Aletheia alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Aletheia? During the review of Aletheia we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. BlackBox (store secrets in Git/Mercurial/Subversion)
  2. TeamVault (team-based password manager)
  3. Vault (storage of secrets)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Aletheia.

Alternatives (by score)

60

BlackBox

Introduction

Typically you do not want to store any secrets in a software repository or version control system repository. However when there is still a need to give people access to sensitive parts, then BlackBox helps to do this in a more secure way.

Project details

BlackBox is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Password management
    • Secure storage

    BlackBox review

    64

    TeamVault

    Introduction

    Storing passwords within a team security can be a challenging task. TeamVault is a password manager with the goal to be easy to use, flexible, and adhering to several security principles. These include a solid base for the data encryption, support for folders, and role-based access control (RBAC).

    Project details

    TeamVault is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Password management
    • Secrets management

    TeamVault review

    97

    Vault

    Introduction

    Vault is a secret management tool created by HashiCorp. It allows storing secrets, such as key/value pairs, AWS IAM/STS credentials, SQL/NoSQL databases, X.509 certificates, SSH credentials, and other sensitive details. These secrets are typically used by software components and scripts. The benefit of using a secret management tool is that they no longer need to be stored in configuration files. Main features include leasing, key revocation, key rolling, and auditing.

    Project details

    Vault is written in Golang.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 500 contributors
    • + More than 9000 stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Password management
      • Secrets management
      • Secure storage

      Vault review

      81

      Confidant

      Introduction

      Most applications with a connection to a database or other software component, need some form of authentication. Often the related credentials are stored in a configuration file. A secret manager like Confidant will provide an alternative, by storing the details in a database. Only applications that need to access the secrets are allowed to obtain them. Often system administrators are denied access to them.

      Project details

      Confidant is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • + Supported by a large company

        Typical usage

        • Secrets management
        • Secure storage

        Confidant review

        100

        KeeWeb

        Introduction

        Password managers help to store sensitive data. This may include passwords, secret questions with their answers, or other private information.

        Project details

        KeeWeb is written in JavaScript.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 25 contributors
        • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
        • + Many releases available
        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Full name of author is unknown

        Typical usage

        • Password management

        KeeWeb review

        74

        pick

        Introduction

        Tools like pick are used to store passwords and secrets safely.

        Project details

        pick is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Very low number of dependencies
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Data security
          • Secure storage

          pick review

          100

          Buttercup for desktop

          Introduction

          The typical users have at least a multitude of ten when it comes to passwords. Ensuring that every website has a unique password and remembering, is almost impossible. Passwords managers like Buttercup help with the generation and secure storage of these secrets. It is freely available and open source, making it a good alternative for commercial options.

          Project details

          Buttercup for desktop is written in Node.js.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 10 contributors
          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Password management

            Buttercup for desktop review

            60

            Gitrob

            Introduction

            Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

            Project details

            Gitrob is written in Ruby.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Data leak prevention
              • Information gathering
              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              Gitrob review

              63

              KeePassX

              Introduction

              The database is encrypted with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256-bit key. KeePassX uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe.

              Project details

              KeePassX is written in C++.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available
              • + Well-known tool
              • - Full name of author is unknown

              Typical usage

              • Secure storage

              KeePassX review

              84

              LaZagne

              Introduction

              The LaZagne tool can be a good addition to the toolkit of pentesters or forensic specialists to recover sensitive details from systems. For a pentester, this typically means that limited access has been gained. By trying to find passwords from local applications, the step to other applications or privilege level might be possible. For example, a password that is shared among multiple services, or even finding an administrator password.

              Project details

              LaZagne is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Data extraction
                • Information gathering
                • Password discovery
                • Password recovery

                LaZagne review

                48

                pass (password-store)

                Introduction

                The pass utility is also known as password-store. It uses GPG and Unix directories to store passwords and others secrets.

                Project details

                74

                git-crypt

                Introduction

                This tools allows you to store your secrets (such as keys or passwords) in the same repository as your code.

                Project details

                git-crypt is written in C++.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 10 contributors
                • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Data encryption

                  git-crypt review

                  68

                  git-secrets

                  Introduction

                  You would most likely use git-secrets in development teams or as an individual developer. The primary goal is to prevent accidentally submitting authentication details or otherwise sensitive information to your software repositories.

                  Project details

                  git-secrets is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Data leak prevention
                    • Information leak prevention

                    git-secrets review

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