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|Name=GNU Nettle
 
|Name=GNU Nettle
|Short description=Cryptographic library
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|Short description=Cryptographic library.
 
|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.
|Homepage URL=http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/nettle/
|User level=advanced
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|Is High Priority Project=No
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle.git
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle.git
|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=https://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html
|Documentation note=User manual included and available in HTML format from http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html
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|Related projects=BeeCrypt,lsh
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'''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/introduction-command-line Introduction to the Command Line]
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement]'''
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If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Related projects=gnustandards,BeeCrypt,lsh
 
|Keywords=security,cryptography,library,cryptography library,crypto
 
|Keywords=security,cryptography,library,cryptography library,crypto
|Version identifier=3.3
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|Version identifier=3.4
|Version date=2016/10/01
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|Version date=2017/11/19
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/nettle-3.3.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/nettle-3.4.tar.gz
|Last review by=Genium
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2017/01/05
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|Last review date=2019/01/06
|Submitted by=WikiSysop
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|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011/04/12
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
|Status=
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|User level=advanced
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
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|OpenPGP signature=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/nettle-3.4.tar.gz.sig
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|Test entry=No
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|GNU package identifier=nettle
 
|GNU package identifier=nettle
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|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=LGPLv3orlater
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|License=GPLv2orlater
|License verified by=Genium
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|License verified by=Bendikker
|License verified date=2015/04/25
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|License verified date=2018/05/04
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|License note=GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv2
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|License=LGPLv3orlater
|License verified by=Genium
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|License verified by=Bendikker
|License verified date=2015/04/25
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|License verified date=2018/05/04
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|License note=GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv3
 
|License verified by=Genium
 
|License verified date=2015/04/25
 
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
|Real name=Niels Moeller
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|Real name=Niels Möller
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Email=nisse@lysator.liu.se
 
|Email=nisse@lysator.liu.se
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref)
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nettle
|Resource URL=mailto:nettle-bugs@lists.lysator.liu.se
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
 
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle
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|Resource URL=https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle/
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs/
 
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{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Resource kind=Bug Tracking Subscribe
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
|Resource URL=https://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
 
 
|Resource kind=Download
 
|Resource kind=Download
|Resource URL=http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/nettle/
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/
 
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|Interface=library
 
|Interface=library
 
|Library=C
 
|Library=C
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=GNU/Linux
 
|Security=encryption
 
|Security=encryption
 
|Use=library, security
 
|Use=library, security
 
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Latest revision as of 10:59, 6 January 2019

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GNU Nettle

https://www.gnu.org/software/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

https://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org


Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

4 May 2018

Notes

GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

4 May 2018

Notes

GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Niels Möller Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nettle
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/


Software prerequisites

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