Keepass seems to be the best available password manager.
What is KeePass?
Today you need to remember many
passwords. You need a password for the
Windows network logon, your e-mail
account, your homepage's FTP password,
online passwords (like website member
account), etc. etc. etc. The list is
endless. Also, you should use
different passwords for each account.
Because if you use only one password
everywhere and someone gets this
password you have a problem... A
serious problem. The thief would have
access to your e-mail account,
homepage, etc. Unimaginable.
KeePass is a free open source password
manager, 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 file. So you only
have to remember one single master
password or select the key file to
unlock the whole database. The
databases are encrypted using the best
and most secure encryption algorithms
currently known (AES and Twofish). For
more information, see the features
How to install for the MAC:
Running KeePass under Mono (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, ...)
In addition to Windows, KeePass 2.x runs fine under Mono, i.e. Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, etc. In order to run KeePass, follow these steps:
- Install Mono ≥ 2.6 (older versions will not work and are not supported). Depending on your platform, the packages to install are called mono-stable, MonoFramework, mono-devel or mono-2.0-devel; see the Mono project page, if you are unsure which packages to install. On some platforms, the Windows Forms implementation (System.Windows.Forms) is offered as a separate package; KeePass requires this package, so if you see one, install it, too.
- If you want to use auto-type on Linux / Mac OS X / BSD / etc., you additionally need the xdotool package.
- Download the portable version of KeePass (file KeePass-2.xx.zip) and unpack it in a location of your choice.
- When being in the KeePass directory, run the command line "mono KeePass.exe". Alternatively, right-click onto the KeePass.exe file, choose "Open with Other Application" and type in mono as custom command.
For the last step you might want to create a shortcut or shell script file with this command line (use an absolute path to KeePass.exe, if the shortcut / shell script file is in a different location).