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An encryption/compression utility for data files.

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# Userify UCRYPT

### An encryption/compression utility for data files.

This is a command-line tool and Python library to compress and decrypt/encrypt files with NaCl and gzip.

This utility can be used in your own scripts to securely encrypt or decrypt files. It can be also used to manipulate data files stored within your Userify server and includes some demonstration scripts.

Obligatory disclaimer if you’re using this on Userify data files..


Additional warnings: BACKUP BACKUP! By using these tools, you take full responsibility for their use. These tools have minimal safeguards and are intended for emergency use only. We will be unable to help you if you, for example, re-encrypt files with a different or unknown key. This is deliberately very strong encryption and you can paint yourself into a corner if you are not careful. (Reading the data, however, is interesting and shouldn’t cause any problems, but still, please backup your /opt/userify-server/data and /opt/userify-server/base_config.cfg on a regular basis.)


sudo pip install ucrypt

## Help

# ucrypt –help

usage: ucrypt [-h] [-i INFILE] [-o OUTFILE] [–keygen] [–key KEY]

[–keyfile BASE_CONFIG]

Decrypt/Encrypt files with NaCl.

optional arguments:
-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-i INFILE, --infile INFILE

input_file or - for STDIN

-o OUTFILE, --outfile OUTFILE

output_file or - for STDOUT


generate an encryption key.

--key KEY

provide encryption/decryption key.

--keyfile KEYFILE

provide path to keyfile

Data will be read from STDIN and output to STDOUT. If no key is provided, one will be read from keyfile. (keyfile file location defaults to /opt /userify-server/base_config.cfg.)

## Ucrypt in your own scripts

Ucrypt both compresses (with zlib) and strongly encrypts (using libsodium) your data with secure keys. You can use this within your own programs as well. A very big thank you to the developers of libsodium, NaCl, and X25519.

Ucrypt is released under the MIT license so please feel free to use in your own programs, both commercial and personal.

## Ucrypt in your Python scripts

Example Python usage:

>>> from ucrypt import Ucrypt
>>> hexkey = Ucrypt().keygen()
>>> ucrypt = Ucrypt(hexkey)
>>> print (ucrypt.decrypt(ucrypt.encrypt("foo")))

## Ucrypt in your shell scripts

Here’s how to use ucrypt in your own scripts:

# first, generate a secret key ucrypt –keygen –keyfile mykey

# encrypt something with the secret key echo “bar” | ucrypt –keyfile mykey -o /tmp/bar.ucrypt

# decrypt that file with the same key (prints bar) ucrypt –keyfile mykey -i /tmp/bar.ucrypt

### Example usage (with Userify server)

UNAME=chris_spears DATAPATH=/opt/userify-server/data/

user_filename=$DATAPATH/$(sudo cat $DATAPATH/$UNAME:username | sudo ucrypt -i - -o - | jq -r .user_id):user

To see the whole user record:

sudo ucrypt -i $user_filename | jq .

See for an example use script, or, to install and execute:

curl -# | sudo -sE sudo /opt/userify-server/

Copyright 2017 Userify Corporation

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