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A pure-Python Rijndael (AES) and PBKDF2 library. Python 2.7 and Python3 compatible.

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This package was a remedy to there being no PyPI-published, pure-Python Rijndael (AES) implementations, and that nothing available, in general, was compatible with both Python2 and Python3. The same is true of the PBKDF2 key-expansion algorithm.

The encryptor takes a source generator (which yields individual blocks). There are source-generators provided for both data from a variable and data from a file. It is trivial if you'd like to write your own. The encryptor and decryptor functions are written as generators. Decrypted data has PKCS7 padding. A utility function is provided to trim this (trim_pkcs7_padding).

The implementation includes Python2 and Python3 implementations of both Rijndael and PBKDF2, and chooses the version when loaded.

The default block-size is 128-bits in order to be compatible with AES.

This project is also referred to as pprp, which stands for "Pure Python Rijndael and PBKDF2".


Install via pip:

$ sudo pip install pprp


Encrypt and decrypt the data, and compare the results. This was copied directly from the unit-test.

passphrase = 'password'.encode('ASCII')
salt = 'salt'.encode('ASCII')

key_size = 32
data = "this is a test" * 100
data_bytes = data.encode('ASCII')

key = pprp.pbkdf2(passphrase, salt, key_size)

# Create a source from available data.
sg = pprp.data_source_gen(data_bytes)

# Feed the source into the encryptor.
eg = pprp.rijndael_encrypt_gen(key, sg)

# Feed the encryptor into the decryptor.
dg = pprp.rijndael_decrypt_gen(key, eg)

# Sink the output into an IO-stream.
decrypted = pprp.decrypt_sink(dg)

# self.assertEquals(data_bytes, decrypted)


The generators can take a block-size in the event that you don't want the default. The default block-size can also be changed via the PPRP_BLOCK_SIZE environment variable.

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