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Old 10-13-2004, 10:19 AM   #1
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How do I use KWallet?

Could somebody please tell me how to use KDE's KWallet? I've got it set up so that it automatically fills in passwords when I go to certain sites using Konqueror, but the rest of it has got me beat. There's nothing in SuSE's help menu and the documentation at KDE's website's not much use either.
If I select the wallet manager there are two folders showing - Form Data and Passwords.
Each has Binary Data, Maps, Passwords & Unknown.
The log-in & password data that has been automatically filled in for me is in Form Data > Maps.
So how does the rest of it work? What can it be used for? I've done quite a bit of Googling & I can't find anything to tell me how to use it.
In Windows I use a very useful little utility called Passkeeper ( which is a simple password database - I can store and look up my log-in names, passwords, secret answers etc for various sites that I use just by entering one password. It's nothing fancy but it suits me & I can keep a backup on a floppy. Can KWallet be used in a similar manner? If so, how do I do it? And if it can't, can anyone suggest a simple password safe that I can use in place of Passkeeper?

SuSE 9.1 Personal & KDE 3.2
Old 10-13-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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Looks like you've already got the hang of it. Kwallet is sorta umm how can i put this..............well shucks it never works for me so I don't use it. I guess if you follow the obnoxius wizard that pops up everytime you try and access a password protected page in konqueror it will work with your saved password.

There is MyPasswordSafe might work a bit better than Kwallet but you can decide that for yourself. In any event it may be easier to use. Also there are gtk password managers as well that you can find at

You can find MyPasswordSafe at this link --->
Old 10-14-2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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Thanks, jev-bird. I'll check out MyPasswordSafe. PWManager also looks promising for my simple needs.


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