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Super simple and secure way to encrypt and decrypt data using the AES-256-GCM algorithm in Node.js.

This package works with Bun, Cloudflare Workers, Node.js, Deno
JSR Score
70%
Published
3 weeks ago (1.0.3)

Secure Symmetrical AES-256-GCM Encryption

Super simple and secure way to encrypt and decrypt data using the AES-256-GCM algorithm in Node.js. It leverages the crypto module to automatically manage cryptographic salts, initialization vectors (IVs), and keys. Ideal for applications requiring secure data storage or transmission.

Build states

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Features

AES-256-GCM encryption for high security Automatic salt and IV generation for each encryption operation Key derivation using scrypt for added security against brute-force attacks Customizable encoding for encrypted output Easy-to-use API for encrypting and decrypting strings

Installation

npm install symmetrical-encryption

or:

yarn add symmetrical-encryption

or:

pnpm add symmetrical-encryption

or:

bun install symmetrical-encryption

Usage

Encrypting Data

To encrypt data, provide the plaintext string, your secret key, and optionally specify the output encoding (defaults to Base64).

import { encrypt } from "symmetrical-encryption"

// Prefferably stored more securely; const secretKey = process.env.SECRET_KEY
const secretKey = "your-very-secure-secret-key"

const data = "Hi mom!"

const encryptedData = encrypt(data, secretKey, { encoding: "base64" }) // option object is optional
console.log("Encrypted Data:", encryptedData) // base64 encoded string

Decrypting Data

To decrypt data, provide the encrypted string and your secret key. The function automatically extracts the salt, IV, and authentication tag from the encrypted data.

import { decrypt } from "symmetrical-encryption"

// Prefferably stored more securely; const secretKey = process.env.SECRET_KEY
const secretKey = "your-very-secure-secret-key"

const encryptedData = "..." // The output from the encrypt function

const decryptedData = decrypt(encryptedData, secretKey)
console.log("Decrypted Data:", decryptedData) // "Hi mom!"

Note

Valid encoding options are:

type ValidEncodings = "hex" | "base64" | "latin1"

License

MIT

Creating new releases

  • npx changeset
  • npx changeset version
  • commit changes to master - it will automatically create a new tag, changelog, and publish to npm

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