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Rooster

Rooster is a simple password manager for geeks (it works in the terminal).

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Rooster is made available free of charge. You can support its development through Liberapay 💪

Features

Rooster has some unique goals:

  • it is easy to maintain so that it never becomes unmaintained
  • it works completely offline by saving your password in a single local file
  • it stores username/password combinations, nothing more, nothing less
  • it can import/export passwords from and to 1Password/JSON/CSV

Rooster protects your passwords with state-of-the-art cryptography algorithms:

  • scrypt for key derivation (n = 2^12, r = 8, p = 1 by default, customizable)
  • aes-256-cbc for encryption
  • hmac-sha512 for authentication

Supported operating systems include Linux, BSD and OSX. Windows is not supported at this time.

Installation

To install Rooster, run the following commands as root.

On Arch Linux, install Rooster from AUR.

On Void Linux, install Rooster from XBPS.

On Fedora:

dnf update -y
dnf install -y curl gcc unzip pkgconfig libX11-devel libXmu-devel python3 openssl-devel libsodium-devel
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh -s -- -y
source $HOME/.cargo/env
cargo install --root /usr rooster

On CentOS: instructions should be similar to Fedora, but it seems like libsodium is not available on CentOS and I haven't been able to figure out how to install it. If you know, please let me know.

On Debian:

apt-get update -y
apt-get install -y curl gcc unzip pkg-config libxcb-render0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libx11-dev libxmu-dev python3 libssl-dev libsodium-dev xsel
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh -s -- -y
source $HOME/.cargo/env
cargo install --root /usr rooster

On Ubuntu 16.04/18.04:

apt update -y
apt install -y curl unzip pkg-config libxcb-render0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libx11-dev libxmu-dev python3 libssl-dev libsodium-dev xsel
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh -s -- -y
source $HOME/.cargo/env
cargo install --root /usr rooster

On OSX:

brew install curl libsodium openssl
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh -s -- -y
cargo install --root /usr rooster

If you use Wayland instead of X11, install wl-clipboard and make sure you have the following environment variable set: XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland.

For other distributions, the various Docker files can help you find which dependencies you need.

Once you have installed Rooster (see instructions below), you can view documentation with:

rooster --help

Contributors

We welcome contribution from everyone. Feel free to open an issue or a pull request at any time.

Here's a list of existing Rooster contributors:

Thank you very much for your help! 😃 ❤️

License

The source code is released under the Apache 2.0 license.