git-secret relies on two dependencies: git and gpg. Download and install them before using this project. git-secret is tested to work with:

git version 2.7.0
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.20

Supported platforms

git-secret works with Mac OS X >= 10.9, Ubuntu >= 14.04, Debian >= 8.3, and Fedora. You can check the full list here. You can add your platform to this list, if all the tests pass for you. Cygwin support is planned.

Installation process

There are several ways to install git-secret:


brew install git-secret

deb package

You can find the deb repository here. Pre-requirements: make sure you have installed apt-transport-https

echo "deb git-secret main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git-secret

rpm package

You can find the rpm repository here.

wget -O bintray-sobolevn-rpm.repo
sudo mv bintray-sobolevn-rpm.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/
sudo yum install git-secret

Arch Linux

The Arch way to install git-secret is to use the directions for “Installing Packages” at Arch User Repository Documentation along with the PKGBUILD file from the git-secret Arch Linux Package

You can also install from the AUR using your helper of choice by installing the package git-secret, for example using yay

yay -S git-secret


git clone git-secret
cd git-secret && make build
PREFIX="/usr/local" make install

Note that you can install to any prefix in your PATH

antigen plugin


  1. Add line antigen bundle sobolevn/git-secret to your ~/.zshrc
  2. Run source ~/.zshrc or reopen the terminal