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Informations about the package php-aes-gcm

AES GCM (Galois Counter Mode) PHP Implementation

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The Release Process

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This library needs at least PHP 5.4+.

It has been successfully tested using PHP 5.4 to PHP 7.1, HHVM and nightly branches.

If you use PHP 7.1+, this library has very good performance. If you do not use PHP 7.1+, we highly recommend you to install the PHP Crypto extension. This extension drastically increase the performance of this library. With our pure PHP method, you will have low performance.


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How to use

Appended Tag

Some implementations of this cypher may append the tag at the end of the ciphertext. This is commonly used by the Java implementation for example.

This library provides an easy way to produce such a ciphertext and read it.

Tag Length

By default the tag length is 128 bits. This value is highly recommended, however you may need to use another tag length. As per the cypher specification, the tag length could be 128, 120, 112, 104 or 96 bits.

The tag length is automatically calculated during the decryption operation with the method AESGCM::decrypt. However, if the tag is appended at the end of the ciphertext and if it is not 128 bits, then it must be set:


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In the test folder, a little script to run encryption and decryption benchmarks is available. You can run it on your environment to check how many time the encryption/decryption operations take.


This library is release under MIT licence.

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Requires php Version >=5.4
lib-openssl Version *
beberlei/assert Version ^2.4
symfony/polyfill-mbstring Version ^1.1
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