Nitrokey is an open-source USB key series used to enable the secure encryption and signing of data. The secret keys are always stored inside the Nitrokey which protects against malware (such as computer viruses) and attackers. A user-chosen PIN and a tamper-proof smart card protect the Nitrokey in case of loss and theft. The hardware and software of Nitrokey are open-source. The free software and open hardware enables independent parties to verify the security of the device. Nitrokey is supported on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and BSD. Nitrokey is developed and produced in Germany.
To fully use and configure Nitrokey products, it may be required to install libfido2 as well as nitrocli or python-pynitrokey.