strongbox | Secures ActiveRecord attributes with public key encryption | Encryption library

 by   spikex Ruby Version: Current License: MIT

kandi X-RAY | strongbox Summary

kandi X-RAY | strongbox Summary

strongbox is a Ruby library typically used in Security, Encryption applications. strongbox has no bugs, it has no vulnerabilities, it has a Permissive License and it has low support. You can download it from GitHub.

Strongbox provides Public Key Encryption for ActiveRecord. By using a public key, sensitive information can be encrypted and stored automatically. Once stored a password is required to access the information. Because the largest amount of data that can practically be encrypted with a public key is 245 bytes, by default Strongbox uses a two layer approach. First it encrypts the attribute using symmetric encryption with a randomly generated key and initialization vector (IV) (which can just be thought of as a second key), then it encrypts those with the public key. Strongbox stores the encrypted attribute in a database column by the same name, i.e. if you tell Strongbox to encrypt "secret" then it will be store in secret in the database, just as the unencrypted attribute would be. If symmetric encryption is used (the default) two additional columns secret_key and secret_iv are needed as well.

            kandi-support Support

              strongbox has a low active ecosystem.
              It has 393 star(s) with 44 fork(s). There are 11 watchers for this library.
              It had no major release in the last 6 months.
              There are 9 open issues and 26 have been closed. On average issues are closed in 82 days. There are 1 open pull requests and 0 closed requests.
              It has a neutral sentiment in the developer community.
              The latest version of strongbox is current.

            kandi-Quality Quality

              strongbox has 0 bugs and 0 code smells.

            kandi-Security Security

              strongbox has no vulnerabilities reported, and its dependent libraries have no vulnerabilities reported.
              strongbox code analysis shows 0 unresolved vulnerabilities.
              There are 0 security hotspots that need review.

            kandi-License License

              strongbox is licensed under the MIT License. This license is Permissive.
              Permissive licenses have the least restrictions, and you can use them in most projects.

            kandi-Reuse Reuse

              strongbox releases are not available. You will need to build from source code and install.
              Installation instructions, examples and code snippets are available.
              strongbox saves you 360 person hours of effort in developing the same functionality from scratch.
              It has 861 lines of code, 29 functions and 12 files.
              It has medium code complexity. Code complexity directly impacts maintainability of the code.

            Top functions reviewed by kandi - BETA

            kandi has reviewed strongbox and discovered the below as its top functions. This is intended to give you an instant insight into strongbox implemented functionality, and help decide if they suit your requirements.
            • This method returns the encrypted plaintext if it exists .
            • Encrypts a class using the public key
            • Encrypts the plain_text using the key
            • Get a private key
            • Create a new lock
            • Returns true if this object is empty
            • Serialize to JSON
            • Return the JSON representation of this object .
            Get all kandi verified functions for this library.

            strongbox Key Features

            No Key Features are available at this moment for strongbox.

            strongbox Examples and Code Snippets

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            Community Discussions


            Jetpack compose update list element
            Asked 2020-Nov-23 at 11:34

            I am currently trying to write an App for my thesis and currently, I am looking into different approaches. Since I really like Flutter and the Thesis requires me to use Java/Kotlin I would like to use Jetpack compose.

            Currently, I am stuck trying to update ListElements.

            I want to have a List that shows Experiments and their state/result. Once I hit the Button I want the experiments to run and after they are done update their state. Currently, the run Method does nothing besides setting the state to success. The problem is I don't know how to trigger a recompose from the viewModel of the ExperimentRow once an experiment updates its state.




            Answered 2020-Nov-23 at 11:34

            There's a few ways to address this but key thing is that you need to add a copy of element (with state changed) to experiments to trigger the recomposition.

            One possible example would be



            Does SynchronizationContext no longer flow with ExecutionContext (going from .NET Framework to .NET Core)?
            Asked 2020-Oct-28 at 07:27

            In .NET Framework, SynchronizationContext is one of the contexts flown by ExecutionContext. Is this no longer true in .NET Core?

            The long question

            In Stephen Toub's blog post ExecutionContext vs SynchronizationContext from 2012, he writes about how SynchronizationContext is a part of ExecutionContext:

            Isn’t SynchronizationContext part of ExecutionContext?

            I’ve glossed over some details up until this point, but I can’t avoid them any further.

            The main thing I glossed over is that of all the contexts ExecutionContext is capable of flowing (e.g. SecurityContext, HostExecutionContext, CallContext, etc.), SynchronizationContext is actually one of them. This is, I personally believe, a mistake in API design, one that’s caused a few problems since it was instituted in .NET many versions ago. Nevertheless, it’s the design we have and have had for a long time, and changing it now would be a breaking change.

