crypto - The Crypto Application
The purpose of the Crypto application is to provide an Erlang API to
cryptographic functions, see crypto(3)
. Note that the API is on a
fairly low level and there are some corresponding API functions available in
, on a higher abstraction level, that uses the crypto
application in its implementation.
The current crypto implementation uses nifs to interface OpenSSLs crypto library
and requires OpenSSL
package version 0.9.8 or higher.
Source releases of OpenSSL can be downloaded from the OpenSSL project home page,
or mirror sites listed there.