Welcome to OpenPassPhrase!

OpenPassPhrase is an open source password manager project. It is primarily targeted at knowledgeable users with access to their own private server (virtual or dedicated). Future support for a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) implementation is also planned.

The main objective of this project is to provide a secure backend API for aggregation, storage, retrieval and management of arbitrary secret data, e.g. account numbers, usernames and passwords. This backend service can then be deployed on a user’s private server instance and accessed over TLS from anywhere. Once authenticated, the data can be retrieved and decrypted using a single passphrase.

The API is RESTful in nature and supports standard CRUD operations as well as additional capabilities such as authentication and random pass-word/phrase generation.

YAPM - yet another password manager?

The motivations for this project are several. With incidents of hacking prolifirating in modern times, it is more important than ever to keep sensitive data such as passwords and account information as secure as possible. OpenPassPhare is intended for users who want complete control over how that data is stored and managed. Most password managers store your data in a cloud that’s generally not accessible to you except via their own interface. OpenPassPhrase lets you use your own cloud, hosted anywhere you wish, be that on your own private home server or an AWS instance. The bottom line is that you are the only one with access to that server. And you can customize the interface to your liking. Additionally, most password managers are client based solutions. While the good ones give you a seamless experience of syncing between clients, it is still somewhat of a nuisance to have to do that. Especially if you want short (transient) access to your password data on a new system (e.g. a library computer or a friend’s PC). OpenPassPhrase shifts the paradigm to a server based solution. Now your password data is accessible from any internet-enabled device. Assuming of course you trust the device/browser that you are using and you trust TLS to secure the communication with your server. But the same trust issue exists with client-based solutions as well. If you like what you’ve heard so far, check out the live demo of the project in action. Use demo/demo for username/password credentials and phrase to decrypt the data. If you’d like to make use of OpenPassPhrase or contribute to the development, read on!




Getting Support

If you need help or have a question about OpenPassPhrase, send email to: dev@openpassphrase.com and we will try to accomodate your inquiry to the best of our ability.