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Re: Password Manager opinions and recommendations




On Monday, March 26, 2018 03:49:38 PM Brian wrote:
> On Sun 25 Mar 2018 at 21:54:22 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > <extensive snipping to reply to just one point--I may respond to others
> > at some time in the future>
> > 
> > On Sunday, March 25, 2018 08:38:25 PM Richard Hector wrote:
> > > On 26/03/18 04:52, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > >    * a means to automatically update passwords on the target websites
> > > >    (to
> > > > 
> > > > facilitate regular / frequent password changes)--this is probably a
> > > > stretch--I mean something that would work its way through the various
> > > > screens and prompts to change a password with a minimum of manual
> > > > intervention by me
> > > 
> > > Difficult. That would have to be scripted for each website etc,
> > > wouldn't it?
> > 
> > Yes, at least I think so, unless there is some standard for how to handle
> > passwords (including changing them) on websites.  I suspect that there
> > isn't. There may be some commonality in websites generated by a common
> > website "generator" (one of those packages that help you create a
> > website--I think they exist, but I've never used one--maybe Drupal is an
> > example?
> 
> The standard exists. You change your password via the website. Then you
> inform your password manager of the change.

Ok, but that's not the kind of standard I was hoping for--I was hoping for a 
(standard) programmatic way of changing the password on a website, which, 
being programmatic, could be initiated by the password manager.