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hannesbischof

15 Jan, 2018 09:39 PM

Hi,

first of all, great work. I've searched a long time for a secure and easy way to generate and store passwords. For me it's one of the best possible soloutions. As a software developer I wrote my own little master password tool to check the algorithm first, it worked like a charm.

Now I'm changing all my passwords, but I'm searching for a method to generate passwords for my none-online accounts. For example for a log on password for windows. What if I've got three windows PC's that do not use a domain controller. Should I use the serial number of the PC as "site name" to generate the password? What if I'd like to encrypt an USB-Stick, maybe the serial number is a good solution for the "site name", too.

Maybe you've got some best practices for non-web accounts that you can share with me or on your site with others?

Best wishes,

Hannes Bischof

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 04 Mar, 2018 01:49 PM

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    Hi Hannes,

    The site name field can really be anything, the important thing is that you use some kind of consistent naming scheme that you'll remember easily. Personally, I'd suggest assigning names to each computer or device and using a fully-lowercase version of that name as the site name in master password for that device. I use names such as elodia, myst, echos, etc.

    Cheers,
    Maarten.

  2. Maarten Billemont closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2018 01:49 PM.

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