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Project details

Apache License 2.0
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Ryan Lane
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Why this tool?

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.

How it works

Confidant stores the secrets in DynamoDB by only appending data. For every revision of every secret, it will be adding this data and protecting it via Fernet symmetric authenticated cryptography. It uses AWS KMS and IAM to define who has access to the data.

Usage and audience

Confidant is commonly used for secrets management or secure storage. Target users for this tool are developers, general public, and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


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

Author and Maintainers

Confidant is under development by Ryan Lane.


Supported operating systems

Confidant is known to work on Linux.

Confidant alternatives

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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.



KeeWeb is a cross-platform tool for password management that is compatible with KeePass. It helps to store passwords and other secrets in a safe and secure way. As a web application combined with the related plugins, it can also be used via the web browser.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a secrets management tool.