Encryption Toolkit from Google

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Google has released an open source cryptographic toolkit "Keyczar" for developers to use it in their applications, it supports authentication and encryption with both symmetric and asymmetric keys.

Keyczar currently supports Python and Java implementation but this toolkit is not designed to be used as an replacement for OpenSSL.

This toolkit can be used in your web applications to encode the URL and validate on the server by using cipher keys etc.

But the challenge for Keyczar is there are many such implementations already availiable for Python, PHP and Microsoft Dotnet. Lets see how much adoption does Keyczar gets and yes even if people don't use it in their self-hosted projects you should be able to use it with AppEngine from Google.

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