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

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about PrivateBin and what they use it for.
  • Looking for a Pastebin alternative with a few features
    For selfhosted I would normally point you to Pastey BUT it lacks the password feature you want so I think this leaves you with PrivateBin but will follow with interest :-). - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • How to send password securely?
    We're using a self-hosted instance of - with this tool you never store plaintext on your systems and the server doesn't see unencrypted paste contents. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to send password securely?
    My company has setup a page using - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to send password securely?
    Another need tool is PrivateBin, which has a password-protected "burn after reading" and expiry mode. It's all browser-side encryption. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to send password securely?
    My job had such needs (also for some certification) and they end up hosting a copy of the project - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is zero-knowledge hosting a thing?
    I know about privatebin and cryptpad projects. They both provide (at least it is an option) zero-knowledge file hosting. For example, privatebin server doesn't know the contents of my paste, only my friend with a link can open this file. The link itself is a decryption key. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Question about PrivateBin service
    I have a question about service: - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Show HN: I store my critical secrets and document, and communicate privately
    > Prior art > I came up with Portable Secret on my own, but I have since found a few projects that do something similar. > - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Implementation of RFC 9116 (security.txt) as well as possibility for encrypted contact
    Also when sending a ticked via Portmaster we use (self hosted) which is encrypted and auto deletes the info after (I think) a week. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • What's your preferred method of transmitting secrets (like passwords) securely?
    My company has a branded instance of which I set up. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Securely send passwords/text via secret URLs that expire when viewed
    I use PrivateBin, and it deals with the link scanning and chat preview problem by rejecting any User Agents that contain Bot or bot. So far, I surprisingly haven't had any issues with chat platforms. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Securely send passwords/text via secret URLs that expire when viewed
    Nice work! I am using for that purpose. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Secure Password Sharing?
    We use it works well. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Share your greatest free tools
    PrivateBin - Requires hosting on something, but free open source paste bin for sharing secure credentials, one-time burn after reading links, etc. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Has anyone gotten Codex/Fitgirl Far Cry New Dawn to work?
    Please send a log using a private pastebin like at or some other pastebin. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Are Encrypted Online Notepads safe and trustworthy? (newb here)
    If you want a truly encrypted Pastebin, I recommend Privatebin ( - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Working on a homework assignment related to accessing and saving memory chunks. I feel like I'm close but I cannot get it figured out.
    If you have code that's sensitive, for assignments or whatnot, then you're free to either obfusicate it or use something like so it deletes itself after a specific amount of time. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Pastebin service with decent privacy policy and open source?
    At the end of the day, you're posting unencrypted raw text online, so you should assume everything posted is on the internet forever. But there are so many pastebin services available and it's a popular tool used by IRC (open protocol that encourages decentralization) so it's hard to imagine there isn't one that is particularly privacy-friendly for raw texts (PrivateBin seems promising but it requires encryption). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What happened to PrivacyTools?
    It was just an instance of PrivateBin, so you can switch to a different instance here. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I have visited all the reddit alternatives from the list, and decided to share my first impressions
    Those are both PrivateBin instances. More info on the project page and github. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Self-hosted alternative to
    Https:// it can upload files as well. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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