Skip to main content


Project description


This directory contains the python wrapper based on cffi and the command line tool to use Mix&Slice on your files.

The C implementation has been built with performance in mind, whereas the python wrapper and the CLI tool has been implemented to offer a more widespread access of the Mix&Slice capabilities. The mixing and slicing phases use the C implementation, but the python conversion adds a big overhead since it has to materialize all the buffers in memory.

Since the tool materializes all the buffers in memory and has to perform both the mixing and the slicing phases, you should only use the CLI tool on files that are at maximum as large as a third of your available memory.

Please check the file to understand how to use the library.


Before proceeding please install the openssl/crypto library source. In ubuntu you can proceed as follows:

sudo apt install libssl-dev


The package has been uploaded to PyPI so, after installing the requirements, you can install the latest released version using pip:

pip install aesmix

To install the version from this repository, you can use the commands:

make build
sudo make install

To install the package in a virtual environment, use:

python install

The python wrapper will also compile the libaesmix library.

Command Line Interface

This package also installs the mixslice tool that can be used as follows.

To encrypt a file:

$ mixslice encrypt sample.txt
INFO: [*] Encrypting file sample.txt ...
INFO: Output fragdir:   sample.txt.enc
INFO: Public key file:  sample.txt.public
INFO: Private key file: sample.txt.private

To perform a policy update:

$ mixslice update sample.txt.enc
INFO: [*] Performing policy update on sample.txt.enc ...
INFO: Encrypting fragment #68
INFO: Done

To decrypt a file:

$ mixslice decrypt sample.txt.enc
INFO: [*] Decrypting fragdir sample.txt.enc using key sample.txt.public ...
INFO: Decrypting fragment #68
INFO: Decrypted file: sample.txt.enc.dec

$ sha1sum sample.txt sample.txt.enc.dec
d3e92d3c3bf278e533f75818ee94d472347fa32a  sample.txt
d3e92d3c3bf278e533f75818ee94d472347fa32a  sample.txt.enc.dec

Key regression mechanism

The key regression mechanism implementation is based on “Key Regression: Enabling Efficient Key Distribution for Secure Distributed Storage”.


The key regression library can be used as follows.

from aesmix.keyreg import KeyRegRSA

iters = 5
stp = KeyRegRSA()

print("== WINDING ==")
for i in range(iters):
    stp, stm = stp.wind()
    print("k%i: %r" % (i, stm.keyder()))

print("\n== UNWINDING ==")
for i in range(iters - 1, -1, -1):
    print("k%i: %r" % (i, stm.keyder()))
    stm = stm.unwind()

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

aesmix-1.6.tar.gz (14.7 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page