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Password manager

Postby palimmo » 10 Oct 2017 09:02

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?

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Re: Password manager

Postby ilu » 10 Oct 2017 10:43

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.

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Re: Password manager

Postby ScottQuier » 10 Oct 2017 10:48

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.
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Re: Password manager

Postby ilu » 10 Oct 2017 11:21

I don't think there is "PassKeeX", there's only KeePassX :-)

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Re: Password manager

Postby ScottQuier » 10 Oct 2017 15:18

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:
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problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: Password manager

Postby speartip » 10 Oct 2017 20:22

I've tried various password managers, and the best one IMO is Enpass.


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