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Password Managers

Password managers allow you to securely store and manage passwords and other credentials with the use of a master password.

Introduction to Passwords

Cloud-based

These password managers sync your passwords to a cloud server for easy accessibility from all your devices and safety against device loss.

Bitwarden

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Bitwarden is a free and open-source password manager. It aims to solve password management problems for individuals, teams, and business organizations. Bitwarden is among the best and safest solutions to store all of your logins and passwords while conveniently keeping them synced between all of your devices.

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Bitwarden also features Bitwarden Send, which allows you to share text and files securely with end-to-end encryption. A password can be required along with the send link. Bitwarden Send also features automatic deletion.

You need the Premium Plan to be able to share files. The free plan only allows text sharing.

Bitwarden's server-side code is open-source, so if you don't want to use the Bitwarden cloud, you can easily host your own Bitwarden sync server.

Vaultwarden is an alternative implementation of Bitwarden's sync server written in Rust and compatible with official Bitwarden clients, perfect for self-hosted deployment where running the official resource-heavy service might not be ideal. If you are looking to self-host Bitwarden on your own server, you almost certainly want to use Vaultwarden over Bitwarden's official server code.

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1Password

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1Password is a password manager with a strong focus on security and ease-of-use, which allows you to store passwords, credit cards, software licenses, and any other sensitive information in a secure digital vault. Your vault is hosted on 1Password's servers for a monthly fee. 1Password is audited on a regular basis and provides exceptional customer support. 1Password is closed source; however, the security of the product is thoroughly documented in their security white paper.

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Traditionally, 1Password has offered the best password manager user experience for people using macOS and iOS; however, it has now achieved feature-parity across all platforms. It boasts many features geared towards families and less technical people, as well as advanced functionality.

Your 1Password vault is secured with both your master password and a randomized 34-character security key to encrypt your data on their servers. This security key adds a layer of protection to your data because your data is secured with high entropy regardless of your master password. Many other password manager solutions are entirely reliant on the strength of your master password to secure your data.

One advantage 1Password has over Bitwarden is its first-class support for native clients. While Bitwarden relegates many duties, especially account management features, to their web vault interface, 1Password makes nearly every feature available within its native mobile or desktop clients. 1Password's clients also have a more intuitive UI, which makes them easier to use and navigate.

Psono

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Psono is a free and open-source password manager from Germany, with a focus on password management for teams. Psono supports secure sharing of passwords, files, bookmarks, and emails. All secrets are protected by a master password.

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Psono provides extensive documentation for their product. The web-client for Psono can be self-hosted; alternatively, you can choose the full Community Edition or the Enterprise Edition with additional features.

Local Storage

These options allow you to manage an encrypted password database locally.

KeePassXC

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KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, a native cross-platform port of KeePass Password Safe, with the goal to extend and improve it with new features and bugfixes to provide a feature-rich, cross-platform and modern open-source password manager.

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KeePassXC stores its export data as CSV files. This may mean data loss if you import this file into another password manager. We advise you check each record manually.

KeePassDX (Android)

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KeePassDX is a lightweight password manager for Android, allows editing encrypted data in a single file in KeePass format and can fill in the forms in a secure way. Contributor Pro allows unlocking cosmetic content and non-standard protocol features, but more importantly, it helps and encourages development.

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Strongbox (iOS & macOS)

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Strongbox is an open-source password manager for iOS and macOS that supports KeePass and Password Safe formats. It offers a premium version with more features such as TouchID and FaceID unlocking.

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There is also an offline-only version available called Strongbox Zero if you don't need syncing; this version is stripped down so it has less attack surface.

Command-line

These products are minimal password managers that can be used within scripting applications.

gopass

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gopass is a password manager for the command line written in Go. It works on all major desktop and server operating systems (Linux, macOS, BSD, Windows).

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