Today it seems like we have passwords for everything, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Promo Sherpas, Amazon, and on and on. The best way to keep up with all of the madness is using a password keeper or manger. Some of the most popular password keepers on the market we will review in this weeks business tops blog.
If you live in the Google ecosystem and like to utilize Google Chrome the password manager built right into the browser maybe enough for you. When a website is wanting you to save a password Chrome ask if you would like to save or update the password. I know I know you will say internet explorer and other browsers have this feature in the past and was not that good. The main difference is Google is storing your passwords back to their cloud using very high level of encryption methods. See below From Google
How Chrome saves and syncs passwords
How Chrome saves your passwords depends on whether you want to store and use them across devices. When synced, passwords can be used on Chrome on all your devices, and across some apps on your Android device.
Your passwords are saved to your Google Account if either of the following are true:
- You're signed in to Chrome and are syncing passwords, or
- You're using Smart Lock for Passwords on Android
Otherwise, your passwords are only stored on Chrome on your computer.
Last Pass is one of the early pioneers in the password keeper technology. The advantage using Last Pass over the Google Password Manager is you can use whatever web browser you would like to use. Last Pass supports, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Some other advantages are if you have mutliple Gmail Accounts and 10 wordpress logins, 4 facebook accounts etc. You can support all of these under Last Pass. Last Pass is free to start out with but if you are needing more advanced features you can pay very little and get a lot. Check out their pricing page here.
If you are looking for a more robust solution for full enterprise with Microsoft Active Directory syncing and other single sign-on apps along with a password keeper I would suggest taking a look at OneLogin. Some features that set it apart are Active Directory sync, 2FA (2 form factor authentication) One centralized admin control for all of your users and provisioned applcations. If you disable the user in Onelogin the user is disabled in all applications in your company.
There are several more top rated password keepers but these are the ones I have test driven in my professional career and would highly recommend them to simply your digital life. Check back next week for our business tip of the week.