[ALUG] KeePass, was Re: SSH clients

samwise samwise at bagshot-row.org
Tue Jun 13 11:06:38 BST 2017


Hi, Mark.

I use KeePassDroid on Android and my current approach for pasting in
passwords is admittedly fairly cumbersome.  Load that app, copy the
password to the clipboard, switch to the target webpage / app and
paste it in.

However, using my smartphone, it's not very often I have to paste the
passwords in.  Once you've done it once, it is usually remembered by
most Android apps.  If I was going to setup an SSH connection from my
phone, I'd use something like JuiceSSH with keys so that I wouldn't
need to bother with passwords regularly.

So it's only really logging into websites via the browser - and I
don't tend to do that too often, as most web services I'd want to log
into have apps or use cookies to keep me logged in.

That said, if you want auto-fill in a browser on a PC, I have used the
KeeFox [http://keefox.org/] browser plugin in the past with some
success to auto-login to websites.  Maintaining the entries in the
keepass database to keep this working can be a bit tedious though, so
I'm not sure it's worth the effort.  It's about to be completely
re-written to match Mozilla's new vision of API for plugins.

Peter.

On 12 June 2017 at 17:07, Mark Rogers <mark at more-solutions.co.uk> wrote:
> On 12 June 2017 at 11:57, samwise <samwise at bagshot-row.org> wrote:
>>
>> KeePass is a lot more powerful than first appears!
>
>
> I've played with Keepass in the (distant) past but not recently, and it's
> looking like I should take another look.
>
> I currently use LastPass (cue cries of horror...) because its Android client
> generally works pretty well at auto-filling apps (including but not limited
> to browser). A quick Google shows that there are KeyPass clients for Android
> (and more than one to choose from!) but a quick glance suggests that while
> they may give access to the passwords it wasn't clear that auto-fill would
> be there.
>
> (KeePassDroid doesn't seem to have much in the way of feature documentation,
> but reading the documentation on Keepass2Android, which looks pretty well
> specified, it allows switching to a Keepass keyboard to auto-enter passwords
> but that doesn't sound as seamless as LastPass.)
>
> What do others use for synchronising their Keepass data securely between
> machines (including mobiles)? Is it possible to share certain sets of data
> between users?
>
> Mark
>
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