How to remember computer passwords?

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The place I work at, I have like thirty computer systems I work with. Each one requires a different type of password. and I cannot write them down or save them anywhere. It's a big fat NO!

Any suggestions how to remember these passwords?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    https://BitWarden.com will solve your problem. You only have to remember one password, but you must remember that password. Every other place you need passwords, BitWarden will remember them for you. They have apps for all the major browsers, and it works on mobiles.

    There are a lot of password managers, but one of BW's advantages is that it's open source and can and is routinely checked for flaws, backdoors, etc. by pros but they can't do that for closed systems such as LastPass.

    i' use the free level and it meets all my needs but have been considering upgrading solely for the ability to share passwords as needed.

    Before you install it though, your IT department may already have solutions available you don't know about, or they may not allow installation of outside software.

    Mark

    Edit: If they don't allow password managers and they don't have a solution of their own, maybe you need to just tell them that it's impossible to remember and they need to come up with a way to do it if they want the work to be done. You may want to share more here about what you are doing, why you are using so many systems, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      https://BitWarden.com will solve your problem. You only have to remember one password, but you must remember that password. Every other place you need passwords, BitWarden will remember them for you. They have apps for all the major browsers, and it works on mobiles.

      There are a lot of password managers, but one of BW's advantages is that it's open source and can and is routinely checked for flaws, backdoors, etc. by pros but they can't do that for closed systems such as LastPass.

      i' use the free level and it meets all my needs but have been considering upgrading solely for the ability to share passwords as needed.

      Before you install it though, your IT department may already have solutions available you don't know about, or they may not allow installation of outside software.

      Mark

      Edit: If they don't allow password managers and they don't have a solution of their own, maybe you need to just tell them that it's impossible to remember and they need to come up with a way to do it if they want the work to be done. You may want to share more here about what you are doing, why you are using so many systems, etc.
      Thanks Mark, this is really a great suggestion. I am sure Keepass or bit warden are really great solutions, I can use them in different environment and they will be just about right, but that's also a great question you asked, why I am using so many systems. I am an account manager at Global Data Center that is very secured. I am not the only one account manager there, I am trying to think out of the box, but this might not an ideal solution, that I am sure there is a reason behind this, but if I took a long leave and came back, I might have an issue remembering all of these, that's why I am looking for a solution for this without violating any terms. I am grateful for my google chrome on my personal, it got back my back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If you were working at home on your laptop or desktop i would say Roboform or Lastpass, but since it seems like you need an enterprise solution, i would recommend Keepass - which is also open source, and works very similar to bit warden.
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    • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      If you were working at home on your laptop or desktop i would say Roboform or Lastpass, but since it seems like you need an enterprise solution, i would recommend Keepass - which is also open source, and works very similar to bit warden.
      Great suggestions Randall, I might use these but in a different environment, in a world I will never know LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well it was a software on the internet who will do all the work for you but unfortunately i dont rememver the name
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  • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
    Hello good people, thank you so much for your responses. I took your advice and spoke to management, and they are willing to try out an Enterprise solution .
    I'm thinking Keepass or bitwarden may be the way to go. What do you guys think? The management at our Ashburn facility has allowed me to have input into the software we're using to manage these different passwords. Which one is better based on your experience Keepass or bitwarden?

    Thanks again for all of your help!


    Regards,
    Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author becau
    You could use mnemonic techniques along with a rehearsal practice. It'll take a bit of practice to become proficient but the results are totally worth it. Anthony Metivier (Magnetic Memory Method) has a decent free course on the basics. There's also numerous books on the topic if you're interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Hey, it's good they are open minded about trying to solve this problem. I've been using the free version of BitWarden for several months now, so I don't have experience with the enterprise version but would say give it a try. I looked at Keepass a little bit before and there was a feature or two that they didn't have that was a deal killer for me, even for free software, but I forget now what it was.

    There are many good solutions besides these two you could look at. However, one way in which BitWarden excels over the rest is that it's open source. Anyone can see the source code and see any nastiness built in, purposely or by mistake. All else being equal, that's a big plus in a lot of ways. You are trusting that the password management software isn't secretly stealing your passwords and selling them on the dark web. So, this has to be considered.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Hey, it's good they are open minded about trying to solve this problem. I've been using the free version of BitWarden for several months now, so I don't have experience with the enterprise version but would say give it a try. I looked at Keepass a little bit before and there was a feature or two that they didn't have that was a deal killer for me, even for free software, but I forget now what it was.

      There are many good solutions besides these two you could look at. However, one way in which BitWarden excels over the rest is that it's open source. Anyone can see the source code and see any nastiness built in, purposely or by mistake. All else being equal, that's a big plus in a lot of ways. You are trusting that the password management software isn't secretly stealing your passwords and selling them on the dark web. So, this has to be considered.

      Mark
      Thank you so much for this information, I will definitely consider this in my approach, security is no joke, you are totally getting the point here and thank you for that!


      Regards,
      Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Are these local device passwords, or web credentials?

    Originally Posted by UltraOne View Post

    The place I work at, I have like thirty computer systems I work with. Each one requires a different type of password. and I cannot write them down or save them anywhere. It's a big fat NO!

    Any suggestions how to remember these passwords?
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    • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
      Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

      Are these local device passwords, or web credentials?
      That's a great question. These are physical devices on site in "our Ashburn facility", for web credentials are easy to be managed, God if it wasn't, that would be my non-sense nightmare.
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      • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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        Well, if you're on Windows I'm sure you can setup Windows Hello for Business, but that's something totally unrelated here on WF.



        Originally Posted by UltraOne View Post

        That's a great question. These are physical devices on site in "our Ashburn facility", for web credentials are easy to be managed, God if it wasn't, that would be my non-sense nightmare.
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