Welcome to Cloud Keys, an all-in-one toolkit for cloud-based key management. Securely manage keys and secrets with popular cloud-based key management services such as Amazon KMS, Amazon Secrets, Azure Key Vault, Google KMS, and Google Secret Manager.

Included Libraries

The .NET Edition includes several libraries (.dll files) which are supported in different environments. The following libraries are present in the lib directory after installation:

  • lib\nsoftware.CloudKeys.dll is designed for use in .NET Framework 4.0 and up, .NET Core 3.0 and up, and .NET 5 and up. This is the default library which maintains a familiar API in line with previous versions of the product.

    Support for asynchronous programming patterns (async/await) is exposed in a separate nsoftware.async.CloudKeys namespace. See the Async Functionality page for details.

  • lib\net6.0\nsoftware.CloudKeys.dll is designed for use in .NET 6 and up. The .NET 6 library provides cross-platform support while maintaining the same API as the default library in lib.

  • lib\netstandard2.0\nsoftware.CloudKeys.dll is designed for use in .NET Standard 2.0 and up. The .NET Standard library provides cross-platform support for legacy projects.

  • lib\net20\nsoftware.CloudKeys.dll is designed for use in .NET Framework 2.0 and up. This library targets .NET Framework 2.0 and is maintained for legacy projects.

Included Components

AmazonKMSThe AmazonKMS component provides an easy-to-use interface for Amazon's Key Management Service.
AmazonSecretsThe AmazonSecrets component provides an easy-to-use interface for Amazon's Secrets Manager service.
AzureKeysThe AzureKeys component makes it easy to interact with keys in Azure Key Vaults.
AzureSecretsThe AzureSecrets component makes it easy to interact with secrets in Azure Key Vaults.
CertMgrThe CertMgr component is used to create, read, and manage certificates.
GoogleKMSThe GoogleKMS component provides an easy-to-use interface for the Google Cloud Key Management Service.
GoogleSecretsThe GoogleSecrets component offers a simple interface for Google Secret Manager.
OAuthThe OAuth component is used to authorize a client and provide an authorization string used in future requests.

Additional Information

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Thank You!

Thank you for choosing Cloud Keys for your development needs. We realize that you have a choice among development tools, and that by choosing us you are counting on us to be a key component in your business. We work around the clock to provide you with ongoing enhancements, support, and innovative products; and we will always do our best to exceed your expectations!