tidepass is a password generating program.
I found Alan Karp’s sitepass program to be quite useful, however one limitation I had was that it wasn’t very portable (Update: You can E-mail him for other platform versions). I couldn’t just use it on a Linux or Mac computer, and because I also use these to access online services I needed a password generator that was cross-platform.
I was thus inspired to create tidepass.
tidepass is a clone of sitepass written in Java. The idea is you have one universal hard to guess passphrase and a list of easy to remember names. The program generates a password for you to use, and therefore you only have to remember the hard to guess passphrase and get the easy name from your list.
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Update: I now recommend tidepass .NET as the recommend release for Windows Users.
|Windows||Java tidepass||Java 1.5|
|tidepass .NET||.NET Framework 4.5.1|
|Windows 8||tidepass for Win8||Windows 8|
|tidepass for OS X||OS X Mountain Lion|
|Mac||Java tidepass for Mac||Java 1.5|
|Linux||Java tidepass||Java 1.5|
|iPhone / iPad||tidepass for iOS||iOS 5.0|
|Windows Phone||tidepass for WP||Windows Phone|
|Web||Silverlight tidepass||Silverlight 3.0|
|Web||HTML5 tidepass||HTML5 browser|
- The background color of the “hard to guess passphrase” changes depending on the strength of it. To get green you need at least 1 lower, 1 upper, 1 numeric and 1 symbol character.
- If you append your “Passphrase name” with “:” the generated password will be cut to that length. Eg. If I wanted a password of length 5, I would type a passphrase name of cheekimonki:5 – This is useful for all those crappy sites that limit your password length to something small.
- For extra security in the desktop versions, the passphrase name and the generated password will be reset after 30 secs. This is useful if you generate a password, and then forget to clear it, so your password is not left visible for a long period of time.