This library is a fork of pysqlite. It is still in beta state (although it's strongly used in development in some linux environments). It links against against libsqlcipher.
Original code (c) 2004-2007 Gerhard Häring
Packaging for SQLCipher (c) 2013-2016 Kali Kaneko
You have to pass the
PRAGMA key before doing any operations:
from pysqlcipher import dbapi2 as sqlite conn = sqlite.connect('test.db') c = conn.cursor() c.execute("PRAGMA key='test'") c.execute('''create table stocks (date text, trans text, symbol text, qty real, price real)''') c.execute("""insert into stocks values ('2006-01-05','BUY','RHAT',100,35.14)""") conn.commit() c.close()
You can quickly verify that your database file in indeed encrypted:
hexdump -C test.db ab 7f 61 7a 33 9d 07 f4 08 68 c9 b0 4f e3 34 60 |..az3....h..O.4`| bb 9d 9c 3d 9e ce 69 57 b6 2f 36 c4 fd 13 bd 61 |...=..iW./6....a| 77 bf e3 1d 65 b5 ea f7 d2 fc 98 31 23 66 a0 1e |w...e......1#f..| a4 4f fa 66 49 36 84 a1 3e 0c 21 98 84 07 eb 07 |.O.fI6..>.!.....|
Build against bundled libsqlcipher
The default behaviour is to link against libsqlcipher in the system.
For convenience, this package includes a sqlcipher amalgamation during the regular install. See https://www.sqlite.org/amalgamation.html
If you don't have sqlcipher installed in the system, you can use the bundled pysqlcipher:
python setup.py install --bundled
You can also pass a different amalgamation path, that you have previously downloaded:
python setup.py install --bundled --amalgamation=/tmp/path/to/amalgamation
If you are installing from pip but for some reason you prefer to use the bundled sqlcipher, you should pass the option along:
pip install pysqlcipher --install-option="--bundled"