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I work in a web development company and they have all the passwords, host addresses, etc. vital information in a spreadsheet on a local machine in the intranet.

While secure from external attacks, I find it a little messy. There are many incomplete fields and sometimes even typos. What do you guys think would be other ways to store this information in an efficient yet secure way?

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google "cmdb". That's essentially what you want. –  Sirex Oct 25 '11 at 14:44
    
The concept sounds good, but is there any open software solution I could take a look at, to understand it better? –  Dbugger Oct 25 '11 at 14:49
    
request tracker and the asset tracker plugin –  Sirex Oct 25 '11 at 15:08
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GLPI is probably the least-worst open-source CMDB. It's kind of a bear to set up, though. –  jgoldschrafe Oct 25 '11 at 15:09
    
"least worst" seems to the point. It's french-driven and as such only scarcely documented for non-french-speakers. You need to figure out a lot yourself by looking at the PHP code or messing around with the UI, where translations are not always matching the functionality. –  the-wabbit Oct 25 '11 at 15:47

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KeepassX is Open Source and the database is fully encrypted. You can store other information other than just passwords in it. I put it on a dropbox account and then share that folder out with the others needing access. I don't think that will scale to hundreds but it works for 4 people just fine.

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+1 A very similar product that works better cross-platform is Password Safe. –  John Gardeniers Oct 25 '11 at 23:12

A tool like Password Vault comes to mind - http://www.lavasoftware.com/passwordvault.html

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I would like more than just passwords. Theres a whole bunch of data that needs also storing. –  Dbugger Oct 25 '11 at 14:48
    
You can store text in Password Vault also. Not just passwords. –  Mike Walsh Oct 25 '11 at 14:53
    
Does it allow to have information centralized, so that different people can access to it at the same time? –  Dbugger Oct 25 '11 at 14:55
    
I am pretty sure it does or other tools like it. I provided a link to check out for it above, answers all of those questions... –  Mike Walsh Oct 25 '11 at 15:15

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