revelation  0.5.5
About: Revelation is a password manager for the GNOME 3 desktop.
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revelation-logo Revelation

Revelation is a simple password manager for the GNOME 3 desktop, released under the GNU GPL license.

It stores accounts and passwords in a single, secure place, and gives access to them through a user-friendly graphical interface.

The project website is located at


  • Fedora
dnf install revelation
  • Flatpak
flatpak install flathub info.olasagasti.revelation


Revelation depends on the following software:

  • GTK3-3.22
  • PyGObject
  • Python 3 (currently working on Python 3.7)
  • pycryptodomex
  • libpwquality

To build revelation first cd to a suitable location and run:

git clone

Build with Meson

Navigate to the directory where revelation source has been downloaded and type these commands:

$ cd revelation
$ meson setup --prefix=$HOME/.local _build
$ meson install -C _build

Meson will build revelation in the _build directory, and install it in .local in your home directory, which is the best option for local installs in Debian or Ubuntu systems.

You can choose whatever prefix you like, like --prefix=$HOME/install, but because the installation directory may be non-standard, to run revelation you will have to define some environment variables. In this example:

$ export XDG_DATA_DIRS=$HOME/install/share:$XDG_DATA_DIRS
$ export PYTHONPATH=$HOME/install/lib/python3.8/site-packages

and then run revelation:

$ $HOME/.local/bin/revelation