PwManager

Security

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Description:

With PwManager you can easily manage your passwords.
PwManager saves your passwords blowfish-encrypted in one file, so you have to remember only one master-password instead of all. Instead of the master-password you can use a chipcard, so you don't have to remember a password to access the list.
PwManager has a KWallet emulation layer, available on systems with KDE-3.2 and above.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

ChangeLog:
# fix crashes caused by stack corruption on document saving.

johnpp

8 years ago

There seems to be a bug in closing down pwmanager. If you use File > Quit, then pwmanager closes down successfully.
If you use Alt-F4 or the red X button, the GUI closes but the pwmanager process remains running, thus preventing you from running pwmanager again until the process is killed manually.

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johnpp

8 years ago

There seems to be a bug in closing down pwmanager. If you use File > Quit, then pwmanager closes down successfully.
If you use Alt-F4 or the red X button, the GUI closes but the pwmanager process remains running, thus preventing you from running pwmanager again until the process is killed manually.

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cornelinux

13 years ago

Hi,
what do you think of storing the password file on a smartcard? The complete file, not only the masterkey!

I got several passwords for me an my customers. But I never sit in front of a single computer. But I got my smartcard with me...

Which way should it be implemented. (I took a look at it. I think I could do it)

Should there be an additional Filemenu-Entry:
* Read from smartcard
* Save to smardcard
When using my passwords, I could save them to disk by mistake. :(
But it would be easy to load a password file an then store it on the smartcard.

Or should it be in the configuration menu, a checkbox: "Don't save to disk but save to smartcard".
Not sure about this.

The password data would be saved to the private pin-protected area of the smartcard. Should the data still be password protected?
What do you think?

Kind regards
Cornelius

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edroid

13 years ago

Can anyone explain how to set-up
the launcher for auto-login? I've
tried different things but keep
getting the error:

"A Fatal Error Has Occurred - Konsole

Konsole is unable to open a PTY
(pseudo teletype). It is likely
that this is due to an incorrect
configuration of the PTY devices.
Konsole needs to have read/write
access to the PTY devices."

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nightwing

13 years ago

Hello,

if anyone needs a PKGBUILD-file for Arch Linux, I've created one:
http://roots.awardspace.com/pkgbuilds/pwmanager_PKGBUILD.txt

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nightwing

13 years ago

Hello,

if anyone needs a PKGBUILD-file for Arch Linux, I've created one:
http://roots.awardspace.com/pkgbuilds/pwmanager_PKGBUILD.txt

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janet

13 years ago

Are there plans for translations? I'd love to see a version with german menus.

And does the author really read this comments? ;)

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janet

13 years ago

What about an autosave option (never, every minute, every 5 minutes or so)?

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janet

13 years ago

How can I rearrange the toolbar icons? I don't need that "New Window" and "Print", I'd love to see "Add Entry" at the beginning of the toolbar.

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janet

13 years ago

1. The toolbar is resizable but the icons in it aren't, just the space around them gets bigger. That's not very pleasant for users with high display resolutions and for visually impaired people. // 2. The application window doesn't save the layout. E.g. I want a very small categories bar at the left and in the list the columns in the order URL, Username, Password, Description, Launcher. But when I close and reopen PwManager the categories bar is wide again an the columns in the list are in the default order :(

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janet

13 years ago

Is there a german translation?

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cornelinux

13 years ago

Would be nice to store all the passwords on a smartcard (pkcs11)

Cornelius

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gohanz

13 years ago

A SlackWare 10.2 TGZ Package is ready to download!!

http://www.slacky.it


http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=1&func=fileinfo&filecatid=466&parent=category

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jazz

14 years ago

This is an awesome app. It's just what I have been looking for. Thank you :)

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Seanbra

14 years ago

Will the suse 9.1 rpm work with 9.2 or do I need to compile ?

thanks!

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basquiat

14 years ago

PwManager is the thing I was looking for - it's very easy to use and much more userfriendly than KDE Wallet, especially when handling logins for multiple shell accounts.

