KeePass Password Safe

How do you keep track of service account and administrative credentials?  Everyone has their own take on the best way to secure passwords from pen and paper in a safe to multi-factor authenticated, encrypted databases.  Each method has it’s  own strengths and weaknesses.

At my office, we use an open source password manager called “KeePass Password Safe”

KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight password manager.  The encrypted database file created by KeePass allows you to securely store your passwords through an easy-to-use interface.  You can create folders and organize your account names and passwords so they are easy to locate and identify.  KeePass also doubles as a random password generator to assist in creating complex passwords suitable for administrative and service accounts.

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KeePass also features the ability to turn on multi-factor authentication for even more peace of mind.  Choose from a “Master Password”, “Key file / provider” or “Windows User Account” for authentication options.  The Key file / provider option provides you with everything you need to turn an ordinary, old USB thumb drive into a second form of authentication.

If you are looking for a secure, easy-to-use tool for managing passwords in your environment, give KeePass a try!

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