Password Managers

Seahorse – GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords

Seahorse is a Gnome front end for GnuPG – the Gnu Privacy Guard program. Its goal is to provide an easy to use Key Management Tool, along with an easy to use interface for encryption operations.

It is a tool for secure communications and data storage. Data encryption and digital signature creation can easily be performed through a GUI and Key Management operations can easily be carried out through an intuitive interface.

Additionally, Seahorse includes a Gedit plugin, can handle files using Nautilus, an applet for managing stuff put in the clipboard and an agent for storing private passphrases, as well as a GnuPG and OpenSSH key manager.

Seahorse is integrated into the GNOME Desktop Environment.

Features include:

  • Encrypt/decrypt/sign files and text.
  • Manage your keys and keyring.
  • Synchronize your keys and your keyring with key servers.
  • Sign keys and publish.
  • Cache your passphrase so you don’t have to keep typing it.
  • Backup your keys and keyring.
  • Add an image in any GDK supported format as a OpenGPG photo ID.
  • Create SSH keys, configure them, cache them.
  • Internationalization support – there are translations for Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Support: Wiki, GitLab
Developer: Jacob Perkins, Jose Carlos, Garcia Sogo, Jean Schurger, Stef Walter, Adam Schreiber
License: GNU GPL v2


Seahorse is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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