While using the MS Windows I use the excellent Roboform utility which basically saves a hell lot of typing + "time", sadly you cannot use it installed in your local HDD if you want to use it under GNU/Linux (you'll have to use the appropriate web browser addon + store the account details in their Cloud-database, don't know about you, but apparently I ain't gonna do that either!).
But then again Roboform is a proprietary software apart from its excellent usage. So, if you've been searching for a open-source, cross-platform utility to safely store all of your (both online and offline) accounts details such as user names, passwords, web site URL, etc in local storage locations + that can be used in Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) and other operating systems as well.
Then KeePassX is certainly one of the best of its kind without a doubt!.
|Big thanks goes to Stevan Harms because it was from him that I heard about it for the first time (interestingly he and I have extremely "close" website titles, but since he's been blogging a long time before me, it should be me who copied first!, lol)...|
*. Add/Remove accounts and arrange them in groups (such as E-mails, Internet, etc).
*. The database is encrypted by default using AES and Twofish algorithms, thus highly secure.
*. Import/Export the database (XML, PWM and KDE's Kwallet data-bases are also supported.
*. Password Generator:
By using this simple built in feature, you can easily generate a highly secure (hard to crack) password within seconds!.
|Apparently, it generates highly secured passwords that also don't make any sense :P...|
For instance, say that you saved your G-mail account (with the proper URL) in KeePassX, then you can just right-click on it and choose to open that Gmail URL directly from the KeePassX.
*. Auto Fill:
|After opening the URL, then select "Perform AutoType" and it'll automatically fill-in the details for ya...|
*. Add a master password + a separate "Key" (which is optional):
If you go with both of them enabled, then every time you open a database, you'll have to enter the master password + will have to load the "key". Using them both means better security but can be a bit of a hassle too.
If you have a powerful master password, then I think it's pretty much safe to ignore "key". It's your choice.
*. Run in the system Tray area.
*. Clear clip-board automatically (you can manually assign the time-frame).
*. Custom browser command:
After installing, KeePassX fails to launch your web browser when you click on "Open URL", then you can manually assign the browser command by using this feature.
*. Make passwords expire automatically... these just a very few of KeePassX main features to mention.
sudo apt-get install keepassxSo, if you're searching for one of the best and extreamely user friendly password manager for Ubuntu or GNU/Linux in general, then KeePassX is an excellent little tool, don't you think?. Enjoy.