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Password Managers

Trouble remembering passwords? Password managers allow you to store passwords for easy storage and retrieval. We provide a Laboratory supported password manager as well as a list of alternatives.

Laboratory Supported Option: 1Password

1Password a is full-feature, secure password manager. It allows you to store all your credentials and protect them with a single password.

Why 1Password?

  1. Works with popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  2. Works on desktops (Mac and Windows), as well as mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  3. Ability to sync with all your devices (using Dropbox)

1Password Benefits

  1. Remembers your strong and unique passwords so you do not have to
  2. Access your passwords from anywhere
  3. Quickly save new credentials from the web browser
  4. Generates complex passwords for you

Read more about 1Password at

Installing 1Password

Select a version below for instructions on downloading, installing, setting up, configuring, and using 1Password:

Operating SystemsVersions

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.10 (Yosemite)

1Password 6 for Mac

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and later

1Password 4 for Mac

Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.)

1Password for Windows

Mobile (iOS and Android)

Free at App Store and Android Market

Don't want to follow our instructions? You can juse use the keys for 1Password found at (requires Berkeley Lab login).

1Password Data Sync

Are you using multiple computer and/or mobile devices (tablets and smart phones)? Do you want to be able to access your 1Password data from all these computers and devices? If yes, follow the links below. Please note that some solutions may require additional cost.

Other Password Managers

Below is a list of alternatives to 1Password. Some of these can generate strong passwords.

  1. KeePass. The free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager. []
  2. LastPass. LastPass remembers your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life.[]
  3. Password Gorilla. 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. []
  4. Password Safe. Password Safe allows you to manage your old passwords and to easily and quickly generate, store, organize, retrieve, and use complex new passwords, using password policies that you control.
  5. Passpack. Free Online Password Manager: Securely save and manage passwords. Collaboration features for professionals.[]


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