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Easy encryption and decryption

Wrapper functions for encryption. These functions wrap expressions that produce or consume a file and arrange to encrypt (for producing functions) or decrypt (for consuming functions). The forms with a trailing underscore (encrypt_, decrypt_) do not use any non-standard evaluation and may be more useful for programming.

Usage
encrypt(expr, key, file_arg = NULL, envir = parent.frame())

decrypt(expr, key, file_arg = NULL, envir = parent.frame())

encrypt_(expr, key, file_arg = NULL, envir = parent.frame())

decrypt_(expr, key, file_arg = NULL, envir = parent.frame())

Arguments
expr

A single expression representing a function call that would be called for the side effect of creating or reading a file.

key

A cyphr_key object describing the encryption approach to use.

file_arg

Optional hint indicating which argument to expr is the filename. This is done automatically for some built-in functions.

envir

Environment in which expr is to be evaluated.

Details

These functions will not work for all functions. For example pdf/dev.off will create a file but we can't wrap those up (yet!). Functions that modify a file (e.g., appending) also will not work and may cause data loss.

Aliases
  • encrypt
  • decrypt
  • encrypt_
  • decrypt_
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# To do anything we first need a key:
key <- cyphr::key_sodium(sodium::keygen())

# Encrypted write.csv - note how any number of arguments to
# write.csv will be passed along
path <- tempfile(fileext = ".csv")
cyphr::encrypt(write.csv(iris, path, row.names = FALSE), key)

# The new file now exists
file.exists(path)

# ...but it cannot be read with read.csv!
try(read.csv(path, stringsAsFactors = FALSE))

# Wrap the read.csv call with cyphr::decrypt()
dat <- cyphr::decrypt(read.csv(path, stringsAsFactors = FALSE), key)
head(dat)

file.remove(path)

# If you have a function that is not supported you can specify the
# filename argument directly.  For example, with "write.dcf" the
# filename argument is called "file"; we can pass that along
path <- tempfile()
cyphr::encrypt(write.dcf(list(a = 1), path), key, file_arg = "file")

# Similarly for decryption:
cyphr::decrypt(read.dcf(path), key, file_arg = "file")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package cyphr, version 1.0.1, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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