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Old 03-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Best Password Manager / Vault for Linux?


Hey,

Right now my wife has all her important passwords written on a piece of paper in her desk drawer. Not exactly the best policy if we get robbed. I'd like to get her to use a password manager/vault instead. Recommendation needs to encrypt the data when it's at rest.

I use Seahorse for myself, but it's not as user-friendly as it could be for someone who's not as technical.

Recommendations?

Thanks,
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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Sometimes the technological solution isn't necessarily the best one (my other half is an artist and, trust me, does not take to technology). That piece of paper can go in the glove box of the car, in a cookbook, in any book, for that matter, in the kitchen junk drawer, all sorts of places that aren't right next to the desk. Folks that can't remember passwords... well, they can't remember passwords and need a practical alternative.

Remember the old story about NASA spending a gazillion dollars to develop a pen that would write in zero gravity? The Russians used a pencil.

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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@tronayne: Definitely a suggestion I will take into consideration. I thought I'd heard there were some good options, but it's one of those phrases that's next to useless on Google
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
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Looks like I spoke too soon, modifying my search a little brings up some useful Google results.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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A lot of the websites seem out of date. Looks like the best of breed is http://www.keepassx.org but I wonder if any LinuxQuestions.org users have experience with any of the ones features on http://www.brighthub.com/computing/l...les/84186.aspx . Revelation looks particularly nice.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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I've been using keepassx for quite some time, and like it. Probably one of the strongest reasons is that it hits all the platforms I use (Linux, OSX, Windows and Android) so I can pass a single file around and have access to my passwords regardless of the machine I'm on.
 
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
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+1 for KeePassX. It is very flexible and configurable, and I store much more in its encrypted database than just web passwords. Another advantage of KeePassX is that its autotype feature works with any application, not just your web browser.

 
  


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