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CLI tool to manage local key/certs and token.

Project description

Local Variable Manager (lvmanager)

What does it do?

This is a simple CLI script to encrypt, store, and set environmental variables such as certs, ,keys or tokens.

usage: CLI for managing and maintaining tokens and key/certs.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -add ADD        Adds a file to lcm [--name required]
  -delete DELETE  Delete a saved file [--name required]
  -setenv SETENV  Expose a saved file as an environmental variable [--name
  -name NAME      Name to be used
  -ls             Display what currently stored
  -cleanup        Clean up exposed keys
  -e              Use encryption for values when storing or setting the
                  environment [LVMANAGER_PW is needed as an environmental
  -getkey         Get a new encryption key

View stored files

lvmanager -ls


lvmanager -add NAME_OF_FILE.key -name project/NAME

lvmanager will automatically create projects if they are already not created. The -e flag will encrypt data and will need the environmental variable LV_MANAGER to be configured.

Note: If you save a .lvmanager file, when you setenv the contents of the file will be exposed, not a pointer to the file.


lvmanager -delete project/NAME

Export single variable

lvmanager -setenv project/NAME -name APP_TOKEN -e 

lvmanager will expose the stored value NAME as APP_TOKEN and will copy the relevant commands to the clipboard to the user to manually set. The -e flag will encrypt data and will need the environmental variable LV_MANAGER to be configured.

Export projects variables

lvmanager -setenv project/ -e

lvmanager will expose all values under project/ as the NAME they are stored as (in uppercase). The -e flag will encrypt data and will need the environmental variable LV_MANAGER to be configured.

Get key

lvmanager -getkey

The export command will be copied to the clipboard and will need to be set by the user. Don't lose this key!

How to Install

You can install lvmanager through the file:

python3 install

Pip config coming soon


  1. Get and export key for encryption:
     lvmanager -getkey
    And now in your clipboard you should be able to expose your key:
     export LVMANAGER_PW=12345..
  2. Add the key test.key as token under project/ with encryption enabled:
    lvmanager -add token.lvmanager -name project/token -e
  3. See what lvmanager has stored:
    lvmanager -ls
    And we can see:
     (venv) lvmanager -ls                  
  4. Expose our key and get the export command:
    lvmanager -setenv project/key -name KEY -e
  5. Export our environmental variable:
    export KEY=some/path/to/.exposed/project/key.key
  6. Delete our key from our database:
    lvmanager -delete project/key
  7. Clean up any un-encrypted data from the .exposed file:
    lvmanager -cleanup

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