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Managing Passwords

By Joseph Yedid

Do you have too many passwords kicking around? Can’t remember them all? This seems like the current trend these days and I am by no means spared from this either. The best way to deal with so many passwords is to have… a password manager!! My personal favorite password manager is KeePass. It can be found here.

It is fairly easy to use. After launching the MSI:

Managing Passwords-Select Language

Select your language and click OK.

Managing Passwords-License Agreement

Accept the license agreement. Click Next.

Managing Passwords-Destination Location

Select your installation folder. Click Next.

Managing Passwords-Full Installation

Select Full installation. Click Next.

Managing Passwords-Additional Tasks

Choose your options. Click Next.

Managing Passwords-Install

Click Install.

Managing Passwords-Installing

Wait for the installation to complete.

Managing Passwords-Finish

Click Finish.

Managing Passwords-Create a Database

Now you need to create a database to store the passwords. Click File and New.

Managing Passwords-Master Password

Enter a master password and repeat it. Select additional options as needed.

Managing Passwords-Master Password OK

When done click OK.

Managing Passwords-Database Settings

Set any additional database settings and then click on OK.

Managing Passwords-Create New Entries

Now you are ready to create new entries to store your passwords!

Managing Passwords-Add Group

You can add a group to organize your passwords.

Managing Passwords-Add Entry

Or you can add an entry to an existing group.

Managing Passwords-Add Entry Quality

You can add a title, user name, URL, notes and even set a date for when the password expires. Then enter a password and make sure to repeat it. Quality shows you the strength of the password. You can also generate a random password (icon under the dots).

That was just a snippet of what you can do with KeePass. I’d recommend giving it a shot if you are looking for a password manager.