Introduction to Libksba

The Libksba package contains a library used to make X.509 certificates as well as making the CMS (Cryptographic Message Syntax) easily accessible by other applications. Both specifications are building blocks of S/MIME and TLS. The library does not rely on another cryptographic library but provides hooks for easy integration with Libgcrypt.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Libksba Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of Libksba

Install Libksba by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: ksba-config
Installed Library: libksba.{so,a}
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


is a utility used to configure and build applications based on the libksba(3) library. It can be used to query the C compiler and linker flags which are required to correctly compile and link the application against the libksba(3) library.


contains the cryptographic API functions.

Last updated on 2013-08-22 15:40:33 -0700