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Yubikey and PasswordSafe for Linux

OMG
2012-05-14
2012-09-17
  • OMG
    OMG
    2012-05-14

    I'm looking for a password manager for linux with OTP:

    • Does PasswordSafe in Linux Beta support Yubikey?
    • On which distro is it tested?
    • Has anyone a Yubikey with PasswordSafe (Linux Beta) as productive password manager? Please share your experiences...

    Thank you.

     
  • drew-e
    drew-e
    2012-05-21

    As far as I can tell the Linux Beta does not support Yubikey.

    Does anybody know when Yubikey will be supported in the Linux version?

     
  • gavind
    gavind
    2012-06-05

    Any luck on this drew?

     
  • drew-e
    drew-e
    2012-06-05

    Nope! I haven't heard a word.

     
  • drew-e
    drew-e
    2012-06-13

    It's been a month without a response from the developers. I contacted Yubico
    the manufacturer and go this response.

    We have contacted the main Password safe developer, he is currently working on
    newer version of the PasswordSafe (for the windows which will include the
    YubiKey function in the main development trunk). When this is done, he has
    indicated he will resume work on the Linux version of Password safe.

    In other words, don't hold your breath! Nobody is working on it. They may get
    around to it some day.

     
  • DrK
    DrK
    2012-06-13

    PasswordSafe is an Open Source project. Developers work on this as and when
    they can. It is not their "day job". PasswordSafe is free. Anything they do is
    because they want to, they are interested in the project and application or
    generally want to help. It doesn't put food on their tables or pay the
    electricity bills!

    If this doesn't fit with you expectations, then I suggest that you buy a
    different product where your fees do contribute to the developers' livelihoods
    and you should expect support in relation to the amount you pay for the
    product.

     
  • drew-e
    drew-e
    2012-06-13

    Sorry!

    It's really Yubico I am most upset with. Their web page for the product they
    sold indicates PasswordSafe support.

    If they are selling products based on yours they should be supporting your
    project with a lot more than just a free YubiKey for development purposes.
    Many open source projects are supported by businesses that make money bundling
    open source software with their products.

    All you had to do was reply to the initial message in this thread with:

    • Does PasswordSafe in Linux Beta support Yubikey?

    No.

    This is planned for a future release of the Linux software. We will not begin
    work on this until the next release of the windows software is complete.

     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2012-06-13

    • Does PasswordSafe in Linux Beta support Yubikey?

    No.

    This is planned for a future release of the Linux software. We will not begin
    work on this until the next release of the windows software is complete.

    There, feel better now? :-)

    Seriously, I didn't reply because I thought I would be able to be less vague
    once the current Windows release stabilizes. By the time that happened, this
    sort of slipped my mind.

    Rony