What is a Password Safe: a software application designed to store and manage online credentials. It also generates passwords. Usually, these passwords are stored in an encrypted database and locked behind a master password. Once all your account usernames and passwords have been entered into the Password Safe application, your master password is the only one you have to commit to memory. Entering your master password unlocks your password vault, and from your vault you can then retrieve whatever password you need.
Using Password Safe you can organize your passwords using your own customizable references—for example, by user ID, category, web site, or location. You can choose to store all your passwords in a single encrypted master password list (an encrypted password database), or use multiple databases to further organize your passwords (work and home, for example). And with its intuitive interface you will be up and running in minutes.
Password Safe is a free reliable password manager.
To install, visit this link and download it to your pc.
Once downloaded. Click to install
Select all the defaults prompts and complete the installation. After installation is completed. You will see an icon on the desktop to open the application
If you are using Password Safe for the first time, press the “New…” button. You will be asked to choose the name and location of your password database (the default, “pwsafe.psafe3”, is fine). Afterwards, you will be prompted to enter a master password that is used to encrypt and lock the contents of your new safe.
Note: By default, Password Safe will show the database last used, and displays a combination prompt for it. If you use several databases, you can choose between them using the drop-down list. Alternately, you can type in the path to the database to open, or select it from a File dialog box by pressing on the ellipsis (“…”) button. Once a database is open, you can change to another via the Open Database command from the File Menu.
Once PWSAFE opens you can click on the Add New Entry button or Right Click on any area below the menu
The following bits of information are associated with each password entry:
- Group: A name for grouping (organizing) several related entries
- Title: A friendly name for a password entry
- User name: The user name
- Password: The password
- Notes: Free-form general notes field
If you wish, you can enter your own password into the password field manually, or you can have Password Safe generate a new one based on the current password policy. To have Password Safe generate a password, just click on Generate in the Edit/View Entry dialog. If you’re unhappy with the result, you can click on Generate again, or edit the password manually.
If you open Password Safe and don’t use for a few minutes it will time out. You will be able to open it again from the Taskbar or Bottom Tray on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. As shown below
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