ffsend VS age-plugin-yubikey

Compare ffsend vs age-plugin-yubikey and see what are their differences.


:mailbox_with_mail: Easily and securely share files from the command line. A fully featured Firefox Send client. (by timvisee)
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ffsend age-plugin-yubikey
12 3
5,440 60
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7.3 7.6
about 2 months ago 11 days ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ffsend. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of age-plugin-yubikey. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-06.
  • Age v1.0.0 – simple, modern and secure file encryption
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Sep 2021
    Hardware? I assume if someone was concerned about key access they wouldn't want keys on their filesystem at all but move them into an HSM instead. Since age identities can come from standard input I assume it'd be feasible to put together a workflow there coming from one of the various cli utilities for interacting with keys. There is already a YubiKey specific age plugin [0] getting worked on as well. Currently in beta but looks interesting. Hopefully that will continue to expand to cover other common options. HSM support is pretty important for a modern encryption utility IMO but unfortunately the landscape is pretty all over the place too, so makes sense to just leave it to plugins or as part of a unix flow.


    0: https://github.com/str4d/age-plugin-yubikey

    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Sep 2021
  • Yubikey PIV encrypted messaging system
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/crypto | 27 Aug 2021
    age also has a notion of plugins, one of which is age-plugin-yubikey (written in Rust, there is also yubage written in Go) which allows you to create an age identity whose private key is stored via PIV.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ffsend and age-plugin-yubikey you can also consider the following projects:

send - :mailbox_with_mail: Simple, private file sharing. Mirror of https://gitlab.com/timvisee/send

yubikey-agent - yubikey-agent is a seamless ssh-agent for YubiKeys.

transfer.sh - Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line.

rage - A simple, secure and modern encryption tool (and Rust library) with small explicit keys, no config options, and UNIX-style composability.

udiskie - Automounter for removable media

croc - Easily and securely send things from one computer to another :crocodile: :package:

step-machine - Run your Rust CLI programs as state machines with persistence and recovery abilities

magic-wormhole - get things from one computer to another, safely

browser - The browser extension vault (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari, & more).

pcopy - pcopy is a temporary file host, nopaste and clipboard across machines. It can be used from the Web UI, via a CLI or without a client by using curl.

tmux - tmux source code

kak-lsp - Kakoune Language Server Protocol Client