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best way to share passwords with an assistant

Posted on 2013-07-01
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I have a user that has a long list of passwords for various websites, financial accounts etc.  She shares the data with an assistant who is in another city.  Presently they each have a spreadsheet that they try to keep up to date at both locations.

Both users are on Windows 7 Pro.  Network is just peer to peer, remote user connects via a Sonicwall VPN.

Looking for a secure way that they could both have access to a list of this type (does not have to be excel) that would be accessible to both of them, even when traveling, and always incorporate the latest changes.

Suggestions to what people have used in scenarios like this are appreciated.

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pjam earned 100 total points
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first,
Passwords are NEVER meant to be shared.
But if they must I would use something like KeePass Password Safe which could use the same database at both locations.
I use version 1.25 with 700= passwords.
http://keepass.info/
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by:David Kroll
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LastPass would also be a good product.  Install it and use the same login for both computers.

www.lastpass.com
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Hi,

Pjam offers the right answer. As an addition i would suggest opening a shared dropbox account so they are the only 2 persons who can access it anywhere in the world.
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by:Amit
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Invest money on client-server based application. Like Sharepoint.
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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Hi,

Try with KeePass.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file.

more info : http://keepass.info/ 

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~ Manju
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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just another vote for lastpass
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by:Tomster2
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Thank you for the replies and recommendations.

Many, many options out there so it is very helpful to know what the Experts who have to deal with computers and security have settled in on.

I will be splitting up the points.

Thanks again.
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