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This manual is for Libgcrypt (version 1.4.5, 9 July 2009), which is GNU's library of cryptographic building blocks.

Copyright © 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. The text of the license can be found in the section entitled "GNU General Public License".

1. Introduction | What is Libgcrypt. | |

2. Preparation | What you should do before using the library. | |

3. Generalities | General library functions and data types. | |

4. Handler Functions | Working with handler functions. | |

5. Symmetric cryptography | How to use symmetric cryptography. | |

6. Public Key cryptography | How to use public key cryptography. | |

7. Hashing | How to use hash and MAC algorithms. | |

8. Random Numbers | How to work with random numbers. | |

9. S-expressions | How to manage S-expressions. | |

10. MPI library | How to work with multi-precision-integers. | |

11. Prime numbers | How to use the Prime number related functions. | |

12. Utilities | Utility functions. | |

13. Architecture | How Libgcrypt works internally. | |

Appendices | ||
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A. Description of the Self-Tests | Description of the self-tests. | |

B. Description of the FIPS Mode | Description of the FIPS mode. | |

GNU Lesser General Public License | The GNU Lesser General Public License says how you can copy and share Libgcrypt. | |

GNU General Public License | The GNU General Public License says how you can copy and share some parts of Libgcrypt. | |

Indices | ||

List of Figures and Tables | Index of figures and tables. | |

Concept Index | Index of concepts and programs. | |

Function and Data Index | Index of functions, variables and data types. | |

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