Low-level Rust bindings for libnitrokey, providing access to Nitrokey devices.

This crate contains a copy of the [libnitrokey][] library, builds it from source and links it statically. The host system must provide its dependencies in the library search path:

  • libhidapi-libusb0 (on Linux)
  • libhidapi (on non-Linux systems)

If you set the USE_SYSTEM_LIBNITROKEY environment variable when building this crate, it links directly against libnitrokey instead of building it from source. In this case, libnitrokey must be available in the library search path.


The major and minor version of the nitrokey-sys crate map to the major and minor version of libnitrokey. The nitrokey-sys patch version may be increased independently.


For bug reports, patches, feature requests or other messages, please send a mail to nitrokey-rs-dev@ireas.org.


This project as well as libnitrokey are licensed under the LGPL-3.0.