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A couple years ago we had a member pass away and I really didn't know what to do. I of course didn't have any idea who her family was or how to contact them and since she was rather new to the 919 she didn't know many people.
I decided to post to her Profile that she had passed, let members know and if they knew her they could post some kind thoughts her way and then take down her profile after a couple weeks so that others would not think she was not getting back with them. I also did not want to see her birthday come up every year knowing that she was not here.
Now, I was able to personally help with this on this little network because I try to stay engaged - however this is not the case on larger networks and on some the family has to jump through some hoops to get assistance.
We've lost several other members since then and I know the problem of "how to take down my accounts after I pass" is real. In my mind I wanted to create a Digital Mortician (for lack of better term) if for nothing else my own use.
My objective was to find a solution that I could input all of my logins [at the time I had something like 500 accounts (some clients whom I managed servers for and my own) with different variations of logins] and pass this one database with instructions of what to do upon my demise. I know it's not a great topic to bring up but it was a concern for me.
I could not find anything that I trusted (other solutions required me to post this information on a website and I wanted something I might have more control over).
I really wanted my sweetie to have access to my online accounts without having to put it down on paper or an excel spreadsheet to be updated all the time.
I came up with something I called IDentiKeys because it's a solution that can be loaded to a USB drive (no install required) and hung on your key ring - it's super secure and I love it. (IDentiKeys is very easy to update and manage)
I thought about selling it, but in frankness that's really not what I do best and I didn't want to get off track. I then placed it on Facebook to test amd see how I might use a free tool to get people to "Like" a page (I'm almost always testing something :).
I've then decided that I just wanted to give it away to anyone it might help - consider it a benefit of being an Insider :).
Check out the video below (re-purposed) and if you'd like to give it a try use the download link in the "Attachments" area - above the comments box (just above "Reply to this").
Hope it helps!
This version requires Windows but if you have a Mac or want a different version you should be able to take what I've done and duplicate it. Download page.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will most likely receive an error when you download about the ".bat" file I included - I'll only say that it's safe and it's was included to allow for a auto start when placed on a usb drive.
It might also say that you're receiving this from an untrusted source - I ask that you go ahead and trust me on this :) - I'd like to thank Robin Pike for sharing that this is what she found.
Last thing (I promise) I've done this in a way that you can share this with anyone - they do not have to be an Insider in order to download and use this solution - so if you'd like to share it please do.
I don't know if it is my computer or the software but I get an error dialogue box stating microsoft cannot not open Keepass.ini.
@Howard - let me look into this and see if there was an issue with packaging it.
I've had it installed on close to 50 systems now without issue - I'm sorry but I'll not be able to provide much in the way of tech support. Suggest you try a different system to see if you can isolate the issue.
I'll monitor this thread for the next couple days and see if others report the same problem. It's really just a gift - that said, I don't want it to be like getting an ugly tie :)
I understand and will investigate my issue. I will post any update.
This looks like a great thing -- I've been using KeePass myself on my Mac (and occasionally Windows) computers for a good while. I'm wondering if you've worked with anyone to extend what's in your kit to make it just as easy to use for Mac users?
I appreciate all that you do to help us use the network efficiently and effectively. For some reason the 5 minute video kept stopping after a minute or so... struggled with download as well. I'm interested and can't spend more time on it tonight. Will revisit. thanks again and for your time the other day.
What a great solution for Windows users, but I'm with Bob Boyd on this one as a MAC user. Hope you will consider creating one for us since we know we can trust you!
Thanks for all your work on creating Inside919 as one of the best resources for all of us!
I'm a PC and don't have a Mac :) - my understanding is that you can run a Windows Emulator on the Mac for things like this - but I'll leave that to a Mac pro.
Yeah, I know, Pat, thanks for the input anyway. (Just picking on you about not being a MAC user, again!)
Perhaps a Mac pro here can "translate" your version for us... :)
Hey Julie, it's really not that simple - this is a Windows app and would require a rewrite - now a cool thing about the Mac is that it can run Windows applications by using an emulator - check into this.
KeePass is available for the Mac as KeePassX. The current binary download for Mac is available here: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/keepassx/KeePassX-0.4.3.dmg It should be possible to morph the extras into something that will work on a Mac. The database files are interchangeable between PC and Mac (and Linux), so this should be quite doable. I might be able to figure it out and see if we can come up with a Mac kit. I'll take a look at the pieces of the kit to see what might need to be translated for OS X other than the KeePassX executable.