👥 A bash-tool to store your private data inside a git repository.
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What is git-secret?

git-secret is a bash tool which stores private data inside a git repo. git-secret encrypts tracked files with public keys for users whom you trust using gpg, allowing permitted users to access encrypted data using their secret keys. With git-secret, changes to access rights are made easy and private-public key issues are handled for you. Passwords do not need to be changed with git-secret when someone's permission is revoked - just remove their key from the keychain using git secret killperson their@email.com, and re-encrypt the files, and they won't be able to decrypt secrets anymore.


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git-secret supports brew, just type: brew install git-secret

It also supports apt and yum. You can also use make if you want to. See the installation section for the details.


git-secret relies on several external packages:

  • bash since 3.2.57 (it is hard to tell the correct patch release)
  • gawk since 4.0.2
  • git since
  • gpg since gnupg 1.4 to gnupg 2.X
  • sha256sum since 8.21


Do you want to help the project? Find an issue and send a PR. It is more than welcomed! See CONTRIBUTING.md on how to do that.


In order to encrypt (git-secret hide -m) files only when modified, the path mappings file tracks sha256sum checksums of the files added (git-secret add) to git-secret's path mappings filesystem database. Although, the chances of encountering a sha collision are low, it is recommend that you pad files with random data for greater security. Or avoid using the -m option altogether. If your secret file holds more data than just a single password these precautions should not be necessary, but could be followed for greater security.

If you found any security related issues, please do not enclose it in public. Send an email to security@wemake.services


git-secret uses semver. See CHANGELOG.md.


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MIT. See LICENSE.md for details.


Special thanks to Elio Qoshi from ura for the awesome logo.