Improve Password Manager



  • Hi, sorry to compare PowerArchiver with WinRAR, but WinRAR 4.0 has a feature I like a lot. I stores passwords if you choose it. It is very useful when you download files with the same password, because you only has to select the password saved. In PowerArchive you have to put the password in every new file you download.

    I download every few days files with same password and I have to put it again and again in PowerArchive.

    PowerArchive saves passwords from opened archives, but I think it is more handy to have a database of passwords where I can choose which one I want like in WinRAR 4:

    What do you think?


  • conexware

    it is ok, we had password manager for 5-6 years now, so they better improve on it if they copy it 🙂


  • conexware

    so basically list of passwords to use which will be presented via drop down menu when PPM shows up?



  • Sounds like a good idea! But, I would advise instead of the password showing you have Descriptons for them… ie

    Password Description Cat
    Rich12 HS Bank Details Personal
    Ome1234 Speed.cd Torrents

    When opening up a file that is protected you are provided with the option to Type a password or Select from the list of Descriptions.

    Stegnoas have a good method where by the password is next to the description but hiddden. You then have to provide a master password to show then all.

    This master password would also be a good idea when attempting to view via configuiration screen.



  • @spwolf:

    so basically list of passwords to use which will be presented via drop down menu when PPM shows up?

    Yes, exactly. You setup the passwords first and then you choose one from the drop down menu when you try to extract a file.

    With two mouse clicks you select a password:)


  • conexware

    seems complimentary to PPM features (ie save the password for specific archive as well)


  • conexware

    you guys do realize this is awful for security purposes? :-).

    What about when creating archive, same password list?



  • @spwolf:

    you guys do realize this is awful for security purposes? :-).

    Well in my opinion you’ll put only repetitive passwords, no need to add every password you have. In addition I’m the only user of my computer so no problems with security:)

    @spwolf:

    What about when creating archive, same password list?

    WinRAR doesn’t have it but it would be a nice feature so thumbs up.



  • @spwolf:

    you guys do realize this is awful for security purposes? :-).

    What about when creating archive, same password list?

    Create a Master Password that must be entered 1st before enabling the Password Manager… Allot like many password managers.

    Obviosly, were not going to be using this as a PM for anything super confidential but basic security needs it would be perfect!



  • i would like to have a time limit on how long a password works even if the file is open.

    secondly

    I store passwords in an encrypted archive i would like to be able to righ click them and say have them go to the clip board for a set amount of time just like keypass on android does. would this be possible? this would help and stop people looking over my shoulder when i dont wnat them seeing m password



  • @davidsplash:

    I like the idea of setting a password time limit for an active Archive, And the idea of clearing clipboard.

    Also, How about a PA Boot File that can be installed on a USB Stick. When inserted into a Cleint PowerArchiver’s Password Manager asks the user for their Username & Password this then gives the user access to all authorised encrypted Archives.

    Potentially PowerArchiver’s Password manager could have custom username’s and an encrypted .DLL or .CAB that the user could save to a Network where other PowerArchiver’s could read but not see or edit without a super user credentials.

    When activating PAPM’s admin / user mode after entering a users credentials it would allow them access to all authorised content without having to know what they are or their password based on the Admin’s settings.

    You could even have permisions like Open but not extract etc etc

    This of course would be a ToolBox feature only I think!!!

    Lets get PA Toolbox edition’s Password Manager the best out there! potentially making it a greater steping stone for users & business’s who want better security managment but without having to buy yet another application and the hugh price tag!



  • i would like to create a key file i send to people in order to open an archive. basically they need the keyfile and a password to open the encrypted archive

    Basically this would make send encryted archives more secure


  • conexware

    original idea was good, but afterwards things are getting cloudy and murky



  • @spwolf:

    original idea was good, but afterwards things are getting cloudy and murky

    Yes, but its good as it shows users really want an improvment to this Feature.

    Key points raised;

    1. Improved Password Managment with Organiser & Master Password.

    2. PPM Dropdown menu on Decrypting / Encrypting Archives after Master Password set.

    3. Time Limit Options

    4. Advanced Encrypted Archive Mode & user permisions options for File Types & Locations.

    5. Network Settings for Multiple PPM’s.

    6. Powerarchiver Password Key File

    If anyone else has any ideas please add to this thread and I will include on the list.


  • conexware

    that seems like we should create additional product for it, way too complex.



  • @spwolf:

    that seems like we should create additional product for it, way too complex.

    Maybe an additional Plugin ie Advanced Password Manager, free for Toolbox users but a charge for Pro & Basic.

    Possibly it’s far too much but im sure there are bits that can be taken out ie the Key & Network section & Admin user preferences.

    Just keep the extra Password Descriptions, Dropdown option, Timeout for Master Password to Configuration screen etc.



  • would like this feature to be moved to a plugin so it can be updated separtely to powerarchiver.



  • So sounds like most of us would like these features and would be happy to have as an extension plugin if it had all those additional features.


  • conexware

    @platanos:

    Hi, sorry to compare PowerArchiver with WinRAR, but WinRAR 4.0 has a feature I like a lot. I stores passwords if you choose it. It is very useful when you download files with the same password, because you only has to select the password saved. In PowerArchive you have to put the password in every new file you download.

    I download every few days files with same password and I have to put it again and again in PowerArchive.

    PowerArchive saves passwords from opened archives, but I think it is more handy to have a database of passwords where I can choose which one I want like in WinRAR 4:

    What do you think?

    bumping this for the future.



  • I think that the storing of password , like in WinRAR is only good for using with compress profile/options save function that WinRAR got when making encrypted SFX.
    so an option for saving the preferences when making encrypted SFX files in one I think is the most usefull - especially if using a very long “constructed” password. And as far as I know this does not show the password in the interface.
    A similar option in PowerArchiver would be a good idea….


 

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