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How do you keep track of all your passwords?

I was wondering what is considered best practice for storing and sharing passwords amongst a small (< 10) team that all use different operating systems (OS X, Windows, Ubuntu).

share|improve this question… – Sathya Mar 22 '11 at 11:39
Surely best practice is not to do it - under Unix using sudo rather than root allows you to see who did what - also you can assign different users to Administrator under Windows – Mark Mar 22 '11 at 12:03
I mean for things like shared accounts - like company logins for things. – Toby Mar 22 '11 at 12:31
@Sathya - the difference between questions is one is personal password management, one is team, there are alot of other considerations when it has to span across a team. – Toby Mar 22 '11 at 12:46

Use Lastpass you can safely share passwords with others and its just a great tool to begin with.

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That looks like it is just for web browsing? – Toby Mar 22 '11 at 11:28
@Toby You can use it to store passwords for local connections and it could also be used to store the password without a website just as an entry or they could be stored in a shared note. There is also an external application you can use to access the database offline and out of a browser. – Arctor Mar 22 '11 at 11:50
If you stored them as just normal entries then the built in sharing mechanism would not work you would have to give them access to the account they are stored in. In that case I would suggest using yubikeys for each person and a memorable password. – Arctor Mar 22 '11 at 11:51
By entries I mean you store them not associated to a website. You could put them in a Secure Note and share that though. The great thing about Lastpass is that it is really secure and stores your database online... they do not have access to it because it is encrypted client side and sent to them so don't lose your password. – Arctor Mar 22 '11 at 11:53

You could have a look at KeePass

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Its called KeePass and it is a great solution especially combined with Dropbox to share the database I just prefer Lastpass because it has browser add-ons that auto-fill and save passwords. You also don't have to copy anything if using strictly for the web so its a like less likely to be intercepted. It already backs the database up online so no need for Dropbox and it has numerous options for multifactor authentication. – Arctor Mar 22 '11 at 12:03

If you are storing passwords for things other than web , why dont you keep a spreadsheet with all the userids and passwords ?
You could use google docs for the purpose . Create a spreadsheet and share it with people in you team .All they have to do is login with their gmail ids and access all the stored passwords ( it also keeps a track of who made the last changes to the doc )

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That is not very secure most people leave themselves logged into their email accounts so anyone sitting down at the computer could see them. It could also be a problem if someone on the network hijacked the email session they would have access to the passwords for other things on the network. – Arctor Mar 22 '11 at 12:00
@jb48394 i know its not a very safe solution , but then sharing passwords is not a very good practice to begin with ;) – Shekhar Mar 22 '11 at 12:10
Sharing passwords is a necessary evil, especially when dealing with third party vendors who will only allow company accounts. Two wrongs don't make a right though! – Toby Mar 22 '11 at 12:49

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