StrongKey CryptoEngine - from StrongAuth, Inc.
This is the 2.0 release of the StrongKey CryptoEngine (SKCE),
a Java program that allows you to perform many cryptographic
functions without dealing with cryptographic primitives.
Build-124 fixes some minor bugs, but introduces one change for
developers to be aware of. The previous release (Build-120)
accepted FIDO REST webservices as a combination of Query Params
and a single Form Parameter; Build-124 converts all of them to
Form Parameters. Application client-code will require only minor
changes from B120 to B124.
Some useful capabilities of the SKCE are:
- As a FIDO Certified U2F Server to enable strong-authentication
to your web-applications using the FIDO U2F protocol with
hardware-based FIDO Authenticators (aka Tokens);
- To encrypt/decrypt files and store them in public/private
clouds while protecting keys in an on-premises, centralized
key-management system (StrongAuth keyAppliance);
- To digitally sign documents or software-code using software-
based or Hardware Security Module (HSM)-based keys;
- To determine authorization information about a user from LDAP
grouups before decrypting files;
- To get FIDO U2F "authorization" from a user's hardware Token
before decrypting files, for stronger security; and
The SKCE currently works with AWS S3, Microsoft Azure and
Eucalyptus Walrus for encrypted file-storage, in addition to
local NAS/SAN storage on your network.
The SHA256 digests of the files are:
The software is configured to work with our DEMO KeyAppliance on
the internet. The generated symmetric keys are sent there for
storage and retrieval. Please DO NOT attempt to use the DEMO
machine for PRODUCTION use - there are no guarantees around the
availability of the DEMO appliance - it exists purely to showcase
the capabilities of our products and to allow you to play with
the SKCE to try it out. If and when you decide to use the SKCE
in your production applications, you must buy your own
KeyAppliances, or build your own key-management solution to
use with the SKCE (we, obviously, hope that you'll buy the
KeyAppliance from us, so we can bring you newer features in
the appliance and the SKCE).
Download the binaries, source and give it a spin. Check out the
wiki on this site for details on how to install the SKCE and how
to FIDO-enable your web-applications for strong-authentication
using the SKCE.
Use the FIDO Tutorial we've defined on https://fidodemo.strongauth.com
to learn how to FIDO-enable a simple JSP-based web-application in
a an hour or two.
If you have questions, post them on the forum at this site and
we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We're interested in
Thank you for your interest and support.