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Project details
LicenseApache License 2.0
Programming languagePython
AuthorChris DiLorenzo
Latest release0.14.5 []

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Why this tool?

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.

Usage and audience

jak is commonly used for data encryption. Target users for this tool are developers.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Jak is under development by Chris DiLorenzo.


Supported operating systems

Jak is known to work on Linux and macOS.


Several dependencies are required to use jak.

  • click
  • pycrypto
  • six

jak alternatives

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a data encryption tool.

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