SwiftNIO SSL is a Swift package that contains an implementation of TLS based on BoringSSL. This package allows users of SwiftNIO to write protocol clients and servers that use TLS to secure data in flight.
The name is inspired primarily by the names of the library this package uses (BoringSSL), and not because we don't know the name of the protocol. We know the protocol is TLS!
To get started, check out the API docs.
Using SwiftNIO SSL
SwiftNIO SSL provides two
ChannelHandlers to use to secure a data stream: the
NIOSSLClientHandler and the
NIOSSLServerHandler. Each of these can be added to a
Channel to secure the communications on that channel.
Additionally, we provide a number of low-level primitives for configuring your TLS connections. These will be shown below.
To secure a server connection, you will need a X.509 certificate chain in a file (either PEM or DER, but PEM is far easier), and the associated private key for the leaf certificate. These objects can then be wrapped up in a
TLSConfiguration object that is used to initialize the
let configuration = TLSConfiguration.forServer(certificateChain: [.file("cert.pem")], privateKey: .file("key.pem")) let sslContext = try NIOSSLContext(configuration: configuration) let handler = try NIOSSLServerHandler(context: sslContext) // Add the created handler to the pipeline.
For clients, it is a bit simpler as there is no need to have a certificate chain or private key (though clients may have these things). Setup for clients may be done like this:
let configuration = TLSConfiguration.forClient() let sslContext = try NIOSSLContext(configuration: configuration) let handler = try NIOSSLClientHandler(context: sslContext) // Add the created handler to the pipeline.
Help us keep the lights on
2.0.2 - Apr 12, 2019
- Fixed an error when working on both SwiftNIO and SwiftNIO SSL in package edit mode. (#99)
- Updated BoringSSL to ad9eee16. (#97)
- Docs improvements. (#94, #95)
2.0.0 - Mar 27, 2019
This is a major breaking release. SwiftNIO SSL 2.0.0 transitions SwiftNIO to use a vendored copy of BoringSSL instead of relying on the system copy of libssl.
- Substantially renamed a number of types to remove the phrase "OpenSSL" from them. (#75)
NIOSSLClientHandlernow requires a
serverHostname, though it may still be nil. (#82)
uncleanShutdownwas previously on
OpenSSLError, is now on
- Changed the type of
2.0.1 - Mar 27, 2019
This release contains no function changes, and exists purely for administrative reasons.
1.4.0 - Jan 18, 2019
- Added support for removing TLS handlers from live connections without tearing those connections down ("unwrapping" TLS from a connection) (#54)
TLSConfigurationstructures mutable. (#58)
- Fixed crashes when issuing a certain pattern of repeated calls to
Channel.close()while a TLS handler is in the pipeline. (#52)
- Added support for extracting the public keys of TLS certificates during handshakes.
- Warnings and test cleanup. (#53, #61)
1.3.2 - Oct 29, 2018
- Added Android support. This is not currently under CI, so may regress. (#45)
- Improved .gitignore. (#42)
- Improved documentation. (#43)