Vault alternatives

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

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Vault.

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

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

74

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

      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

        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

          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

            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

              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

                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

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