Quick start

If you're using BUCK, you can grab the repo from Github and build it.

buck build :conceal_android
The resulting binaries will be in buck-out/

If you're not using BUCK, you can just grab the binaries from

Add a dependency to libconceal.jar as well as conceal_android.jar from java code using your favorite dependency management system, and drop the .so files in into your jniLibs/ folder located at src/main/jniLibs

Encrypting content

// Creates a new Crypto object with default implementations of a key chain
KeyChain keyChain = new SharedPrefsBackedKeyChain(context, CryptoConfig.KEY_256);
Crypto crypto = AndroidConceal.get().createDefaultCrypto(keyChain);

// Check for whether the crypto functionality is available
// This might fail if Android does not load libaries correctly.
if (!crypto.isAvailable()) {

OutputStream fileStream = new BufferedOutputStream(
  new FileOutputStream(file));

// Creates an output stream which encrypts the data as
// it is written to it and writes it out to the file.
OutputStream outputStream = crypto.getCipherOutputStream(

// Write plaintext to it.

Decrypting content

// Get the file to which ciphertext has been written.
FileInputStream fileStream = new FileInputStream(file);

// Creates an input stream which decrypts the data as
// it is read from it.
InputStream inputStream = crypto.getCipherInputStream(

// Read into a byte array.
int read;
byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];

// You must read the entire stream to completion.
// The verification is done at the end of the stream.
// Thus not reading till the end of the stream will cause
// a security bug. For safety, you should not
// use any of the data until it's been fully read or throw
// away the data if an exception occurs.
while ((read = != -1) {
  out.write(buffer, 0, read);


Creating a new keychain

The default KeyChain stores it's data into shared preferences. You might want to implement your own KeyChain to persist key material somewhere else.
public class CustomKeyChain implements KeyChain {