I’ve been using PasswordSafe to store and protect passwords. However, it’s only available for Windows. Given that I have multiple websites and blogs for myself and clients, it’s essential to have a secure place to store passwords. How would Ubuntu handle this?
Almost the same as Windows, as it turns out. Someone wrote a command line Linux version of PasswordSafe that uses the same data file as the Windows version. Just copy in the data file and it works.
Installation seemed difficult when I first checked it out. It appeared to just be source code, and I don’t yet know how to compile it.
Here’s where Ubuntu shines. Synaptic, a program installed with Ubuntu, lists and installs thousands of programs for Ubuntu. It had Password Safe, which installed in just a few clicks. Now, no more hunting for passwords!
Is a command line util harder to use than a GUI? Possibly, but hey, now I have all the passwords safely stashed, with no re-entry needed. Besides, I LIKE the command line.