SQLCipher 4.5.6 Release

2024-01-17 07:00:00 -0500

We are pleased to announce that SQLCipher 4.5.6 is now available. It includes the following notable changes:

SQLCipher Core

  • Updates baseline to upstream SQLite 3.44.2.
  • Improves PRAGMA cipher_integrity_check to report expected page size if invalid.
  • Implements PRAGMA page_size compatibility with PRAGMA cipher_page_size so both will operate properly on encrypted databases.

SQLCipher Commercial and Enterprise

There are a large number of enhancements to the Commercial and Enterprise packages for this release:

  • Important Breaking Change: Renames the packages for Windows UAP (zetetic-sqlcipher-windows-uap) to Windows UWP (zetetic-sqlcipher-uwp) to reflect current Microsoft Naming for the Universal Windows Platform. As a result of this change, NuGet Package References will need to be updated in dependent projects.
  • Minimum packaging for UWP and Windows updated to Visual Studio 2019.
  • All SQLCipher non-FIPS packages that use the OpenSSL Cryptographic Provider are now using OpenSSL 3.0.12 LTS.
  • Builds are now compiled with SQLITE_ENABLE_API_ARMOR for additional security.
  • Additional improvement to .NET MAUI reference projects for wider compatibility with .NET 7 and 8.
  • Updates minimum version for macOS example projects to support current Xcode requirements.
  • Adjusts iOS framework code signing to avoid verification error under new versions of Xcode.
  • Adds a new SQLCipher.framework for macOS.


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.