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TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA 1.8.0

RSA public/private key encryption in Swift

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🕓 38 weeks ago

.package(url: "https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA.git", from: "1.8.0")

**Maintainer(s):** @ikeith

**Public key RSA encryption in Swift.**

SwiftyRSA is used in the Scoop iOS app to encrypt driver license numbers before submitting them to Checkr through our API.

SwiftyRSA uses Swift 5.0 and requires Xcode 10.2+.

With Cocoapods:

```
pod 'SwiftyRSA'
```

With Carthage:

```
github "TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA"
```

```
pod 'SwiftyRSA/ObjC'
```

```
do {
let publicKey = try PublicKey(pemNamed: "public")
let str = "Clear String"
let clear = try ClearMessage(string: str, using: .utf8)
let encrypted = try clear.encrypted(with: publicKey, padding: .PKCS1)
let data = encencrypted.data
print(data)
let base64String = encrypted.base64String
print(base64String)
} catch {
print(error)
}
```

```
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(pemNamed: "private")
let encrypted = try EncryptedMessage(base64Encoded: "AAA===")
let clear = try encrypted.decrypted(with: privateKey, padding: .PKCS1)
// Then you can use:
let data = clear.data
let base64String = clear.base64String
let string = clear.string(using: .utf8)
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(derNamed: "public")
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(derNamed: "private")
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(pemNamed: "public")
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(pemNamed: "private")
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(pemEncoded: str)
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(pemEncoded: str)
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(base64Encoded: base64String)
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(base64Encoded: base64String)
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(data: data)
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(data: data)
```

```
let publicKey = try PublicKey(reference: secKey)
let privateKey = try PrivateKey(reference: secKey)
```

```
let str = "Clear Text"
let clear = try ClearMessage(string: str, using: .utf8)
let encrypted = try clear.encrypted(with: publicKey, padding: .PKCS1)
let data = encrypted.data
let base64String = encrypted.base64Encoded
```

```
let encrypted = try EncryptedMessage(base64Encoded: base64String)
let clear = try encrypted.decrypted(with: privateKey, padding: .PKCS1)
let data = clear.data
let base64String = clear.base64Encoded
let string = try clear.string(using: .utf8)
```

SwiftyRSA can sign data with a private key. SwiftyRSA will calculate a SHA digest of the supplied `String`

/`Data`

and use this to generate the digital signature.

```
let clear = try ClearMessage(string: "Clear Text", using: .utf8)
let signature = clear.signed(with: privateKey, digestType: .sha1)
let data = signature.data
let base64String = signature.base64String
```

SwiftyRSA can verify digital signatures with a public key. SwiftyRSA will calculate a digest of the supplied `String`

/`Data`

and use this to verify the digital signature.

```
let signature = try Signature(base64Encoded: "AAA===")
let isSuccessful = try clear.verify(with: publicKey, signature: signature, digestType: .sha1)
```

```
let keyPair = SwiftyRSA.generateRSAKeyPair(sizeInBits: 2048)
let privateKey = keyPair.privateKey
let publicKey = keyPair.publicKey
```

```
let pem = try key.pemString()
let base64 = try key.base64String()
let data = try key.data()
let reference = key.reference
let originalData = key.originalData
```

SwiftyRSA supports X.509 certificate for public keys. SwiftyRSA can add the X.509 header to a headerless public key, or on the contrary strip it to get a key without a header.

```
let publicKey = PublicKey(data: data)
let publicKeyData = try publicKey.data()
let publicKey_with_X509_header = try SwiftyRSA.prependX509KeyHeader(keyData: publicKeyData)
```

```
let publicKey_headerLess: Data = try SwiftyRSA.stripKeyHeader(keyData: publicKey_with_X509_header)
```

**Warning** : Storing (with SwiftyRSA's methods) or creating a `PublicKey`

instance will automatically strip the header from the key. For more info, see *Under the hood* above.

Use `ssh-keygen`

to generate a PEM public key and a PEM private key. SwiftyRSA also supports DER public keys.

```
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -m PEM -f ~/mykey -N ''
$ cat ~/mykey > ~/private.pem
$ ssh-keygen -f ~/mykey.pub -e -m pem > ~/public.pem
```

Your keys are now in `~/public.pem`

and `~/private.pem`

. Don't forget to move `~/mykey`

and `~/mykey.pub`

to a secure place.

To enable using public/private RSA keys on iOS, SwiftyRSA uses a couple techniques like X.509 header stripping so that the keychain accepts them.

When encrypting using a public key:

- If the key is in PEM format, get rid of its meta data and convert it to Data
- Strip the public key X.509 header, otherwise the keychain won't accept it
- Add the public key to the keychain, with a random tag
- Get a reference on the key using the key tag
- Use
`SecKeyEncrypt`

to encrypt a`ClearMessage`

using the key reference and the message data. - Store the resulting encrypted data to an
`EncryptedMessage`

- When the key gets deallocated, delete the public key from the keychain using its tag

When decrypting using a private key:

- Get rid of PEM meta data and convert to Data
- Add the private key to the app keychain, with a random tag
- Get a reference on the key using the key tag
- Use
`SecKeyDecrypt`

to decrypt an`EncryptedMessage`

using the key reference and the encrypted message data - Store the resulting decrypted data to a
`ClearMessage`

- Delete private key from keychain using tag

- http://blog.flirble.org/2011/01/05/rsa-public-key-openssl-ios/
- https://github.com/lancy/RSADemo
- https://github.com/btnguyen2k/swift-rsautils

This project is copyrighted under the MIT license. Complete license can be found here: https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/blob/master/LICENSE

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1.8.0

38 weeks ago

- Do blocks added to Readme.MD for easy understanding. by @celil in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/101
- Bump cocoapods-downloader from 1.3.0 to 1.6.3 by @dependabot in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/230
- Support Swift Package Manager by @ThrownToys in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/231
- Swift 5 upgrade by @eminemArun in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/155
- Fix key generation in command line for MacOS Mojave by @jmartinesp in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/151
- Add SwiftyRSA generateRSAKeyPairWithSizeInBits to ObjectiveC layer by @ldiqual in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/145
- Deployment target to 10.0 and WatchOS 4.3 by @linksmt in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/223
- Update SwiftyRSAErrors by @leoniralves in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/222
- Made iOS target safe for use in app extensions by @stevenkramer in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/245

- @celil made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/101
- @dependabot made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/230
- @ThrownToys made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/231
- @eminemArun made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/155
- @jmartinesp made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/151
- @linksmt made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/223
- @leoniralves made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/222
- @stevenkramer made their first contribution in https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/pull/245

**Full Changelog**: https://github.com/TakeScoop/SwiftyRSA/compare/1.7.0...1.8.0

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