# Install

Download for macOS (opens new window)

Download for Windows (opens new window)

Download for Linux (opens new window)

Or the command line only.

# What is it?


Twitter access is not currently working, and may be a few days before a release is available to fix this issue.

Using the desktop app to encrypt a message from gabriel@github to multiple recipients.


This project is in development and has not been audited.

# Why?

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".)

You can search for keys by user name and service (e.g. gabriel@github, gabrlh@twitter), or lookup a user by a key identifier using a Web API.

The Saltpack (opens new window) format is used for signing and encryption.

The Noise Protocol (opens new window) is used to create a secure connection (Wormhole) between 2 computers/keys.

Key identifiers are Bech32 format (opens new window), encode the type of key and public key bytes, and include a checksum with error correction.

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

> 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.

See some examples

# Similarities/Differences