Password Depot is a powerful and extremely user-friendly
password manager for organizing all of your passwords – but also, for
instance, information from your credit cards or software licenses.
The software provides security
for your passwords – in three respects: It safely stores your passwords,
guarantees you secure data usage and helps you to use secure passwords.
Depot does not
only guarantee security: It also stand for convenient
usability, a high degree of customizability,
marked flexibility for interacting
with other devices and, last but not least, extreme functional versatility.
Safe Password Storage
- Maximum encryption. In Password Depot, your information
is encrypted not merely once, but in fact twice, thanks to the algorithm
AES or Rijndael 256. In the USA, this algorithm is approved for government
documents of the highest security clearance!
- Double protection. You can secure your databases
twice. To start with, you select a master password that has to be
entered every time one opens the file. Additionally, you can choose
to protect your data through a key file that must be uploaded to open
- Protection against brute-force attacks. Every
time the master password is entered incorrectly, the program is locked
for three seconds. This renders attacks that rely on the sheer testing
of possible passwords – so called “brute-force attacks” – virtually
- Lock function. This function locks your program
and thereby denies unauthorized access to your passwords. The lock
conditions are determined by yourself, for instance every time the
program has not been used for a certain time.
- Backup files. Password Depot generates backup
files of your databases. Backups may be stored optionally on FTP servers
on the Internet (also via SFTP) or on external hard drives. You can
define the time interval between the backup files’ creation individually.
Secure Data Usage
- Protection from keylogging. All password fields
within the program are internally protected against different types
of intercepting keystrokes (keylogging). This prevents your sensible
data entries from being spied on.
- Traceless Memory. Dealing with your passwords,
Password Depot does not leave any traces in your PC's working memory.
Therefore, even a physical hacker sitting directly at your computer
and trawling through its memory dumps cannot find any passwords.
- Clipboard protection: Password Depot protects
your clipboard in several regards. It automatically detects any active
clipboard viewers; it masks its changes to the keyboard within the
clipboard; after performing auto-complete, all sensitive data is automatically
cleared from the clipboard.
- Virtual keyboard. The ultimate protection against
keylogging. With this tool, you can enter your master password or
other confidential information without even touching the physical
keyboard. Password Depot does not simulate keystrokes, but uses an
internal cache, so that input cannot be intercepted, neither software-
- Fake mouse cursors. Typing on the program’s virtual
keyboard, you can also set the program to show multiple fake mouse
cursors instead of your usual single cursor. This additionally renders
any attempt to discern your keyboard activities impossible.
- Uncrackable passwords. The integrated Password
Generator creates virtually uncrackable passwords for you. Thus, in
the future, you will no longer have to use passwords such as “sweetheart”
anymore, a password that may be cracked within minutes, but e.g. "g\/:1bmVuz/z7ewß5T$x_sb}@<i".
Even the latest PCs take millennia to crack this password!
- Verified password quality. Let Password Depot
check your passwords' quality and security! Intelligent algorithms
will scrutinize your passwords and warn you against ‘weak’ passwords
which you can subsequently replace with the help of the Password Generator.
- Password policies. You can define basic security
policies and requirements that must be met by all passwords which
are added or modified. For instance, you can specify the passwords’
minimum length and the character types contained.
- Security warnings. Password Depot contains a list
of warnings which always keep an eye on your passwords’ security.
For instance, the program warns you in case you use the unsafe FTP
protocol and, in this case, advices you to use SFTP instead.
- Protection against dictionary attacks. An important
warning featured in Password Depot is the notification in case you
are using unsafe passwords. These are passwords which are used frequently,
appear in hacker dictionaries and are therefore easily crackable.
- Warning against password expiry. You can set Password
Depot to warn you before your passwords expire, for instance before
the expiry date of your credit card. This ensures that your password
data always remains up-to-date and valid.
Password Depot is very easy to use and saves you a lot of work.
- User-friendly interface. Password Depot’s user
interface is similar to that of Windows Explorer. This allows you
to navigate through your databases effectively and to quickly find
any password you happen to be searching for.
- Auto-completion. If you wish, Password Depot automatically
fills in your password data into websites opened within the common
browsers. This function runs via an internal setting on the one hand,
and via so-called browser add-ons on the other hand.
- Automatic recognition. You can set the program
to automatically recognize which password information corresponds
to the website you have called up and to then pre-select this password
entry for you – as well as, if desired, to finally fill this information
into the website automatically.
- Top bar. The program's form can be reduced to
a narrow bar whose position may be determined individually: whether
freely movable or stuck to the screen edge (Application Desktop Toolbar).
In this way, the software is always at your hand without disturbing
- Direct opening of websites. URLs belonging to
password entries saved in Password Depot may be opened directly from
within the program. This saves you the hassle of having to copy website
addresses and then paste them into your browser manually.
- Usage via mouse click. Using your password information
may be done super easily via simple clicks with your mouse cursor.
By means of a single mouse click, you can copy data to the clipboard
and can even drag it directly into the target field on the website.
