openssl.vim 3.2

openssl.vim is a Vim plugin that lets you edit OpenSSL encrypted files and turn Vim into a Password Safe.

  Add it to your Download Basket!

 Add it to your Watch List!


Rate it!
send us
an update
Public Domain 
2.1/5 15
Noah Spurrier
ROOT \ Security
openssl.vim is a Vim plugin that lets you edit OpenSSL encrypted files and turn Vim into a Password Safe.

This plugin enables reading and writing of files encrypted using OpenSSL. The file must have the extension of one of the ciphers used by OpenSSL. For

.des3 .aes .bf .bfa .idea .cast .rc2 .rc4 .rc5

This will turn off the swap file and .viminfo log. The `openssl` command line tool must be in the path.




Put this in your plugin directory and Vim will automatically load it:


You can start by editing an empty unencrypted file. Give it one of the extensions above. When you write the file you will be asked to give it a new password.

Simple Vim Password Safe

If you edit any file named '.auth.bfa' (that's the full name, not just the extension) then this plugin will add folding features and an automatic quit timeout.

Vim will quit automatically after 5 minutes of no typing activity (unless the file has been changed).

This plugin will fold on wiki-style headlines in the following format:

== This is a headline ==

Any notes under the headline will be inside the fold until the next headline is reached. The SPACE key will toggle a fold open and closed. The q key will quit Vim. Create the following example file named ~/.auth.des3:

== Colo server ==

username: maryjane password: esydpm

== Office server ==

username: peter password: 4m4z1ng

Then create this bash alias:

alias auth='view ~/.auth.des3'

Now you can view your password safe by typing 'auth'. When Vim starts all the password information will be hidden under the headlines. To view the password information put the cursor on the headline and press SPACE.

Thanks to Tom Purl for the des3 tip.

What's New in This Release:

A feature to make a backup of an encrypted file before writing changes was added. This helps guard against the situation where you may edit a file and write changes with the wrong password. You can still go back to the previous backup version. The backup file will have the same name as the original file with .bak before the original extension. For example:

.auth.bfa --> .auth.bak.bfa

To turn on backups put the following global definition in your .vimrc file:

let g:openssl_backup = 1

Last updated on April 16th, 2008

#encrypted file editor #vim plugin #password safe #password #safe #OpenSSL encrypted #editor

Add your review!