Year: 2009

Password Vault in Perl

The password vault tool uses the “Crypt::Simple” perl module (don’t go by the name, it’s got a bunch of stuff happening under the hood) to encrypt anything that is typed into the interface and saves it on a file-system acl’ed back end store.

Only a select group (the System Admins) have ability to access this backend store (as a result the Vault application). The appliction has been written to search, modify, add and delete entries and each action is audited in the backend repository. Using a simply Curses based menu, the app is self-intuitive and requires no training.