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Simple, secure, account and credential management

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Made with pop, a Python implementation of Plugin Oriented Programming Made with Python

Simple and secure account management


Yaml files containing confidential information can be encrypted for use inside of acct base applications. This is an example of what an acct credentials file might look like.


    username: XXXXXXXXXXXX
    password: XXXXXXXXXXXX

Next use the acct command to encrypt this file using the fernet algorithm:

$ acct encrypt credentials.yml

The acct command can also be used to decrypt the encrypted file:

$ acct decrypt credentials.yml.fernet --output=yaml --acct-key="YeckEnWEGOjBDVxxytw13AsdLgquzhCtFHOs7kDsna8="

The fernet plugin is the default for encryption, but other plugins may be added. To use the AES plugin change the previous commands to:

$ acct encrypt --crypto-plugin aesgcm256 credentials.yml
$ acct decrypt --crypto-plugin aesgcm256 credentials.yml.aesgcm256 --output=yaml --acct-key="YeckEnWEGOjBDVxxytw13AsdLgquzhCtFHOs7kDsna8="

What is POP?

This project is built with pop, a Python-based implementation of Plugin Oriented Programming (POP). POP seeks to bring together concepts and wisdom from the history of computing in new ways to solve modern computing problems.

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Getting Started


  • Python 3.6+

  • git (if installing from source, or contributing to the project)


If wanting to use acct, you can do so by either installing from PyPI or from source.


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