apps, you can access TOTP from within the Enpass app. Follow the steps described in the user manual of Enpass on UWP for instructions on adding and accessing TOTP fields in Enpass.

The Password Generator you've been waiting for!

The Enpass Password Generator has been helping you generate strong, unique passwords. It was seamless, and did what it was supposed to do. Sample the password below, for example.

besf-xuqks-xanv-pe

It’s strong, obviously impossible to guess, but hard to say under the breath or share with someone sitting next to you, know? The latest update now offers pronounceable passwords using the popular Diceware algorithm. So, you get strong, yet memorable, passwords like the one below.

ted-final-noun-deck-hurry


Not just that. We’ve also added few useful tweaks allowing you to customize these pronounceable passwords by adding digits and separators of your choice to produce something like this one.

patti7$punish$3Card$Larry8$teem5

Other Features

That’s not all. Apart from squashing some creepy bugs, we've got several new options – now you can change the category and see the history of changed passwords of the item from its details screen itself. To know the specifics, check out the complete change-log here.

 

Comments

Aaron Graves 8 months ago

I wanted to pass along a big "thank you" for developing Enpass. This is hands down the best password manager app I've used. I love the new features added to this version (especially the password history for each entry).

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Samuel 8 months ago

On my Surface Book the full-time Windows Hello still doesn't work unfortunately :/ Only when I resume the app, I can unlock with Hello but when I close it and restart it, if have to use my Master-PW :(

On my phone everything works fine.

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Igor 8 months ago

Same thing is happening on my Surface Pro 4 and also on my Lumia 950 XL.

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Steinar 8 months ago

Same here

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Enpass Team 8 months ago

Hi Samuel,
Currently full-time Windows Hello support is only available for Windows 10 Phones.

No ETA, but it will also be available for Surface soon.

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Igor 8 months ago

But I'm having this same problem on my Lumia 950 XL.

The Master Password is requested when I open the app for the first time. After that, I'm able to use Windows Hello when I resume Endpass, but if I close it, I have to enter the Master Password again.

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Enpass Team 8 months ago

Hi,

Sorry for inconvenience. Confirmed the issue on latest preview build, although it works properly on stable build. We have fixed the issue and will roll out an update soon.:)

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Igor 8 months ago

Okay... but I'm running the stable build (not insider).

My Lumia 950 XL is on 10586.420

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mike 3 weeks, 1 day ago

This is exactly what I was looking for, I need to administrate a bunch of passwords an this is it. ok I'll review this wonderful app beacuse qour company have a lot of issues due to this management.but its ok with this one.

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