SQLCipher provides fully transparent encryption of SQLite databases. SQLCipher is a specialized build of the SQLite database that performs transparent and on-the-fly encryption. Using SQLCipher, an application uses the standard SQLite API to manipulate tables using SQL. Behind the scenes, the library silently manages security, making sure that data pages are encrypted and decrypted as they are written to and read from storage. SQLCipher relies on the peer-reviewed OpenSSL library for several encryption requirements, including the AES-256 algorithm, pseudo random number generation, and PBKDF2 key derivation.