            The blog post goes on to elaborate on when the SynchronizationContext is being flown as part of ExecutionContext, and when that flowing is being suppressed:

            The story now gets a bit messier: ExecutionContext actually has two Capture methods, but only one of them is public. The internal one (internal to mscorlib) is the one used by most asynchronous functionality exposed from mscorlib, and it optionally allows the caller to suppress the capturing of SynchronizationContext as part of ExecutionContext; corresponding to that, there’s also an internal overload of the Run method that supports ignoring a SynchronizationContext that’s stored in the ExecutionContext, in effect pretending one wasn’t captured (this is, again, the overload used by most functionality in mscorlib). What this means is that pretty much any asynchronous operation whose core implementation resides in mscorlib won’t flow SynchronizationContext as part of ExecutionContext, but any asynchronous operation whose core implementation resides anywhere else will flow SynchronizationContext as part of ExecutionContext.

            However, Stephen Toub clearly talks about .NET Framework here, and reading through some of the source code for how ExecutionContext is implemented in .NET Core, it seems that this might have changed in .NET Core. The boolean preserveSyncCtx argument that was part of the internal .NET Framework ExecutionContext methods are nowhere to be found in the more modern .NET Core implementations.

            But the Microsoft documentation for ExecutionContext is the same for .NET Framework and .NET Core, and states

            The ExecutionContext class provides a single container for all information relevant to a logical thread of execution. This includes security context, call context, and synchronization context.


            Wherever the compressed stack flows, the managed principal, synchronization, locale, and user context also flow.

            which seems to indicate that SynchronizationContext should still be part of ExecutionContext.

            To try and figure out if there is a difference, I wrote the following NUnit test:



            Answered 2020-Jul-12 at 10:15

            It looks like in .NET Core, at least in the current version 3.1, ExecutionContext doesn't capture SynchronizationContext anymore. See it here in the ExecutionContext source code. Still, if the synchronization context have changed inside the ExecutionContext.Run callback, it will be restored.

            I think it makes sense, given that with.NET Core, SynchronizationContext is only really relevant in the front-end code. They aim to optimize the server-side code as much as possible, so they removed that piece.



            Running ReportGenerator using cake build on teamcity (Exec format error)
            Asked 2020-Sep-13 at 20:37

            I'm trying to generate test coverage report and view on teamcity after my project build is complete. So far I have been able to make it work on my local machine (windows) without any issue. The report is generating and I am able to view the coverage reports (html files generated) but it is failing on teamcity (project building with linux agent) with the error below:



            Answered 2020-Sep-13 at 20:37

            Try using the dotnet tool package instead:



            Since upgrade, on-prem AzureDevops Server 2019 is retaining 10x build data in dbo.tbl_content
            Asked 2020-May-29 at 08:47

            my on-prem, Azure DevOps 2019's backups are showing an unsubstainable increase in size of the .mdf file

            • query1 shows that it's the "dbo.tbl_content" table
            • query2 shows that it's "FileContainer" at 112GB.
            • query3 shows that it's pipelines://b at 93GB.
            • query4 shows that the size used has gone up from 1GB a month, to the unsubstainable 10GB per month. This occurred in Jan 2020, when possibly coincidentally, we upgraded from TFS18 to AzureDevOps19.

            So,I believe I'm looking for a build pipe (not release pipe) that needs cleaning up? Historically, we've tried to keep 366 days worth of old build logs but at the rate we're going we won't make it.

            we've got about 40 build pipes (some historic, that no longer run), inc 4 triggered on commit (CI).

            re: retention policy...

            • typical CI build retention policy. Days to keep: 10 Min to Keep: 1
            • typical RC build retention policy. Days to keep: 180 Min to Keep: 50
            • from: DefaultCollection/Base/_settings/buildqueue... Maximum retention policy / Days to keep: 183 Min to Keep: 55 Default retention policy / Days to keep: 15 Min to Keep: 1 Permanently destroy builds / Days to keep build record after deletion: 366 <- I reduced this yesterday down from 7000

            Any help appreciated here, but specifically:

            • How can I track down the specific build that's causing the problem? and how can I fix it?
            • Is there any tooling that will show me where problems lie. e.g. TFS used to have a health audit tool, but I can't see it?




            Answered 2020-May-29 at 08:47

            You could try to run below query to narrow down the date:



            What are the hardware requirements for building and developing Strongbox?
            Asked 2020-Apr-11 at 14:45

            I am a university student, looking to do some OSS work in order to practice in Software Engineering. I would like to ask what are the hardware requirements for building and developing Strongbox, as I couldn't find any information in the documentation.



            Answered 2020-Apr-11 at 14:45

            Thank you for your interested in our project! We should indeed add pages to our documentation regarding both the required runtime and development hardware resources.

            I would recommend the following, if you'd like to be able to build things in reasonably short times:

            • At least 16 GB RAM

            • An Intel i7 processor (or equivalent)

            • An SSD

            Of course, you can get by with less than that, but your build times with all unit and integrations tests would be significantly higher. A typical build with all unit + integrations tests (executed with mvn clean install -Dintegration.tests) should take between 8-16 minutes depending on your hardware.

            Of course, you can work only on the modules you're interested in, but, in the end you will still have to build the entire project along with all tests.

            For more details, please feel free to join our chat channel.


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