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A rule based library to help identify credentials and secrets in files and strings.

Project description

Credential Sleuth

A rule driven library for detecting secrets and credentials within files and strings.

Simple Usage

Finding secrets in a string:

import credsleuth

data = """
Hello, world
aws_access_key_id = AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE

Finding secrets in a file:

import credsleuth


Command line usage

credsleuth filename.txt

Advanced Usage

Customizing configuration

import credsleuth

config = credsleuth.ConfigEngine()
config.verbose = True
config.rules_file = 'custom_rules.json'

credsleuth.check_file('filename.txt', config)


pip install --user credsleuth

Writing Rules

See rules.json for an example in extending rules definitions.


  • Add some comments to codebase
  • Add pretty output options for command line execution.
  • Write a proper read me.
  • Build model to detect credentials based upon entropy
  • Search multiple files

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