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    Default Password Management?

    Is there a program where I can create my own sections such as email passwords and manually sort things out? It'll be great if it also has places to keep notes so I can remember what each thing was for. Even more excellent would be if it had a random password generator built into it.

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    Default Re: Password Management?

    On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:36:03 +0000, cheese whiz0 wrote:

    > Is there a program where I can create my own sections such as email
    > passwords and manually sort things out? It'll be great if it also has
    > places to keep notes so I can remember what each thing was for. Even
    > more excellent would be if it had a random password generator built into
    > it.
    >
    > 11.3 KDE


    It's not really clear what you're trying to do - what's your end goal?

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    Default Re: Password Management?

    I use a gpg encrypted text file, where I can format it as I like so keeping notes is no problem. To generate passwords, I use (in a script)
    Code:
    openssl rand -base64 "$numbytes" | tr '/+=' '-_.'
    Some people like KeePass, and I think that might be available in the Contrib repo (I didn't check).

    There's also a "pwgen" in the repos for just generating passwords.
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    Default Re: Password Management?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    It's not really clear what you're trying to do - what's your end goal?
    I want
    1. a place to enter and store usernames and passwords
    2. sort the passwords into relevant sections such as email addresses, financial passwords, passwords associated with certain projects, etc
    3. assign comments and additional information to passwords

    So say I am going to school and have a list of passwords and information. I can store that under the school section and quickly look up any relevant information I need in the future. Or if I have a project with various passwords, complete the project, and a year later I need to look up all the relevant passwords for whatever reason, I can find them. The comments are so I know what each username and password was for.

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    On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:06:03 +0000, cheese whiz0 wrote:

    > hendersj;2385644 Wrote:
    >>
    >> It's not really clear what you're trying to do - what's your end goal?
    >>
    >>

    > I want
    > 1. a place to enter and store usernames and passwords 2. sort the
    > passwords into relevant sections such as email addresses, financial
    > passwords, passwords associated with certain projects, etc 3. assign
    > comments and additional information to passwords
    >
    > So say I am going to school and have a list of passwords and
    > information. I can store that under the school section and quickly look
    > up any relevant information I need in the future. Or if I have a project
    > with various passwords, complete the project, and a year later I need to
    > look up all the relevant passwords for whatever reason, I can find them.
    > The comments are so I know what each username and password was for.


    nickert's suggestion would work, or you could store the information in a
    spreadsheet stored in an encrypted filesystem that requires a password to
    access (something like encfs could be used to do this).

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    Default Re: Password Management?

    Recommend storing in any type of encrypted file.

    Some suggestions I've heard besides those given here
    - Using any archive-supported format, eg zip, tar, etc using Ark as the app
    - Using any email client that stores messages in an encrypted database(Save as Draft or create a special message to yourself)
    - Using any Contacts app that stores data in an encrypted database (Create a contact called something like "Password").

    Note if you're using KDE, kwallet is available.
    Note also that if you use one of the PIM methods (email or contacts), if your mail clients automatically integrate and update, you can make a change on one device and that change is replicated to your other devices. Note also that this automatic replication can backfire on you... If any one of your clients or services is compromised, then your entire password list is also exposed and should be considered compromised.

    HTH,
    Tony

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