What is the best online service to generate and store user names and passwords and access them from any computer or mobile device?

Rajeev Gupta January 4, 2011
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There is a user name and passoword for almost everything these days. For security reasons etc. it becomes necessary to keep them different and also keep changing them. Often the storage is on one computer or diary etc. and then it’s not available when required on a different computer.
Hence, I would like a suggestion on the best and most secure online resources available for the above.

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  1. rMatey180
    January 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I use Password Gorilla. crossplatform for Windows, Mac and Linux. Then I'll transfer the encrypted file in Dropbox. Nothing is stored online very long for security. "The Password Gorilla helps you manage your logins. It stores all your user names and passwords, along with login information and other notes, in a securely encrypted file. A single “master password” is used to protect the file. If you want to log in to a service or Web site, the Password Gorilla copies your user name and password to the clipboard, so that you can easily paste it into your Web browser or other application. Because the password does not appear on the screen, Password Gorilla is safe to use in the presence of others. The convenience of Password Gorilla allows you to choose different, non-intuitive passwords for each service. An integrated random password generator can provide one-time passwords, tunable to various services’ policies."

  2. Guardian
    January 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    One service that I particularly like is Clipperz (www.clipperz.com). As an online service, you can easily access it with just a username and password from any device that offer full-featured webpage viewing.

    The advantage of Clipperz in my eyes is that they explain to you how the software works, and give you the source code so you can check it yourself (it's open source).

  3. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    January 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    There are far simpler solutions thanks to cloud computing.

    If you have a google account or windows live account you can create a spreadsheet with user/pass columns, keep it private and under one single location accessible from any computer. You only have to remember one username and one password and have access to the rest, just use a very strong password and keep your computer clean of any spyware/malware/viruses.

    It won't create random usernames, unless you are a formula expert and create a personal algorithm to do that for you, but in any other way I think its far more simple than using a specialized service.

  4. Paulstephen Watson
    January 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hi,

    I personally use SafeWallet from the world famous SBSH. THis app runs on most Mobile OS's and is available for windows, you canalso integrate DropBox as well.
    The Link is http://sbsh.net/

    I hope this helps

    Paul

  5. Guilherme Filgueiras
    January 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I like KeePass (http://keepass.info) but its not online. Ive tried some other online managers, but KeePass is avaiable for almost any OS and any mobile plataform. It doesnt depends on the browser and has a portable version.

    • Mike
      January 6, 2011 at 8:21 am

      In combination with Dropbox it kinda' is.

      For Windows, Mac and Linux this shouldn't be any problem.
      For the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad it apparently does work too
      http://ikeepass.de/bl0g/?p=175

      • Guilherme Filgueiras
        January 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        Ow! Good idea! Is there anything like this for symbian? =
        Then I can stop using de portable version...
        Thanks!

  6. Hukku
    January 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Check out Roboform, which can generate and store passwords on any computer. They also have a mobile platform - http://www.roboform.com/platforms/usb - which enables you to store everything on a USB drive to move from computer to computer...

  7. Frankie Bishop
    January 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    - LastPass@http://lastpass.com - It's an add on for Firefox and Chrome. However, it's not only a user and pass keeper, it also fills forms, password generator and notes. And some other things as well...

    • Aibek
      January 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Another vote for LastPass!

  8. Mike
    January 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    You might want to look into LastPass!
    The general idea is that you have one password for LastPass and get all other login details from there. It is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/securely-syncronize-all-of-your-browser-passwords-with-lastpass/

    For 1$ per month you'll get the Premium service where you can access all data from your mobile device too.

  9. Simone
    January 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    You can try sxipper.com and roboform.com.

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