PolarSSL is used in Open Source project, included in standard distributions and used in Closed Source commercial project.

Open Source projects

This is a list of known (public) projects that use PolarSSL to solve their cryptographic and SSL/TLS needs.

Project Description
awesome-wav The awesome-wav project is a project designed to encode any data file into a PCM or IEEE float WAV audio file and be virtually undetectable.
cURL cURL is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.
FreeRDP FreeRDP is a fork of the rdesktop project that intends to rapidly start moving forward and implement features that rdesktop lacks the most.
Freetz Freetz is a firmware-extension (modification) for the AVM Fritz!Box and devices with identical hardware.
Gnuk Gnuk is a USB cryptographic token for GnuPG. It is a free software implementation of the OpenPGP card specification.
Hiawath Hiawatha is a webserver for Unix and has been built with security in mind. This resulted in a highly secure webserver, in both code and features.
OpenVPN OpenVPN is an open source VPN server and client that allows computers or networks to be connected in a secure way.
OpenVPN-NL OpenVPN-NL is a specially crafted version of OpenVPN for use by the Dutch government.
PowerDNS The PowerDNS daemon is a versatile nameserver which supports a large number of backends. These backends can either be plain zonefiles or be more dynamic in nature. Additionally, through use of clever programming techniques, PowerDNS offers very high domain resolution performance.
rtmpdump rtmpdump is a toolkit for RTMP streams. All forms of RTMP are supported, including rtmp://, rtmpt://, rtmpe://, rtmpte://, and rtmps://.
Showtime Showtime is a media player for use on HTPC media centers.
tinypasswordmanager Simple, small and secure password manager using AES-256
uMurmur uMurmur is a minimalistic Mumble server primarily targeted to run on routers with an open OS like OpenWRT


The following distributions are known to have PolarSSL available as a package or as a third-party contribution.

Distribution Location
Debian Main repository
eCOS Third party contribution
Fedora Main repository
FreeBSD Ports repository
OpenWRT Main repository
Ubuntu Main repository

Commercial Projects

There are also a large number of commercial projects using PolarSSL that want to keep their use anonymous.


This list is based on information provided to us, so if there are any omissions or mistakes in this list, contact us.

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