Get Started with Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Cryptography for Windows*

ID 772279
Date 11/07/2023

Get Started with Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Cryptography for Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit for Windows*

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) Cryptography is a software library that provides a broad range of secure and efficient cryptographic algorithm implementations.

The library is delivered as a part of Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit. Alternatively, you may install a specific library version by downloading binaries from Intel.

Prerequisites (Windows* OS)

The Unified Directory Layout was implemented in 2024.0. If you have multiple toolkit versions installed, the Unified layout adds the ability to ensure your development environment contains the component versions that were released as part of that specific toolkit version. The directory layout that was used prior to 2024.0 is still supported on new and existing installations. This prior layout is called the Component Directory Layout. Now you have the option to use the Component Directory Layout or the Unified Directory Layout.

To learn more about the two directory layouts, see Use the setvars Script with Linux* or Windows*.

After installing Intel IPP Cryptography, set the IPPCRYPTOROOT, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and NLSPATH environment variables by running the script appropriate to your target platform architecture. The scripts are available in <install dir>\ippcp\bin for Component Directory Layout, or <install dir>\etc\ippcp for Unified Directory Layout.

By default, the <install dir> is located at:

Component Directory Layout

  • C:\Program files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI

Unified Directory Layout

  • C:\Program files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI\<toolkit-version>

To configure your Microsoft* Visual Studio* development system for linking with the Intel IPP Cryptography library, follow the steps below. Though some versions of the Visual Studio* IDE may vary slightly in the menu items mentioned below, the fundamental configuring steps are applicable to all these versions.

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click your project and click Properties.

  2. Select Configuration Properties > VC++ Directories and set the following from the Select directories for drop down menu:

    • Include Files menu item, and then type in the directory for the Intel IPP Cryptography include files (default is <install_dir>\ippcp\include)

    • Library Files menu item, and then type in the directory for the Intel IPP Cryptography library files (default is <install_dir>\ippcp\lib\<arch>)

    • Executable Files menu item, and then type in the directory for the Intel IPP Cryptography executable files (default is <install_dir>\redist\<arch>\ippcp)

Build and Run Your First Intel® IPP Cryptography Application (Windows* OS)

The code example below represents a short application to help you get started with Intel IPP Cryptography:

#include "ippcp.h"
#include <stdio.h>

#define   ippCPUID_MMX             0x00000001   /* Intel® Architecture MMX™ technology                                           */
#define   ippCPUID_SSE             0x00000002   /* Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions                                                 */
#define   ippCPUID_SSE2            0x00000004   /* Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2                                               */
#define   ippCPUID_SSE3            0x00000008   /* Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 3                                               */
#define   ippCPUID_SSSE3           0x00000010   /* Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3                                           */
#define   ippCPUID_MOVBE           0x00000020   /* The processor supports the MOVBE instruction                                       */
#define   ippCPUID_SSE41           0x00000040   /* Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1                                             */
#define   ippCPUID_SSE42           0x00000080   /* Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2                                             */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX             0x00000100   /* Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX)                                 */
#define   ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS       0x00000200   /* The operating system supports Intel AVX                                            */
#define   ippCPUID_AES             0x00000400   /* Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)                                    */
#define   ippCPUID_CLMUL           0x00000800   /* PCLMULQDQ instruction                                                              */
#define   ippCPUID_ABR             0x00001000   /* Reserved                                                                           */
#define   ippCPUID_RDRAND          0x00002000   /* Read Random Number instructions                                                    */
#define   ippCPUID_F16C            0x00004000   /* Float16 instructions                                                               */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX2            0x00008000   /* Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2                                              */
#define   ippCPUID_ADCOX           0x00010000   /* ADCX and ADOX instructions                                                         */
#define   ippCPUID_RDSEED          0x00020000   /* The RDSEED instruction                                                             */
#define   ippCPUID_PREFETCHW       0x00040000   /* The PREFETCHW instruction                                                          */
#define   ippCPUID_SHA             0x00080000   /* Intel® SHA Extensions                                                            */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512F         0x00100000   /* Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) Foundation instructions */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512CD        0x00200000   /* Intel AVX-512 Conflict Detection instructions                                      */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512ER        0x00400000   /* Intel AVX-512 Exponential & Reciprocal instructions                                */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512PF        0x00800000   /* Intel AVX-512 Prefetch instructions                                                */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512BW        0x01000000   /* Intel AVX-512 Byte & Word instructions                                             */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512DQ        0x02000000   /* Intel AVX-512 DWord & QWord instructions                                           */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512VL        0x04000000   /* Intel AVX-512 Vector Length extensions                                             */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512VBMI      0x08000000   /* Intel AVX-512 Vector Bit Manipulation instructions                                 */
#define   ippCPUID_MPX             0x10000000   /* Intel® Memory Protection Extensions                                              */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512_4FMADDPS 0x20000000   /* Intel AVX-512 DL floating-point single precision                                   */
#define   ippCPUID_AVX512_4VNNIW   0x40000000   /* Intel AVX-512 DL enhanced word variable precision                                  */
#define   ippCPUID_KNC             0x80000000   /* Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor                                                  */

