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Old 12-28-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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password management software


Hi,

I was just wondering if there's any good password management software for Linux. Like those ones that let u keep a list of your passwords that u can easlity access. I know there are many for Windows, but I still haven't heard of any for Linux.

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Old 12-28-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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You can always use www.webmin.com but if your looking for something to see the actual password, I don't think there's anything like that, not like I would want that on my own system though.

Why not just cat or less the /etc/passwd file, where all the users info and passwords are stored, well, also the /etc/shadow if the passwords are encrypted which I hope they are.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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no i think u didn't understand what I was asking. I wasn't looking for a way to manage linux passwords. I was looking for a way to manage passwords in general. Say for websites that u register with. I registered for LinuxQuestions.org and have a password for it, along w/ passwords for many other services/web sites etc. Just so I don't have to remember every single one, I could store them in this nice program that would make the job of retrieving the passwords later for use easy.

Like a password keeping software.

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Old 12-28-2003, 04:10 PM   #4
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Mozilla has a built in password manager as does Mozilla Firebird is this what you were thinking about?
 
Old 12-28-2003, 05:14 PM   #5
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yeah but for some reasons, mozilla/netscape (the browser I use) doesn't give the choice of saving all of the passwords entered in all login forms. And there are services that are not websites, to which a program like that would be excellent.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:38 PM   #6
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Oh I see now. Well to tell you the truth, I've never seen one of these programs and now thinking about it, think they would be a security risk. I couldn't imagine someone getting ahold of my system and finding a program that has every single username and password that I have to just about everything that requires me to login to.

Sorry I can't be much more help, but I wouldn't dare use a program of the such. I remember my usernames and passwords. Actually worked at Raytheon and had 46 different usernames and passwords for that many different systems, accesses, etc. Add about a dozen or so more for my personal life...
 
Old 12-28-2003, 09:04 PM   #7
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For KDE there is PwManager. (http://passwordmanager.sourceforge.net/). It stores the entries in an encrypted file that can be unlocked with a master password. Individual passwords have can be "unlocked" separately as well. A search on Freshmeat.net will turn up many other options if you prefer an application that does not requier kde.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 10:07 PM   #8
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In KDE 3.2 beta, there's the new kwallet feature which does a nice job of this for KDE programs (like konqueror).
 
Old 12-28-2003, 11:10 PM   #9
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nice!
thanks for the tips.

See my memory is the opposite of trickykid -- really sh|tty :-) However, the passwords your kept, trickykid were probably actual words that u could memorize. Whereas these programs usually have an option of creating new passwords for you randomly, composed of random numbers and characters like g4j8slasd1 or something which really add MORE security since they cant be guessed.

I'll take a look at these suggestions that people gave. But after I get my 2.6.0 working, which so far I couldn't. If anyone thinks they can help, please refer to that topic at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=129323

Thanks a lot!
 
  


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