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Strongbox

Ruby gem and command-line interface for decrypting and reading www.Strongbox.io files.

Description

Strongbox (https://www.strongbox.io/) provides a simple way to effectively organize, secure, and share sensitive textual data, the kind that has no other home: passwords, credentials, credit card & account numbers, encryption keys, certificates, etc. - essentially, anything we're not comfortable simply putting into an unencrypted text document file or sharing via email, Skype, etc.

This gem enables decrypting and reading Strongbox files using the following Ruby Standard Libraries:

  • openssl (for decryption)
  • zlib (for decompression)
  • base64 (for decoding)

and the following third-party libraries:

  • nokogiri (for xml parsing)
  • highline (for password input)

This gem also ships with a command-line interface (an executable Ruby program). See command-line usage below.

Examples

Given a Strongbox file and password, Strongbox.decrypt will handle everything from opening the Strongbox file (extension .sbox), reading the XML content, extracting the XML's Data node, decoding from Base64, decrypting (AES-256-CBC), decompressing, and returning the raw content (which itself is XML structured data, represented below as variable d).

At this point, the data just needs to be rendered (displayed); so we create a strongbox object (sb) and call render on it.

d  = Strongbox.decrypt(filename, password)
sb = Strongbox.new(d)
sb.render

Command-line usage

RVM users: you probably want to install this gem into your default Ruby's global gemset.

Examples

These examples assume strongbox.rb is executable and in a directory in PATH.

$ strongbox.rb
Usage /Users/abatko/bin/strongbox.rb input.sbox

$ strongbox.rb the_case_of_everything.sbox
Enter the password to unlock this box: ********
2012-11-27T23:29:23.18873Z

VanCity bank info
credit card, debit card, online banking
Credit, Debit, Card, Online, Banking
credit card number:
1234 5678 9012 3456
credit card expiration:
11/2012
credit card verification value:
123
debit card PIN:
1234
online banking password:
qwerty

fake Gmail account
used for Stackoverflow
Fake Gmail Stackoverflow
username:
ima_fake@gmail.com
password:
password1
gender:
other
backup:
bart_simpson@gmail.com

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my_new_feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my_new_feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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