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I have some passwords that are long, complicated and hard to remember.

I would like to use a password-manager application to save all of my passwords instead of saving them using a text editor.

What is the best password manager?

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Appears to be a dupicate ,please flag for closure –  Tachyons Jun 13 '12 at 11:48
    
I know . But I am from mobile ,I hope admin will delete it ASAP –  Tachyons Jun 14 '12 at 0:07

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KeePassX install

KeePassX is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the algorithms AES or Twofish.

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Yes is very good, is cross platform (1.18 Version) –  Vassilis Mar 18 '11 at 12:55
    
I combine my keepass password file with dropbox to have all my passwords there on my work computer, home computer, android phone... Its super convenient. –  Zoe Mar 18 '11 at 14:59
    
The newer version, KeePass, works great with Mono. Setup info here: keepass.info/help/v2/setup.html –  Randy Orrison Mar 18 '11 at 19:42

I suggest you the free, cross-platform KeePassX. I'm using it in my Android phone too(combined with Dropbox). You can install from the software center

KeePassX install

KeePassX is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the algorithms AES or Twofish.

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You can find the features here, and more screenshots here.

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Is it still reliable to use KeePassX when the ubuntu's repo has a extremely old version? –  Lucio Dec 13 '13 at 21:35
    
Yes, it is extremely old, but there is no new release: keepassx.org/downloads vs packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=keepassx –  B. Roland Dec 13 '13 at 21:41
    
Hasn't it been forked into KeePass2? –  Lucio Dec 13 '13 at 21:42
    
BTW, new releases: github.com/keepassx/keepassx/releases –  Lucio Dec 13 '13 at 21:51
    
KeePass is not cross-platform: keepass.info/download.html - the new releases aren't stable yet... –  B. Roland Dec 13 '13 at 23:17

Seahorse is an application that is installed in Ubuntu by default and manages passwords for various applications.

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KeePassX is another option:

KeePassX is an application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, is cross platform and published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

KeePassX saves many different information e.g. user names, passwords, urls, attachments and comments in one single database. For a better management user-defined titles and icons can be specified for each single entry. Furthermore the entries are sorted in groups, which are customizable as well. The integrated search function allows to search in a single group or the complete database. KeePassX offers a little utility for secure password generation. The password generator is very customizable, fast and easy to use. Especially someone who generates passwords frequently will appreciate this feature.

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The program is available in the Software Center but I can't figure out how to make a nice install button which works :)

KeepassX is also available for Windows and MacOS.

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Keepass is awesome :) –  Tachyons Jun 13 '12 at 11:05
    
BTW you can use George Edison's script for adding software center button –  Tachyons Jun 13 '12 at 11:12
    
Isn't this the same software that the mentionated in the first two answers? –  Lucio Jun 5 '13 at 23:16
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@Lucio: Yes it is the same. I think 2 similar questions were merged at some point - you'll notice that half of the answers here was made on 18 Mar 2011 and another on 13 Jun 2012. –  Sergey Jun 7 '13 at 20:38

I really like LastPass It's not open source, but is very well supported across platforms, browsers and devices. They recently acquired XMarks (great cross platform/cross browser bookmark sync tool). LastPass is incredibly secure, offers 2nd pass authentication and is very reliable.

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This has to be upvoted. LastPass is great cause you can get to it from anywhere on the internet. It just got the browser extension of the week from MaxPC as well (maximumpc.com/article/columns/browser_extension_week_lastpass). –  rifferte Mar 18 '11 at 14:35

You can use Figaro's Password Manager 2

Install via the software center

Figaro's Password Manager 2 (FPM2) is a program that allows you to securely store the passwords. Passwords are encrypted with the AES-256 algorithm.

If the password is for a web site, FPM2 can keep track of the URLs of your login screens and can automatically launch your browser. In this capacity, FPM2 acts as a kind of bookmark manager. You can teach FPM2 to launch other applications, and optionally pass hostnames, usernames or passwords to the command line.

FPM2 also has a password generator that can choose passwords for you. It allows you to determine how long the password should be, and what types of characters (lower case, upper case, numbers and symbols) should be used. You can even have it avoid ambiguous characters such as a capital O or the number zero.

Source: http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2012/02/ui-based-password-manager-figaros.html

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KeePass2 run_software_center

While KeePassX is very easy to install and manage, I personally prefer KeePass2. While a bit harder to customize and having a tendency to act up on Unity, it offers far better browser integration IMHO.

With KeePass, you'll never ever have to enter a password again on any website. You will not even have to break your fingers with some strange keyboard shortcut. KeePass recognizes the website you're on and submits your login data fully automatical, leaving you only with one mouse click on 'login' to do. It's very handy and convienient.

A tutorial about how-to install and configure it to work with Chrome/Chromium can be found here.

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I use password cards. There is an open source desktop version being developed called Randy. Until then you can use passwordcard.org

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I like using Password Dragon, a password-manager written by the author of "The Geek Stuff" blog. It is cross-platform, Java-based, and works with Windows, Linux, and OS X.

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