[kwlug-disc] Password manager

Andrew Mercer andrew at andrewmercer.net
Mon Oct 28 12:21:56 EDT 2013

I use yapet as a password database because it runs in the console - 
that was an important feature for me.


It's in the Ubuntu & Mint repos, but I'm not sure about Debian's.

On 2013-10-26 18:08, Paul Nijjar 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
> passwords.
> 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

Andrew Mercer
Kitchener, ON


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