Information Security - Secure Access - Tools for remembering your password

You use passwords everywhere you go on the internet, often different ones (because it's safest that way). This can make it a challenge to remember them all. Fortunately, help is at hand in the shape of a passport manager.

What is a password manager?

A passport manager is a digital vault than can be accessed through an app on your smartphone or through software on your computer. You use it to store the passwords you use for different services. To view all these passwords, you only need a single (very strong) master password.

Easy peasy: all you need to do is remember your master password!


There are many different password managers. Some of them are free, others you need to pay for. Their functionality varies per app. Simply choose the one that you prefer.

Things to remember before you start

You can't access the password manager without your master password. If you forget, the ICT Service Desk won't be able to retrieve it for you. You should therefore learn it by heart and keep it safe (read more about choosing a secure password here). After all, this password gives access to all other passwords!

Take your pick

Here are some examples of password managers. The ICT Service Desk currently offers no password manager support.

LastPass (for Windows, Mac, Linux and smartphone)
KeePass (for Windows, Mac and Linux [can only be accessed locally, not through a browser])
Dashlane (for Windows, Mac and smartphone)
StickyPassword (voor Windows, Mac en smartphone)

These apps (with the exception of KeyPass) are also available for your mobile phone. Download them onto your phone from the App Store or Google Play.