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
   const IppLibraryVersion *lib;
   IppStatus status;
   Ipp64u mask, emask;

   /* Get Intel IPP Cryptography library version info */
   lib = ippcpGetLibVersion();
   printf("%s %s\n", lib->Name, lib->Version);

   /* Get CPU features and features enabled with selected library level */
   status = ippcpGetCpuFeatures( &mask );
   if( ippStsNoErr == status ) {
      emask = ippcpGetEnabledCpuFeatures();
      printf("Features supported by CPU\tby Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Cryptography\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_MMX        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_MMX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_MMX ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Architecture MMX technology supported\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSE        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSE2       = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE2 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE2 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSE3       = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 3\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSSE3      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_MOVBE      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_MOVBE ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_MOVBE ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("The processor supports MOVBE instruction\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSE41      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE41 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE41 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SSE42      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE42 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE42 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AVX        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) instruction set\n");
      printf("  ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS  = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("The operating system supports Intel® AVX\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AES        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AES ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AES ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® AES instruction\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_SHA        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SHA ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SHA ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® SHA new instructions\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_CLMUL      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_CLMUL ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_CLMUL ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("PCLMULQDQ instruction\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_RDRAND     = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_RDRAND ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_RDRAND ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Read Random Number instructions\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_F16C       = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_F16C ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_F16C ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Float16 instructions\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AVX2       = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX2 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX2 ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 instruction set\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AVX512F    = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512F ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512F ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 Foundation instruction set\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AVX512CD   = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512CD ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512CD ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 Conflict Detection instruction set\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_AVX512ER   = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512ER ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512ER ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 Exponential & Reciprocal instruction set\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_ADCOX      = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_ADCOX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_ADCOX ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("ADCX and ADOX instructions\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_RDSEED     = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_RDSEED ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_RDSEED ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("The RDSEED instruction\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_PREFETCHW  = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_PREFETCHW ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_PREFETCHW ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("The PREFETCHW instruction\n");
      printf("  ippCPUID_KNC        = ");
      printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_KNC ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_KNC ) ? 'Y':'N');
      printf("Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor instruction set\n");
   return 0;

This application consists of two sections:

  1. Get the library layer name and version.

  2. Show the hardware optimizations used by the selected library layer and supported by CPU.

On Windows* OS, Intel IPP Cryptography applications are significantly easier to build with Microsoft* Visual Studio*. To build the code example above, follow the steps:

  1. Start Microsoft* Visual Studio* and create an empty C++ project.

  2. Add a new c file and paste the code into it.

  3. Set the include directories and the linking model.

  4. Compile and run the application.

Training and Documentation



Intel® IPP Cryptography Developer Guide and Reference

Provides detailed guidance on Intel IPP Cryptography library configuration, development environment, functions, and linkage modes.

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives

Intel® IPP product page. See this page for support and online documentation.

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