Cryptoparty Ann Arbor General Recommendation:¶
It’s more important that you use a password manager at all than it is to pick a specific one.
With that being said, there are still a number of options.
Most people will only need one account with LastPass, Dashlane, or 1Password
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by these managers, try using Built-in Browser / Operating System Password Managers in the meantime until you can switch.
Advanced users or those at risk in their Security Plan should look into KeePass/XC
1) Dedicated Service / Program¶
Browser Extensions/Add-ons, Two-Factor Authentication options, strong password generators, account based sharing, import/export:
- Dashlane – Safe, simple way to store and fill passwords and personal information.
- Dashlane Emergency
- 1Password – Save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. It’s that simple.
- 1Password Emergency Kit
- Abine Blur – Simply better passwords, payments, & privacy. (No Sharing or Emergency Access Features)
A file that is has to be saved and backed up manually, no sharing, limited/no Two-Factor support:
- KeePassXC – KeePassXC is a cross-platform password manager that allows you to store all of your passwords in one location.
- How to: Use KeePassXC – Great guide on how to use KeePassXC.
- Strongbox – Mac/iOS: Freemium Open Source Password Manager: Password Safe & KeePass compatible
- MiniKeePass – Free iOS KeePass client.
- KyPass – Paid iOS KeePass client with Dropbox and Google Drive sync.
2) Built-in Browser / Operating System Password Managers¶
No sharing! Requires use of a Sync service for automatic Cloud Storage/Backup. May not include a password generator or import/export:
Diceware Passphrase Generators¶
Easier to remember/share; not all services/devices will accept passphrases, but when they do it is a great option:
- Diceware Generator – Diceware is used to generate cryptographically strong passphrases.
- KeePassXC - How can I add additional word lists to the passphrase generator?
- Strongbox – Mac/iOS: Includes ability to generate all EFF diceware word lists, including Fandom!
- How to Roll a Strong Password with 20-Sided Dice and Fandom-Inspired Wordlists
- passphraseme – A quick and simple cryptographically secure python script to generate high entropy passphrases using the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s wordlists, including their fandom-inspired wordlists.
- EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases – Manual, In Real Life generation of passphrases using dice. most secure