LSE toolsLSE toolsgit-crypt (169)git-crypt (169)

Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languageC++
AuthorAndrew Ayer
Latest releasedebian/0.6.0-1 []

Project health

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Why this tool?

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

How it works

You define which files you want to have protected during the commit phase. These files will be automatically decrypted when checking out.

Usage and audience

git-crypt is commonly used for data encryption. Target users for this tool are developers.

Tool review and remarks

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


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

Author and Maintainers

Git-crypt is under development by Andrew Ayer.


Supported operating systems

Git-crypt is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a data encryption tool, data loss prevention tool, and DevOps security tool.