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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/openssh-portable is an integration of liboqs into (a fork of) OpenSSH. The goal of this integration is to provide easy prototyping of quantum-resistant cryptography. The integration should not be considered "production quality".

Release notes

This snapshot of the OQS fork of OpenSSH was released on October 8, 2019. Its release page on Github is

What's New

This is the second snapshot release of the OQS fork of OpenSSH. It is based on the upstream OpenSSH 7.9 portable 1 release.

What's New

Update to use NIST Round 2 submissions added to liboqs 0.2.0.

Key encapsulation mechanisms

  • Update FrodoKEM, NewHope, and SIDH/SIKE to NIST Round 2 submissions
  • Add Kyber, NTRU, and Saber NIST Round 2 submissions

Digital signature schemes

  • Update Picnic to NIST Round 2 submissions
  • Add Dilithium, MQDSS, Rainbow, and SPHINCS+ NIST Round 2 submissions

Future work

Snapshot releases of the OQS fork of OpenSSH will be made every 2 to 3 months. These will include syncing the branch with upstream releases of OpenSSH, and changes required to sync with new releases of liboqs.