How Do I...
Remember All My Passwords And Keep Them Safe?
Have you ever forgotten a password, or a user name, or some
other piece of important information?
Do you have a system for remembering your passwords but
forgot the system?
Do you avoid registering for things because you can't cope
with yet another password?
Would you like to keep all your important details safe and
remember just one single password?
Would you like to find a free tool that will solve all your
I had the same problems and more for years, I was getting so frustrated
trying to remember all this important security stuff that I got to the
point where something had to be done. It isn't just Internet passwords
either, what about bank card PIN numbers, credit cards PIN's, passwords
for the telephone answering machine. The list goes on and on and it
never stops getting bigger and bigger.
*** Good News - I
a free Solution ***
I've been using a utility called KeyPass for some time now and it's
made my life a lot easier. I would like to show you how it can make
your life easier too.
Now this is not the easiest of web sites to download stuff from so if
the instructions for downloading look too daunting or you have any
trouble with the download then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email
it to you.
The source code is available for this program but you can ignore it
unless you are a developer.
Click the link: "Download from one of the SourceForge.net download
servers". This will take you to another web page where you should
locate the 'setup' download for 32 bit windows link. (It only works on
Windows.) Clicking on this link will take you to a further page
allowing you to choose the server to download from. Choose a server
close to you and click the icon in the download column.
The file should begin to download after you have specified a location
for it on your hard drive. When the download is complete click on the
file and install it.
KeyPass and create a database
Click the KeyPass icon on your desktop to run it.
Now select 'New
Database' from the 'File' menu. Enter a Master Key password for the
Click 'OK' repeat the password and click 'OK' again.
Select 'Save Database' from the 'File' menu and select a suitable
folder and filename for the database then click 'Save'.
You have now created a password database.
some entries to the database
Right click in the left hand pane of the KeyPass window and select 'Add
Password Group' from the context menu. Type "Test" into the box and
click 'OK'. This creates a new group folder called 'Test' into which
you can add entries.
Left click on the 'Test' group in the left hand pane then right click
in the right hand pane. Select 'Add Entry' from the context menu.
Make up something for the Title, Username, URL and Password.
Notice that clicking the '...' button to the right of the Password
field toggles between masked and unmasked view. When the password is
unmasked you can copy and paste it into another application.
KeyPass automatically generates a password in the 'Add Entry' dialogue
so you can use this one if you wish or type in your own. Clicking on
the 'Gen' button underneath the '...' gives you KeyPass's 'Password
Generator' where you can easily create a password without having to
dream one up.
First choose the characters that you want to include in the password.
Now create the password either by typing into the right hand edit box
or click the button to use the mouse to generate a random seed for the
password. This feature is pretty cool.
Click 'OK' when you are ready to go back to the 'Edit Entry' dialogue
and click 'OK' to commit the entry to the database.
Add some more groups and entries by repeating the above process.
Select 'Options' from the 'Edit' menu then click the 'Start and Exit'
Check 'Automatically open last used database on startup'.
Check 'Automatically save database on exit'.
Check 'Remember last opened.
Then click 'OK'
Close the KeyPass window. When you open it again it will load up your
database for you after you have entered the master password.
Well that's all there is to it. You can now add all of your passwords
into your new database and recall them whenever you want.
If you are still undecided whether to start using KeyPass then take
another look at my review.
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