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wolfSSL Embedded SSL Library (formerly CyaSSL)

The wolfSSL embedded SSL library (formerly CyaSSL) is a lightweight SSL/TLS library written in ANSI C and targeted for embedded, RTOS, and resource-constrained environments - primarily because of its small size, speed, and feature set.  It is commonly used in standard operating environments as well because of its royalty-free pricing and excellent cross platform support.  wolfSSL supports industry standards up to the current TLS 1.2 and DTLS 1.2 levels, is up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL, and offers progressive ciphers such as ChaCha20, Curve25519, NTRU, and Blake2b.  User benchmarking and feedback reports dramatically better performance when using wolfSSL over OpenSSL.

wolfSSL is powered by the wolfCrypt library. A version of the wolfCrypt cryptography library has been FIPS 140-2 validated (Certificate #2425). For additional information, visit the wolfCrypt FIPS FAQ or contact fips@wolfssl.com

wolfSSL now supports TLS 1.3!  Read our recent blog post, or download our BETA today to give it a try.

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Version: 3.12.0
Release Date: 8/4/2017
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FIPS Validated 140-2

Highlights

  • Up to TLS 1.3 and DTLS 1.2
  • Full client and server support
  • Progressive list of supported ciphers
  • Key and Certificate generation
  • OCSP, CRL support
  • Commercially supported

Lightweight

  • Small size: 20-100kB
  • Runtime memory: 1-36kB
  • 20x smaller than OpenSSL

Portable

  • Abstraction Layers (OS, Custom I/O, Standard C library, and more)
  • Simple API
  • OpenSSL Compatibility Layer
  • Long list of supported platforms

Platform and Language Support

wolfSSL is built for maximum portability and is generally very easy to compile on new platforms.  If your desired platform is not listed under the supported operating environments, please contact us.

wolfSSL supports the C programming language as a primary interface. It also supports several other host languages, including Java (wolfSSL JNI), C# (wolfSSL C#), Python, and PHP and Perl (through a swig interface). If you have interest in using wolfSSL in another programming language that it does not currently supported, please contact us.

Commercial Support

Support packages for wolfSSL are available on an annual basis directly from wolfSSL.  With three different package options, you can compare them side-by-side and choose the package that best fits your specific needs.  Please see our Support Packages page for more details or contact us with any questions.

Benchmarks

For benchmarking information or data, please visit our wolfSSL Benchmark page or contact us for more information.

If you would like more detailed information about RAM usage, please contact us for the wolfSSL Resource Use document.

Special Builds

LeanPSK - wolfSSL recently implemented a set of build options for the wolfSSL library which enable the library to be built in as little as 20kB! This build configuration requires the use of pre-shared keys (PSK). Contact us for more details about this build.

wolfSSL Training Course

Interested in getting trained by the wolfSSL team on subjects related to wolfSSL and SSL/TLS?  Learn more.

 
 
 

Supported Chipmakers

 
 
 

Supported Operating Environments

  • Win32/64, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, ThreadX, VxWorks, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, embedded Linux, WinCE, Haiku, OpenWRT, iPhone (iOS), Android, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube through DevKitPro, QNX, MontaVista, NonStop, TRON/ITRON/µITRON, Micrium's µC/OS, FreeRTOS, SafeRTOS, Freescale MQX, Nucleus, TinyOS, HP/UX, ARC MQX, TI-RTOS, uTasker, embOS, INtime
  • If you would like to test wolfSSL on another environment, let us know and we’ll be happy to support you.

Features

  • SSL version 3.0 and TLS versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 (client and server)
  • DTLS 1.0, 1.2 support (client and server)
  • Minimum footprint size of 20-100 kB, depending on build options and operating environment
  • Runtime memory usage between 1-36 kB (depending on I/O buffer sizes, public key algorithm, and key size)
  • OpenSSL compatibility layer
  • Simple API
  • OCSP, OCSP Stapling, and CRL support
  • Hash Functions: MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, BLAKE2b, RIPEMD-160, Poly1305
  • Block, Stream, and Authenticated Ciphers: AES (CBC, CTR, GCM, CCM, GMAC, CMAC), Camellia, DES, 3DES, IDEA, ARC4, RABBIT, HC-128, ChaCha20
  • Public Key Algorithms: RSA, DSS, DH, EDH, ECDH-ECDSA, ECDHE-ECDSA, ECDH-RSA, ECDHE-RSA, NTRU
  • Password-based Key Derivation: HMAC, PBKDF2, PKCS#5
  • Curve25519 and Ed25519
  • ECC and RSA Key Generation
  • X.509v3 RSA and ECC Signed Certificate Generation
  • PEM and DER certificate support
  • PKCS#12 certificate support
  • Hash-based PRNG
  • Mutual authentication support (client/server)
  • PSK (Pre-Shared Keys)
  • Persistent session and certificate cache
  • zlib compression support
  • Interchangeable crypto and certificate libraries
  • Modular cryptography library (wolfCrypt)
  • PKCS #7 - Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
  • PKCS #10 - Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
  • PKCS #8, #5, #12 Private Key Encryption
  • Supported TLS Extensions: SNI (Server Name Indication), Maximum Fragment Length, Truncated HMAC, Supported Elliptic Curves, ALPN (Application Layer Protocol Negotiation), Extended Master Secret
  • Standalone Certificate Manager
  • QSH (quantum-safe handshake) extension
  • SRP (Secure Remote Password)
  • Asynchronous crypto support: Intel QuickAssist, Cavium Nitrox
  • Hardware Cryptography Support: Intel AES-NI, AVX1/2, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX, Cavium NITROX, Intel QuickAssist, STM32F2/F4, Freescale/NXP (CAU, mmCAU, SEC, LTC), Microchip PIC32MZ, ARMv8
  • SSL Sniffer (SSL Inspection) Support
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Abstraction Layers / User Callbacks: C Standard Library, Custom I/O, Memory hooks, Logging callbacks, User Atomic Record Layer Processing, Public Key
  • Open Source Project Integrations: MySQL, OpenSSH, stunnel, Lighttpd, GoAhead, Mongoose, and more!