SafeCloset, a Secret Safe - Why and how I made it in Rust

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  • RustCrypto

    Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data Algorithms: high-level encryption ciphers

    I choose an AEDS crate from the RustCrypto group: AES-GCM in its SIV variant (the SIV variant isn't really needed but it doesn't cost much).

  • serde

    Serialization framework for Rust

    Drawers are serialized using the serde crate which is kind of standard in the Rust world and is very convenient. For the encoding format, I choose MessagePack which, like JSON, allows field addition but is much more compact. Having optional fields is very important to allow evolution of the file format while ensuring old files will stay compatible with newer versions of the application.

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    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • crossterm

    Cross platform terminal library rust

    There are many low level libraries whose features go from the basic (and easy) task of coloring and styling the text you print in the terminal to handling events, terminal size, alternate screen, etc. I personally like Crossterm which is cross platform and well designed.

  • safecloset

    Cross-platform Secure TUI Secret Locker

    To better introduce it, I made a website explaining how it works, how to install it, how to use it: https://dystroy.org/safecloset/

  • termimad

    A library to display rich (Markdown) snippets and texts in a rust terminal application

    I combine it with Termimad, a crate I made to manage skins, generate texts without mixing the style and the content, handle text inputs, even with wide characters, and a lot of small TUI related problems.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

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