These web pages provide a small selection of Free software provided by the Systems Development and Support team, which is part of IT Services at the University of Oxford.

Software available


abr is for managing and deploying secrets, typically in conjunction with other deployment tools such as configtool. It includes a simple templating system, intended to be run on the target system, to merge secret data with non-secret data stored in a configuration repository.


configtool is for deploying configuration repositories.


rb3 is a tool for generating and managing configuration repositories.


dropto -- privilege-dropping exec-er in the spirit of setuidgid


Bug reports

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Mailing lists

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