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8 of the best Linux password managers

Gpassword Manager

Genius interface. Could use some colour though, and better tooltips


Gpassword Manager offers just about all features you would expect from a password manager. While not available in the software repositories, a simple Bash script for an installer makes it an ideal choice for all levels of computer users.

Uncompress the tarball and in a terminal run the command sudo ./install.bash This will install the program, and you can then launch it from the terminal with the command gpasswordman or from the Alt+F2 Run Application dialog box.

When adding entries, you can define favourites, which can then be accessed by right-clicking the system-tray icon. This feature is unique to this tool, and it's mighty useful.

Gpasswordman uses Crypto++ for encryption and can run on Windows or Mac. So you can easily use the same database to store user account information for all your machines.

Unlike many other tools in our list, it doesn't offer the option to import or export the encrypted file. So, when you wish to use the file on a different instance of Gpassword Manager, click File > Open and select the file.

To create a new entry, click File > New > Secret. The Edit Secret dialog box, where you fill in all the information, lacks proper tooltips. While the tool does offer helpful hints for each of the many buttons, many of them aren't very specific. Type the name of the website in the Label field, and use the + button to add the Username, Password, URL and other fields. You can then fill in this information.

Clicking the star button will mark the entry as favourite, enabling you to access it from the system tray icon.


Gpassword Manager
Version: 2.4.0
Price: Free under Apache Licence

It's awesome to access your favourites from the system tray

Rating: 9/10