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Safe Rust bindings to the Sodium cryptographic library

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Safe, idiomatic Rust bindings to the Sodium cryptographic library.

Sodium is a fast, modern cryptographic library written in C. This crate intends to provide a higher-level API for making use of the constructs Sodium provides. These constructs include simple-to-use symmetric and asymmetric authenticated encryption, signatures, hashing, password derivation, and key exchange: In short, the majority of operations required for many modern cryptographic protocols.

The intention for this library is to be a replacement for sodiumoxide, which is now deprecated. Lots of design decisions here were inspired by this library, so thanks to all of its contributors!


Comprehensive documentation for this library is available on docs.rs. The intention is for the entire library to be well documented, with illustrative examples and information on security concerns.

Security/Vulnerability Disclosures

If you find a vulnerability in alkali, please immediately contact tom25519@pm.me with details.

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