python cryptography libraries

Cryptographic Libraries

Welcome to our “Introduction to Cryptographic Libraries in Python” online course! In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of cryptographic libraries available in Python and how to use them securely and effectively. We’ll cover various libraries such as hashlib, bcrypt, and cryptography, providing practical examples for each.

Course Overview

The course is designed to guide you through Python’s powerful cryptographic libraries, teaching you how to leverage them for secure coding practices. Whether you’re a software developer, security enthusiast, or data protection specialist, this course will help you understand the fundamentals and best practices for cryptographic operations in Python.

Key Focus Areas:

  1. Introduction to Cryptographic Libraries: A foundational overview of cryptographic concepts and the importance of secure cryptography.
  2. Python’s hashlib Library: Learn about hashing algorithms like SHA and MD5, their use cases, and practical examples.
  3. Python’s bcrypt Library: Dive into secure password hashing with bcrypt and understand its significance in protecting user data.
  4. Python’s cryptography Library: Discover symmetric and asymmetric encryption, digital signatures, and secure key management with cryptography.

What You Will Learn

Introduction to Cryptographic Libraries

  • Understand basic cryptographic principles and why cryptography is essential in modern software.
  • Differentiate between symmetric and asymmetric encryption.
  • Grasp the significance of hashing and digital signatures.

Python’s hashlib Library

  • Learn the core concepts of secure hashing algorithms.
  • Implement hash functions like SHA-256 and MD5 in Python using hashlib.
  • Explore file hashing and understand how to generate secure password hashes.

Python’s bcrypt Library

  • Understand why bcrypt is crucial for secure password management.
  • Implement secure password hashing and verification with bcrypt.
  • Learn about salt, work factor, and how they enhance security.

Python’s cryptography Library

  • Understand the power of cryptography for encryption and digital signatures.
  • Implement symmetric and asymmetric encryption using the cryptography library.
  • Learn about key derivation, secure random number generation, and how to manage X.509 certificates.

More Code Examples

  • Hashing Passwords (hashlib): Use hashlib to hash passwords securely, and understand how to compare and verify hashes.
  • Hashing Passwords (bcrypt): Implement password hashing with bcrypt, including salting and verifying passwords.
  • Hashing and Asymmetric/Symmetric Encryption (cryptography): Practice encryption, decryption, and key management using the cryptography library.