SecurityExtensions for Swift
This framework intends to make it easier to use some of Apple's Security framework APIs from Swift. I tested this on iOS. It may also work on OS X, didn't look into that. You're welcome to create pull requests :)
This framework requires Swift version 5.
This framework provides the following primitives. There are unit tests; have a look at them for examples.
Create a certificate by loading its content from a DER-encoded file:
SecCertificate.create(derEncodedFile file: String) -> SecCertificate?
Get the certificate data in DER format:
let cert: SecCertificate = ... let data: NSData = cert.data
Get the certificate's public key:
let cert: SecCertificate = ... let pubKey: SecKey? = cert.publickKey
Get the certificate associated with an identity:
let identity: SecIdentity = ... let cert: SecCertificate? = identity.certificate
Get the identity's private key:
let identity: SecIdentity = ... let privateKey: SecKey? = identity.privateKey
Please note that encrypting only works if the key is a public key, and decrypting only works if the key is a private key. This is not verified by this framework, your application logic has to make sure it is done correctly.
Encrypt data or a string using the key. Make sure that the key is a public key, not a private key! Encryption uses PKCS1 padding.
let plainText = "This is some plain text." let encrypted: [UInt8]? = publicKey.encrypt(plainText)
let plainBytes: [UInt8] = [1, 2, 3] let encrypted: [UInt8]? = publicKey.encrypt(plainBytes)
Decrypt to data or a string using the key. Make sure that the key is a private key, not a public key! Decryption uses PKCS1 padding.
let encryptedBytes: [UInt8] = ... let plainText: String? = privateKey.decryptUtf8(encryptedBytes)
let encryptedBytes: [UInt8] = ... let plainBytes: [UInt8]? = privateKey.decrypt(encryptedBytes)
Returns the key's data if it could be retrieved from the keychain. In other words: this only works if the key is present in the keychain! See API documentation for details about data format.
let key: SecKey = ... let keyData: [UInt8]? = key.keyData
Creates a SecKey based on its raw data, as provided by
keyData. The key is also imported into the keychain. If the key already existed in the keychain, it will simply be returned.
let keyData: [UInt8] = ... let key: SecKey? = SecKey.create(withData: keyData)
Generates a private-public key pair.
let (privateKey, publicKey) = try SecKey.generateKeyPair(3072)
Returns the block size of the key.
let key: SecKey = ... let blockSize: Int = key.blockSize
Computes the digital signature of the given data using the current key. This assumes the key to be a private key.
let data: [UInt8] = [1, 2, 3] let signature: [UInt8]? = privateKey.sign(data)
Returns the tag that was used to store the key in the keychain.
let key: SecKey = ... let tag: String = key.keychainTag
Returns the tag of a key represented by the given data. Normally you should prefer using the instance property
let keyData: [UInt8] = ... let tag: String = SecKey.keychainTag(forKeyData: keyData)
Loads a key from the keychain based on the tag. The tag is the string returned by
let tag: String = ... let key: SecKey? = SecKey.loadFromKeychain(tag: tag)
This framework also provides an extension to SequenceType that allows creating a hexadecimal string representation of a byte array.
Creates a string representation of a byte array (
[UInt8]) by concatenating the hexadecimal representation of all bytes. The string does not include the prefix '0x' that is commonly used to indicate hexadecimal representations. This is the inverse function of
let bytes: [UInt8] = [0, 1, 2, 255] let hexString = bytes.hexString() // "0x000102ff"
The inverse function of
hexString is implemented in an extension of
Converts a string containing the hexadecimal representation of a byte to a byte array. The string must not contain anything else. It may optionally start with the prefix '0x'. Conversion is case insensitive. This is the inverse function of
let hexString = "0xdeadbeef" let bytes: [UInt8]? = hexString.hexByteArray() // [0xde, 0xad, 0xbe, 0xff]
The easiest way to use this library is using Swift Package Manager or CocoaPods. For CocoaPods, put something like this in your
pod 'SecurityExtensions', '~> 4.0'
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