ssss - Shamir's secret sharing scheme implementation

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: ssss
Package version: 0.5
Package release: 3
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 72 B
Download size: 16.00 KB
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Implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme. The program suite does both: the generation of shares for a known secret, and the reconstruction of a secret using user-provided shares. Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme allows a secret to be split in to shares. These shares can then be distributed to different people. When the time comes to retrieve the secret then a preset number of the shares need to be combined. The number of shares created, and the number needed to retrieve the secret are set at splitting time. The number of shares required to re-create the secret can be chosen to be less that the number of shares created, so any large enough subset of the shares can retrieve the secret. This scheme allows a secret to be shared, either to reduce the chances that the secret is lost, or to increase the number of parties that must cooperate to reveal the secret.



    Binary package: ssss_0.5-3_i386.deb
    Source package: ssss

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install ssss deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install ssss


    • /usr/bin/ssss-combine
    • /usr/bin/ssss-split
    • /usr/share/doc-base/ssss
    • /usr/share/doc/ssss/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/ssss/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/ssss/doc.html
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ssss-combine.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ssss-split.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ssss.1.gz


    2015-09-02 - Tomasz Buchert <> ssss (0.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium * New maintainer. Thanks James! (Closes: #797689) * d/control: update (Closes: #615409) * Switch to dh (Closes: #559262) * Switch to gbp & refresh patches (Closes: #641434) * d/copyright: make machine-readable * d/patches: fix wrong use of memset (Closes: #609092) * d/patches: do not strip binary (Closes: #438045) * Install doc.html (Closes: #559263)

    2006-09-19 - James Westby <> ssss (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. Thanks David. (Closes: #387234) * Switch to quilt for patch management. * debian/compat: - Switch to level 5. * debian/copyright: - Add proper copyright statement and license header. - Add a statement about the copyright on the Debian packaging. * debian/rules: - Remove unneeded configure targets. - Remove unused dh_ calls. - Actually use the CFLAGS in the build. - Comment out DH_VERBOSE = 1. * debian/control: - Change the maintainer to myself. - Update Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes required). - Add ${misc:Depends}. - Improve description. - Add Homepage: field. - Bump dependency on debhelper to >= 5.0. * debian/patches: - 01-Makefile-install: The patch from the last version to add an install target. - 05-man-hyphen: Escape all hyphens in the manpage source so they come out as the correct groff characters. * debian/watch: - Add.

    2006-01-16 - David Moreno Garza <> ssss (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release.

    2005-10-23 - David Moreno Garza <> ssss (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release.