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minisign

JavaScript implementation of Frank Denis' (@jedisct1) minisign tool.

by Christophe Diederichs

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minisign

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JavaScript implementation of Frank Denis' (@jedisct1) minisign tool.

minisign is a CLI tool to perform minisign operations.

All functions are defined in minisign.js.

Usage

Generating a key pair

$ minisign -G

Public key is printed and saved to minisign.pub file in the current working directory by default; the secret key is encrypted and saved to ~/.minisign/minisign.key by default.

$ minisign -G -p pubkey.pub -c 'public key comment' -t 'secret key comment'

Flags may be used to designate specific file names and to introduce comments, which are displayed in the respective key files.

Signing files

$ minisign -Sm example.txt

example.txt content is signed using ~/.minisign/minisign.key and signature is saved to example.txt.minisig by default.

$ minisign -Sm example.txt -s specific.key -x signature.txt -t 'trusted comment'

Specific secret keys and signature files may be designated using the -s and -x flags respectively or the -t flag can be a trusted comment, which will be verified and displayed when verifying the file.

Verifying a file

$ minisign -Vm example.txt -p pubkey.pub

or

$ minisign -Vm example.txt -x signature.txt -P RWQf6LRCGA9i53mlYecO4IzT51TGPpvWucNSCh1CBM0QTaLn73Y7GFO3

If no signature file is specified, the signature file must be in the same directory as the original file and be of the form (filename).minisig. The public key may either be given as a file, ./minisign.pub by default, or directly specified on the command line using the -P flag.

Full usage information

 Usage:
 $ minisign -G [-F] [-p pubkey file] [-s seckey file] [-c pubkey comment] [-t seckey comment]
 $ minisign -S [-H] [-s seckey file] [-x signature file] [-c comment] [-t trusted comment] -m file
 $ minisign -V [-x signature file] [-p pubkey file | -P public key] [-o] [-q] -m file

 -G                generate a new key pair
 -S                sign a file
 -V                verify that a signature is valid for a given file
 -m <file>         file to sign/verify
 -o                combined with -V, output the file content after verification
 -H                combined with -S, pre-hash in order to sign large files
 -p <pubkeyfile>   public key file (default: ./minisign.pub)
 -P <pubkey>       public key, as a base64 string
 -s <seckey>       secret key file (default: ~/.minisign/minisign.key)
 -x <sigfile>      signature file (default: <file>.minisig)
 -c <comment>      add a one-line untrusted comment / comment for public key
 -t <comment>      add a one-line trusted comment / comment for secret key
 -q                quiet mode, suppress output
 -Q                pretty quiet mode, only print the trusted comment - overrides quiet mode
 -f                force. Combined with -G, overwrite a previous key pair
 -v                display version number
 -X                read password directly into secure buffer, note that input will not be hidden

Security issue

When generating keys and signing documents a password is required to retrieve the secret key. In order to suppress the password input being displayed, this input is read from stdin as a string before being passed into a secure buffer and therefore exists in memory.

This can be suppressed using the --secure flag, but note that the password input will not be hidden in the terminal window.

API

Public Key

parsePubKey(pubKeyFileContent) takes public key file content as a buffer and returns key information asbuffers:

{
  untrustedComment,
  signatureAlgorithm,
  keyID,
  publicKey
}

parseKeyCLI(pubKeyString) takes a 56 character string and returns public key information as buffers:

{
  signatureAlgorithm,
  keyID,
  publicKey
}

Reading signature

parseSignature(sigFileContent) takes signature file content as a buffer and returns signature information as buffers:

{
  untrustedComment,
  signatureAlgorithm,
  keyID,
  signature,
  trustedComment,
  globalSignature
}

Reading secret key

parseSecretKey(secKeyFileContent) takes secret key file content as a buffer and returns encrypted key information as buffers if checksum is verified:

{
  untrustedComment,
  signatureAlgorithm,
  kdfAlgorithm,
  cksumAlgorithm,
  kdfSalt,
  kdfOpsLimit,
  kdfMemLimit,
  keynumSK
}

extractSecretKey(pwd, secretKeyInfo) takes input password as buffer and encrypted key information directly from parseSecretKey and returns secret key information as buffers:

{
  keyID,
  secretKey,
  sumCheck,
  checkSum,
  signatureAlgorithm
}

Signing content provided as buffer

signContent(content, SKdetails, opts) takes content as buffer, secret key details directly from extractSecretKey and opts = { comment, tComment, sigAlgorithm = 'Ed' || 'ED' } and returns a minisign formatted output together with signature properties:

{
  outputBuf,
  untrustedComment,
  sigInfoBase64,
  trustComment,
  globalSigBase64
}

Verifying signature

verifySignature(signature, originalContent, publicKeyInfo) first checks the key ID of the secret key used to sign corresponds to that of the public key given to verify, then the signature is verifieda nd lastly the global signature with the trusted comment included is verified.

Returns true for succesful verification or prints err otherwise.

Generating Keys

keypairGen(passwordd, opts) takes password as a secure buffer and opts = { PKcomment, SKcomment, sigAlgorithm = 'Ed', kdfAlgorithm = 'Sc', ckSumAlgorithm = 'B2' }. Returns key information as buffers:

{
  publicKey,
  sigAlgorithm,
  keyID,
  kdfAlgorithm,
  cksumAlgorithm,
  kdfSalt,
  kdfLimits,
  keynumSK,
  SKcomment,
  PKcomment
}

sigAlgorithm, kdfAlgorithm and ckSumAlgorithm should be left as their default value as there is currently no support for alternative algorithms.

formatKeys(keypairGenOutput) takes the output of keypairGen directly and outputs minisign formatted key information as separate buffers:

{
  PK,
  SK
}

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