Password Gorilla

By Deane Barker on February 18, 2006

Password Gorilla: One of the problems we have around Blend is tracking login credentials. We have three people and probably 300 sets of credentials we have to manage, so it gets complicated.

On our Linux boxes, we have a snazzy PKI system, but for everything else, we just have to track usernames and passwords.

Complicating this is the fact that we’re on three separate platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux. So how do you store all these credentials? On some Web-based system? Um, no.

This tool is handy, and cross-platform.

The Password Gorilla helps you manage your logins. It stores all your user names and passwords, along with login information and other notes, in a securely encrypted file. A single “master password” is used to protect the file. This way, you only need to remember the single master password, instead of the many logins that you use.

It’s free and it has a neat feature whereby you never have to see the password. If you right-click on an entry you can “Copy password to clipboard,” so it’s never visible. It gets wiped off the clipboard after a set number of seconds.