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A native implementation of DPAPI

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DPAPIck3 is a python3 toolkit to provide a platform-independant implementation of Microsoft's cryptography subsytem called DPAPI (Data Protection API).

It can be used either as a library or as a standalone tool.

It is also the first open-source tool that allows decryption of DPAPI structures in an offline way and, moreover, from another plateform than Windows.


This application has been developped and tested on python 3.9.

pycryptodome is required to provide all the requireds algorithms. Furthermore only python-registry for some scripts

  • python-registry
  • pycryptodome
  • pyasn1


DPAPIck3 is written by Jean-Michel Picod ( with the help from Ivan Fontarensky (
who work for the Cyber Security Center of Cassidian, an EADS company, and Elie Bursztein (
And adjusted for Python3 and Windows by Photubias (

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