Password Management

Password Management

Manage Passwords on your Kubuntu Focus

When it comes to managing passwords, there are several options available to you. Kubuntu Focus computers come with a couple of these pre-installed, but there are several others that you can find throughout the web.

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KDE Wallet

KDE Wallet

KDE Wallet is the default password manager on Kubuntu systems. It stores passwords completely encrypted and unlocks upon login. All KDE applications integrate with this password manager, and it stores Wi-Fi passwords, file manager passwords, and other system passwords. It can also integrate really well with Google Chrome and other browsers.

One thing to note is that, by default, the KDE Wallet master password is the same as your user password. For this reason, if you ever change your user password, your KDE Wallet password will no longer unlock automatically upon login. Fixing this is as easy as adjusting the wallet settings:

KeePassXC

KeePassXC

KeePassXC is a cross-platform, synchronizable, decentrallized password management solution. It has plugins for Chrome (and other Chromium-based browsers), Firefox, and solutions exist for Android. We highly recommend this password solution. For many, it’s a great alternative to commercial services like LastPass and 1Password.

KeePassXC’s database file can be synchonized via cloud sync services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, ownCloud, Nextcloud, and others, which is the foundation for synchronizing across multiple devices. To learn more, visit the KeePassXC website.

Other Solutions

Decentrallized browser-based solutions exist as well, such as ownCloud and Nextcloud. These solutions require your own web server and adding the respecitve password management appplications to the ownCloud and Nextcloud instances you run on those servers. For more information on these, see the links to the respective solutions.

Troubleshooting

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Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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