BearSSL is an implementation of the SSL/TLS protocol (RFC 5246) written in C. It aims at offering the following features:
* Be correct and secure. In particular, insecure protocol versions and choices of algorithms
are not supported, by design; cryptographic algorithm implementations are constant-time
* Be small, both in RAM and code footprint. For instance, a minimal server implementation
may fit in about 20 kilobytes of compiled code and 25 kilobytes of RAM.
* Be highly portable. BearSSL targets not only “big” operating systems like Linux and
Windows, but also small embedded systems and even special contexts like bootstrap code.
* Be feature-rich and extensible. SSL/TLS has many defined cipher suites and extensions;
BearSSL should implement most of them, and allow extra algorithm implementations to be
added afterwards, possibly from third parties.