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8 of the best Linux password managers


A secure notes manager, but it can be used to store passwords


Possessing a vast feature set, including the option of choosing from eight different types of encryption algorithms to protect your data, makes Gringotts the most comprehensive program on our list. The feature set however is a curse as much as it is a blessing.

Because most users will only want to use a tool to store passwords, its crowded interface may seem a bit tedious. If all you're looking for is a simple tool to store login credentials, this is probably not for you, for it aims to be a repository of all your important data – not just passwords.

The website doesn't offer any documentation, and while the project hasn't had a new release in over a year, it's still stable enough for regular use.

When you first run Gringotts, click Edit > Preferences and select the type of encryption you wish to use. The Preferences window is made of three tabs and you should browse through each to define its behaviour.

To begin, click File > New. You'll be asked to define a password. You can choose to enter a string, or use a file on the disk. Gringotts requires you to first create a new document, and then add items to this document. Since it's a notes manager, you can effectively create a document each for all your medical scans, prescriptions, credit card statements and so on.

When adding items to a document, it enables you to attach files. So, you can effectively create a monthly document for your credit card statements and attach all the different bank statements as different items in the document. It will then encrypt and store this data for you. Because of the complex encryption on offer, you can effectively attach a text file with login credentials to Gringotts and feel safe with it.


Version: 1.2.10
Price: Free under the GPL

If you only want to manage passwords, there are easier tools.

Rating: 4/10