If you're like me you have passwords or pins for your e-mail
system(s), bank account(s), social media, and so on. Every one
providing an on-line system seems to require a password no matter
how inconsequential it is: Oracle requires an account with a
password just to access the JDK, AVWeb requires a sign on just to
take the quizzes they periodically post. Everyone has their own
rules about what constitutes a valid password - it must start with
a digit, it must have upper and lower case letters, it must be at
least 8 characters long, it can't be based on a dictionary word,
.... I found that at 1842 different passwords my memory began to
fail me so I needed a solution. I still spend a good deal of time
on my desktop system and, of course, I carry a smart phone
(Android) and have an Android tablet. So I wanted a solution that
I could install on both and synchronize them all. Of course you
mustn't store unencrypted passwords on any device so developing
these apps gave me an opportunity to get familiar with Password
Based Encryption (PBE). Communication between the desktop and the
Android devices uses public/private key encryption.
Manager System is a simple Java app with a companion
Android app for easy entry & recall of systems & their
This page describes the installation of the desktop system. To get
the Android version
go to the Android Apps market and
look for ... .
contact the developer as per below.
To use the Password
Manager System system you must
install the Sun JavaTM Virtual Machine, sometimes
referred to as the Java Run Time Environment (JRE). Most PCs today
come with Java installed. To actually run the installation and the Password Manager
System requires version 1.7
or better but if you have an older version of Java, the installation
will automatically fetch and install the latest version of Java when
you run it.
If you don't have any
version of Java then you can download the latest version from the
Oracle web site at http://www.java.com.
See The Essentials for more
information on determining the version of Java that you have and
where to get Java.
Once you have Java on your system, click here to
install the Password Manager System.
The first thing that appears is a security warning advising that
while the application is signed by a trusted certificate it does
have unrestricted access to your machine:
Allow the installer to run and the installation screen appears:
The only thing you need to do is specify a directory where you
want the system installed. Use the Browse
button to select a directory. If the directory you specify does
not exist it will be created. Note that on some versions of
Windows you are not allowed to write to the root C:\, you must
install in a subdirectory such as C:\Users\PasswordManager\.
Once a directory has been specified press the Continue
button to complete the installation (which should only take a few
Once you've installed the system you will receive a message to
that effect and then the installation will start the actual Password
Manager System automatically. The
first frame that appears is End User License Agreement:
Choose the Accept button to continue or
Decline to exit without using the system.
Once you accept the license agreement the system will start and
display the main screen to allow you to start using the system:
Using the System
Once the system is running pressing the F1 key will bring up the
See The Essentials for information on
backing up your data. Once you have the system installed and running
see the on-line help for more information.
No updates are available yet.
The Android version of the Password Manager System is
called JCST Password Manag. Contact the developer to request the apk
Manager System installed from this page is free
Manager System 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
You will be required to accept the terms of the license before you
can use the system.
Prepared: February 15, 2014
Modified: July 12, 2018
Copyright © Johnson Computer Software Team
Limited. 2014, 2018
Contact the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org