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Old 09-03-2014, 07:13 AM   #1
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I need a password manager (secure, encrypted, stable, popular, preferably offline)


Over the past 9 (!) years I have registered a lot on communities, made differenct accounts and have all these passwords, email addresses and accounts written on 4 pages of paper. Due to time, light and different conditions, the ink on some of the papers is fading, the papers are tearing and basically wear and tear is starting to really take it's toll.
I have written everything down since I did not (and still do not) trust my information to use which some sort of web service for password management, and was not really into digital password management at all. However, due to my papers really starting to wear out and for convenience I would like to switch to password management software, but there is litterally so much software for this task that I am completely lost in which are the better or best ones out there.

My requirements are:
- secure & encryption (most important)
- offline (I do not trust server synchronization with this sensitive information. However, if it has online features that can be disabled would be fine though)
- stable
- open source
- popular & preferably being on the market for a while (which makes it more reliably development/maintenance will be continued in the future)
- still maintained by developers
- the more features it has, the better
- being able to store comments for earch account and have those comments somehow encrypted too (for example, for a couple of email accounts I use 2-way verification and have been provided a code, in case I need to reset the security of the account. That code is obviously more important than the password for that email account and I need to store that code together with the account in the password management software, with it being encrypted of course)

So my question is: which password manager are you using, why, or do you happen to know which are the better managers that suit my requirements? Also, what are the best practices when using password management software? (for example, do you backup, do you store the program or it's database on an external harddrive which is encrypted, etc. etc.) Basically whatever you do to really optimize it's security.

Thnx in advance!

Last edited by kenterno; 09-03-2014 at 07:17 AM.
Old 09-03-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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probably keepassx

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Keepass all the way. Here is a quick overview of it: (shameless plug)
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probably no software offers all that you want, but keepassx offers most of it.


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