Never Forget a Password Again

Okay, so you'll probably still forget them. But with GPass, you can find them again in an instant.

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GPass is a quick tool that lets you type up a list of passwords, locked away with a master password. It is easy enough to use: Just click the Add button, and give it a name and a password. If you want, you can set the password to expire so that GPass will tell you when you need to change it again.

And for indecisive folks, or those who like to memorize random characters, it includes a password generator.

The only thing missing, strangely, is a way to print your passwords for a stow-away hard copy. But, for what it does, it does good. Just remember to copy the .gpass folder if you erase your hard drive if you don't want to re-enter them all again.

(You'll probably find this tool listed as "Password Manager" in your distribution's package manager.)

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Jacob is a web developer, student, and programmer from Ohio. He is a staff member at the Ubuntu Forums and is most likely a fanboy of the distribution. He loves to write in code and words, play video games, and rant about topics most would have abandoned long ago. Jacob uses GNOME and is never seen running stable software, much to the demise of his laptop.

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Discussion: Never Forget a Password Again

  1. Yoni (guest)

    # Posted on 17 September 2007 at 01:02 AM

    How does GPass integrates with other desktop applications? is it like kwallet (for kde) or like gnome keyring?



  2. tonio (guest)

    # Posted on 17 September 2007 at 01:59 AM

    Revelation is a similar program running on Gnome.



  3. Jacob (guest)

    # Posted on 17 September 2007 at 04:01 AM

    Yoni:

    No, the Gnome Keyring will remember session passwords, but it is unable to even remember them for later use. Hence this app. :D



  4. Killer_Klown (guest)

    # Posted on 17 September 2007 at 04:29 PM

    Listen man.... I have a suggestion... its a small invention called pencil and paper.. write the damn thing down and dont loose it.



  5. Chris (guest)

    # Posted on 18 September 2007 at 02:10 AM

    Better still Killer_Klown, buy some post-its and stick them to the side of the monitor.



  6. # Posted on 18 September 2007 at 11:28 AM

    [...] took a look at standalone GTK-based password remembering tool GPass recently, and if you’re not on KDE that is a very useful [...]



  7. Tim (guest)

    # Posted on 18 September 2007 at 11:54 AM

    I do use a similar program, since I tend to have many lengthy, obscure passwords which change regularly. "Password Gorilla" works quite well, and is cross platform. Unlike the proverbial post-it note, this is stored in encrypted form, so there is at least one password I better not forget.



  8. Bob (guest)

    # Posted on 06 December 2010 at 01:33 AM

    One major drawback is that you can't actually view your passwords once you have saved them. This is a big inconvenience



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