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README.rst

python-salsa20

Bindings for the NaCL implementation of Salsa20 and XSalsa20 by D. J. Bernstein (taken from libsodium).

Compatible with Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.3.

The library performs a self-test at each import.

Installation

pip install salsa20

Usage

def Salsa20_keystream(length, nonce, key)
def Salsa20_xor(message, nonce, key)

def XSalsa20_keystream(length, nonce, key)
def XSalsa20_xor(message, nonce, key)

Use [X]Salsa20_keystream to generate a keystream of the desired length, or pass [X]Salsa20_xor a plaintext or a ciphertext to have it XOR'd with the keystream.

Being a stream cipher, [X]Salsa20_xor does both encryption and decryption.

All values must be binary strings (str on Python 2, bytes on Python 3)

Example

>>> from salsa20 import XSalsa20_xor
>>> from os import urandom
>>> IV = urandom(24)
>>> KEY = b'*secret**secret**secret**secret*'
>>> ciphertext = XSalsa20_xor(b"IT'S A YELLOW SUBMARINE", IV, KEY)
>>> print(XSalsa20_xor(ciphertext, IV, KEY).decode())
IT'S A YELLOW SUBMARINE

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