SQLCipher 4.4.2 Release

2020-11-25 07:00:00 -0500

We are pleased to announce that SQLCipher 4.4.2 is now available. It includes the following important changes:

SQLCipher Core

  • Improved error handling to resolve potential corruption if an encryption operation failed while operating in WAL mode
  • Changes to OpenSSL library cryptographic provider to reduce initialization complexity
  • Adjusts PRAGMA cipher_integrity_check to skip locking page to avoid a spurious error report for very large databases

SQLCipher Commercial and Enterprise

The following changes and enhancements are available for Commercial and Enterprise packages:

  • non-FIPS macOS, iOS, and Mac Catalyst packages have been updated to support build and execution on new Apple Silicon (arm64) devices
  • the minimum SDK for macOS packages using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module is now 10.9 to enable signing and notarization
  • all packages now enable the DBSTAT Virtual Table to expose useful information about databases for analysis


Commercial and Enterprise - On-demand access to new releases of SQLCipher packages are available to all licensees with an active support subscription from the Customer Downloads fulfillment site. Licensees will also receive a separate email notification regarding the update and can contact us at any time for private support directly from the SQLCipher development team.

Community Edition - SQLCipher Community Edition source code is available on GitHub, via AAR packaging for Android, and CocoaPods for iOS.