CONIKS is a key management system for end users capable of integration in end-to-end secure communication services. The main idea is that users should not have to worry about managing encryption keys when they want to communicate securely, but they also should not have to trust their secure communication service providers to act in their interest.

For more information, visit the CONIKS website. Open-source implementations of CONIKS can be found on GitHub.


  • CONIKS: Bringing Key Transparency to End Users
    Marcela S. Melara, Aaron Blankstein, Joseph Bonneau, Edward W. Felten, Michael J. Freedman.
    USENIX Security Symposium 2015
    (USENIX Sec ’15) Washington, D.C., August 2015. [paper as pdf] [presentation]
    Won 2017 Caspar Bowden PET Award