git-crypt VS git-secrets

Compare git-crypt vs git-secrets and see what are their differences.

git-secrets

Commit files with sensitive information like environment secrets safely encrypted in GitHub (by frangiskos)
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git-crypt

Posts with mentions or reviews of git-crypt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-11.
  • Why Can't My Mom Email Me?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Apr 2024
    https://github.com/AGWA/git-crypt

    And occasionally to encrypt files, or receive encrypted files.

    These are practical things which are non-theoretical.

    > Using multiple keys don't offer added security or secrecy.

    Depends on how careful you are or want to be, with your private key. My house key isn't the same as my car key isn't the same as my bike key.

    > This is nothing like data harvesting

    Alright fair, bad example. What I was grumbling about was more the lack of any clear communication that you've been auto-opted-in to a feature on protonmail, with no user interface signal indicating so, leading to confusion for a couple months like in TFA. I definitely wasn't casting shade on the opengpg keyserver, nor protonmail. It's the "hey! I didn't check a box for this, and it's not mentioned anywhere in the protonmail docs" hidden functionality which could do with some clarification.

    I'm a forgetful creature. If I intentionally put my key on a keyserver, because I'm playing around and learning about PGP, will I make the connection between it and protonmail a few months down the line if I move my email account to them? Unlikely.

    It's a nice automated feature. Protonmail-to-protonmail e2e encryption makes a lot of sense. I just think protonmail-to-non-protonmail e2e needs a tooltip in the UI, and the option to opt out, potentially with the ability to opt out for specific email addresses. I wouldn't at all assume it would be on by default even IF I've been actively using PGP in my email clients, because it's something you usually have to manually set up yourself, very explicitly. That, and 99.9% of emails are plaintext.

    Anyhoo, one thing I forgot which kind of negates the "what if I have multiple encryption keys tied to my email" is the fact that the opengpg keyserver does tie 1 email address to 1 key so you can't publish multiple encryption keys, fair enough. Git-crypt and file encryption, I set my associated email address to use +tags eg [email protected], so as far as protonmail etc are concerned there's only one key per logical email address.

  • Is it safe to commit a Terraform file to GitHub?
    4 projects | /r/Terraform | 24 Jun 2023
    Apart from a few exceptions (like ansible for example, which supports native encryption), we moved away from encrypted secrets in git repos and use external things, depending on the platform (like parameter store / secrets manager for AWS or keyvault for Azure - both of these do track changes, btw), so I haven't looked for quite a while. Back in ye olden days we used https://github.com/AGWA/git-crypt which worked quite nicely, but the key management is cumbersome and it's based on GPG, which in itself is a bit of a light redish flag these days.
  • GitHub Private Repos Considered Private-¬≠Ish
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jun 2023
    How about encryption?

    https://github.com/AGWA/git-crypt has been solid for me

  • Codeship jet alternative
    1 project | /r/webdev | 18 May 2023
    You might want to check out git-crypt. It allows you to encrypt and decrypt files in a git repo without needing an external account, and supports .env files. That said, trying your hand at making one as a personal project could be a fun and rewarding experience!
  • Ask HN: Privacy-Conscious GitHub?
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Apr 2023
    I hesitate to append this but one option I have seen thrown around and also debated is git-crypt [1] There are many caveats to doing this as any integrations that would need to read the file contents would also need to be able to decrypt the files so this may not be entirely useful and may add many levels of complexity and fragility.

    [1] - https://github.com/AGWA/git-crypt

  • Vaults vs. Cryptomator? Security, Cloud syncing, integration?
    2 projects | /r/kde | 30 Mar 2023
    The most interesting approach I've seen for this is https://github.com/AGWA/git-crypt
  • How can I Make this binary statically-linked?
    1 project | /r/learnprogramming | 9 Feb 2023
    Here is the Makefile.
    1 project | /r/cpp_questions | 8 Feb 2023
    I use git-crypt to encrypt files in git repositories quite a lot and I find that it doesn't work on RHEL-based distros because of some missing or out-of-date library. I need to build a statically linked binary.
  • How to Deploy and Scale Strapi on a Kubernetes Cluster 1/2
    13 projects | dev.to | 3 Feb 2023
    Store the Secrets in a repo using gitcrypt or another encryption tool.
  • I moved all my input files to a private repo and used it as a submodule
    4 projects | /r/adventofcode | 17 Jan 2023
    Consider using git-crypt for transparent encryption instead.

git-secrets

Posts with mentions or reviews of git-secrets. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing git-crypt and git-secrets you can also consider the following projects:

sops - Simple and flexible tool for managing secrets

sealed-secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets

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

dendron - The personal knowledge management (PKM) tool that grows as you do!

helm-secrets - A helm plugin that help manage secrets with Git workflow and store them anywhere

emanote - Emanate a structured view of your plain-text notes

gopass - The slightly more awesome standard unix password manager for teams

dotfiles - My configuration files and personal collection of scripts.

git-secret - :busts_in_silhouette: A bash-tool to store your private data inside a git repository.

nixpkgs - Nix Packages collection & NixOS

yubage - `age-plugin-yubikey` implementation, encrypt things with a Yubikey/any PIV card

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