Toolbox 1, article to read and try
Duration: approx. 30 min
Learning material: Install your password manager
In my post on secure passwords and passphrases , I explained that every login, every access, every online shop should be secured with its own password. Since you can’t remember all of these different logins, you should definitely use a password manager with the following capabilities:
- Auto Capture – offer to save new logins/passwords,
- Auto Generate – function for generating passwords / password phrases,
- Auto-Type – inserting login/password in web forms (e.g. online banking),
- secure end-2-end encryption (encryption),
- available for different devices and operating systems,
- published source code – open source
- secure synchronization of the password database, e.g. between your devices (smartphone, pad, computer)
bitwarden.com – is a free, open-source password manager that fits the criteria above exactly. For me, Bitwarden is currently the best, easiest and most secure solution to store logins and passwords and conveniently sync them between all devices, as Bitwarden is offered for MS Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux.
By default, your passwords are synchronized via the Bitwarden cloud. It is possible to set up your own Bitwarden server in your own IT environment. Then the synchronization of all connected users can also take place via it.
keepassxc.org is a free, open-source password manager that also meets the above criteria. From my point of view more for experienced users and / or with a higher security requirement. They will not find it disadvantageous that KeePassXC is basically designed as a single-user solution. KeePassXC is available for Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux. The KeePass database exists completely offline.
Sources, tips and links for further reading
PrivacyGuides, Password Managers, 01.11.2022,
Restore Privacy, Password Managers – Everything you need to know , 05/05/2021
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