[kwlug-disc] Password manager

Jonathan D. Poole jpoole at digitaljedi.ca
Sat Oct 26 22:02:59 EDT 2013

I use keypassx in a team environment, since it’s just a database file that can be distributed (we use git for that), and it’s cross platform.  However for personal use, I am a tried and true fan of 1password (commercial $40) on my iphone/macbook.

From: CrankyOldBugger 
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:11 PM
To: KWLUG discussion 
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Password manager

If all you want is to keep track of passwords for websites, then let me say that I have been having great luck with LastPass, running inside of Chrome as an extension.  It really simplifies logging into websites.  It's cross-platform (wherever you can install Chrome) and since it's cloud based, all of my machines are updated instantly. 

On 26 October 2013 18:08, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

  It is time for me to use a password manager. I am running Debian.

  Using an encrypted text file is one option. A Truecrypt share that
  stores a textfile is another. I neither need nor want many fancy
  features, but the ability for me to copy and paste passwords is
  important. (Having the password manager autofill passwords is not.)

  I do want the ability to have freeform notes associated with

  I can deal with a GUI if it is lightweight. Something that is able to
  run in the console is better.

  Starting up the password manager should be straightforward (which is a
  strike against encrypted text files, which typically require multiple
  steps and leave traces of plaintext everywhere).

  I have seen (but not tried) the following:

  - keepassx
  - keepass2 (needs giant Mono libraries?)
  - mypasswordsafe (not in wheezy)
  - password-gorilla
  - fpm2
  - kedpm

  I am concerned about the safety of the password programs. I imagine
  that auditing password managers is important?

  I recognise that my desires are different than yours, but if you have
  suggestions about what I should use then that would be helpful.
  KeePass is probably the leader in terms of popularity; fpm2 or kedpm
  seem simpler.

  - Paul

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