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|Full description=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.
 
|Full description=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.
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|Status=Live
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|Homepage URL=http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/
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|VCS checkout command=
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User manual included and available in HTML format from http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html
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|Paid support=
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|IRC help=
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|Related projects=BeeCrypt,lsh
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|Keywords=security,cryptography,library,cryptography library,crypto
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|Is GNU=y
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2010-04-23
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=2.0
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|Version identifier=2.1
|Version date=2009-06-08
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|Version date=2010-07-31
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/archive/nettle-2.0.tar.gz
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|Version download=http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/archive/nettle-2.1.tar.gz
|License verified date=2009-07-13
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|License verified date=2010-08-02
 
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Real name=Niels Moeller
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|Email=nisse@lysator.liu.se
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|Resource URL=mailto:nettle-bugs@lists.lysator.liu.se
 
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|Interface=library
 
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|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
 
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Revision as of 09:20, 12 April 2011

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GNU Nettle

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/
Cryptographic library

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.

Documentation

User manual included and available in HTML format from http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:nettle

Download

Download version 3.3 (stable)
released on 1 October 2016

VCS Checkout

Categories

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3Genium25 April 2015
License:LGPLv3orlaterGenium25 April 2015
License:GPLv2Genium25 April 2015



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Niels Moeller Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperBug Tracking Subscribehttps://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs
DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftpmirror.gnu.org/nettle/
SupportE-mailmailto:nettle-bugs@lists.lysator.liu.se
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2017.



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