A tool called iPassword Generator offers an interesting alternative for password generation and management. Guess what! If you choose so, you do not have to remember even a single password. This tool uses a key file to build Tabula Recta that in turn acts as your master password.
The tabula recta is a square table of alphabets, each row of which is made by shifting the previous one to the left.Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
A key file could be any file including images, audio or video whose size is more than 50 KB. Apart from key file, all you need to enter is your account\service\website name and you are done. If you are worried about the multiple account problem, you may choose to enter your user name as well but it is optional. You may also choose desired length of your password. You can always go overboard by specifying a master password as well but this is completely optional. Want more? It also helps you encrypt your key file using AES-256 algorithm.
Let’s quickly see how to use this tool
- You can simply select a key file that is more than 50 KB, enter Application/Website’s name, choose desired length and you are done.
- Alternatively, you may encrypt your Key File first as shown below.
- Then, you mount the encrypted key file created in above step, enter Application/Website’s name, choose desired length and you are done.
A popular password management tool, KeePass also allows you to use a key file to protect your password database.