User Guides

SamuraiSafe iOS User Guide

SamuraiSafe macOS User Guide

Release Notes

SamuraiSafe iOS Release Notes

SamuraiSafe macOS Release Notes


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Support Notes

  • Password Autofill for iOS

    Password Autofill allows easy login using SamuraiSafe credentials to websites using Safari/Chrome/Firefox or other apps that support AutoFill.

  • iOS 14

    Noted issues with iOS 14:

    • Opened SamuraiSafe safes are listed under Recent in the Files app . The SamuraiSafe iCloud container is marked private. Report filed with Apple.
    • On running an iPhone only app on an iPad, and using password autofill, a floating keyboard may be presented, and will be partially offscreen. Ensuring the keyboard isn’t floating before launching the app seems to help. Another workaround is to use SamuraiSafe cut/paste rather than autofill.
  • MacOS Big Sur

    I have been asked if SamuraiSafe will work on MacOS Big Sur. I am testing on betas of Big Sur as they are released and required changes are reflected in the current release. I have not tested on Apple Silicon running MacOS, but hope to do so when hardware is generally available. However issues are most unlikely.

  • iCloud Troubleshooting for SamuraiSafe

    iCloud usually ‘just works’, but occasionally there are circumstances when it doesn’t. Common issues seen are a failure to sync a safe, or a ’stuck’ (partly complete) sync. If this happens there are few things you can try which usually resolve the issue.

  • Password History and Safe Format Upgrades

    SamuraiSafe on iOS and macOS now supports password history (retaining previously saved passwords). When enabled, the limit specified in Settings/Preferences indicates the maximum number of previous passwords to be retained for an entry. You can also create a custom limit for a particular entry.

  • Migration Tool: CSV to XML conversion

    SamuraiSafe for macOS directly imports XML format password files exported from either the Windows or Java versions of PasswordSafe. To assist in migration from other products, I provide a simple CSV to XML conversion program. It is an AWK script, which to run requires familiarity with the UNIX command line.