yubikey-neo + KeyPassX + KeyPassDroid + OwnCloud


yubikey-neo + KeyPassX + KeyPassDroid + OwnCloud portable secure password vault

Searching through F-Droid for yubico I came across a link to KeyPassDroid; I’d come across a password safe solution on the yubico site using KeyPass, but was shied away as it mentioned the premium version… I don’t mind paying for shit, although if I can solve the issue with free open source alternatives I’ll spend hours trying 🙂

So the solution that I’ve pulled together:

  1. created a KeyPassX database on my Ubuntu machine with all login email details
  2. set password up in 2 steps
    1. self entered password
    2. password stored on yubikey-neo
  3. setup key
  4. saved key and KeyPassX database to OwnCloud
  5. from Android download key and database opened with KeyPassDroid
  6. password acquired on demand via NFC from yubikey-neo

Sorted, a free solution… excluding purchasing of yubikey-neo and host fee of website that allows for OwnCloud space.

Guess free alternatives could be Google Drive or MEGA for online file storage, and a more simple one step password 🙂

Quite happy with how it works, lets’s hope I don’t lose the yubikey-neo in the near future 🙂

yubikey-neo lock closed

So in a spurt of geekdom the other night I changed all of my passwords to work on a combination of different passwords for each login together with one of 2 static passwords, and 2 factor authentication, that I’ve set up on my new yubikey-neo.

Within 8 hours I had locked myself out of 2 Google accounts, a Reddit account, PayPal, and I’ve just gained access back to this blog 🙂

Think the secret is to do one at a time, acclimatise, then do another login credential.

I do love the functionality, and am just setting up KeyPass on my Linux box and Android devices, in the hope this will keep my passwords secure from my shitty easily distracted memory 🙂

On the up side I’ve been enjoying Metal Gear Solid V, and was treated to a surprise shower scene from Quiet this evening… nearly as good as the birthday FMV 🙂

Quiet Shower

I’ve maxed Quiet out to 100, and now she’s a formidable ally when armed with a silenced tranquilliser sniper rifle… need to now give the walker a run about and play a few missions guns blazing rather than stealth.

It looks like my twitter feeds from Yahoo Pipes have finally dried up; when I have the time and motivation I will set them up from another provider, I do kind of miss the constant geek news through the day.