BouncyCastle.Cryptography 2.4.0

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dotnet add package BouncyCastle.Cryptography --version 2.4.0                
NuGet\Install-Package BouncyCastle.Cryptography -Version 2.4.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="BouncyCastle.Cryptography" Version="2.4.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add BouncyCastle.Cryptography --version 2.4.0                
#r "nuget: BouncyCastle.Cryptography, 2.4.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install BouncyCastle.Cryptography as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=BouncyCastle.Cryptography&version=2.4.0

// Install BouncyCastle.Cryptography as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=BouncyCastle.Cryptography&version=2.4.0                

The Bouncy Castle Cryptography Library For .NET

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The Bouncy Castle Cryptography library is a .NET implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. It was developed by the Legion of the Bouncy Castle, a registered Australian Charity, with a little help! The Legion, and the latest goings on with this package, can be found at

In addition to providing basic cryptography algorithms, the package also provides support for CMS, OpenPGP, (D)TLS, TSP, X.509 certificate generation and more. The package also includes implementations of the following NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization algorithms: CRYSTALS-Dilithium, CRYSTALS-Kyber, Falcon, SPHINCS+, Classic McEliece, FrodoKEM, NTRU, NTRU Prime, Picnic, Saber, BIKE, and SIKE. These should all be considered EXPERIMENTAL and subject to change or removal. SIKE in particular is already slated for removal and should be used for research purposes only.

The Legion also gratefully acknowledges the contributions made to this package by others (see here for the current list). If you would like to contribute to our efforts please feel free to get in touch with us or visit our donations page, sponsor some specific work, or purchase a support contract.

Except where otherwise stated, this software is distributed under a license based on the MIT X Consortium license. To view the license, see here. This software includes a modified Bzip2 library, which is licensed under the Apache Software License, Version 2.0.

Note: This source tree is not the FIPS version of the APIs - if you are interested in our FIPS version please visit us here or contact us directly at

Installing BouncyCastle

You should install BouncyCastle with NuGet:

Install-Package BouncyCastle.Cryptography

Or via the .NET Core command line interface:

dotnet add package BouncyCastle.Cryptography

Either commands, from Package Manager Console or .NET Core CLI, will download and install BouncyCastle.Cryptography.

Mailing Lists

For those who are interested, there are 2 mailing lists for participation in this project. To subscribe use the links below and include the word subscribe in the message body. (To unsubscribe, replace subscribe with unsubscribe in the message body)

NOTE: You need to be subscribed to send mail to the above mailing list.


If you want to provide feedback directly to the members of The Legion then please use If you want to help this project survive please consider donating.

For bug reporting/requests you can report issues on github, or via if required. We will accept pull requests based on this repository as well, but only on the basis that any code included may be distributed under the Bouncy Castle License.



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