Password managers and Opera

  • I am giving Opera another spin, and in order to make it my everyday browser I will have to import the passwords, which pretty much means using a password manager extension. Last time I checked, I was going to have to manually enter them, and that was a bit much. I forget, but I know I have dozens of passwords.

    What have people here used and liked? I see there are three available: vPass, LastPass, and Roboform lite.

    I've traditionally used only the default password managers in a browser, so I really don't know much about these extensions. I'd like something that simply inserts the password, with as few clicks as possible (or none at all). I don't need a password generator, just something that will work seamlessly like a browser's native password manager, inserting them when I want to log in.

  • Steve Gibson of security fame has long touted Lastpass as the premier password manager. His endorsement was enough for me. I have used LP for three years now and never had a problem.

  • Thanks, although I'm not really concerned about password managers from the standpoint of security (I only use it to store all my forum and non-banking logins). Its just the convenience of using them, I suppose.

  • So far so good. I took your advice and have installed the LastPass extension. Looks like I had already used it, as I already had an account with them, and many forum sites have their login info stored on my lastpass account.

    Its not perfect--even though it has the login info, lastpass is still waiting for me to click on a button before entering the data. However, this only has to happen once. After clicking, and then loggin in, Opera's native password manager then asks if I want it to remember the login info. Over time, I willl gradually transfer these passwords into Opera, and then I won't have to worry about this any more.

    Thanks for the recommendation. Its only 1 click per site extra, one time. After that, the passwords get automatically imported into Opera. That's a solution I can absolutely live with.

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