Meet the Vault Developer

Why was Vault created?

Passwords are pain. Almost every site on the Internet wants your password. And it's hard to keep in the head all of them. Even harder to come up with new ones when site gets compromised and millions of user passwords get stolen.

For a while I've been experimenting with different schemas for password generation. So that I had not keep them all in memory. One beautiful morning I've stumbled over James Coglan's post Announcing Vault: safer passwords for the web. It's about an open-source storage-free available-anywhere secure password generator called Vault. It's all just HTML and JS. It works in every browser on the planet and it never stores your password. Also it's very configurable. I've tried it for a few days and it worked for me very well. The only annoyance I had with it is that I need to switch to another tab and put in some text for it to generate a password and then I had to copy it, switch back and paste my password in. This add-on is an effort to eliminate this little inconveniences.

You can access it right in the page by clicking vault icon in the Add-on Bar or by simply hitting ⌘^V (Ctrl-Alt-V for Windows/Linux users). Also it will automatically put in domain into service field and your settings you've used last time for this domain. More than that, it will put your password back into a field on the page when you hit Enter in the popup (or will copy your password to the clipboard if there was no field selected on the page). So all the hassle is reduced to a mere two keystrokes.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Alexander Mankuta
Homepage http://pointlessone.org/
User since April 1, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars