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I am using a huge number of passwords on several Imacs,

Customer Question

Good Morning,
I am using a huge number of passwords on several Imacs, Iphones and a portable Mac,
unfortunately there is a big mess,confusion all the time with these passwords.
is there an easy solution to replace all passwords with one password ? i also heard there is possibility with the retina ??
Thank you for your advice
Best regards
Albert Coen
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

Hi there and welcome

Retina is some way off still Albert, and is not yet in use nor in the near future.

You could use one password ***** everything, but I Strongly advise against this as once one account is hacked, then all your accounts are hacked.

What I advise to use is a free program called Keepass which you can get here

http://keepass.info/download.html

It is a program that allows you to manage all your passwords so it is easy to manage and look up, you can also have it log you in for this.

It is the best solution for this Albert, as you want to keep your passwords separate and different for security but easily manageable which this programs allows for.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I tried
http://keepass.info/download.html
cannot get application ??????
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
no thanks that would really cost too much
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

The application is free, it does not cost anything.

The link is working fine, just click on it please, the text in the Blue then click on download

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
its exactly what i did i clicked on
http://keepass.info/download.html
pressed on the first download classic edition
but i do not get any application just letters ..????
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

Ok, thats the one that says it is for Windows, if you are on Windows then use that one, if you are not on windows but a mac then use the one that is for the Mac which is the portable one (the 4th one)

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
is this a joke or what
i pressed on the 4th one portable and get this
KeePass.chm
KeePass.exe
KeePass.exe.config
KeePass.XmlSerializers.dll
KeePassLibC32.dll
KeePassLibC64.dll
License.txt
Plugins
ShInstUtil.exe
XSL
KDBX_DetailsFull.xsl
KDBX_DetailsLite.xsl
KDBX_PasswordsOnly.xsl
KDBX_Styles.css
KDBX_Tabular.xsl
TableHeader.gifnothing seems to correspond ?????
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

No it is not a joke, it is one of the most used programs for password ***** and there has never been issues in the past with installing this.

I have downloaded it from there and uploaded it to another site for you

Download the direct file from here please

https://www.keepassx.org/releases/2.0.3/KeePassX-2.0.3.dmg

It is downloading, I tested it here, but it appears there is an issue on your computer stopping this so please try from this link

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
have tried and now get this answer“KeePassX” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

ok, this is Gatekeeper that you have enabled.

Right-click (or control-click) the application in question and choose “Open”

Click the “Open” button at the next dialog warning to launch the app anyway

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
sorry but i did so and it just says welcome
Expert:  Richard replied 6 days ago.

ok, it is not normal to have such issues installing this, but the only cause could be other software or incompatibilities stopping it.

And alternative program is LastPass which is also a pretty good password ***** tool and also free.

Are you able to install it from here?

https://lastpass.com/misc_download2.php

Make sure to choose the Mac install version please.