Password Manager for Programmers

A password manager is a great tool to save time and be more secure.

I’ve seen so many times passwords that are stored in text files or on sticky notes.

When I installed the first password manager, my life changed. Seriously! Now I remember only a couple of passwords, the vault has the other ones.

I have two recommendations for password managers, but feel free to try other alternatives.

LastPass extension for Chrome, Edge, or Firefox

LastPass.com service offers an extension for your browser.

The first step is to create a LastPass account, then you will have a vault.

Install the extension and login into the account. From now on, LastPass is running. You can use it even at your job because the accounts are synchronized.

Every time when you will log in to an account, the LastPass extension will offer to save the password. LastPass extension offering to save the password

From now on, when you try to log in, the form will be filled automatically:

LastPass Extension Fill the Form

Every time when you want to log in, the LastPass will automatically fill in your account details. Forget about resetting the password.

LastPass account is secured with two-factor authentication, so your vault is secured.

Another cool feature is that you can generate a new password for each website. This will ensure that your accounts are more secured. For example, if a website doesn’t encrypt your password and a hacker finds a way to get it, that password is unique, so the hacker can only access the compromised website.

LastPass can be also installed on your smartphone, so you have your passwords right in your pocket.

KeePass Password Manager

For websites I use LastPass, but for servers and databases, I use KeePass.

KeePass is an open-source application that can store your passwords. The vault is secured with a master password or you can use a file key or your windows account.

KeePass Log in

For the master password, the encryption also includes an iteration, so a brute force attack will be avoided.

Same as LastPass, KeePass can auto-type your password. You must select the name of the window.KeePass Auto Type

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