One-time secret

One-time secret

Very useful tool to share secret by providing a single-use URL :

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

Demo here


The following steps describe how to install one time secret (source)

  • Any recent Linux (we use Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS)
  • Ruby 1.9.1+
  • Redis 2.6+
Install Dependencies

Install Ruby 1.9

Install Redis 2.6

Install One-Time Secret




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4 thoughts on “One-time secret

    • March 31, 2017 at 12:34

      Hello Sam,

      You are right. That’s why I’m progressively rewriting all my posts to avoid plagiarism: it will take time to achieve but I will do it. The only purpose of this kind of posts is just sharing articles and tools I have found interesting. Thank you for your understanding.


  • July 10, 2017 at 15:39

    Hi im stuck on

    $ sudo su – ots
    $ [download onetimesecret]
    $ cd onetimesecret

    Download the files from github and when i try to run $ cd onetimesecret it gives me error
    ots@adminkn-Veriton-M265:~$ cd onetimesecret
    -su: cd: onetimesecret: No such file or directory

    Can you help me with the last part what folder do i need to put the download files in do they need to be extracted guide gose a bit vague there and i cannot finish this without little help if you can expand on this part of the guide and go into some more details i should be able to finish this off Many Thanks Peter

    • August 7, 2017 at 15:55

      Hello Peter,

      When you download and then unzip the file get from Github, a new folder is created called “onetimesecret-master”. You can replace the command
      $ cd onetimesecret
      $ cd onetimesecret-master



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