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OQS-BoringSSL snapshot 2020-08


The Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project has the goal of developing and prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography. More information on OQS can be found on our website: and on Github at

liboqs is an open source C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms.

open-quantum-safe/boringssl is an integration of liboqs into (a fork of) BoringSSL. The goal of this integration is to provide easy prototyping of quantum-resistant cryptography in TLS 1.3. The integration should not be considered "production quality".

Release notes

This is the 2020-08 snapshot release of OQS-BoringSSL, released on August 11, 2020. Its release page on GitHub is This release is intended to be used with liboqs version 0.4.0.

What's New

This is the second snapshot release of OQS-BoringSSL. It is based on BoringSSL commit 78b3337a10a7f7b3495b6cb8140a74e265290898.

  • Uses the updated NIST Round 2 submissions added to liboqs 0.4.0, as described in the liboqs release notes.


As a result of NIST's announcement of Round 3 of the Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project, this is the last release of OQS-BoringSSL that contain algorithms from Round 2 that are not Round 3 finalists or alternate candidates. Those algorithms will be removed in the next release. The algorithms in question are: NewHope, ThreeBears, MQDSS, and qTesla. These algorithms are considered deprecated within OQS-BoringSSL will receive no updates after this release.