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Posted May 20, 2010 13:35 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
In reply to: Google Chrome and master passwords by ikm
Parent article: Google Chrome and master passwords

You might want to try LastPass - it's an in-browser password manager for Firefox, Chrome, IE, and others, which runs on Linux, Mac and Windows. There's also a desktop version called LastPass Pocket for the same platforms, and you can use it via web app only where you don't want to install anything (e.g. a live CD you're using a few minutes). It's generally pretty good, with developers willing to respond to questions. I've been using it for a while on Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04, and Windows XP and 7, with Firefox, Chromium and Chrome. The Chrome plugin is fairly complete these days.

Specifically, it does have an "override sites that don't let you remember passwords" feature - and if a site isn't let you store cookies that store credentials, LastPass can auto login when it sees the site's login page. For your requirement, just disable all timeouts in its config - for most people I'd recommend a suitable inactivity timeout.

It's free as in beer (except on mobile phones where they charge a yearly fee) but not open source. See

KeePass is also good and open source, with many plugins and great features, but doesn't have the browser integration.

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Posted May 20, 2010 14:47 UTC (Thu) by jackb (guest, #41909) [Link]

I second this. I use LassPass on Firefox, Chrome and Android.

One of the other nice features is that you can set up one-time passwords if you want to access your account from a semi-trusted computer.

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