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Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 09:02
by palimmo
As far as I know, there are a lot of offers out there.
Online, offline, etc.
So far I have been skeptic. What's your experience with them? Do you suggest their use, since we have to manage nowadays several passwords, we have to remember and often change them?

thanks

Re: Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 10:43
by ilu
I'm still relying on my brain. Those I rarely use I write down. Writing everything down is a good idea anyway, because in case something happens to you your relatives need to know your accounts.

In case you are a freelance sysadmin and have a lot of customer passwords to remember (which your relatives don't need to know) the usual recommendation is KeePass(X or Droid).

https://prism-break.org/en/all/ is always a good source of first information about software recommendations.

Re: Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 10:48
by ScottQuier
I've used PassKeeX (and previous versions) for a couple or three years and have been quite pleased with it:
  • Runs native - no need for either Wine or mono
  • There is a data compatible version available for Android
  • Can/will generate secure (you decide what "secure" means) passwords at the click of a button
  • Don't need to open an individual entry to copy either the username or the password into the buffer for transfer to your password protected resource. This makes it a bit more secure as there no need to have the combination displayed on the screen.
I'm sure there are other features to recommend this package, but those are what I use.

Also, I'm sure there are better ones out there, but this meets my needs.

Re: Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 11:21
by ilu
I don't think there is "PassKeeX", there's only KeePassX :-)

Re: Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 15:18
by ScottQuier
ilu wrote:I don't think there is "PassKeeX", there's only KeePassX :-)
And ... that's what I get for trying to work from memory. You are absolutely correct. :oops:

Re: Password manager

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 20:22
by speartip
I've tried various password managers, and the best one IMO is Enpass.