February 19, 2019

4 Management Tools for Git Encryption

See how Git-crypt, BlackBox, SOPS, and Transcrypt stack up for storing secrets in Git.

There are a lot of great open source tools out there for storing secrets in Git. It can be hard to determine the right one for you and your organization—it depends on your use cases and requirements. To help you compare and choose, we'll look at four of the most popular open source tools for secrets management and see how they stack up against each other:

We won't review larger solutions like HashiCorp Vault. A production-ready Vault can be a rather large hurdle, especially if your organization is just getting started with secrets management. The tools above are easy to use and set up quickly.

Encryption types

These secrets management tools use GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), symmetric key encryption, and/or cloud key services.

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