kip Keeps Internet Passwords.
Command line script to keep usernames and passwords in gnupg encrypted text files
Make sure you have a gnupg key pair: GnuPG HOWTO.
sudo pip install kip
- Clone the repo:
git clone https://github.com/grahamking/kip.git
sudo python setup.py install
kip example.com username
What it does:
- Generates a random password
- Writes username and password to text file
- Encrypts and signs it by running
gpg --encrypt --sign --armor
- Copies the new password to your clipboard
Add optional notes:
kip example.com username "My notes".
You can also pipe in your password of choice:
echo S3cret | kip example.com username
What it does:
- Looks for
~/.kip/passwords/*example.com*, decrypts it by running
- Prints your username in bold, and any notes your stored.
- Copies your password to the clipboard
- gnupg: to encrypt password files
- xclip (linux) or pbcopy (OSX): to copy password to clipboard
- (and python, but you have that already)
On Ubuntu / Debian:
sudo apt-get install gnupg xclip
If you want to use different commands to encrypt / decrypt your files, want longer passwords, etc, you can. Copy
kip.conf from the repo to
~/.kip/kip.conf, and customise it. It's an INI file, using = or : as the delimiter. Make sure the
home path does not end with a slash.
GnuPG is secure, open, multi-platform, and will probably be around forever. Can you say the same thing about the way you store your passwords currently?
I was using the excellent Keepass when I got concerned about it no longer being developed or supported. How would I get my passwords out? So I wrote this very simple wrapper for gnupg.
If you live in the command line, I think you will find kip makes your life a little bit better.
There's 0 magic involved. Your accounts details are in text files, in your home directory. Each one is encrypted with your public key and signed with your private key. You can ditch kip at any time.
Browse your files:
Display contents manually:
gpg -d ~/.kip/passwords/facebook