Newbie Question : How do you keep up with all of your passwords?

38 replies
How do you keep up with all of your passwords? They are starting to get a bit much as I set up all of my sites. Is there any software or browser add ons out there?
#newbie #passwords #question
  • Profile picture of the author Buildingfutures
    There are softwares and the like, but I just have a simple system for my passwords. I've got maybe 6 or 7, and all have numbers and letters, and I've been using them all for years and havn't been hacked. At least not on those passwords.

    Sorry to be of no help, but I'm not sure where there is a password program.

    Simple Mission Statement "Under the Radar and Over the Top!"
    Sean's Guide To The Forum
    Thoughts of a 22 Year Old Marketer

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536729].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536731].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Originally Posted by swilliams09 View Post

    How do you keep up with all of your passwords? They are starting to get a bit much as I set up all of my sites. Is there any software or browser add ons out there?
    Roboform on the PC

    1Password on the Mac
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536732].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
    I am sure there will be many come forward with RoboForm - I really couldn't do without it now!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536736].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
    Safest way to remember password is to remember a person and label that password. I do that way. That works for me as memory exercise.

    If you're looking for password manager then KeyWallet & Mypadlock are two of your choices.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536747].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author
    I use same passwords, all complex for critical items, a normal simple password for all other purposes. I reuse all my passwords, when expired use them round robin.

    Thank you.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536765].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Another vote for Roboform

    It has a trial version, try it for few days and see the difference.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536787].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author glchandler
      I Always use the same password where I can so I never forget it
      This was my method for a long long time----until my PayPal was hacked for $150.00 one morning and it took me over a week and $58.00 in real money to get it back.

      Now I rely on Roboform, using different accounts for personal and business. Also change-out p/w frequently. Easiest way for me to come up with one that is memorable is to flip open a bible and use whatever verse pops up. Hard to duplicate and easy to replace.

      There is never a BAD time to help those living with lousy kidneys!

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536806].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Set up a word document . Type in the full url of the site . This will make it clickable .
    Put log in details below it .

    Do this again for all programs that require passwords

    Not software or fancy but an old school remedy that works and is free .

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536809].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    The old fashion way ... Pen and Paper.. I do not keep any passwords on my system at all.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536814].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sridhar is free and awesome!

    I have a paid license for Roboform that I stopped using after I discovered LastPass.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536847].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author HardyGirl
      Originally Posted by sridhar View Post is free and awesome!
      I totally agree...LastPass has a password generator, too. A great time-saver for those "throw-away" logins...and useful for random passwords.

      The LastPass Vault is a wonderful (free) tool...highly rated on the FireFox plugin site.


      Ready-to-go Amazon Affiliate Websites!
      "Spark" sites include domain, custom theme/header, product posts, and more.
      See what's available now, before they're gone!

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537925].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author markgilbert
    Use one ID and password for everything EXCEPT your financial accounts. Always use an easy to remember word with at least 2 digits in it, since some places will force you to do so. That way, you can just use the same ID and password for everything, and not have to worry about remembering a bunch of different ones. Just make sure you use a different set for any secure accounts. NEVER use this ID/PW for any accounts except the secure accounts
    PUSHY! is the answer to targeted traffic in 2010
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536852].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author OMI
    Roboform gets my vote, too. Used it for years.

    Here's a free browser plugin.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1536855].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    If you use Firefox, add the xmarks program. (You can download it directly from or from the FF add ons page.) Then you can set it to back up all your bookmarks and your passwords as well (optional). It will encrypt your passwords and they cannot be recovered if you loose your pin. It is also the best bookmark back up system I have ever come across.

    The site mentioned above is sort of an industrial strength version of the same thing for FF, but it is a bit more clumsy to deal with. I tried it but got rid of it.

    Do something spectacular; be fulfilled. Then you can be your own hero. Prem Rawat

    The KimW WSO

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537630].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    I love roboform!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537702].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SupermanMJ
    The best and easiest thing to do is stay organized. Simply write them all down....which is definitely easier said than done. Regarding the other suggestions i.e Roboform I haven't looked into and perhaps now I will since people are having good results with it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537759].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Todd Sampson
    I use to keep a separate notebook with all the info. (ie domain name, email used to sign up, user name, password), but after a while this got to be to cumbersome. Roboform is a good option but unfortunately it costs money which I didn't have at the time. Then I found lastpass, this little firefox plugin is a life saver. User names and passwords are stored remotely so I can access them from any computer and don't have to worry about something happening to my computer.

    hope this helps,
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537782].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I have a great free solution that works equally as well as Roboform. It is now available for all major browsers - IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari (for Mac OS). It is called LastPass -

    I absolutely can't live without it. I highly recommend you start using it ASAP, it has simplified password management for me tremendously!
    >>> Features Jason Fladlien, John S. Rhodes, Justin Brooke, Sean I. Mitchell, Reed Floren and Brad Gosse! <<<
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537821].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      Good old fashioned notepad baby!!!

