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PasswordSafe - open source password manager

review from ClifNotes, May 2007, permalink Password Manager


Comment from PG Wolfe:

I am a firm believer in not using easy to remember passwords. Therfore, having a password application that generates random passwords is needed. One of the differences between Passpack (reviewed here) and Password Safe (http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/) is that Password Safe resides on your own harddrive (or thumb drive, if you prefer), not on their servers.


I have not found any limitations as I have approximately 75 different passwords maintained. I only have to remember one password...the password to open the application's database.


From Clif:

I tried out PasswordSafe and I wasn't crazy about it. I wasn't immediately able to figure out how to get the password from the application into my browser windows. I'm sure it works great. It's free and open source. I have no reason to say anything bad about it.


Thanks for the comment Wolfe!


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Quote from the website

What is Password Safe? Password Safe is an Open Source (free) tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords. Password Safe runs on PCs under Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP).