Using a password manager is one of the best ways to create unique and strong passwords. With their ability to store them securely, open-source or not, password managers often allow you to access all your passwords by remembering only a master password. Here are the 7 best password managers for Linux desktop.
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that gives you easy access from various devices including desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone devices with its secure cloud syncing feature. You can also enhance its options by purchasing upgrades. It is also possible to turn a personal account to an enterprise account for free. One of the main differences in enterprise accounts is that they allow sharing information with 2 users. It is not only usable on Linux, but also accessible on macOS and Windows. Also, web browser extensions such as Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge are available.
Official Site: https://bitwarden.com/
With its ‘password manager you deserve’ slogan Buttercup offers a user-friendly interface with basic concepts. It is one of the platforms that allow you to live the freedom of “not remembering your passwords” Besides, this simple open-source password manager is available for all major platforms. Buttercup protects and stores securely the passwords by using a strong encryption algorithm. It also has mobile apps that were designed for completely portable experience. On the web browser side, however, it is only usable with Google Chrome.
Official Site: https://buttercup.pw/
“You were not born to remember passwords, Enpass is!” That’s the slogan of the Enpass. It’s one of the most popular password managers usable on multiple platforms. Enpass stores passwords behind one strong master password. Its security based on peer-reviewed cryptography libraries of the SQLCipher engine. Enpass, working only with 64-bit systems, is available on mobile and desktop platforms. It offers cloud sync capabilities with services like iCloud, Dropbox, WebDAV, OneDrive and Google Drive.
Official Site: https://www.enpass.io/
Password generator and manager LastPass is a cross-platform application. It’s like an auto-pilot for all passwords. With its fast and easy usage, it simplifies online shopping, stores digital records like insurance cards, memberships, Wi-Fi passwords, and supports easy access to your LastPass account for trusted friends and family in the event of an emergency or crisis. You can upgrade to Premium by paying 3 USD per month.
Official Site: https://www.lastpass.com/
Multi-platform password manager and generator Dashlane provides automatic synchronization across devices. The free version includes managing up to 50 passwords and fills personal information on one device, security alerts, and secure password storage. Premium version, costing 3.33 USD per month, allows managing unlimited passwords on unlimited devices. After a standard 30 days trial, it is also possible to use a premium version for free for 6 months.
Official Site: https://www.dashlane.com/
Open source, light-weight password manager KeePass is a different way that allows managing passwords in a secure way. KeePass, whose 2.43 version released on 9 September, came with user interface and integration enhancements, and other minor new features and improvements. After Windows, it is now available for Linux users.
Official Site: https://keepass.info/
7. Password Safe
Renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier designed Password Safe to create several unique, strong, encrypted username/password lists. It has a similar working scheme with other password managers: creating and remembering a single master password is the only requirement. Password Safe is for Windows user but a beta version for Ubuntu, Debian, and FreeBSD users is available. Also, a Java-based version on SourceForge is ready.
Official Site: https://pwsafe.org/
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