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Botan (programming library)

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Botan (programming library)

Stable release

1.11.20 (September 7, 2015 (2015-09-07)[1])

1.10.10 (August 3, 2015 (2015-08-03)[2])
Written in C++
Platform Multi-platform
Type Security library
License Simplified BSD
Website .net.randombitbotan

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]


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External links

  • Official website

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