Suitable maintained password manager ? hard to find

I’ve been using FPM (Figaro Password Manager) for quite some time with entire satisfaction.

However, it relies on unmaintained technology, (Gnome 1.x I think), and will be removed from lenny, so I envision to switch to another more recent tool for managing the passwords of my various systems, accounts, application setup passwords, etc.

I have reviews revelation which seems to fit some of my needs, but I’m afraid it is unmaintained at the moment. As it is written in Python, I could probably live with that, but I cannot end-up becoming a contributor to any program I use, can I ? 😉

Other alternatives may be keepassx… but it’s C++, and crossplatform… and I’m not fan of these features anyway (QT or windows look, bah). Also it has less import/export options than revelation.

One of the advantages of FPM was that even if it was a GUI program, the format of password store could also be managed with Kedpm (Ked Password Manager), a command-line tool. I’m afraid I’m losing a feature with the switch to revelation, then (still, command-line interface seems on the TODO list of revelation).

So we’ll see what happens… in the meantime, I’ve filed a couple patches for revelation in Debian’s BTS, just for the fix of the bugs I encountered during the quick import of FPM passwords.

Dear lazyweb, any suggestions on how to find a maintained, python based, Gnome password management tool with a command-line interface ?

3 thoughts on “Suitable maintained password manager ? hard to find”

  1. Hi! Few last days I’am porting old FPM from GTK1 to GTK2 and name it FPM2. Now I have same functionality as FPM and planning some extensions. FPM2 still use same file format as FPM so Kedpm maybe work. Please contact me if you want test my port.

  2. I have tested the update of FPM that Als as done, and it seems nice.

    I’m waiting for him to announce something publicly, to add a pointer to that new version.

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