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SQLCipher bindings for Node

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Fork of node-sqlite3, modified to use SQLCipher.

While the

node-sqlite3
project does include support for compiling against sqlcipher, it requires manual work, and does not work out-of-the-box on Electron on Windows. This fork changes the default configuration to bundle SQLCipher directly, as well as OpenSSL where required.

Supported platforms

Binaries are built against N-API 3 and 6, on MacOS, Windows (ia32 and x64) and Linux (x64).

Node 10+ and Electron 6+ is supported.

Other platforms/architectures may work by building from source - see the section below.

Installation

yarn add "@journeyapps/sqlcipher"
# Or: npm install --save "@journeyapps/sqlcipher"

Usage

var sqlite3 = require('@journeyapps/sqlcipher').verbose();
var db = new sqlite3.Database('test.db');

db.serialize(function() { // This is the default, but it is good to specify explicitly: db.run("PRAGMA cipher_compatibility = 4");

// To open a database created with SQLCipher 3.x, use this: // db.run("PRAGMA cipher_compatibility = 3");

db.run("PRAGMA key = 'mysecret'"); db.run("CREATE TABLE lorem (info TEXT)");

var stmt = db.prepare("INSERT INTO lorem VALUES (?)"); for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++) { stmt.run("Ipsum " + i); } stmt.finalize();

db.each("SELECT rowid AS id, info FROM lorem", function(err, row) { console.log(row.id + ": " + row.info); }); });

db.close();

SQLCipher

A copy of the source for SQLCipher 4.4.2 is bundled, which is based on SQLite 3.33.0.

Building from source.

This is done automatically by node-pre-gyp when installing on a platform without pre-built binaries. This should generally not be required with later versions, since two pre-built versions (N-API 3 and N-API 6) cover all electron and node versions.

However, this does require some additional setup, and is likely to run against obscure errors when installing.

Requirements:

Mac

Windows

  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Python 2.7

Usage with electron-forge / electron-rebuild

electron-forge uses electron-rebuild and attempts to rebuild this library from source by default, in a way that is not compatible with the way

node-pre-gyp
is used here.

The workaround is to disable the rebuilding: 1. If using Electron 11+, use a node version that supports N-API 6+ (v10.20.0+ / v12.17.0+ / v14.0.0). 2. After

npm install
/
yarn install
, make sure that the folder
node_modules/@journeyapps/sqlcipher/lib/binding/napi-v6-linux-x64
exists. If not, check the previous step again, remove the
node_modules
folder, and try again. 3. Disable rebuilding of this library using the
onlyModules
option of
electron-rebuild
in your
package.json
:
    "config": {
        "forge": {
            "electronRebuildConfig": {
                "onlyModules": []  // Specify other native modules here if required
            }
        }
    }

Note: electron-builder does not appear to have this issue, and should work directly. Similarly, using electron directly should just work, but do check that a compatible node version is used (see above).

OpenSSL

SQLCipher depends on OpenSSL.

For Windows, we bundle OpenSSL 1.1.1i. Binaries are generated using vckpg (e.g.,

.\vcpkg\vcpkg install openssl:x64-windows-static
).

On Mac we build against OpenSSL installed via brew, but statically link it so that end-users do not need to install it.

On Linux we dynamically link against the system OpenSSL.

API

See the API documentation in the wiki.

Documentation for the SQLCipher extension is available here.

Testing

mocha is required to run unit tests.

In sqlite3's directory (where its

package.json
resides) run the following:
npm install --build-from-source
npm test

Publishing

To publish a new version, run:

npm version minor -m "%s [publish binary]"
npm publish

Publishing of the prebuilt binaries is performed on CircleCI.

Acknowledgments

Most of the work in this library is from the node-sqlite3 library by MapBox.

Additionally, some of the SQLCipher-related changes are based on a fork by liubiggun.

License

node-sqlcipher
is BSD licensed.

SQLCipher
is
Copyright (c) 2016, ZETETIC LLC
under the BSD license.

SQLite
is Public Domain

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