password manager

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A password manager (PM) is a software application which manages security credentials such as passwords, PINs, and private keys.

Desirable features include:

  • searchability
  • ability to secure all data with a master password or key
  • ability to access from multiple locations
  • encrypted storage of data (so that it can be backed up to an insecure location without revealing any credentials)

Linux

Linux distributions generally come with a password manager integrated into the desktop system (other applications needing credentials will check with the PM before asking the user to enter credentials manually, and will store manually-entered credentials in the PM for future use.

The most common PMs are:

Windows

Windows does not appear to have a system for handling passwords or mediating access to a PM, so either passwords must generally be copied by hand (either cut-and-paste or drag-and-drop) between applications and the PM or else the software must be aware of specific applications that might need passwords filled in.

Links

Reference

List

 costhome page
AES Password Managerhttp://www.aespasswordmanager.com/
Access Manager/Pro24.95 dollars
18.95 Euros
Access Manager/free0
AnyPassword/Pro24.95 dollarshttp://www.anypassword.com/pro/
AnyPassword/free0http://www.anypassword.com/free/
Aurora Password Manager29 dollars
35 dollars
http://animabilis.com/
Clipperz0http://www.clipperz.com/
Cute Password Manager24.95 dollarshttp://www.cutepasswordmanager.com/
Darn! Passwords!14.95http://www.darnpasswords.com/
Easy Password Manager19.99 dollars
19.99 Euros
http://www.passwordmanager.co.uk/
Enterprise Password Safehttp://www.enterprise-password-safe.com/
KeePass Password Safe0http://keepass.info/
Mashed Life0http://mashedlife.com/
Mobipassword29.95 Euroshttp://www.mobipassword.com/
My Password Manager24.95 dollarshttp://www.mypasswordmanager.com/
Passward18.95 dollarshttp://passward.net/
Password Depot29 Euroshttp://www.password-depot.com/
Password Manager Deluxe19.95 dollarshttp://www.findpassword.com/password-manager-deluxe.html

not filed

"Form-filler only" means that the software does not seem to allow storage of arbitrary information; handles login forms only. It may be that the software can do this but the description doesn't bother to mention it. It would seem to be necessary even for a target audience only interested in access to online sites, because form-fillers often have difficulty detecting login forms (they can be deliberately made difficult to detect) and so it is still often necessary to cut-and-paste from the application.

Given that the software does not seem to be targeting more general usage, however, I'm not bothering to file these applications for now.