pick alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace pick? During the review of pick 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 pick.

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

    78

    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

    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

      74

      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

        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

        60

        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

          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

            85

            Passmgr

            Introduction

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

            Project details

            89

            SpiderFoot

            Introduction

            SpiderFoot can be used offensively during penetration tests, or defensively to learn what information is available about your organization.

            Project details

            SpiderFoot is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering

              SpiderFoot review

              70

              Viper

              Introduction

              Viper organizes the malware samples and exploits you found over time. It calls itself "Metasploit for malware researchers". Viper has a terminal interface to store, search and analyze files. As it is a framework, is also allows you to create your plugins.

              Project details

              85

              pshtt

              Introduction

              Pshtt was developed to push organizations, including government departments, to adopt HTTPS across the enterprise.

              Project details

              pshtt is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 500 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Security assessment
                • Web application analysis

                pshtt review

                56

                AESKeyFinder

                Introduction

                AESKeyFinder uses various algorithms to perform entropy tests and filter out blocks that are not AES keys. The remaining blocks are then displayed as possible AES keys.

                Project details

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available
                • - No proper description on website
                • - No updates for a while

                Typical usage

                • Data extraction

                AESKeyFinder review

                97

                OpenSSL

                Introduction

                This popular toolkit is used by many systems. It provides options like encryption and hashing of data, integrity testing, and digital certificates and signatures. Many software applications use the toolkit to provide support for these functions. OpenSSL also has a client utility that can be used on the command line to test, decrypt and encrypt data, and create certificates.

                Project details

                OpenSSL is written in C.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available
                • + Well-known library
                • - Major vulnerabilities in the past

                Typical usage

                • Certificate management
                • Data encryption

                OpenSSL review

                89

                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

                  74

                  testssl.sh

                  Introduction

                  Key features of testssl.sh include:

                  • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
                  • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
                  • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
                  • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
                  • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
                  • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
                  • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
                  • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

                  Project details

                  testssl.sh is written in shell script.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + Used language is shell script
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Application testing
                    • Configuration audit

                    testssl.sh 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

                      56

                      John the Ripper

                      Introduction

                      John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords. It works on Linux and other flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.

                      Project details

                      60

                      PassGen

                      Introduction

                      PassGen is a tool to help with password dictionary attacks to guess a password. It does not perform the attack but creates the related database.

                      Project details

                      PassGen is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Password discovery
                        • Password strength testing
                        • Security assessment

                        PassGen review

                        100

                        THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

                        Introduction

                        THC Hydra is a brute-force cracking tool for remote authentication services. It supports many protocols, including telnet, FTP, LDAP, SSH, SNMP, and others.

                        Project details

                        THC Hydra is written in C.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 25 contributors
                        • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                        • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Penetration testing
                          • Security assessment

                          THC Hydra review

                          100

                          hashcat

                          Introduction

                          Hashcat can be used to discover lost passwords, or as part of a security assignment. For example, it could be trying to crack a password from a password file that was obtained during a penetration test.

                          Project details

                          hashcat is written in C.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 25 contributors
                          • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • + Well-known tool

                            Typical usage

                            • Password discovery

                            hashcat review

                            56

                            mimipenguin

                            Introduction

                            The tool requires root permissions to work.

                            Project details

                            mimipenguin is written in Python, shell script.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • - No releases on GitHub available
                            • - Full name of author is unknown

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering
                            • Security assessment

                            mimipenguin review

                            64

                            mimipy

                            Introduction

                            The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

                            Project details

                            mimipy is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Data extraction
                              • Information gathering
                              • Security assessment

                              mimipy review

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