If you have a lot of online user accounts/passwords then keeping them safe can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. Then again for safely storing your online accounts you can use tools such as the ‘RoboForm’ (web based password manager) which even opens the URL and automatically fills your log-in details for you.
But to store both online and offline (user accounts, admin passwords etc) accounts safely, then a password keeper like FPM2 (“Figaro’s Password Manager 2”) can come in real handy.
One of the benefits of FPM2 is that it supports both GNU/Linux and Android platforms so you can easily import/export your accounts easily between those platforms. It uses powerful encryption algorithms to keep the data encrypted for maximum security as well.
*. Has a simple user friendly user interface.
*. Uses a “master password” (plus a “key” file which is optional) for additional security. The data is encrypted using the AES-256 algorithm.
*. While creating an account you can add a Title, URL (if it’s a web login), user name, password, category, add notes (for remembering easily and can also be used for searching) and including a ‘Launcher’ field.
The ‘Launcher’ lets you choose between options such as: SSH, Web, None and Generic command.
If when filling up an account info if I used “Web” as the “Launcher” then whenever I double click on the appropriate account in FPM2 it’ll automatically open up the URL in your default web browser.
If you used “ssh” then it’ll open the Terminal window, which is quite useful.
*. A powerful built in password generator.
*. Import/Export passwords.
*. Minimizes to system tray & automatically locks after a given time (can be changed manually). Although in Ubuntu Unity 2D desktop… then system tray feature did not work for me.
*. Search for accounts.
*. Automatically clears “clipboard” memory for additional security.
These are some of the main features of “Figaro’s Password Manager 2” to mention.
You can install FPM2 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by simply tying the below command your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install fpm2
So, for a password manager that supports both GNU/Linux and Android platforms and being one that doesn’t consume a lot of system resources, ‘FPM2’ is a pretty handy utility.