Universal Password Manager : Easily Store Credentials in Encrypted Database

Universal Password Manager is perhaps the simplest and easiest to use password management utility in the world. It does not present you with a bloated user interface, but it does everything in a minimalist fashion- no flashy graphics or icons, just the very necessary items. It stores your credentials in an encrypted database on the local storage device. The encryption cipher used is AES 256 bit which is industry strength encryption in today’s time. You can also choose to store this database on any web server to which you have access to. It also supports cloud storage through Dropbox.

Universal Password Manager supports all the popular platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. You can simply download and run this password manager on any of the supported platforms (for Android, you can install it from Google Play store easily). As soon as you launch it, you are asked to create a new database or load an existing database. You have to supply the database name and the encryption password for every database.

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You have to start by adding new credentials, you can pull down the menu and choose to “Add”. For each of the new credentials, you have to specify the account name, user name, password, URL and any notes. These credentials are then listed in the Universal Password Manager interface. You can search for them and view their details if desired.

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Universal Password Manager does not support automatic filling of passwords or capturing the credential details in any of the apps. This could be a desired feature for some security conscious users. Once you have closed down Universal Password Manager window or app, you will have to supply the master password to access the contents of the password database.

Universal Password Manager

Universal Password Manager may not come with all the bells and whistles, but it does provide with basic features expected from a password manager app. Using a free Dropbox account or an HTTP server, you can also get its database syncing features enabled.

You can download Universal Password Manager for various platforms from http://upm.sourceforge.net/download.html.