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Documentation note User manual included and available in HTML format from
Full description Nettle is a cryptographic library designedNettle is a cryptographic library designed to fit any context: in crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages, in applications like LSH or [[GnuPG]], or even in kernel space. Users need to keep track of available algorithms and their properties and variants. The algorithm selection process is dictated by the protocol you want to implement. Also, requirements of applications differ, so an API that fits one application well may be useless for another (which is why so many different cryptographic libraries exist). Nettle avoids this problem by doing one thing, the low-level crypto stuff, and providing a simple but general interface to it. In particular, it doesn't do algorithm selection, memory allocation, or any I/O. However, users can build application- and context-specific interfaces on top of Nettle and share code, testcases, benchmarks, documentation, etc.testcases, benchmarks, documentation, etc.
GNU package identifier nettle  +
Homepage URL  +
Interface library  +
Is GNU true  +
Keywords security  + , cryptography  + , library  + , cryptography library  + , crypto  +
Last review by Genium +
Last review date 9 June 2014  +
License GPLv2orlater +
License verified by Kelly Hopkins  +
License verified date 2 August 2010  +
Name GNU Nettle  +
Real name Niels Moeller  +
Related projects BeeCrypt + , Lsh +
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Resource audience Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 21,358  +
Revisiontimestamp 9 June 2014 13:29:34  +
Revisionuser User:Genium +
Role Maintainer  +
Security encryption  +
Short description Cryptographic library  +
Submitted by WikiSysop +
Submitted date 12 April 2011  +
Use library  + , security  +
User level intermediate  +
Version date 7 June 2014  +
Version download  +
Version identifier 3.0  +
Version status stable  +
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