Password Manager

joyss

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Any recommendations for a good password manager? Thanks. (*_*)
 

hallux

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Do you plan to use it on multiple devices and want your passwords to sync? What platforms do you need it to work on? What are some of your "must have" features (sync, auto-fill on any device, password generation, etc)?
 

AlexH

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KeePassXC user here (on the Mac). It's free, open source (nice, especially for a security app), and cross platform.

MiniKeePass works well for iOS devices. It can interact with the secure database created by KeePass/KeePassX/KeePassXC.

It's not as fancy or smooth as something like 1Password, it's a no frills approach to password management for those who value FOSS.
 

OriginalAppleGuy

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I'm partial to eWallet by illiumsoft. Have been using it for well over 10 years. Keep it synced with my Mac and it backs up to my icloud account.
 

NordmoleX

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Jul 10, 2017
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Any of you have a few more details what really differs the following:

LastPass
1Password
Dashlane

If any of you are using one of those already for a while, maybe you can tell me your experiences and why you use the app you use and not some other pw manager.

Its not about costs, passwords etc are important and so its worth something if there are costs. Important is, what is the most trustworthy of the three ? I took a look at KeePass but didn't really like it. Yes, its maybe more secure, but also far less convenient, at least in my opinion. Especially if its about syncing across devices.
 

hallux

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The OP has not been back since posting the thread. No further info about the ultimate goal or what features are important...
 

NordmoleX

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@willmtaylor: Thanks, the problem is, you find many such "Reviews" out there, but just as with everything and everyone, they all have different opinions. Many say 1Password is the thing to go, others LastPass or Dashlane or even KeePass. I can only check whats the most convenient for myself, but I would have to test all of them myself to really know.

So far I have used LastPass to be honest, doing that for quite a while. Then I read in this Forum, and on many other sites (already read if for a while but never cared until now) that more people like 1Password, so I thought there must be a reason for that. And it definitely looks better, thats for sure, but now I am undecided. Whats better for me ? What I miss with 1Password, what I have with LastPass, is two-factor-auth. Which is important, but then, is it the deciding factor ?
 

OriginalAppleGuy

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Someone has already done all of the research for you.
I wouldn't say they did ALL the research. If you read the fine print, he just looked at systems people talk about. I've been using eWallet across platforms for well over a decade. To me, it's the best as I can keep it sync'd to desktop clients, phones, and it backs up to iCloud in case I have to restore away from my laptops.
 

willmtaylor

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I wouldn't say they did ALL the research. If you read the fine print, he just looked at systems people talk about. I've been using eWallet across platforms for well over a decade. To me, it's the best as I can keep it sync'd to desktop clients, phones, and it backs up to iCloud in case I have to restore away from my laptops.
Semantics. Keep picking those nits. My point remains.
 

hallux

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I wouldn't say they did ALL the research. If you read the fine print, he just looked at systems people talk about. I've been using eWallet across platforms for well over a decade. To me, it's the best as I can keep it sync'd to desktop clients, phones, and it backs up to iCloud in case I have to restore away from my laptops.
Yup, and I use Roboform Everywhere with almost the same results. It works with Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE with clients for Android, iOS, and macOS. My password vault is stored on their servers, they had a blog post about their security when one of the other password managers was hacked last year.
 

NordmoleX

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That's the problem, you have to take their word for it. There can never be real proven trust between such a service and you, because for that you would really need to see with them how it works and not just what they say. So the only thing left is to try and trust one of them. I find so many saying that that is best or that, and the companies themselves would always say that theirs is the best, the most secure and whatever.
 

willmtaylor

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That's the problem, you have to take their word for it. There can never be real proven trust between such a service and you, because for that you would really need to see with them how it works and not just what they say. So the only thing left is to try and trust one of them. I find so many saying that that is best or that, and the companies themselves would always say that theirs is the best, the most secure and whatever.
The same could be said for any credit card company, mortgage lender, financial advisor, or bank.

It’s all calculated risk to some degree or another.
 

NordmoleX

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I checked out Enpass, and it kinda works on my Mac. But as for filling the Passwords in Safari on my iPhone, nothing happened there. Not what I thought. I mean, the Data was synced via iCloud, so the Data was there, but in Mobile Safari nothing helped me getting logins etc filled with Enpass.
 

Morpheo

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For years I thought I'd never need a password manager, but we have so many different passwords now. I read about 1Password, tried it, and liked it a lot. It's easy, convenient, and very, very helpful sometimes!... couldn't live without it.
 
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UL2RA

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I checked out Enpass, and it kinda works on my Mac. But as for filling the Passwords in Safari on my iPhone, nothing happened there. Not what I thought. I mean, the Data was synced via iCloud, so the Data was there, but in Mobile Safari nothing helped me getting logins etc filled with Enpass.
You have to enable the Enpass extension in iOS Safari for it to work: https://www.enpass.io/docs/ios/usebrowser.html
 

rctlr

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It's a minefield on which one to use, as they are pretty much do the same thing.

For the paranoid in me I started using Password Safe, having the encrypted file on iCloud for sharing between devices, but integration was a pain, copying and pasting in passwords.

Lastpass (I know they had a breach in 2015) looks great for integration, but the Vault to stored with them, and you have no "visibility" of it's use.

I guess it's a case of trust.
 
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