LibGringotts - Free Software Directory

Free Software Foundation!

Join now


From Free Software Directory
This is the approved revision of this page; it is not the most recent. View the most recent revision.
Jump to: navigation,

'libGringotts' is a small, thread-safe C library originally developed for Gringotts. Its purpose is to encapsulate data in an encrypted and compressed file. It uses strong cryptographic algorithms (RIJNDAEL 128/256, SERPENT, TWOFISH, CAST256, SAFER+, LOKI97, and 3DES for encryption, and SHA1 and RIPEMD-160 for hashing) to ensure that data is as safe as possible, and that the user has complete control over all encryption, hashing, and compression algorithms used in the process. It also provides functions for encrypting temporary files and to securely manage memory. It is based upon libmcrypt and mhash, and supports pkgconfig.


User manual available in HTML format from; User install guide available in HTML format from


Download version 1.2.10 (stable)
released on 13 June 2009

VCS Checkout

password: anonymous


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey15 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Germano Rizzo Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite automake 1.4x
Required to use libbz2
Weak prerequisite autoconf 2.52 or later
Required to use libmcrypt
Weak prerequisite pkgconfig
Weak prerequisite 1.6x
Required to use libmhash
Weak prerequisite or 1.7 (both for building from CVS)
Required to use zlib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.

Personal tools