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Spuzzum




msg:4208945
 7:03 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering how people are recording their account information (ftp username/password, database info, etc...) for the various websites that you manage.

Is excel the preferred method? If so, does anyone care to share a template? :)


Thanks!

 

LifeinAsia




msg:4208958
 7:14 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

I use Excel for the sites related to my own company. No one else has a copy, but there are instructions on where to find it on my desktop in the event of my incapacitation.

For a client, where several people need access, the passwords are stored with KeePass Password Safe. It's nice because the passwords aren't actually displayed- you cut and paste the password from the KeePass program to the login screen.

rocknbil




msg:4209064
 10:35 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Keepass rocks and it's currently free but I'd pay for it.

You can't open the database without a master password, and it stores everything encrypted. Once you start using it you only have to remember a single password. :-) When you copy data from it, it only holds the data in the clipboard for 12 seconds. If you use the portable version, you can carry it with you on a USB drive. It is dependent on the 1.1 .net framework though, so throw a copy of the install (dontnetfx.exe) on the same drive. We keep all out passwords and software registrations in Keepass.

LifeinAsia




msg:4209074
 10:48 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

it only holds the data in the clipboard for 12 seconds.

Ah, is that what it is? I knew it eventually deleted it from the Clipboard, but I thought it did that when you closed KeePass.

Spuzzum




msg:4210019
 3:54 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is perfect! Thank you very much!

drongo




msg:4210839
 11:24 pm on Oct 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Roboform - stores all your passwords and also logs you into your web sites.

bill




msg:4210942
 7:50 am on Oct 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've moved all that data into a LastPass account. Anywhere I go I can get secure access to my passwords and account information.

spadilla




msg:4237228
 4:35 am on Dec 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've tried all of the above services and settled on PassPack for my passwords and all my client data. I believe they are free up to a limited number of accts. Fantastic service, allows for triple layer protection anywhere I am.

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