What is popular for password management?

robbro9

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Ironically enough, I had to reset my password to log in to post this...

But as with many other people, my password situation is a mess. Between tons of websites, some frequently visited, some rarely visited, all with different password rules, and the breaches and all of late, I want a simpler way to manage my passwords, and at the same time, I want to be able to use more complex, random passwords. I have been using KeePass for a few years, just a little password protected database to store websites, logins and passwords in, but its cumbersome. I have to manually open it, copy/paste any data between it and the browser etc... and I just have not used it to break away from my password patterns.

I'm thinking of using something more automatic, a password manager that automatically logs in or at least automatically populates passwords. Whats popular/safe/effective? This will primarily be used on 2 pc's, one at home one at work. Being able to use it on an android would be a small benefit, but not critical at all. What is it I am looking for?
 

CacaSapo

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" I have to manually open it, copy/paste any data between it and the browser"
lolwut?
CTRL-ALT-A after adding the site's login page to the auto-type page in the password entry's page. This is needed for most pages, I've found. I also remove the "- Google Chrome" and add a * to the entry.

I host my password database on FTP, thus it's accessible from inside and outside my network, also run the keepass android app, which also accesses the database via FTP.
 

k1pp3r

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In keepass you can double click on the password field and it copies it to they clipboard.

But for you i recommend roboforms.
 

devman

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Been using LastPass for years, just upgraded to LastPass premium last year. No complaints. Before LastPass I used KeePass.

I tried some of the DIY KeePass syncing for awhile, but then I tried LastPass and it just works and the browser integration works well on all the platforms I use (Android phone, Macbook, Windows PC, and a Linux workstation). The syncing is great and completely automatic.

If you do end up using lastpass I recommend using two-factor authentication (they support Google Authenticator for free)
 

acascianelli

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Using KeePass, I have the database accessible from the internet by SFTP so I can access/download it from my iOS devices and other PC's. Database file is protected by both password and keyfile.
 

Saturn_V

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Also using KeePass for the past three years. No complaints. Access to database is available on all my devices.

and I just have not used it to break away from my password patterns.
There's an option in the Password Generator to "derive from previous password." That's how I broke up all of my repeated passwords across multiple sites.

The only bad password habit I have left is I haven't changed the master KDBX password since I started using it.
 

drdeutsch

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Been using keepass for years. I just sync it between my computers using Sugarsync. One very strong password + key file to open it up, after that, it's pretty easy to fill in username/password fields.
 

zero2dash

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Keepass 2x + cloud service to store the .dbx (I use Dropbox; obviously there's also Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync, etc.)
Ctrl+V autofills ("Auto-type") both username and password into a browser (or any open window, including application windows).
Ctrl+B copies username, Ctrl+C copies password (if you want to do them single).

KeeFox is available for Firefox and adds some of the LastPass-esque features in (tapping into your Keepass DB), but there's no good Keepass plugin for Chrome, unfortunately.
 

TomWalker

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I'm using KeePass. However, still prefer to keep my file with passwords offline, do not trust any cloud services.
 
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I'm still using a Mark 1 Brain.

It's not as reliable as it was in the old days. But it's done pretty good for most of the last 41 years.

Occasionally I'll get nothing but a bunch of flatus noises emerging from my ears and need a reboot, and the 4-8 hour reboot times are a bitch. But it works.
 

ChristianVirtual

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I'm a happy user of 1password on iPad and Mac , syncs well across devices and backup to dropbox or cloud. Nor sure if they windows or android versions though.
 
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