A minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256 bits AES. https://privatebin.info/

rugk 7875d7b0a3 Some rewording 3 years ago
cfg b53efda635 improving code coverage and unit testing 3 years ago
css 79509ad48a renaming the fork to PrivateBin 3 years ago
doc 79509ad48a renaming the fork to PrivateBin 3 years ago
i18n 8f2d43722b fixing wrong project URL 3 years ago
img 327eba268d :wrench: Update Safari favicon SVG with minified version 3 years ago
js 6b20836461 upgrading SJCL library to 1.0.4: https://github.com/bitwiseshiftleft/sjcl/releases/tag/1.0.4 3 years ago
lib 03306dabff using TEXT data type for PostgreSQL instead of BLOB, hopefully resolves #8 3 years ago
tpl c3a114d923 fixing favicon includes in templates, thanks @rugk for spotting it 3 years ago
tst 7d1dc55a27 actually use local variable (for Codacy) 3 years ago
.codeclimate.yml 3e0ba161ca reverting some of the changes done to try to support HHVM building, simplifying the dependencies 3 years ago
.csslintrc 8b38e26735 add codeclimate settings 3 years ago
.editorconfig 6f84cbc58b Add editorconfig file 3 years ago
.eslintignore 8b38e26735 add codeclimate settings 3 years ago
.eslintrc 8b38e26735 add codeclimate settings 3 years ago
.gitattributes e343883d40 updating favicons, resolves #23 3 years ago
.gitignore 9267e281f5 adding support for automatic code coverage generation into codacy 3 years ago
.htaccess.disabled b90260a0e1 Add a (disabled by default) .htaccess file to block out robots and other link scanning agents. 3 years ago
.travis.yml 3e0ba161ca reverting some of the changes done to try to support HHVM building, simplifying the dependencies 3 years ago
CHANGELOG.md 79509ad48a renaming the fork to PrivateBin 3 years ago
CREDITS.md b00b0264f8 fixing formatting issues 3 years ago
INSTALL.md b00b0264f8 fixing formatting issues 3 years ago
LICENSE.md b00b0264f8 fixing formatting issues 3 years ago
README.md 2c6e0b2e38 fixing URL in README 3 years ago
android-chrome-192x192.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
android-chrome-512x512.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
apple-touch-icon.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
browserconfig.xml a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
composer.json 7875d7b0a3 Some rewording 3 years ago
favicon-16x16.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
favicon-32x32.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
favicon.ico a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
index.php 79509ad48a renaming the fork to PrivateBin 3 years ago
manifest.json a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
mstile-144x144.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
mstile-150x150.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
mstile-310x150.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
mstile-310x310.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
mstile-70x70.png a5c10aac8a replacing favicons with new design by @rugk, resolves #23 3 years ago
robots.txt 7875d7b0a3 Some rewording 3 years ago
safari-pinned-tab.svg 327eba268d :wrench: Update Safari favicon SVG with minified version 3 years ago

README.md

PrivateBin 0.22

Build Status Build Status
Codacy Badge Code Climate Scrutinizer Code Quality SensioLabsInsight
Codacy Badge Test Coverage Code Coverage

PrivateBin is a minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data.

Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256bit AES in Galois Counter mode.

This is a fork of ZeroBin, originally developed by Sébastien Sauvage. It was refactored to allow easier and cleaner extensions and has now much more features than the original. It is however still fully compatible to the original ZeroBin 0.19 data storage scheme. Therefore such installations can be upgraded to this fork without loosing any data.

PrivateBin Logo

What PrivateBin provides

  • As a server administrator you don't have to worry if your users post content that is considered illegal in your country. You have no knowledge of any of the pastes content. If requested or enforced, you can delete any paste from your system.

  • Pastebin-like system to store text documents, code samples, etc.

  • Encryption of data sent to server.

  • Possibility to set a password which is required to read the paste. It further protects a paste and prevents people stumbling upon your paste's link from being able to read it without the password.

What it doesn't provide

  • As a user you have to trust the server administrator, your internet provider and any country the traffic passes not to inject any malicious javascript code. Ideally, the PrivateBin installation used should provide HTTPS, secured by HSTS and HPKP using a certificate either validated by a trusted third party (check the certificate when first using a new PrivateBin instance) or self-signed by the server operator, validated using a DNSSEC protected DANE record.

  • The "key" used to encrypt the paste is part of the URL. If you publicly post the URL of a paste that is not password-protected, everybody can read it. Use a password if you want your paste to be private. In this case make sure to use a strong password and do only share it privately and end-to-end-encrypted.

  • A server admin might be forced to hand over access logs to the authorities. PrivateBin encrypts your text and the discussion contents, but who accessed it first might still be disclosed via such access logs.

  • In case of a server breach your data is secure as it is only stored encrypted on the server. However the server could be misused or the server admin could be legally forced into sending malicious JavaScript to all web users, which grabs the decryption key and send it to the server when a user accesses a PrivateBin.
    Therefore do not access any PrivateBin instance if you think it has been compromised. As long as no user accesses this instance with a previously generated URL, the content can''t be decrypted.

Options

Some features are optional and can be enabled or disabled in the configuration file:

  • Password protection

  • Discussions

  • Expiration times, including a "forever" and "burn after reading" option

  • Markdown format support for HTML formatted pastes

  • Syntax highlighting for source code using prettify.js, including 4 prettify themes

  • File upload support, images get displayed (disabled by default, possibility to adjust size limit)

  • Templates: By default there is a bootstrap CSS and a "classic ZeroBin" theme and it is easy to adapt these to your own websites layout or create your own.

  • Translation system and automatic browser language detection (if enabled in browser)

  • Language selection (disabled by default, as it uses a session cookie)

Further resources

Run into any issues? Have ideas for further developments? Please report them!