The Easiest Way to Encrypt in Python
Encrypting data is easy, but securing keys is very difficult. You can skim 6 Questions to Ask Before Encryption Data to get a better sense of the responsibilities that come with encrypting data.
Luckily, we can just use Peacemakr to solve these hard problems.
Peacemakr’s E2E-Encryption Python SDK
Peacemakr provides free E2E-Encryption-as-a-Service through an open-source Python SDK. Of course, it supports other languages too. Under the hood, Peacemakr uses a dedicated SaaS to provide centralized configuration management to make your E2E-Encryption simple and fast.
Peacemakr: The Easiest way to Encrypt in Python
#1 Install Dependencies
Since the Peacemakr SDKs are open-source, you may download from the source directly on GitHub. Otherwise, just
$ pip install peacemakr
#2 Get a Peacemakr APIKey
E2E-Encryption requires access to the SaaS. They have a demo APIKey to try it,
When you’re ready to use your own keys, just register for a free account at https://peacemakr.io,
#3 Register your Client
Before we encrypt data, we need to register a Peacemakr Client. Registering allows encryption keys to be delivered to your client. Registration requires an APIKey, client name, host, and a persister. For example,
import peacemakr as p
import peacemakr.factory as factoryapi_key = "my-api-key-from-step-2-above"
persister = p.InMemoryPersister()
sdk = factory.get_crypto_sdk(api_key=api_key,
#4 Finally, Encrypt your Data
Transform your data into a serialized binary format, and use peacemakr to encrypt it. When you’re ready to operate on your data again, decrypt it.
import osrandom_bytes = os.urandom(100)
encrypted_bytes = sdk.encrypt(random_bytes)...decrypted_bytes = sdk.decrypt(encrypted_bytes)