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Manage your login credentials from the terminal painlessly.

Project description

Pysswords lets you manage your login credentials from the terminal. Password files are saved into GnuGPG encrypted files into the Database Path_. Only with the passphrase used to create the pyssword database you can decrypt password files. If you want to know more about how pysswords works internally, check the Under the Hood_ section.

Pysswords console interface

Pysswords console interface


Main Features

  • Console interface

  • Manage multiple databases

  • Add, edit, remove credentials

  • Copy passwords to clipboard

  • List credentials as a table

  • Colored output

  • Search credentials by name, login or comments

  • Search with regular expression

  • Bulk update/remove credentials

  • Select credentials by fullname syntax

  • Grouping credentials

  • Exporting Pysswords database

  • Importing Pysswords database

  • Importing credentials from 1password

  • Randomly generated credential passwords

  • Undo/Redo updates to the database

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Installation

Stable version pypi version

Make sure you have GPG and pip installed:

pip install pysswords

Development version Test Coverage Code Health

Linux/OSX Windows
Build Build on windows

The latest development version can be installed directly from GitHub:

$ pip install --upgrade https://github.com/marcwebbie/pysswords/tarball/master

Quickstart

# create a new credentials database. Option: `-I` or `--init`
pysswords --init

# add new credentials. Option: `-a` or `--add`
pysswords -a

# get credential "example". Option: `-g` or `--get`
pysswords -g example

# edit credential "example". Option: `-u` or `--update`
pysswords -u example

# remove credential "example". Option: `-r` or `--remove`
pysswords -r example

# search credentials by "exam". Option: `-s` or `--search`
pysswords -s exam

# search credentials using regular expressions Option: `-s` or `--search`.
pysswords -s example\.com|org

# copy password from credential "example" into system clipboard.
# Option: `-c` or `--clipboard`
pysswords -c example

# print all credentials as a table with hidden passwords
pysswords

# print all credentials as a table with passwords in plain text.
# Option: `-P` or `--show-password`
pysswords -P

# specify other Pysswords database. Option `-D` or `--database`
pysswords -D /path/to/other/database

# delete database and remove all credentials
# Option: `--clean`
pysswords --clean

# shows help. Option `-h` or `--help`
pysswords --help

# shows version. Option `--version`
pysswords --version

Tutorials

1) Syncing your database

Dropbox

With Pysswords database on default path ~/.pysswords and with a Dropbox shared directory on path ~/Dropbox

# move your Pysswords database inside your Dropbox directory
mv ~/.pysswords ~/Dropbox/.pysswords

# create a symbolic link to your shared .pysswords directory on the default path.
ln -s ~/Dropbox/.pysswords ~/.pysswords

Google Drive

With Pysswords database on default path ~/.pysswords and with a GoogleDrive shared directory on path ~/GoogleDrive

# move your Pysswords database inside your Dropbox directory
mv ~/.pysswords ~/GoogleDrive/.pysswords

# create a symbolic link to your shared .pysswords directory on the default path.
ln -s ~/GoogleDrive/.pysswords ~/.pysswords

2) Exporting/Importing Pyssword databases

# export database to a pysswords database file called pysswords.db
# Option: `--export`
pysswords --export pysswords.db

# import database from pysswords database file called pysswords.db
# Option: `--import`
pysswords --import pysswords.db

# import 1password 1pif exported file
pysswords --import passwords.1pif/data1.1pif

3) Grouping credentials by name

Pysswords credentials handles multiple logins for each name which groups credentials by name:

# create john credential
pysswords -a
Name: example.com
Login: john
Password: **********
Comment: No comment

# create doe credential
pysswords -a
Name: example.com
Login: doe
Password: **********
Comment:

# listing credentials
pysswords

| Name        | Login   | Password   | Comment    |
|-------------+---------+------------+------------|
| example.com | doe     | ***        |            |
| example.com | john    | ***        | No comment |

4) Selecting credentials by fullname syntax

You can select grouped credentials by using fullname syntax login@name:

pysswords -g doe@example.com

| Name        | Login   | Password   | Comment   |
|-------------+---------+------------+-----------|
| example.com | doe     | ***        |           |

5) Using multiple databases

Sometimes it is useful to have multiple databases with different passphrases for higher security. This can be done using -D Pysswords option.

Creating databases on a given directory (ex: ~/databases)

# create personal Pysswords database
pysswords --init -D ~/databases/personal_passwords

# create work Pysswords database
pysswords --init -D ~/databases/work_passwords

# create junk Pysswords database
pysswords --init -D ~/databases/junk_passwords

Adding passwords to specific database

# add password to personal Pysswords database
pysswords -D ~/databases/personal_passwords -a

# add password to junk Pysswords database
pysswords -D ~/databases/junk_passwords -a
Adding passwords to specific database
# listing specific databases
pysswords -D ~/databases/junk_passwords

Under The Hood

Encryption

Encryption is done with GnuGPG using AES256. Take a look at pysswords.crypt module to know more.

Database Path

The default database path is at ~/.pysswords. If you want to change the database path, add --database option to pysswords together with --init.

pysswords --init --database "/path/to/another/database/"

Database structure

Pysswords database is structured in a directory hierachy. Every credential is a .pyssword file inside a directory named after a credential group.

An empty database would look like this:

pysswords --database /tmp/pysswords --init

tree /tmp/pysswords -la
# /tmp/pysswords
# └── .keys
#     ├── pubring.gpg
#     ├── random_seed
#     ├── secring.gpg
#     └── trustdb.gpg

After adding a new credential the database would look like this:

pysswords --database /tmp/pysswords -a
# Name: github.com
# Login: octocat
# Password: **********
# Comments:

tree /tmp/pysswords -la
# /tmp/pysswords
# ├── .keys
# │   ├── pubring.gpg
# │   ├── random_seed
# │   ├── secring.gpg
# │   └── trustdb.gpg
# └── github.com
#     └── octocat.pyssword

If we add more credentials to group github.com. Directory structure would be:

pysswords --database /tmp/pysswords -a
# Name: github.com
# Login: octocat2
# Password: **********
# Comments:

tree /tmp/pysswords -la
# /tmp/pysswords
# ├── .keys
# │   ├── pubring.gpg
# │   ├── random_seed
# │   ├── secring.gpg
# │   └── trustdb.gpg
# └── github
#     └── octocat.pyssword
#     └── octocat2.pyssword

Contributing

License (MIT License)

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Marc Webbie, http://github.com/marcwebbie

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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