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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by DGalt, Nov 9, 2009.

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    You might be forgetting that a keepass database is itself password-encrypted. So even if someone got hold of the Keepass database, they'd need to crack that password.
     

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    I use both Mint.com and PageOnce for those kinds of things; Mint for my financial stuff, PageOnce for my various reward memberships from airlines and car rental places. A bit more complex, but I like having my assets split up so in case I do get hacked, they won't get it all.
     
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    I don't see lastpass in the market .. .just browser
     
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    OK, so based on this thread I've downloaded keepass to my linux home laptop and intend to do so as well to my pc at the office. I've downloaded it to my DHD as well, but I can't get it up and running, and figure out how to use it until I figure out what tf to do about the request for a "key pass."

    Does anyone have a simple directive that can get me up and running???
     
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    H Garry,
    regarding http://market.android.com/details?id=org.awallet.free

    A. Auto exit is considered as the next feature of aWallet.
    B. Multiple password files might be supported later, but is not high priority now.
    C. There is support for 1 level of folders. Not sub-folders. Sub-folders is I believe kind of overkill that would probably be used by only minority of users. But there are currently some paid password managers for Android with support of sub-folders.
    D. Export to CSV is considered as the next feature.
    F. Copy of fields is supported via tapping the field label in the Entry view.
    G. Fields are not limited in size and support line breaks.
    H. The app does not require network access! It also does not annoy with ads.
    I. Desktop access is considered later as a Java desktop app. It will use the same data.crypt file which is used on the Android app. The data.crypt file can be transferred to the desktop either via USB or SD card.
    K. Is fulfilled.
    L. I'm open to any new ideas and suggestions :)



     
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    I like B-Folders.
     
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    I'm having sync issues with Keepass + Dropbox on my Samsung Galaxy S.

    When I change a password entry in Keepass on my computer (Windows Vista), it syncs fine with dropbox on the computer. However, when I view my keepass database on my android phone (using KeePassDroid), it still gives me the old password entry.

    I've tested the dropbox app for my phone, and given other files are syncing fine to dropbox on my phone, I can conclude that dropbox isn't the problem (even though dropbox for android doesn't autosync).

    I have no idea what's going on.
     
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    I have been looking into password managers - I used to use ewallet on my old iPaq. I have gone with Keepass + Dropbox and I think I have it working OK. I have loaded Keepass V1.xx on my PC (the newer V2.xx uses a different database not compatible with the KeePassDroid app).

    After I set-up Dropbox on the phone I browsed the SD-Card and couldn't find a Dropbox folder, I also couldn't find a setting in Dropbox where I could change the settings for the folder use/creation.
    Then a folder did show up, so I moved the KeePass file there and added one password. But it didn't sync. Playing around I found that the folder on my SD card was just a cached copy. Hmm, not what I was wanting. I don't have much in my Dropbox and would be happy to just keep all Dropbox files on my SD-Card and sync them whenever the WiFi is available.

    So I opened Dropbox and clicked on the KeePass file, selected to open with KeePass and made one change - when I saved it auto-synced straight away. Sweet - working good!
    But what about when I want to check a password without an network connection? I could open the file on the SD-card and look at that - that should be fine. But what if I want to add or change something? I'm only looking at a cached file which wont auto-sync to Dropbox.
    I just checked and found that if I have used KeePass on the PC and added stuff then it is synced straight away to Dropbox, but the cached copy is unchanged on the phone. I need to open the file on the phone to update the cached copy, which then gives me an off-line file I can open & read.

    I think I'll stick with KeePassDroid + Dropbox because it is working OK. At home I can open Dropbox on the phone and select the KeePass file and open it with KeePassDroid - this works the way I want it to, with the file auto-syncing every time. Away from home I can either open the cached file and treat it as read only or use a network connection and open Dropbox like normal. I'll see how things go using it this way.

    BTW:
    If the cached file is 100% up to date (IF!) then you CAN open it and modify it and then when you are connected to the internet you can open Dropbox and upload that modified file. But this must be done manually, it wont just happen. But if you have made some additions/changes on the PC and haven't opened Dropbox on the phone then you would not want to modify the cached file and then upload it. Probably best to ALWAYS treat the cached copy as read only.
     
