About Keestash

About Keestash

In our digital world, passwords are essential for almost everything. The internet, for example, provides almost every service by identifying their users (the most of the time using passwords, but also by sessions and cookies). Our companies, where we work, want also you to authenticate when doing any critical action.

One problem about password is it property being counter-intuitive. A safe password that is almost unguessable by humans and machines (brute-forcing) has to have:

  • a certain number of characters (more = butter)
  • at least one upper case
  • at least one digit
  • at last one special drawer
  • is not to find in a dictionary
  • changes periodically considering the rules above

To increase the level of security and be really safe, we need to use a password as described above for any service/website we are using on the web.

Password Safes

There is no discussion about that nobody can remnber passwords as described above. Therefore, we use password safes and let them remember for us. Password Safes on the other hand, have a couple of essential requirements, such as:

  • being encrypted
  • only decryptable by the owner
  • secured from 3rd parties

Further, another property that could increase the lead of trust is being open Source.

Open Source

There are many reasons to open source a (software) project. First of all, “the power of community” will lead up the code quality as well as the quality of co-workers (contributors). People can check the code for vulnerabilities. In case of sensitive applications (such as a password safes), open source is another trust point. Open source is far more accepted than proprietary software. People expect software, for which they have to pay (periodically) to be perfect and work as expected. With open Source users have the chance to extend, adjust and contribute as they went.

This is what Keestash is About

We are aware of the responsibility that creating and maintaining a password safe brings with. We want our customers, users and the community to get back the responsibility of what identify they on the web: passwords. Therefore, we created Keestash.

Keestash will differ from existing solutions. First of all, Keestash is a web application. It will be available via the browser and accessible everywhere with an internet connection. Second, Keestash can be self hosted. Due to its nature of being open source, everyone can download, use and extend Keestash.

Keestash is currently in active development. The first stable version will be a minimalist solution. We focus on making the core functionality – storing passwords – available. A lot of features are still in the pipe, but will be covered by releases in the future. Possible features are a desktop and mobile client, core extensions, etc.

Get in Touch with Us

As mentioned above, Keestash is currently in active development. If you are interested in early beta versions or just want to know about the release date of version 1, you can simply register to our newsletter or just reach us out:

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