JSON object encryption library

0.3.1 2020-07-31 08:34 UTC

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Object Encryptor

Library provides interface for encrypting PHP arrays, stdclass objects and scalars. A cipher may contain additional metadata which limits the conditions under which it may be decrypted. The library supports three encryption methods:


The library supports PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4. Versions 7.1+ are supported through mcrypt polyfill.


Entry point to the library is the ObjectEncryptorFactory class which creates instances of ObjectEncryptor class which has encrypt and decrypt methods. The actual encryption and decryption mechanisms are implemented using Crypto Wrappers. Crypto wrappers implement different verification methods using cypher metadata.


Initialize the library using the factory class:

$kmsKeyId = 'alias/my-key';
$kmsRegion = 'us-east-1';
$akvUrl = '
$keyVersion1 = '1234567890123456';
$keyVersion0 = '123456789012345678901234567890ab';
$factory = new ObjectEncryptorFactory($kmsKeyId, $kmsRegion, $keyVersion1, $keyVersion0);

Additional parameters may be set with setComponentId, setConfigurationId, setProjectId and setStackId methods.


Depending on the provided keys and parameters, the following wrappers will be available:

  • Encryptor - legacy decryptor for un-prefixed ciphers, requires keyVersion0
  • BaseWrapper - legacy wrapper for KBC::Encrypted ciphers, requires keyVersion1
  • ComponentWrapper - legacy wrapper for KBC::ComponentEncrypted== ciphers, requires keyVersion1 and componentId
  • ComponentProjectWrapper - legacy wrapper for KBC::ComponentProjectEncrypted== ciphers, requires keyVersion1 and componentId and projectId
  • GenericKMSWrapper - current AWS wrapper for KBC::Secure:: ciphers, requires kmsKeyId and kmsRegion. Also, the runner must have AWS credentials available (AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY)
  • ComponentKMSWrapper - current AWS wrapper for KBC::ComponentSecure:: ciphers, requires kmsKeyId, kmsRegion, stackId and componentId
  • ProjectKMSWrapper - current AWS wrapper for KBC::ProjectSecure:: ciphers, requires kmsKeyId, kmsRegion, stackId, componentId and projectId.
  • ConfigurationKMSWrapper - current AWS wrapper for KBC::ConfigSecure:: ciphers, requires kmsKeyId, kmsRegion, stackId, componentId, projectId and configurationId.
  • GenericAKVWrapper - current Azure wrapper for KBC::SecureKV:: ciphers, requires akvUrl. Also, the runner must have AWS credentials available (AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY)
  • ComponentAKVWrapper - current Azure wrapper for KBC::ComponentSecureKV:: ciphers, requires akvUrl, stackId and componentId
  • ProjectAKVWrapper - current Azure wrapper for KBC::ProjectSecureKV:: ciphers, requires akvUrl, stackId, componentId and projectId.
  • ConfigurationAKVWrapper - current Azure wrapper for KBC::ConfigSecureKV:: ciphers, requires akvUrl, stackId, componentId, projectId and configurationId.

During encryption, the wrapper has to be specified (or BaseWrapper is used). During decryption, the wrapper is chosen automatically by the cipher prefix. If the wrapper is not available (key or parameters are not set or equal to those in the cipher), the value cannot be deciphered.


// intialize factory
$keyId = 'alias/some-key';
$keyRegion = 'us-east-1';
$legacyKey = '1234567890123456';
$factory = new ObjectEncryptorFactory($keyId, $keyRegion, $legacyKey, '');
// get encryptor
$factory->getEncryptor()->encrypt('secret', GenericWrapper::class);
$secret = $factory->getEncryptor()->decrypt($encrypted);


Run tests with:


Resources Setup

Create a resource group:

az group create --name testing-object-encryptor --location "East US"

Create a service principal:

az ad sp create-for-rbac --name testing-object-encryptor

Use the response to set values TEST_CLIENT_ID, TEST_CLIENT_SECRET and TEST_TENANT_ID in the .env. file:

  "appId": "268a6f05-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", //-> TEST_CLIENT_ID
  "displayName": "testing-azure-key-vault-php-client",
  "name": "http://testing-azure-key-vault-php-client",
  "password": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", //-> TEST_CLIENT_SECRET
  "tenant": "9b85ee6f-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" //-> TEST_TENANT_ID

Get ID of the service principal:

az ad sp list --filter "displayname eq 'testing-object-sencryptor'" --query [].objectId

Get ID of a group to which the current user belongs (e.g. "Developers"):

az ad group list --filter "displayname eq 'Developers'" --query [].objectId

Deploy the key vault, provide tentant ID, service principal ID and group ID from the previous commands:

az deployment group create --resource-group testing-object-encryptor --template-file arm-template.json --parameters vault_name=testing-object-encryptor tenant_id=9b85ee6f-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx service_principal_object_id=7f7a8a4c-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx group_object_id=a1e8da73-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Set the key vault URL - e.g. as TEST_KEY_VAULT_URL environment variable.