Password managers: which ones are available for GNU / Linux?

Password managers: which ones are available for GNU / Linux?

Password managers: which ones are available for GNU / Linux?

Since, yesterday we announced the recent news of the availability of the first stable version for GNU / Linux del Password manager called 1Password, which integrates almost natively with some popular existing Distributions, today we will review a little about the set of existing apps in this area, that is, the "Password managers".

For this, we will mention both some free and openAs private and closed, whether or not, free or paid.

Password managers: KeepassX

And since, it is not the first time that we publish timely and useful information on the "Password managers" available for GNU / Linux Distros, as usual we will leave some links below, from some of our previous publications on them:

"KeePass is a cross-platform password manager de open source, which will help you organize all your accounts safely. Through it you can save in a single file all your passwords, which will be protected by BEA y TwoFish, two of the most robust encryption and encryption algorithms in data security issues." KeePass: Manage your passwords safely and freely.

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05 Password managers: Free, open, free and more.

Password managers: Free, open, free and more.

What are Password Managers?

According to a publication of the well-known and trustworthy website called Internet User Security Office, "Password managers" are described as:

"Applications that serve to store all our credentials (users, passwords, websites to which they correspond, etc.) in a database encrypted by means of a "master" password. In this way, we can manage all our user accounts from the same tool, memorizing only one master password." Password managers: how do they work?

Which ones are available for GNU / Linux?

From our current review, of apps available for GNU / Linux in this area, we have achieved the following Check these top 10 composed of the following:

Free and open

KeePassX

It is an ideal application for people with extremely high demands on the secure management of their personal data. It has a lightweight interface, is cross-platform, and is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It offers a small utility for generating strong passwords. The password generator is very customizable, fast, and easy to use. In addition, it uses a complete Database that is always encrypted with the AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256-bit key. Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 10/2016. See GitHub.

KeePass Password Safe

It is a free, open source (OSI certified) password manager, lightweight and easy to use, which allows its users to easily manage their passwords safely. Furthermore, it stores all passwords in a Database, which is locked and unlocked with a master key. Database files are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES-256, ChaCha20 and Twofish). Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 05/2021. See SourceForge.

KeePassXC

It is a modern, secure and open source password manager that stores and manages the access passwords of the accounts of important sites of its users within an AES-256 encryption algorithms database. Therefore, it is ideal for users with very high demands for the secure management of personal data. It allows identifying and managing the information stored by titles and icons defined by the user, and classifying it into customizable groups. In addition, it includes a built-in search function. Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 01/2021. See GitHub.

Buttercup

It is a free and open source password manager, built in NodeJS with Typescript. It uses strong industry standard encryption to protect passwords and credentials at rest, within vault files (.bcup). Vaults are files that function like Databases, and can be uploaded and saved to various sources, such as the local file system, Dropbox, Google Drive, or any WebDAV-enabled service (such as OwnCloud or Nextcloud). Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 05/2021. See GitHub.

Lesspass

It is a free and open source web password manager that allows generar contraseñas únicas para sitios web, cuentas de correo electrónico, o cualquier otro sitio u aplicación sobre la base de una contraseña maestra e información personal y secreta que le proporcionamos. Unlike many other similar ones (web), it is different in its operation, since it does not save the passwords in a database, nor does it need to be synchronized on the devices used. Because, it actually computes passwords, rather than generating and storing random passwords. Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 12/2018. See GitHub.

Bitwarden

It is an open source password manager with online storage (web) with support for more than 40 languages. It is considered very reliable and used in the field of companies and professionals, since it is one of the few that, being open source and free, offers an easy and secure way to share sensitive data from any device. Because it uses end-to-end encryption before the managed information leaves the used device from anywhere. Finally, it is multiplatform and its latest stable version available is dated: 05/2021. See GitHub.

Private and Closed

  1. 1Password
  2. LastPass
  3. Enpass
  4. Myki

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We hope this "useful little post" on «Gestores de contraseñas», and the best known and available to be used today on our Free and open operating systems called GNU / Linux; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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