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?

  • 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? – Enrique Moreno Tent 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

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.

  • +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

  • I would like more than just passwords. Theres a whole bunch of data that needs also storing. – Enrique Moreno Tent 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? – Enrique Moreno Tent 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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