Full Database Encryption for SQLite

SQLCipher is an open source extension to SQLite that provides transparent 256-bit AES encryption of database files.

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  • About – A high level introduction to SQLCipher's use and history
  • Design – SQLCipher’s design philosophy and security features
  • Documentation – How to integrate SQLCipher into your projects and products
  • Open Source – Download SQLCipher Community Edition code
  • Buy – Purchase pre-built binaries
  • Support – Options for general or commercal support
  • License – Information regarding the licensing of SQLCipher


SQLCipher has a small footprint and great performance so it’s ideal for protecting embedded application databases and is well suited for mobile development.

  • Blazing fast performance with as little as 5-15% overhead for encryption
  • 100% of data in the database file is encrypted
  • Uses good security practices (CBC mode, key derivation)
  • Zero-configuration and application level cryptography
  • Algorithms provided by the peer reviewed OpenSSL crypto library

SQLCipher has broad platform support for with C/C++, Obj-C, QT, Win32/.NET, Java, Python, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS XiPhone/iOSAndroid, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Android