kip Keeps Passwords
% KIP(1) % Graham King % 26 OCT 2012
kip - Keeps Internet Passwords. Command line script to keep usernames and passwords in gnupg encrypted text files.
kip get|add|list|edit|del [filepart] [–username USERNAME] [–notes NOTES] [–prompt] [–print]
Make sure you have a gnupg key pair: [GnuPG HOWTO](https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto).
Latest release: sudo pip install kip
1. Clone the repo: git clone https://github.com/grahamking/kip.git 1. Install: sudo python3 setup.py install
Ubuntu: [PPA with ‘precise’ package](https://launchpad.net/~graham-king/+archive/ppa)
kip add example.com –usename username
What it does:
- Generates a random password
- Writes username and password to text file ~/.kip/passwords/example.com
- Encrypts and signs it by running gpg –encrypt –sign –armor
- Copies the new password to your clipboard
Add optional notes: kip add example.com –username username –notes “My notes”. You can ask to be pompted for the password, instead of using a random one: kip add example.com –username username –prompt
What it does:
- Looks for ~/.kip/passwords/*example.com*, decrypts it by running gpg –decrypt
- Prints your username in bold, and any notes your stored.
- Copies your password to the clipboard
kip list “*.org”
List contents of your password directory. [filepart] argument is a glob to filter the directory list. You can use ls too!
kip edit example.com –username newuser
Change the username inside a password file. [filepart] is the file to edit, and –username sets a new username.
kip del example.com
Delete a password file. [filepart] is the file to delete. You can use rm too!
Import passwords that Chrome stored in Gnome Keyring. This requires gnomekeyring (python lib) and python2.
gnupg to encrypt password files, xclip (linux) or pbcopy (OSX) to copy password to clipboard, and python3 but you have that already.
On Ubuntu / Debian: sudo apt-get install gnupg xclip
If you want to use different commands to encrypt / decrypt your files, want longer passwords, etc, you can. Copy kip.conf from the repo to ~/.kip/kip.conf, and customise it. It’s an INI file, using = or : as the delimiter. Make sure the home path does not end with a slash.
[GnuPG](http://www.gnupg.org/) is secure, open, multi-platform, and will probably be around forever. Can you say the same thing about the way you store your passwords currently?
I was using the excellent [Keepass](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KeePass) when I got concerned about it no longer being developed or supported. How would I get my passwords out? So I wrote this very simple wrapper for gnupg.
If you live in the command line, I think you will find kip makes your life a little bit better.
There’s 0 magic involved. Your accounts details are in text files, in your home directory. Each one is encrypted with your public key and signed with your private key. You can ditch kip at any time.
Browse your files: ls ~/.kip/passwords/
Display contents manually: gpg -d ~/.kip/passwords/facebook
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