pymongocrypt

Python bindings for libmongocrypt


Keywords
bson, mongo, mongocrypt, mongodb, pymongo, pymongocrypt, encryption, encryption-decryption-library
License
Other
Install
pip install pymongocrypt==1.9.1

Documentation

libmongocrypt

The companion C library for client side encryption in drivers.

Bugs / Feature Requests

If you have encountered a bug, or would like to see a new feature in libmongocrypt, please open a case in our issue management tool, JIRA:

Documentation

See The Integration Guide to integrate with your driver.

See mongocrypt.h for the public API reference. The documentation can be rendered into HTML with doxygen. Run doxygen ./doc/Doxygen, then open ./doc/html/index.html.

Building libmongocrypt

On Windows and macOS, libmongocrypt can use the platform's default encryption APIs as its encryption backend. On other systems, one will want to install the OpenSSL development libraries, which libmongocrypt will use as the default encryption backend.

Then build libmongocrypt:

git clone https://github.com/mongodb/libmongocrypt
cd libmongocrypt
mkdir cmake-build && cd cmake-build
cmake ../
make

This builds libmongocrypt.dylib and test-libmongocrypt, in the cmake-build directory.

Installing libmongocrypt on macOS

Install the latest release of libmongocrypt with the following.

brew install mongodb/brew/libmongocrypt

To install the latest unstable development version of libmongocrypt, use brew install mongodb/brew/libmongocrypt --HEAD. Do not use the unstable version of libmongocrypt in a production environment.

Building libmongocrypt from source on macOS

First install Homebrew according to its own instructions.

Install the XCode Command Line Tools:

xcode-select --install

Then clone and build libmongocrypt:

git clone https://github.com/mongodb/libmongocrypt.git
cd libmongocrypt
cmake .
cmake --build . --target install

Then, libmongocrypt can be used with pkg-config:

pkg-config libmongocrypt --libs --cflags

Or use cmake's find_package:

find_package (mongocrypt)
# Then link against mongo::mongocrypt

Installing libmongocrypt on Windows

For Windows, there is a fixed URL to download the DLL and includes directory: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mciuploads/libmongocrypt/windows/latest_release/libmongocrypt.tar.gz

To download the latest unstable release, download from this URL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mciuploads/libmongocrypt/windows/latest_release/libmongocrypt_unstable.tar.gz Do not use the unstable version of libmongocrypt in a production environment.

Testing

test-mongocrypt mocks all I/O with files stored in the test/data and test/example directories. Run test-mongocrypt from the source directory:

cd libmongocrypt
./cmake-build/test-mongocrypt

libmongocrypt is continuously built and published on evergreen. Submit patch builds to this evergreen project when making changes to test on supported platforms. The latest tarball containing libmongocrypt built on all supported variants is published here.

Troubleshooting

If OpenSSL is installed in a non-default directory, pass -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/path/to/openssl to the cmake command for libmongocrypt.

If there are errors with cmake configuration, send the set of steps you performed to the maintainers of this project.

If there are compilation or linker errors, run make again, setting VERBOSE=1 in the environment or on the command line (which shows exact compile and link commands), and send the output to the maintainers of this project.

Design Principles

The design of libmongocrypt adheres to these principles.

Easy to integrate

The main reason behind creating a C library is to make it easier for drivers to support FLE. Some consequences of this principle: the API is minimal, structs are opaque, and global initialization is lazy.

Lightweight

We decided against the "have libmongocrypt do everything" approach because it complicated integration, especially with async drivers. Because of this we decided no I/O occurs in libmongocrypt.

Releasing

See releasing.

Installing libmongocrypt From Distribution Packages

Distribution packages (i.e., .deb/.rpm) are built and published for several Linux distributions. The installation of these packages for supported platforms is documented here.

Unstable Development Distribution Packages

To install the latest unstable development package, change 1.9 to development in the package URLs listed in the subsequent instructions. For example, https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/apt/ubuntu <release>/libmongocrypt/1.9 in the instructions would become https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/apt/ubuntu <release>/libmongocrypt/development. Do not use the unstable version of libmongocrypt in a production environment.

.deb Packages (Debian and Ubuntu)

First, import the public key used to sign the package repositories:

sudo sh -c 'curl -s --location https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc | gpg --dearmor >/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/libmongocrypt.gpg'

Second, create a list entry for the repository. For Ubuntu systems (be sure to change <release> to xenial, bionic, focal, or jammy, as appropriate to your system):

echo "deb https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/apt/ubuntu <release>/libmongocrypt/1.9 universe" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libmongocrypt.list

For Debian systems (be sure to change <release> to stretch, buster, or bullseye, as appropriate to your system):

echo "deb https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/apt/debian <release>/libmongocrypt/1.9 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libmongocrypt.list

Third, update the package cache:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo apt-get install -y libmongocrypt-dev

.rpm Packages (RedHat, Suse, and Amazon)

RedHat Enterprise Linux

Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/libmongocrypt.repo with contents:

[libmongocrypt]
name=libmongocrypt repository
baseurl=https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/libmongocrypt/1.9/x86_64
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc

Then install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo yum install -y libmongocrypt

Amazon Linux 2023

Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/libmongocrypt.repo with contents:

[libmongocrypt]
name=libmongocrypt repository
baseurl=https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/amazon/2023/libmongocrypt/1.9/x86_64
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc

Then install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo yum install -y libmongocrypt

Amazon Linux 2

Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/libmongocrypt.repo with contents:

[libmongocrypt]
name=libmongocrypt repository
baseurl=https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/amazon/2/libmongocrypt/1.9/x86_64
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc

Then install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo yum install -y libmongocrypt

Amazon Linux

Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/libmongocrypt.repo with contents:

[libmongocrypt]
name=libmongocrypt repository
baseurl=https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/amazon/2013.03/libmongocrypt/1.9/x86_64
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc

Then install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo yum install -y libmongocrypt

Suse

First, import the public key used to sign the package repositories:

sudo rpm --import https://pgp.mongodb.com/libmongocrypt.asc

Second, add the repository (be sure to change <release> to 12 or 15, as appropriate to your system):

sudo zypper addrepo --gpgcheck "https://libmongocrypt.s3.amazonaws.com/zypper/suse/<release>/libmongocrypt/1.9/x86_64" libmongocrypt

Finally, install the libmongocrypt packages:

sudo zypper -n install libmongocrypt