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A simple password manager to be used with Good Bot.

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Why it exists

This tool is made to be used with Good Bot. Passwords prompt happen often and storing passwords in the program’s YAML files would have been insanely unsafe, especially when considering that one of the main advantages of Good Bot is that the scripts can be version controlled. To avoid annoying mistakes like pushing a password to Github, I made this package.

If you provide the path towards the key to Good Bot, he will decrypt the passwords and use them to record your videos. All you need to do is to provide the path towards the passwords file and the key in the YAML file. Then, instead of typing your passwords in the file, just write which passwords you want (Password 1 for the first password) and Good Bot will take care of the rest.

Remember that this program is to avoid mistakes, but it cannot make them disappear. Pushing your key and your password file to a remote repository will result in those passwords being compromised.

How it works

This program uses Click to create a CLI and Fernet to encrypt and decrypt passwords. Here is what is happening depending on the command you will be using.

add-password

After prompting the user for a password, this command will encrypt the password and save it to an existing file. To add the new content, the script opens the file and splits it on newlines. To open the files, the program is using Click’s built in file handler. It then inserts the password at the provided index. While the new password is encrypted, the content of the file is not decrypted, nor is it analyzed by the program. The user is also deemed responsible of providing the same key to encrypt their new password as the one that was used to encrypt the rest of the file.

keygen

This just uses the cryptography Python library to generate a Fernet key and writes it to a file.

new-passwords

After prompting the users for passwords and storing them in a list, the program creates a file using Click’s file handler and writes every password on a different line. This is the only way passwords are indexed. There is no other information stored to help classify passwords other than the lines they were written on.

Usage

If the program is installed, all you have to do is type groveKeeper in the command line followed by the command corresponding to what you want to use the program for!

add-password

Options

-p : Assuming the passwords are in a 0 indexed list, this is where the new password will be inserted.

Arguments

EXISTING_FILE : The path towards the file to which your new password will be written. This file needs to exist since it’s opened in reading mode.

KEY : The path to the key that will be used to encrypt the password.

keygen

Arguments

OUTPUT : A file where the key will be written. The file does not have to be created beforehand. This path should end with a filename with the .key extension. The program will still work with a text file but adding the extension is a good way to quickly locate key files and not delete them by mistake.

new-passwords

Options

-n : This in a positive integer representing the amount of passwords you want to add to the file that will be created.

Arguments

OUTPUT : A path and a filename. This is where the encrypted passwords will be written. The end of the path must be the name of a file.

KEY : The location of the key that will be used to encrypt the passwords.

Finally, the program has simple help messages if you are ever stuck. Just typing grove-keeper will echo possible commands and options.

Use with caution ⚠️ .

While this program is meant to make Good Bot safer, it still has its flaws. The passwords you encrypt can always be decrypted by anybody who possesses the key. Keep it safely! Creating new passwords and accounts exclusively for your tutorials is highly recommended.

Installation

You can install this program using:

pip install grove-keeper

You can also clone this repo and invoke the script with Python:

python [YOUR_PATH]/cli.py

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