- Hotkeys. Pasword Depot features keyboard shortcuts
for frequently used commands in Windows (“Hotkeys”). With these hotkeys,
you can easily and quickly turn Password Depot’s format into a top
bar or call it into the foreground when minimized to the system tray.
- Unicode support. Password Depot supports Unicode,
the international standard defining a digital code for every character.
This allows you to use international characters such as “ä” or “ç”
within your password information.
- Recycle bin. Password Depot features a recycle
bin that stores deleted password data and enables their restoration.
In this way, data you may have deleted accidentally, for instance,
is not yet lost irrevocably.
NOTE: The recycle bin
only exists for local and cloud usage. At this point (Password Depot 12,
in May 2019), it is not available for server usage. However, the corresponding
function is meant to be included in future releases.
You can configure Password Depot individually and, in this way, adapt
it precisely to your needs.
- Configurable program options. Thanks to many program
options, Password Depot may be configured individually, down to the
smallest detail – not only in rerms of its external layout, but also
regarding its internal functions, such as the use of browsers or networks.
- Custom browsers. You can determine yourself the
browsers you would like to use with Password Depot. In this way, you
are not bound to the common browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer,
but can also use e.g. Opera.
- Individual user modes. As a new user, you can
happily work with only a few core functions in the Beginner mode,
whereas as an expert, you can use all functionalities in the Expert
mode or can define your own Custom mode.
- Personal favorites. The list of favorites contains
the passwords you use most frequently. As you will likely want to
have this frequently used data always ready at hand, the list of favorites
may be accessed directly via the top bar.
- Custom fields. You can extend the existing data
input fields by any number of self-defined custom fields. This is
possible both for a single password entry (“Custom Field”) as well
as for the entire password file (“Global Field”).
- Password icons. You can assign icons to your password
entries, enabling you to find and match them easily. These icons are
available even if you open your password file on a different PC, as
they are saved directly within the password file.
- Individual safety warnings. You yourself can determine
the warnings you would like Password Depot to show and which not.
Additionally, you may individually set whether the program should
warn you in case your passwords expire and, if yes, how many days
prior to the expiry.
- Password statistics. Clear statistics show you
at a glance how often you have used which password. In this way, you
might also realize which entries you do not use at all and can therefore
delete to keep your password file up-to-date.
Password Depot is able to work
together with many other applications - flexibly and without problems.
- Enterprise Server. Password
Depot features a separate server module, enabling simultaneous usage
of passwords by several users. Access to the databases may run either
via local network or via the Internet.
- USB stick. You can copy both your databases and
the program Password Depot itself onto a USB stick. In this way, you
can carry the files and the software along wherever you go, always
having them ready to use.
- Cloud devices. Password Depot supports web services,
among them GoogleDrive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox. In this way,
Password Depot enables you to enter the Cloud quickly and easily!
- Databases on the Internet. You can, optionally,
deposit your encrypted databases on the Internet. This way, you can
always access your passwords, no matter your location! To access,
you can use the protocols HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, or FTPES,
- TAN support. Password Depot supports the input
and management of TAN numbers. In this way, it facilitates the life
of all users of online banking, storing their sensible banking data
- URL placeholders. Entering URLs into Password
Depot, you can replace any number of characters by placeholders, namely
an asterisk (*). Using this symbol, you can thus assign several URLs
to a single password entry instead of having to enter one entry for
Password Depot can do a lot
more than "only" securing and managing your passwords.
- Cards, identities, licenses. Password Depot protects
and manages not only your passwords but also your information from
credit cards, EC cards, software licenses and identities. Each information
type offers a separate template, with e.g. the credit card window
featuring a PIN field.
- File attachments. You may add file attachments
containing e.g. additional information to your password entries. These
attachments can be opened directly from within Password Depot and
may, additionally, be saved on data storage media.
- Transfer passwords. You can both import password
entries from other password managers into Password Depot as well as
export entries from Password Depot. To do so, the software offers
you special wizards that facilitate importing and exporting password
- Synchronize databases. Password Depot supports
you with synchronizing two different databases. This is relevant e.g.
if you are using a single password file on two different PCs. This
being said, the file synchronization works in both directions.
- Clean-up databases. This function discovers password
entries that you have not used for a long time or may even have expired
already. Afterwards, the found entries can be deleted directly. This
ensures that your databases always remain up-to-date.
- Search for password entries. With this function,
you can search any character string within your passwords file – no
matter if within the passwords themselves or within e.g. their descriptions
and URLs. To refine your results, you are able to limit the search
to specific areas.
- Encrypt external files. Password Depot enables
you to encrypt external files and to then directly save them as individual
entries within the software. In this way, Password Depot enables you
to render confidential documents inaccessible to third parties.
- Self-extracting files. Whenever encrypting external
data with Password Depot, you can, additionally, generate encrypted
self-extracting files. This method enables other people - who do not
have Password Depot - to also decrypt the core files.
- Delete external files. With Password Depot, you
can delete external files, regardless of their format. In doing so,
the software does not leave any traces on your hard drive, which means
that the files cannot be restored by any application, no matter how
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