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Revelation is a full-featured and secure password manager for the GNOME 2 desktop. It aims to be user-friendly and HIG-compliant, and it is tightly integrated with GNOME. It has several account types which can be grouped in folders, searched, and opened in external applications. It can both test and generate passwords. Accounts are stored in an encrypted file which can be accessed remotely via SSH, FTP, HTTP, WebDAV, and more. It can import and export data files for Password Safe, GPass, Figaro's Password Manager, and others.

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Recent releases

  •  02 Jul 2012 19:15

    Release Notes: This release adds a new file encryption format using PBKDF2 and warns users using the old format about its insecurity. It also updates translations.

    •  27 May 2012 17:43

      Release Notes: This release adds VNC and RDP entry types and email for Web sites. It adds notes for all entry types. It can generate passwords with punctuation chars. A new SVG icon. Uses system cracklib instead of its own copy. Fixes multiple locks after being blocked by the screensaver. Fixes a crash in LUKS code. Fixes exporting to Password Safe and importing from files with no pad characters from gpass. It adds Basque, Spanish, Estonian, and Portuguese (Brazil) translations, and updates the German translation.

      •  13 Nov 2011 22:54

        Release Notes: A port was made from GnomeVFS to GUI and from GNOME UI to GTK+. Entries are now sorted alphabetically. Support for locking when the screensaver is activated was added. Crashes in the XHTML exporter, when saving a file after certain imports, when searching on some systems, when entering an insecure password on some systems, and in the applet were fixed. The deprecated tooltip system was removed. Missing icons were fixed. The URL label maximum size was fixed to 60 chars. Finnish, Russian, Swedish, Lithuanian, and Catalan translations were added.

        •  16 Jan 2007 11:21

          Release Notes: This release fixes the applet configuration checking and has an updated Czech translation.

          •  16 Jan 2007 11:15

            Release Notes: This release fixes the panel applet, which was broken due to attempting to import a missing module on startup.

            Recent comments

            25 Feb 2009 19:49 Athunye

            Revelation files extension
            Is there a specifc extension to be used while naming the revelation files in order to avoid selecting "All files" when opening a file ?

            28 Sep 2004 02:25 erikg

            Re: Stability is a must..

            > I used revelation for a while and it worked fine.

            > The interface is cute and easy to use.

            > Then it started to crash (seg fault) and

            > was not usable.

            I'm sorry Revelation didn't work reliably for you. However, I cannot fix these problems unless they are reported. If you would please give a more detailed description of the problems in the bug tracking system on the website, I would be more than happy to look into it. Please include the version of Python, gtk and pygtk you are using.


            27 Sep 2004 19:08 cerceaux

            Stability is a must..
            for a password manager.

            I used revelation for a while and it worked fine.

            The interface is cute and easy to use.

            Then it started to crash (seg fault) and was not


            Fortunately i had previously exported most of my

            passwords to a format usable by Figaro Password

            Manager, wich one is not so nice but more reliable.

            19 Jan 2004 10:20 jeffcovey

            Re: Dependencies

            > pycrypto isn't in freshmeat

            I've added it, and linked it to your listing by a dependency.



            19 Jan 2004 10:02 erikg

            Re: Dependencies

            > I now need to go and get pygtk and
            > install it. Is there anything else I
            > need?

            Sorry, I've added dependencies now. You also need gnome-python and pycrypto - pycrypto isn't in freshmeat, so I couldn't add a dependency on it. It's available from


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