Recommended Password Managers

The Information Security Office recommends using a Password Manager Tool for all passwords.  Password Managers allow you to keep track of all your passwords so you don't have to remember them. Some of them help you identify passwords that you have reused on different sites, or are weak and could be easily hacked. They can also notify you when a site you used has been breached so you can quickly change the password and protect your account.

Remember to ALWAYS:

  • Make your master password at least 15 characters using a phrase you will remember.  
    • e.g. I love my Dog Spot! or I l0v3 my D0g Sp0t!
  • Use a unique password for different accounts and website
  • Use Multifactor Authentication (MFA) / Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Below is a list of reputable password managers for consideration.  While ISO recommends these tools, this software is not supported by Barry University.  If you have questions or support concerns, please contact the software vendor directly. 

  • Bitwarden – Free plan allows use across unlimited devices.  Works with all major Phones and computing platforms
  • Dashlane The free plan limits you to 50 passwords on 1 device, but it also provides extras like auto-filling, password sharing, and password auditing.
  • LastPass -  unlimited passwords on unlimited devices, but you need to choose between mobile or desktop devices. Includes auto-save and auto-fill, secure notes, password sharing, and a built-in authenticator.
  • 1password -  $2.99 per month - unlimited passwords on unlimited devices, but you need to choose between mobile or desktop devices. Includes auto-save and auto-fill, secure notes, password sharing, and a built-in authenticator.
  • RoboForm - User-friendly with an excellent form filler. Provides unlimited logins on 1 device, bookmarks storage, and password auditing. Also has limited emergency access.

A listing of password managers is also available from Educause.

Remember, using a password manager does not mean you can stop practicing good cybersecurity habits, such as keeping all your software updated and using secure wireless networks. It is just part of the solution.  

NOTE: While better than nothing, web browser based password managers such as those included in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are not recommended since they are usually limited in their functionality.

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