PyNaCl is a Python library for working with the Networking and Cryptography library (NaCl). It provides an easy to use interface for working with cryptographic primitives and high-level functions related to cryptography.
1. Install PyNaCl
The PyNaCl library can be installed using the pip command:
pip install pynacl
2. Import the library
Once the library is installed, you can import it into your Python program using the following code:
3. Generate a Key
PyNaCl provides a high-level function for generating a cryptographic key. The following code will generate a 32-byte key:
key = pynacl.utils.random(32)
4. Encrypt Data
PyNaCl provides a high-level function for encrypting data. The following code will encrypt a message using the key generated in the previous step:
ciphertext = pynacl.secret.SecretBox(key).encrypt(message)
5. Decrypt Data
PyNaCl also provides a high-level function for decrypting data. The following code will decrypt the ciphertext generated in the previous step:
plaintext = pynacl.secret.SecretBox(key).decrypt(ciphertext)
These are the basic steps for using the PyNaCl library in Python. There are many other features and functions available in PyNaCl, so be sure to explore the documentation to learn more.