Allows access to simple encryption and decryption of strings for storage on the local machine.
This module protects data stored on disk from being accessed by other applications or users with full disk access.
Note that on Mac, access to the system Keychain is required and these calls can block the current thread to collect user input. The same is true for Linux, if a password management tool is available.
safeStorage module has the following methods:
boolean - Whether encryption is available.
On Linux, returns true if the app has emitted the
ready event and the secret key is available.
On MacOS, returns true if Keychain is available.
On Windows, returns true once the app has emitted the
Buffer - An array of bytes representing the encrypted string.
This function will throw an error if encryption fails.
string - the decrypted string. Decrypts the encrypted buffer
safeStorage.encryptString back into a string.
This function will throw an error if decryption fails.