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Sodium is a modern, easy-to-use software library for encryption, decryption, signatures, password hashing, and more.
Its goal is to provide all of the core operations needed to build higher-level cryptographic tools.
The design choices emphasize security and ease of use. But despite the emphasis on high security, primitives are faster across-the-board than most implementations.
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Sodium is developed by volunteers. We would like to especially thank the following companies and organizations for their contribution:
Another huge “thank you” to package maintainers who have been doing an amazing job at building packages for many distributions and operating systems.
Finally, thanks to you for reading this documentation and for the awesome projects you are going to build with this library!