Simple Secret Sharing – Social and decentralised management of secrets

Secrets can be used to split a secret text into shares to be distributed to friends. When all friends agree, the shares can be combined to retrieve the original secret text, for instance to give consensual access to a lost pin, a password, a list of passwords, a private document or a key to an encrypted volume.

Secret sharing can be useful in many different situations and this tool is a simple and well documented free and open source implementation available for anyone to use from this website, but also independently on an offline PC.

1) Have a secret

2) Trust a group of people

3) Paste the secret and distribute the shares

4) Explain to your peers what the secret is for

5) Peers decide that your condition is met

6) Peers meet to combine the shares
7) Your secret is revealed to your peers

Secrets is written in Clojure and is fully cross-platform: one can run it locally on a GNU/Linux machine, as well on Apple/OSX and MS/Windows.


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