Welcome to IPWorks DTLS, a simple, easy-to-use, and intuitive Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) client and server library. Developers can quickly add client and server support for DTLS connections to easily exchange data between parties.

Included Libraries

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

  • lib\net40\nsoftware.IPWorksDTLS.dll is designed for use in .NET Framework 4.0 and up. This library maintains a familiar API in line with previous versions of the product.

  • lib\net6.0\nsoftware.IPWorksDTLS.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 .NET Framework version of the library.

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

Included Components

CertMgrThe CertMgr component is used to create, read, and manage certificates.
DTLSClientThe DTLSClient component provides client-side functionality for secure UDP communication utilizing the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol.
DTLSServerThe DTLSServer component provides server-side functionality for secure UDP communication utilizing the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol.

Additional Information

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Thank You!

Thank you for choosing IPWorks DTLS 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!