Introducing the Passbolt Windows App Beta version 0.5.0, now available for everyone. This release is a step forward in our commitment to collaborative password management, extending our reach into the Windows platform.
This update is significant for two reasons. First, it has achieved Microsoft Store certification, allowing everyone to download it directly from the store.
Fig. Passbolt Windows App in the Microsoft Store (source: Microsoft Store)
Secondly, the app is nearing a feature-complete status, bridging the functional gap with the browser extension. It also conceals elements that are not yet available, like the administration settings. Put simply, the application is almost ready to be used by non-administrator users in production.
Fig. Passbolt Windows App capability matrix (source: Google drawing)
As of now you still need a configured browser extension to transfer your account to the desktop app. We’re working towards making it fully independent, as planned in our roadmap.
If you need assistance testing this version, feel free to ask for help on this topic.
With API v4.4, the desktop app is still an experimental feature, therefore you need to manually enable its flag. The Upcoming v4.5 of the API will enable it by default.
If you are running passbolt with docker, set to true the environment variable
Otherwise, edit your /etc/passbolt/passbolt.php to add the following:
"passbolt" => [
"plugins" => [
"desktop" => [
"enabled" => true
After enabling the plugin, you can download your account kit from the web application under your profile workspace.
Fig. Desktop app setup in the web profile workspace (source: Passbolt)
After downloading the application from the store and starting it you will just have to follow the instructions and that’s it.
Fig. Desktop app get started screen (source: Passbolt)
Fig. Upload the account in the desktop app (source: Passbolt)
The next milestone would be to support all features for non-admin users and make the app independent of the browser extension. This will help organisations running strict policies regarding browsers to rollout passbolt on all your users base.
In order to consider the application as production ready, an audit will be conducted by a third party in the coming months. As usual the pen-test results will be made available to all on the help site.
In the meantime if you are interested in giving a shot to this version and share with the community your feedback, it will help make this application better.
If you want to see the code of this application checkout the app’s repository on GitHub. Build instructions are available in the README.