Or the command line only.
# What is it?
- Manage cryptographic keys, sigchains and user identities.
- Search for keys, verify and import them.
- Securely store passwords and secrets in a Vault. Backup and sync to other devices.
- Encrypt, decrypt, sign, verify (using Saltpack (opens new window)).
- FIDO2 support for hardware keys like SoloKeys (opens new window), YubiKeys.
- Most features are available in both the app and on the command line.
- 100% open source (github.com/keys-pub (opens new window)) and cross platform (macOS, Windows, Linux).
- Experimental: Create a secure connection (Wormhole) between 2 computers (using Noise (opens new window)).
- Coming soon: Harware key extensions.
- Coming soon: Mobile apps.
This project is in development and has not been audited.
Key management is hard. We need tools, libraries, apps, services and documentation to help us.
# How does it work?
The default key is a EdX25519 key capable of signing and encryption.
We can link this key to your identity on Github, Twitter, Reddit, HTTPS domain, etc, by creating a signed statement and publishing it both there and in your sigchain. (You can either revoke the sigchain statement or remove the signed statement to "unlink".)
The Saltpack (opens new window) format is used for signing and encryption.
Your keys and secrets are protected by a Vault by a password or hardware key.
The app and command line utility connect to a
keysd daemon thats runs as a gRPC service on your computer. 3rd party applications can choose to use the command line interface, the gRPC interface or the go library directly.
keys pull gabriel@github kex1mnseg28xu6g3j4wur7hqwk8ag3fu3pmr2t5lync26xmgff0dtryqupf80c > echo "hi 🤓" | keys encrypt -a -r gabriel@github BEGIN SALTPACK ENCRYPTED MESSAGE. kcJn5brvybfNjz6 D5ll2Nk0Z2co0as ...
The above example pulls the public key for the Github user gabriel, verifies it and creates an encrypted Saltpack message.
# What else?
# Go Libraries
All the features in the app are available through Go libraries.
- Keybase (opens new window): This project borrows many ideas from Keybase, including sigchains and user (proofs), and uses Saltpack (opens new window) other packages. However, this project only links a single key to a user.
- Age (opens new window): We also use Bech32 as a key identifiers, and convert Ed25519 keys to X25519 (opens new window).