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Vrai

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I don't know if this is relevant to any Linux users but - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/18/log_me_in_acquired

I stopped using LastPass a long time ago in favor of KeePass. I had used KeePass off and on for several years on my Linux boxes and decided one day that I did NOT like the idea of storing all my passwords and usernames "in the cloud". So I ditched LastPass and started using KeePass exclusively. It's a little less convenient but I'm guessing way more secure.

Plus it works flawlessly on Linux! :)
 


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I write all of mine down and keep them handy if I forget.

Mine are easy to remember for me lots of characters of this and that and whatever and whichever and however etc.

It works for me.
 

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I stopped using LastPass a long time ago in favor of KeePass. I had used KeePass off and on for several years on my Linux boxes and decided one day that I did NOT like the idea of storing all my passwords and usernames "in the cloud". So I ditched LastPass and started using KeePass exclusively. It's a little less convenient but I'm guessing way more secure.

Plus it works flawlessly on Linux! :)
KeePass is the only password manager I've used, and for the same reason: my database is stored locally, and not in the cloud. I don't have an accurate count, but I'd estimate I have about 200 passwords stored... which became too messy for paper (for me). Healthcare, government, finances, utilities, education, shopping, for both myself and my wife, add up to a lot of passwords very quickly. I've also started a new category just for software... a place to store product keys or unlock codes for software that we have purchased.

+1 for KeePass. :cool::D

Cheers
 

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Like poorguy I write all of mine down too.

If I forget and sometimes I do I just go and get the journal and flip to that page.

I looked here for KeePass for Linux. On this page in the link below I didn't see KeePass for Slackware.
Would I just download KeePass for other Unix-like systems?

https://keepass.info/download.html
 

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I looked here for KeePass for Linux. On this page in the link below I didn't see KeePass for Slackware.
Would I just download KeePass for other Unix-like systems?

https://keepass.info/download.html
The original KeePass is a Windows program. It needs Wine or several Mono packages to run on Mac or Linux, each briefly described here. Linux Mint and others have KeePass2 in their repositories which includes the needed Mono files, but you may have to gather everything manually for Slackware.

You might run into a fork called KeePassX. It used to be pretty popular and was included with some distros, like Knoppix, but it has not been updated since 2016, and I think I would avoid it for that reason.

If you download from the KeePass website, the "portable" version 2.43 (in the zip file) is probably the better option for Linux instead of the Windows setup.exe installer. All of the files in the zip file, including the database you will create, can be copied to a flash drive and run in Windows... this is how I share it with my wife too.

One caution: make frequent backups! I've only had the database get corrupted one time without a backup (when I first started using it), and re-entering all of that information was almost enough to make me give it up. I persisted with it and haven't had any more issues, but still, it's too important to not make regular backups.

Cheers
 
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Alexzee

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The original KeePass is a Windows program. It needs Wine or several Mono packages to run on Mac or Linux, each briefly described here. Linux Mint and others have KeePass2 in their repositories which includes the needed Mono files, but you may have to gather everything manually for Slackware.

You might run into a fork called KeePassX. It used to be pretty popular and was included with some distros, like Knoppix, but it has not been updated since 2016, and I think I would avoid it for that reason.

If you download from the KeePass website, the "portable" version 2.43 (in the zip file) is probably the better option for Linux instead of the Windows setup.exe installer. All of the files in the zip file, including the database you will create, can be copied to a flash drive and run in Windows... this is how I share it with my wife too.

One caution: make frequent backups! I've only had the database get corrupted one time without a backup (when I first started using it), and re-entering all of that information was almost enough to make me give it up. I persisted with it and haven't had any more issues, but still, it's too important to not make regular backups.

Cheers
Thanks for the information.
 

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Kudos to KeepassXC, and if you want a opensource solution with cloud support, and self hosting options, try Bitwarden. I use the premium version which costs a staggering 10$ a year, and is top.
 


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