Tool and Usage
- Programming language
- shell script
- Tom Limoncelli
- Latest release
- Latest release date
Why this tool?
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.
How it works
Instead of using a single GPG key to access all data, each team member uses their own key to access the data. A common use-case is sharing passwords or some other secret within in a team. When one of the team members leave the company, with two steps the access can be revoked. The first step is to remove the key from the specific team member. Then the second step is to re-encrypt the data, so only the remaining team members will have access.
According to its author the tool will be deprecated and development stalled.
Usage and audience
BlackBox is commonly used for password management or secure storage. Target users for this tool are developers, security professionals, and system administrators.
- Command line interface
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 100 contributors
- + More than 6000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
BlackBox is known to work on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.
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