DisPass is a password manager for GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOS X and Windows. It can be used as any traditional password manager, but has one key difference. DisPass does not store your passwords anywhere, so you can never lose them. It creates strong and unique passphrases formed from a master password and a label (and some optional parameters), helping you get rid of the bad habit of using a single password for multiple websites. Dispass is a console application, but also has a simple graphical interface.
DisPass has several homes on the Internet:
- Main website
- The cheeseshop (PyPI) project page
- Github repository and Issue tracker
- Bitbucket repository
These are quick instructions for the impatient, just wanting to check out DisPass.
DisPass uses reStructuredText and Sphinx for building its documentation. For full documentation on using DisPass, the program or DisPass, the python package, visit http://dispass.babab.nl
If you are reading this as a README file on Github or Bitbucket you can try browsing to docs/en/02-user-docs.rst to see the rendered user documentation. Since the development documentation (the code) is compiled by Sphinx' autodoc extension, you can only find that at the website.
Download DisPass from the Python Package Index with pip. As root, do the following
# pip install dispass
If you don't have pip installed you can try easy_install:
# easy_install dispass
If you are using Archlinux, it is advised to install dispass with pacman.
Using DisPass for the first time
For this example we will set a passphrase to use for a google account.
Create and save a label google to the labelfile:
$ dispass add google
Generate the passphrase for the first time. Since you will need to register the password with google we pass the -v flag to avoid typing errors while creating the passphrase for the first time:
$ dispass generate -v google
Checkout the following mini screencast. In this demo the label is added interactively.
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