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Password manager

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:56 pm

Any suggestions on a password manager, preferably free?
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Re: Password manager

Post by Krom » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:18 pm

Been using KeePass myself, its free, supports browser integration (although I don't use that), and has a portable mode which I like.
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Re: Password manager

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:30 pm

It looks simple enough. How does it work when you want to enter a password into something?
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Re: Password manager

Post by Krom » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:54 pm

You can copy the password to the clipboard by double clicking on an entry, or right clicking and copying it. Although something to keep in mind is the default behavior clears the clipboard 10 seconds after you copy a password to it, so you have to paste it in within 10 seconds, you can disable this behavior or change how long it waits though, so relatively easy to work with.

At risk of stating the obvious, you should also keep one or more backups of your key file(s). I keep a backup of mine in microsoft or google private cloud storage, on multiple local drives, and on multiple local devices, since without the key file I'd be seriously screwed... :P
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Re: Password manager

Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:44 pm

Sounds like a solution. The key file(s) is in what format by the way? .txt? I have plenty of external drives and USB sticks to store the key file(s) on, so there's no issue with that.
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Re: Password manager

Post by Krom » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:19 pm

The key file is some customized encrypted format native to keepass, probably something like an xml file if you stripped out the encryption given the file size.
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Re: Password manager

Post by Tunnelcat » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks Krom. I'll give KeePass a whirl.
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