Online Password Manager and similar stuff
Editor’s note: this post has become obsolete and the service is up no more. Sorry 🙂
Hello folks, i’ve been busy for a while. I’ll introduce a typical concern common between any kind of internet user:
If i’m going to die tomorrow, who will inherit all my web accounts and how they’ll know where to get my passwords?
Ok i’m joking, but i’m an airhead and it means i often forget my passwords, only gmail helps me but i feel one day i’ll need something more reliable than a paper note or some old mail records. So here’s my solution:
I’ve built my own password manager, or locket if you prefer.
At work we use Keepass, it’s nice and viable but i don’t want a stupid software, i want something device friendly and i don’t trust other web services.
The real problem is that they are far more complex than i need. I don’t need packages, god-like encryption and difficult ways to retrieve my passwords, i only need some plain encryption, sha512 would be fine, and i feel like the best way to keep something safe is to make it unknow.
Recipe to make a nice password manager
- 80gr of plain PHP
- 20ml of HTML and CSS to make it look good
- 1 set of Dropbox icons
- 1 plain Amazon Dynamo DB account to store data
- 1/4 of MySQL database to store encryption codes and account references
The final result is a dual database storage, both databases are useless alone, it would be really difficult to retrieve both passwords and decode codes since they are hosted under different services, sql injections are covered and you’ll make your personal system in about 3 hours of coding.
Check the live demo!
Most of the time something did by yourself is way more appealing that some big-bad app did by some unknown coder and way more safe, since none knows about it.