openssl: Toolkit for Encryption, Signatures and Certificates Based on OpenSSL

Bindings to OpenSSL libssl and libcrypto, plus custom SSH pubkey parsers. Supports RSA, DSA and EC curves P-256, P-384 and P-521. Cryptographic signatures can either be created and verified manually or via x509 certificates. AES can be used in cbc, ctr or gcm mode for symmetric encryption; RSA for asymmetric (public key) encryption or EC for Diffie Hellman. High-level envelope functions combine RSA and AES for encrypting arbitrary sized data. Other utilities include key generators, hash functions (md5, sha1, sha256, etc), base64 encoder, a secure random number generator, and 'bignum' math methods for manually performing crypto calculations on large multibyte integers.

Version: 1.0.1
Suggests: testthat, digest, knitr, rmarkdown, jsonlite, jose
Published: 2018-03-03
Author: Jeroen Ooms ORCID iD [aut, cre], Oliver Keyes [ctb]
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: OpenSSL >= 1.0.1
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: openssl results


Reference manual: openssl.pdf
Vignettes: Fun with bignum: how RSA encryption works
Cryptographic Hashing in R
Importing and exporting RSA/DSA/EC keys
Generating Secure Random Numbers in R
Package source: openssl_1.0.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: openssl_1.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel: openssl_1.0.1.tgz
Old sources: openssl archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: jose
Reverse imports: aphid, backblazer, base64, bcrypt, geonapi, geosapi, googleCloudStorageR, httr, icesSAG, ids, keyring, kmer, mongolite, opencpu, pinnacle.API, reconstructr, RPresto, RSelenium, rtweet, scidb, secret, SensusR, sparklyr, splashr
Reverse suggests: base64url, dataone


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