BlackBox alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace BlackBox? During the review of BlackBox 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. KeeWeb (password manager compatible with KeePass)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to BlackBox.

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

    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

    81

    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

        64

        Aletheia

        Introduction

        Aletheia is a project to manage secrets in Google Cloud with CloudKMS and Cloud Storage. It can be used to store sensitive data like authentication details.

        Project details

        Aletheia is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Minimal or no documentation available
        • - No releases on GitHub available

        Typical usage

        • Data security
        • Secure storage

        Aletheia review

        89

        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

          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

            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

              76

              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

                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

                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

                85

                gitleaks

                Introduction

                Gitleaks scans the repository, including history, for secrets and other sensitive data. This can be useful for both developers as security professionals to discover any leaks.

                Project details

                gitleaks is written in Golang.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Security assessment

                  gitleaks review

                  60

                  GitMiner

                  Introduction

                  GitMiner is a tool to scan for sensitive data that is leaked via software repositories. Examples of sensitive data are authentication details such as passwords or connection settings.

                  Project details

                  GitMiner is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Asset discovery
                    • Discovery of sensitive information
                    • Information leak detection

                    GitMiner review

                    60

                    jak

                    Introduction

                    Typically developers may want to store some secrets, like authentication details, in in their repository. With jak this can happen in a slightly more secure way, by encrypting the data.

                    Project details

                    jak is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Data encryption

                      jak review

                      97

                      KeePassXC

                      Introduction

                      KeePassXC is a cross-platform platform to store sensitive data like passwords, keys, and other secrets. It has a graphical user interface and is written in C++.

                      Project details

                      KeePassXC is written in C++.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 50 contributors
                      • + Runs on multiple platforms
                      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Password management
                        • Secure storage

                        KeePassXC review

                        60

                        Passmgr

                        Introduction

                        Passmgr is a simple portable password manager written in Go. It helps with storing secrets, like passwords and API keys.

                        Project details

                        60

                        pass-rotate

                        Introduction

                        This tool makes it easier to rotate your passwords one at a time or in bulk. For example, when security events or as a routine to do a regular rotation of passwords.

                        Project details

                        pass-rotate is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Password management

                          pass-rotate review

                          76

                          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

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