0.2.5 (Oct 31, 2019)
Nov 2, 2018
Jul 6, 2020 (Retired)
Netguru (netguru)
Vincent de Smet (vdesmet93)
Kamil (kkalisz)
Samuel Urbanowicz (samiuelson)
Rafał Naniewicz (freszu)
Rafal Adasiewicz (adasiewiczr)
Sebastian Grabiński (sebastian-grabinski)
Liew Jun Tung (LiewJunTung)
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Kissme: Kotlin Secure Storage Multiplatform

Kissme is an open-source library providing encrypted key-value storage.

It can be integrated seamlessly in Kotlin projects built with Kotlin Multiplatform, Kotlin/Native, and Kotlin Android plugins.

Kissme allows storing key-value data in common code modules without any additional boilerplate code.

Currently library supports the following platforms:

  • Android (API >= 23)
  • iOS (ios_arm64 and ios_x64 targets)


To use this library in your project, add Netguru and Binryprefs maven urls to the repositories block:

repositories {
    maven {  url '' }
    maven { url "" }

Then add following dependencies to the common module build.gradle:

    sourceSets {
        commonMain {
            dependencies {
                implementation 'com.netguru.kissme:common:0.2.5'     
        androidMain {
            dependencies {
                implementation 'com.netguru.kissme:android:0.2.5'
        iosMain {
            dependencies {
                implementation 'com.netguru.kissme:ios:0.2.5'

Remember to enable GRADLE_METADATA in settings.gradle:



Just start with creating an instance of Kissme class somewhere in your common module and enjoy! It's as simple as that. You don't have to initialize it by yourself nor to pass Android Context. Everything is done automatically.

val storage = Kissme(name = "my_secret_storage")

The name parameter is optional. You can omit it if you want to use default storage. Kissme allows you to store and persist multiple data types:

  • String
  • Int
  • Long
  • Float
  • Double
  • Boolean

If you want to store something, just call:

storage.putString(key = "someKey", value = "value")

If you want to get stored value - use:

storage.getString(key = "someKey", defaultValue = "default")

All get() functions will return defaultValue parameter if storage doesn't contain selected key.

You can get all keys stored in Kissme storage by calling:


You can check if Kissme storage contains selected key by calling:

storage.contains(key = "someKey")

You can also remove selected key from storage:

storage.remove(key = "someKey")

Last, but not least, you can remove all data stored in Kissme storage:



Kissme allows to store key-value pairs in platform-specific way securely.


Android implementation uses binaryprefs library under the hood in order to provide a robust key-value storage mechanism. The keys and values are encrypted using XOR and AES encryption accordingly. The data encryption and encryption keys storing generating mechanisms are fully automated and is applied to the stored data by default. All the encryption keys are stored in the Android KeyStore.

In order to acquire the application Context instance required for data storing operations the library registers an internal ContentProvider.


The iOS implementation is using native iOS Keychain. The Secure Enclave is a hardware-based key manager that's isolated from processor. It allows you to store, delete, fetch passwords and accounts. Keychain is simple wrapper build upon Security interface to store, save, and fetch not only passwords, but also accounts.

Running sample app

Sample app uses Maven Local for resolving Kissme dependencies. Before running sample app you need to:

  1. Build the library - ./gradlew build
  2. Publish dependencies to Maven Local - ./gradlew publishToMavenLocal
  3. Run selected library. If you want to run iOS app - you need to properly configure Xcode. Please check: before running iOS sample app.

Development roadmap

  1. Configure integration tests on iOS
  2. Add CI
  3. Add support for Android API < 23
  4. Automate KeychainWrapper framework generation
  5. Migrate to kotlin-multiplatform Gradle plugin
  6. Clean up .pom dependencies declarations
  7. Add experimental JavaScript support - call for ideas

Kissme is an open source project developed and maintained by Kotlin community. Feel free to contribute to the project.


Copyright 2018 Netguru

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