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    Very interesting:
    • I changed my Keepass file on my computer. I then used the Keepass app on my SGS, but the file hadn't synced.
    • Then I went to my dropbox app, downloaded the Keepass file (I couldn't open it, as dropbox couldn't identify the keepass file type). I then went back to the keepass app, and found that the keepass file had synced. Yay! However, it was only upon downloading the keepass file in the dropbox app that it synced.

    Thanks heaps for that, now I can make up ridiculously long, uncrackable passwords with all sorts of crazy characters again. But how do I store an uncrackable Keepass password?

    And yeah, best to treat the phone copy of the file as read-only.
     
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    I ended up with B-Folders. It is much more than a password manager. I keep tons of secret notes and contacts that I imported from Palm Desktop. Syncs great over USB like Palm and over Wi-Fi too. Very happy with it so far.

    SplashID looked promising, but very poor quality on Android and they wanted to purchase the desktop version before I can try it.

    DC
     
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    Password safe lite.
     
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    I have password safe and find this a good program.
     
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    I have always bee a longtime Palm user and have used YAPS (Yet Another Password Safe) for over 10 years. It was easy to use and would encrypt all kinds of notes and password and allow easy lookup. I finally gave up my Palm Centro and got a Samsung Epic 4G. Based on what I read in this forum, I tried KeePass with DropBox. Here are my thoughts:

    1) Setting up DropBox and KeePass on Windows and Android were pretty straight forward. However, from within the KeePass application I could not find the DropBox folder. I had to go into the DropBox App and tap the password file to launch KeePass. Additionally, KeePass updates from Windows don't show up in the KeePass for Android until KeePass is launched from DropBox app. It looks like DropBox does not really sync a file to Android until the file is tapped in the DropBox app. If I do not open the DropBox app and go straight to the KeePass app, it will load my old password file without updates from Windows.

    2) I would like to have the search filter on every keystroke. KeePass will only execute the search by pressing enter.

    3) I would like to see additional columns from list view, like website, etc.

    Otherwise it looks like a workable solution for me.
     
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    I'm a brand new Android user (DroidX) and I've been trying to learn how to use everything via manuals and forums. I'm stuck on using my Roboform Everywhere, and I know it's my issue and not the app! It installed fine on the phone and syncs with my PC fine, and I can log into it. But how do I use it to fill login fields? Since apparently I can't have two apps up at the same time, there's no way to click a button the way it works on PC browsers. And if I wanted to go back and forth copying and pasting, that seems awfully cumbersome. I seem able to bring up some websites from within Roboform and log in that way. I'm definitely missing the right way to use this, and I know I'll feel even stupider than I already do when somebody explains it to me. Thank you!
     
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    Yodlee combines both in a single app. I have trouble seeing that much value in the rewards stuff. May as well combine.
     
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    Get a Motorola Atrix and use the Fingerprint Smart Sensor API to secure the password with your fingerprint. Then all you do is swipe and the password can be delivered to your app. Of course this implies application development or adaptation, but it will be a great enhancement for password managers in the future.
     
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    Ascendo should be coming very soon.
     
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    Thanks for suggestions. Tried Keepass to maintain passwords and Dropbox to update Droid. Meets my needs.:)
     
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    As a matter of fact, I e-mailed Ascendo today to ask about whether DataVault was coming to Droid. I've used it for years on my Blackberry and love it.

    Here's the answer I got:

    :cool:
     
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    I have used KeePass on a PC for a few years. The version I am using is a newer v2.16.

    I installed KeePassDroid and cannot get it to load the kdbx file as the program reports on my Droid that it has run out of memory. The message is: "The phone ran out of memory while parsing your database. It may be too large for your phone."

    The file size is 7.31 MB. Maybe this is just too much for the Droid.
     
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    Yep... it's in glorious beta! :)

    SPB Wallet is pretty good.
     
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    I found that the version 1 kdb file works okay. Use the v2 Export feature to export back to a v1 file.
     
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    Androidpwsafe is GPL'd, open source, free, simple, and compatible with Counterpane's pwsafe (apparently the de facto standard file format used on most platforms). AFAIK, this is the only Android-based password manager that supports the standard pwsafe format.

    The downside is it cannot be sync'd, which defeats the point in supporting a standard format. Syncing/importing/exporting is a planned feature (but it's been planned for 2 years now).
     

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