Apache Santuario

Welcome to Apache Santuario™

The Project

The Apache Santuario™ project is aimed at providing implementation of the primary security standards for XML:

  • XML-Signature Syntax and Processing
  • XML Encryption Syntax and Processing.

Two libraries are currently available.

  • Apache XML Security for Java: This library includes the standard JSR-105 (Java XML Digital Signature) API,  a mature DOM-based implementation of both XML Signature and XML Encryption, as well as a more recent StAX-based (streaming) XML Signature and XML Encryption implementation.
  • Apache XML Security for C++: This library includes a mature Digital Signature and Encryption implementation using a proprietary C++ API on top of the Xerces-C XML Parser's DOM API. It includes a pluggable cryptographic layer, but support for alternatives to OpenSSL are less complete and less mature.

News

February 2024

Version 4.0.2 and 3.0.4 of the Apache XML Security for Java library have been released. They contain a new feature to support Key Agreement using ECDH-ES.

November 2023

Version 4.0.1 of the Apache XML Security for Java library has been released, containing a bug fix (SANTUARIO-609 - Remove call to Signature.getProvider() in debug log)


October 2023

Versions 4.0.0, 3.0.3, 2.3.4 and 2.2.6 of the Apache XML Security for Java library have been released. A security advisory has been fixed in these releases:

  • CVE-2023-44483: Apache Santuario: Private Key disclosure in debug-log output

Please see the Security Advisories page for more information. 

September 2023

Version 4.0.0-M1 of the Apache XML Security for Java library has been released. This is a preview release of the forthcoming 4.0.0 release which is made available for testing, it should not be used in production. The main changes are:

  • Java 11 requirement
  • Removing SLF4J and using System.Logger
  • AutoCloseable for several types
August 2023

Version 2.2.5 of the Apache XML Security for Java library has been released. It contains some dependency updates to fix CVE reports.

March 2023

Versions 3.0.2 and 2.3.3 of the Apache XML Security for Java library have been released. Support for the EdDSA has been added as part of these releases.

November 2021

Version 2.0.4 of the Apache XML Security for C++ library has been released. This release fixes a regression in 2.0.3 allowing the code to build on pre-1.1 OpenSSL versions.


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