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Computer languages C  +
Documentation note User manual included and available in HTML format from
Full description '''Nettle''' is a cryptographic library de'''Nettle''' 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 28 January 2016  +
Library C  +
License LGPLv3orlater + , GPLv2 + , GPLv3 +
License verified by Genium  +
License verified date 25 April 2015  +
Name GNU Nettle  +
Real name Niels Moeller  +
Related projects BeeCrypt + , Lsh +
Resource URL  + ,  + ,  +
Resource audience Support  + , Developer  +
Resource kind E-mail  + , VCS Repository Webview  + , Bug Tracking Subscribe  +
Revisionid 34,561  +
Revisiontimestamp 28 January 2016 16:58:50  +
Revisionuser User:Genium +
Role Maintainer  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  +
Security encryption  +
Short description Cryptographic library  +
Submitted by WikiSysop +
Submitted date 12 April 2011  +
Use library  + , security  +
User level advanced  +
VCS checkout command git clone  +
Version date 28 January 2016  +
Version download  +
Version identifier 3.2  +
Version status stable  +
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Categories Entry  +
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