October 22, 2014

Fleeting Password Manager

Fleeting Password Manager is a simple program that generates highly secure pseudo-random passwords from the given master password, URL/ID (e.g. facebook, www.facebook.com, google, my_server..) and user name.
The user needs to remember only the master password to recover other passwords. Passwords are always regenerated on-the-fly from the given login data when needed and are never saved. In other words, Fleeting Password Manager combines the password creation and management. The length of the generated password is configurable between 8 and 32 characters and Fleeting Password Manager can remember wanted URL/User-pairs. 

Notice, that the URL doesn't have to be the real URL, it just has to be exactly the same every time, something that you remember. You can use "gmail" for Gmail, "facebook" for www.facebook.com, "linkedin" for www.linkedin.com and so on. 

As mentioned before, Fleeting Password Manager never saves any passwords. However, the user name, url/id and length can be saved. This data can also be exported and imported from the file menu. The settings data is located as a simple text file in the user's home directory: ~/.config/fleetingpm/fleetingpm.conf.

To install open a Terminal and type the following :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jussi-lind/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fleetingpm


  1. You could also use SuperGenPas, which does exactly the same but is web based.
    It has a bookmarklet for easy access and several browser plugins.
    This way you could access your passwords from wathever computer your on.

  2. I've read about SuperGenPas before, thanks for the feedback.

  3. I use PasswordWrench. I switch my important passwords every 30-60 days, and make them long, but I can never remember them and ended up using variations of the same password over and over, which is not safe. This way they help me create my own personal system for managing my passwords.