This is the first release. It currently does not validate input nor trap errors. TODO
The purpose is to provide a simplified method to encrypt files using a public key. The program is written to handle large files, they are processed in chunks. The chunks are encrypted and stored as individual lines in the resulting file. The resulting file is not compressed, so it is much larger than the source/unencrypted file. This program could be modified to stream encrypted chunks across a network.
There is no support for keychains and the keys are anonymous.
This command generates a new private and public keypair. It will prompt for the password, which can be nothing (press enter).
Note: A blake2 hash is calculated for the password. The first 32 characters (base64 chars) are used to encrypt the private key. This strategy ensures that any password will suffice, even a blank password, and the private key is always encrypted. However, truncating the hash increases the possibility of collisions. (But the encryption key complexity remains 32 base64 characters, regardless).
private key: 994396b913d17ef36d2862a8a2c2acf71659fe26e13c0da01ad36a8b697ecb4da3ddc68ccb66b89669241cc11ee0d6ddd88b2efb3b839dcd067776e0122f553037aaa14c4a8f5615cff5b422d0909a5dc9754ae121ce257a0fb9c5b8e728dcab598ed590263115e1
public key: eb840c0f144395e9f6c88d88060ce032cd852584fa9af7cc7acb32883864aa77
Store the private key somewhere safe. There is no mechanism to 'reset the password', so don't forget the password.
[h1]encrypt.py dec filename[/h1]
This command decrypts the file identified by "filename". It will first prompt for the secret key, then the password to unlock the secret key, then the output filename.
[h1]./encrypt.py dec test.txt.enc[/h1]
Enter private key:994396b913d17ef36d2862a8a2c2acf71659fe26e13c0da01ad36a8b697ecb4da3ddc68ccb66b89669241cc11ee0d6ddd88b2efb3b839dcd067776e0122f553037aaa14c4a8f5615cff5b422d0909a5dc9754ae121ce257a0fb9c5b8e728dcab598ed590263115e1
Enter output filename: gg
This is a test.
Have a nice day.
[h1]encrypt.py pubkey filename[/h1]
This command encrypts the file identified by "filename" using the public key "pubkey". The output file is "filename" with the extension ".enc" appended.
Waitman Gobble / py-encrypt
#./encrypt.py eb840c0f144395e9f6c88d88060ce032cd852584fa9af7cc7acb32883864aa77 test.txt
This python program uses PyNaCl library to encrypt/decrypt files using assymetric keys.
used to use gpg with php, but that's pretty much a disaster anymore. it seems not to like to play with 'gpg-agent'
note: for some reason hubzilla puts h1 and url in 'code' blocks. it's like retarded or something. i think it's working in zap, as i haven't noticed it mangling code blocks. for some reason it's so dorked up in this install of hubzilla, not sure why? "code" in "code" blocks should not be dorked up by the processor, in my opinion.