Killerfeatures: The very comfortable "copy username/password/whatever to clipboard" context menu, accessible just via the PwManager applet, and the password generator - that's just well thought.

So while I'm holding my thumbs up - how do you guys manage your passwords when having to work on a Windows client (yes, some of us have to do this from time to time)? One possibility is exporting the passwords as plain text and gpging them afterwards, but that's not very comfortable. I doubt there's something on the Redmond OS that can read the blowfish encrypted PwManager files, is it? What about a Windows port of PwManager? ;-)

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Oxyacetylene

14 years ago

I think a Windows port would be great.

1. Same app and interface in both OS's for ease of use
2. Have a common password database that is easy to update between the two, like a work and home PC
3. Maybe store the passwords on a USB memory key so you can take it with you, then the passwords aren't even stored on the machine.

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michaelbuesch

14 years ago

A windows port is work in progress. I don't know how far the progress is, because I don't do it by myself.
The only problem is the KDE dependency, here. But I talked via email with someone, who thought it is possible, because there's some mini-KDE library for Windows.
However, there are good password managers for Windows around. I will add CSV Support to PwManager, so it'll be possible to communicate with them in future.
Thanks and have fun.
-- Michael - main developer

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basquiat

14 years ago

Fine, that's good news. Another question: Is there some command line application which can read the PwManager encrypted password files?

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michaelbuesch

14 years ago

Not yet. It'll take quite some time until one appears. But some time in the future it will appear. ;)

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sneakin

15 years ago

If you're looking for a password manager with a slick user interface that's aesthetically pleasing, don't look here.

- sneakin

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michaelbuesch

15 years ago

Oh, my friends.
Don't do unneccessary flames, please. The user interface has been reviewed and greatly improved by official KDE usability people. (Thanks again to KDE people).
You may try PwManager-CVS. Its UI is even better, but it's the development version.
If you have any suggestions on improving PwManager, please let me know (Implementing compatibility with MyPasswordSafe is work in progress ;)

Have a nice day.

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sneakin

15 years ago

One thing that turns me off, is that text on the toolbar can be turned off but doesn't stick when I restart PwManager. Also, where ever there is not a button there's a black line on the bottom of the toolbar.

Was editing/creating an advanced comment thought out? Having to click two buttons to get to it is a big no no. And it just happened to segfault on me after I added an entry to the advanced comment OKed out of everything, and then tried to bring the advanced comment dialog back up.

As far as Password Safe compatibility, you're welcome to use my code...if you can get it to compile. ;-) We should also talk and standardize on a drag and drop mimetype.

- sneakin

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michaelbuesch

15 years ago

One thing that turns me off, is that text on the toolbar can be turned off but doesn't stick when I restart PwManager. Also, where ever there is not a button there's a black line on the bottom of the toolbar.

Can't follow you. There's no text in the toolbar. Only icons.

Was editing/creating an advanced comment thought out? Having to click two buttons to get to it is a big no no. And it just happened to segfault on me after I added an entry to the advanced comment OKed out of everything, and then tried to bring the advanced comment dialog back up.

The advanced comment is Work In Progress, as you can see on the TODO list.
However it shouldn't segfault. Can you do a backtrace and say what you did exactly?

As far as Password Safe compatibility, you're welcome to use my code...if you can get it to compile. ;-)

I'm using code derived from pwsafe. If MyPasswordManager is really compatible with this, it should work.
Couldn't get it to compile until yet. :)

We should also talk and standardize on a drag and drop mimetype.

Yes. No such type existing now?
Care to do the first step in developing one?

Thanks.
Could you please reply via email? Would be a _lot_ easier.

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elahav

15 years ago

What I'm really missing is a password manager that can synchronise its database with a Palm handheld.
I know of GNU-Keyring, and I have already written a KPilot conduit for it. Unfortunately, Keyring seems to be unmaintained and the current version only supports reading from the Palm device.
PwManager seems like a good password manager. Any chance someone will assume the task of writing a Palm version and a KPilot conduit?

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13 years ago

ChangeLog:
# fix crashes caused by stack corruption on document saving.

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