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Ask DN: Handling passwords as an agency

over 5 years ago from , Wannabe CSS god

We've got a lot of passwords for our clients websites and social media and it's starting to build up and get confusing.

What's the best way to handle a large volume of passwords?

9 comments

  • Andrew Parker, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    1password now has 'shared vaults' which you can use to share password sets between multiple users.

    http://blog.agilebits.com/2013/11/13/1password-tip-how-to-create-share-a-vault-with-family-or-coworkers-mac/

    Sadly it's a Mac only feature at the moment - which prevents us from using it.

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  • Jason CarulliJason Carulli, over 5 years ago

    Bitium

    My company has a pretty good free solution for handling passwords and single sign-on. It allows people and companies to share access to multiple web applications without ever sharing the passwords. You can set up your personalized dashboard with various social media and marketing accounts and login with one-click.

    Another cool feature we added is the ability to change your password for websites without ever leaving our dashboard. So when Heartbleed dropped, all I needed to do was click an icon for each site on my Bitium dashboard and it automatically changed the password in the background to a more secure one without me ever having to go to the corresponding website.

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    • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, over 5 years ago

      Interesting...

      Your Google chrome app doesn't seem to be working to me. It's asking me to sign in but every time I click on it it takes me to your website where I'm already signed in.

      Looks promising though if we can figure that bug out.

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      • Jason CarulliJason Carulli, over 5 years ago

        Hmmm that's a weird one. I'll get one of our devs to reach out and see if they can diagnose the issue.

        Thanks for the feedback. I am working on major updates to the chrome extension and Bitium dashboard now with a bunch of new features. Let me know if you are looking for anything specific within the product, we seem to be getting alot of traction within the agency world and are always looking to push out new features.

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  • Thibault MaekelberghThibault Maekelbergh, over 5 years ago

    I just use 1password and I think it's a great program!

    The offer tons of great features, reliable and safe encryption and it has a more visual approach if you're looking for a password for a specific site.

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    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

      +1 for 1Password. It really doesn’t get any better than that for creating secure passwords and logging in easily.

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    • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, over 5 years ago

      Thanks for that. Do you know if it can be used across multiple people or are the passwords just local to your machine?

      We've got a few people that'd need access to the passwords a few times per day so that's kinda where it gets complicated I guess.

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      • Thibault MaekelberghThibault Maekelbergh, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

        Well you can sync it to Dropbox or iCloud. Maybe you could sync it to a shared Dropbox account or sync it to your account and than share the folder?

        I'm not quite sure what the best way is, but if you send Agile Bits a tweet or an questionl I'm sure they'll sort it out for you ;)

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