2005.11.12 Good news for OpenBSD users! Joerg Zinke has made KedPM port for OpenBSD. You can download the port from project downloads page. Thanks, Joerg!
2004.02.29 After a long time dealing with other matters, I've finally found some time to work on KedPM.
With this release I've decided to change the project status from alpha to beta. I've used this program quite a lot and it has performed quite well, so I think its ready for public testing.
Apart from bugfixes, this release introduces Parser's pattern editor (without much documentation yet), subcategories of arbitrary depth and various usability improvements. Figaro Password Manager compatibility is also still in place :-)
2003.10.27 KedPm-0.3.0 had a bug that prevented creating of new databases, it is fixed in this release.
2003.10.26 Two major features were added in this release. The first is the Parser feature, it will help you incorporate passwords from your e-mails to the database more efficiently. The second feature is the ability to search the password tree recursively, this will allow you to search all of your passwords in one operation.
Other updates include experimental FPM-0.58 format support (with it's longer passwords), basic configuration options, deleting and moving passwords, the ability to display passwords as plain text in GUI and various usability enhancements.
2003.09.21 This is a bug-fix release, it fixes a major Figaro Password Manager bug - inability to store long passwords in the database. FPM can't handle passwords longer than 24 characters, KedPM now can, but FPM-0.53 still can not load them correctly.
The GUI can now create a new FPM database, if it doesn't already exist - sorry, to those users who downloaded version 0.2.0, but could not start the GUI.
Password Manager helps to manage large numbers of passwords and related information and simplifies the tasks of searching and entering password data.
KedPM is written in pure python and can be run on virtually any platform the python interpreter can. For the moment, KedPM is tested on Linux and OpenBSD systems.
KedPM is written as an extensible framework, which allows users to plug in custom password database back-ends and custom user interface front-ends. Currently, only the Figaro PM back-end supported. To control KedPM user can choose between CLI and GTK2 based GUI front-ends.
The short term goal of this project is to make a more usable replacement for Figaro Password Manager.
The long-term goal is to produce a full-featured secured information manager that can handle and organize a large amount of non-uniform data and provide it to the user through an intuitive user interface.
The first priority of this application is ease in locating and entering password information. The user should be able to access password protected resources as quickly as possible and be able to easily insert information into the password database and avoid having to fill in password forms manually, which is the worst possible method.
The second, but no less important, priority is to do things securely. The risk of access to passwords by unauthorized persons should be minimized.
Currently Ked Password Manager includes the following features:
If you want to help make KedPM better, just do it :-) Seriously, there are several areas where your help would be invaluable:
The only author for now is Andrey Lebedev <kedder at sourceforge dot net>. I can also be contacted through Jabber: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ked Password Manager is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL).
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.