Why another password manager
There are a lot of password managers out there. Rooster has some unique goals:
- it is easy to maintain so that it never becomes unmaintained
- it works completely offline with optional support for online sync
- it stores simple username/password tuples, nothing more, nothing less
Rooster protects your passwords with state-of-the-art cryptography algorithms:
- scrypt for key derivation
- aes256-cbc for encryption
- hmac-sha256 for authentication
To top it off, it works Linux, BSD and OSX.
On Arch Linux, install Rooster from AUR.
On Void Linux, install Rooster from XBPS.
curl -sSL 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/conradkdotcom/rooster/master/install.sh' | sh
For BSD and other Linux distributions:
- make sure you have
libx11-devand one of
- install Rust and Cargo with:
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh -s -- -y
- install Rooster with:
cargo install --root /usr rooster
Once you have installed Rooster (see instructions below), you can view documentation with:
For added trustless security, you can restrict the operating system capabilities that Rooster has access to.
For instance, to run Rooster without network access on Linux, you might do this:
# make unshare usable without being root sudo chmod u+s "`which unshare`" # run rooster without network unshare -n rooster
Other operating systems have similar protections.
Rooster has 2 sets of tests:
- code level tests which you can run with
- integration tests which you can run with
You'll need to install Docker to run integration tests.
We welcome contribution from everyone. Feel free to open an issue or a pull request at any time.
Check out the unassigned issues to get started. If you have any questions, just let us know and we'll jump in to help.
Here's a list of existing Rooster contributors:
- Awesome Rustaceans from the Rust Paris meetup
Thank you very much for your help!