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kip 0.3.0

kip Keeps Passwords

Latest Version: 0.3.1

kip Keeps Internet Passwords.

**Command line script to keep usernames and passwords in gnupg encrypted text files**

## Install

Make sure you have a gnupg key pair: [GnuPG HOWTO]https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto)

Latest release:

sudo pip install kip

Latest dev:

1. Clone the repo: `git clone https://github.com/grahamking/kip.git`
1. Install: `sudo python3 setup.py install`

Arch Linux: There's a [kip package for Arch]https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=62555) Thanks [Pezz]https://github.com/pezz)!

## Store

kip add example.com --usename username

What it does:

1. Generates a random password
2. Writes username and password to text file `~/.kip/passwords/example.com`
3. Encrypts and signs it by running `gpg --encrypt --sign --armor`
4. 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`

## Retrieve

kip example.com

What it does:

1. Looks for `~/.kip/passwords/*example.com*`, decrypts it by running `gpg --decrypt`
2. Prints your username in bold, and any notes your stored.
3. Copies your password to the clipboard

## More commands:

- list: List contents of your password directory
- edit: Change the username inside a password file. Handy!
- del: Delete a password file

- import\_from\_chrome: Import passwords that Chrome stored in Gnome Keyring.
This requires gnomekeyring (python lib) and python2 (sadly)
- export\_to\_gnome\_keyring: Push your passwords into Gnome Keyring - no
reason for this really. Requires same as import\_from\_chrome.

## Misc

### Dependencies

- 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`

### Configuration

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.

### Motivation

[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.

### Manual override

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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