SQLCipher Community Edition

SQLCipher is an open source project, below are a few resources for those interested in the community behind the project. Digital signatures for community releases can be found here.

The source code for the core SQLCipher library can be found here, or can be cloned from our git repository:

git clone https://github.com/sqlcipher/sqlcipher.git

Source code for the Android packages are made available via git:

git clone https://github.com/sqlcipher/sqlcipher-android.git

SQLCipher for Android Community Edition binary packages are made available as a free service to the community:

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Note that private support for SQLCipher for Android is available through our Commercial Edition program.


For those using the Open Source Community Edition software, the primary venue for free support and announcements is the SQLCipher discussion site. This resource provides a searchable forum where community members can come together to ask questions and get answers about SQLCipher.

All Open Source requests should initially be opened in the community discussion site! GitHub issues are reserved for reproducible bug reports, and we are unable to provide private support for Community Edition users.

Bug Reports & Pull Requests

Bug reports for specific issues in SQLCipher should be reported to the project GitHub Issues Page. Note that only legitimate reproducible bugs should be filed on the GitHub page; if you're not sure, please post to the discuss site first!

The SQLCipher project also welcomes Pull Requests. Please note that a current contributor license agreement is required before any patches will even be looked at for consideration.


SQLCipher Community Edition can be used it in both open source and closed source commercial software, but you must include our BSD-style license and copyright statements prominently in the application and documentation.