Botan (programming library)

This article is about the Botan programming library. For other uses, see Botan (disambiguation).
Stable release

1.11.32 (September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)[1]) [±]

1.10.13 (April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)[2]) [±]
Written in C++
Platform Multi-platform
Type Security library
License Simplified BSD

Botan is a BSD-licensed cryptographic library written in C++. It provides a wide variety of cryptographic algorithms, formats, and protocols, e.g. SSL and TLS. It is used in the Monotone distributed revision control program.

The project was originally called OpenCL, a name now used by Apple Inc. and Khronos Group for a heterogeneous system programming framework. It was renamed Botan in 2002.[3]

In 2007, the German Federal Office for Information Security contracted FlexSecure GmbH to add an implementation of Card Verifiable Certificates for ePassports to Botan; the modified version of Botan was released under the name InSiTo.[4]

See also


  1. "Version 1.11.32, 2016-09-28". 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. "Version 1.10.13, 2016-04-23". 2016-04-23. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  3. See entry for 2002-08-10 in "Botan release notes". Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  4. "InSiTo website". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2008-09-18.

External links

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