      Like this:





      Simple, yet effective. I am just worried about when I reach the 100 website mark whether this will still work or not.

      I just now upgraded to using excel spreadsheets to keep better track of my sites. I like it so far
      Clickbank #1 Best Seller: The Deadbeat Super Affiliate.
      Click here to learn how to make money online in your bath robe and gym socks!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537919].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jonrpatrick
    Roboform. It is, simply put and not exaggerating, the BEST money I've ever spent for software.
    Absolutely invaluable.
    TrimDown Global
    Weight Loss Affiliate program, pays to 3rd level, FREE to Join, No Autoship! Now in Pre-Launch!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537933].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Dillinger411
      I use an excel spreadsheet personally as I have just recently developed this problem but it seems like I will be ordering ROBOFORM based on recommendations from the warriors on this thread. Thanks Warrior Forum
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537958].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sanssecret
    Roboform and FF do it all for me except for important financial stuff. Couldn't be without either of them.

    The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali
    Pay me to play. :) Order a Custom Cover today.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537965].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    I've been working away at IM since February. I started with one tab in an Excel spreadsheet where I kept my few little log ins and passwords. This spreadsheet is now 14 tabs of information with a backup copy on an external drive. I have one tab for each of the following: Search Engine, Bookmarks, Article Directories, Forums, RSS, Photo Sites, Affiliates, Blogs and a separate tab for each website I manage.

    Within each of the website tabs, my log ins associated with those websites are sorted into sections similar to the tab titles. This way, if (when) I go to flip the website, I can quickly copy and paste all the associated log ins into a file for the new owner.

    Then, I use a Firefox plug-in called iMacros to automatically log me in to whatever type of sites I need do a particular set of work. If I want to log in to all of my affiliate accounts, I run my Affiliate macro which I've already programmed with all of my log ins. It brings each account up in a separate tab, logs me in and is programmed to go right to the page I want to check.

    Takes a little set up and some resorting every now and then to keep my little spreadsheet method going but I won't lose my passwords, it's free, and I can find what I need when I need it. The boosted automation with iMacros makes things a little easier, too.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537989].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    stick 'em in a folder called my passworditos
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1537992].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    I have a simple solution. I have a notepad file with all my site logins and any other notes I want to keep handy. Serial #s also. I just use the "Find" feature in notepad to jump to exactly the login I want.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538016].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author danto2
    I use an excel spreadsheet and I keep
    it handy. It works for me.

    Please do not use affiliate links in signatures

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538017].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    For those who create their own password, I read a neat way to make an almost unbreakable one.
    Take a sentence and convert the first letter of each word to your password. Ad a couple characters and you are in business.
    i.e. I love to walk on the beach with my Wife and dogs.
    IltwotbwmWad First lettter of each word
    Iltwot$bwm#wad add a couple characters
    Ilt23wot$bwm#wad put a number in it. etc etc.
    fairly easy to remember, difficult to crack passwords

    I love $ and give a % to charity every month =Il$aga%tocem

    Of course Roboform does that for you and you don't have to remember it. The only problem I see, if your computer crashes and Roboform has all of these eqEv#j5QLLeiGlbC (I just had roboform create that one) type passwords you can't remember, how do you access your various sites. --- BACKUP your Roboform passwords regularly to an external disk.
    Bob Hale
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538238].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ray Abraham
    Either LastPass (free), or RoboForm (paid) will do.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538572].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    I have been using RoboForm for about 2-years with no problems

    Start there and you will be OK

    Best Regards
    Freedom from Credit Debt for All in USA … Credit cards, medical bills, student loans, etc. .................... Plus your credit scores at the bureau can be raised when your debt relief is completed.

    This is available for individuals with more than 10-K of debt and only by phone to start your debt analysis ... PM Me Your Phone Number and best times to call.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538676].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author SandRat
      I agree everwith all the posts voting RoboForm. Worth the few nickles to buy. I used other methods for years, but after buying RoboForm I realized just how much time I'd been wasting.

      I still don't keep financial logins any place but my head though. Just anal that way.

      Make sure to set a STRONG master password, it's another level of precaution in the event your system ever gets compromised.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538726].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Pat Blank
    I also keep a current printout of my extensive password collection in my safe deposit box. Just in case. Okay, I'm paranoid.

    "The amateur works until he gets it right. The professional works until he cannot get it wrong." - Julie Andrews

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538763].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    I use an excel spreadsheet. Its atleast better than Word application or notepad.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538800].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jay D
    Roboform is the way to go. I use the same password everwhere except in very important places. (paypal etc)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1538803].message }}

Trending Topics