One-Time Secret is Now Opensource
Keep sensitive info out of your email & chat logs.
We launched One-Time Secret on November 8th, 2011. Today we're happy to announce the first opensource release of the One-Time Secret codebase under the MIT License. This is something we wanted to do from the very beginning but life and other work got in the way. It's important that we do everything we can to earn and maintain your trust and this is a crucial step in that direction. Also, it's just the right thing to do.
Photo by See-ming Lee
So as of today from the 0.8.1 release, all updates to onetimesecret.com will be pulled via the upstream public repo.
Bring on the bugs!
We're expecting (and hoping) this will help us discover (and resolve) more bugs. If you find a bug, open a issue. If you have a feature request, you can open an issue for that too.
If you find a security related bug, let us know as soon as you can. We will disclose all serious issues here on this blog.
Business subscription plans are deprecated
We're also announcing the deprecation of our Basic, Professional, and Agency subscription plans. Customers using these plans will be able to continue to use them. (Note: we are still available for custom installs).
We have a bunch of new stuff planned for this year including some oft-requested new features and a mobile app. Drop me a line if you're interested to help and want to know more.
What is a One-Time Secret?
A one-time secret is a link that can be viewed only one time. A single-use URL.
Why would I want to use it?
When you send people sensitive info like passwords and private links via email or chat, there are copies of that information stored in many places. If you use a one-time link instead, the information persists for a single viewing which means it can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to send sensitive information in a safe way knowing it's seen by one person only. Think of it like a self-destructing message.