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. TeamVault (team-based password manager)
  2. Vault (storage of secrets)
  3. Confidant (storage of secrets)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Aletheia.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    74

    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

      78

      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

            60

            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

              89

              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

                60

                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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