Network Working Group S. Josefsson Internet-Draft SJD AB Intended status: Informational I. Liusvaara Expires: February 11, 2017 Independent August 10, 2016 Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) draft-irtf-cfrg-eddsa-06 Abstract The elliptic curve signature scheme Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) is described. The algorithm is instantiated with recommended parameters for the edwards25519 and edwards448 curves. An example implementation and test vectors are provided. Status of This Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. The list of current Internet- Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." This Internet-Draft will expire on February 11, 2017. Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved. This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of publication of this document. Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect to this document. Code Components extracted from this document must include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as described in the Simplified BSD License. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 1]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Notation and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. EdDSA Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.1. Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2. Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.3. Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.4. Verify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. PureEdDSA, HashEdDSA and Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5. EdDSA Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.1. Ed25519ph and Ed25519 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5.1.1. Modular arithmetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.1.2. Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.1.3. Decoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.1.4. Point addition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5.1.5. Key Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5.1.6. Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.1.7. Verify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.2. Ed448ph and Ed448 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5.2.1. Modular arithmetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5.2.2. Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5.2.3. Decoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5.2.4. Point addition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 5.2.5. Key Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 5.2.6. Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 5.2.7. Verify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6. Ed25519 Python illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 7. Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 7.1. Test Vectors for Ed25519 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 7.2. Test Vectors for Ed25519ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 7.3. Test Vectors for Ed448 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 7.4. Test Vectors for Ed448ph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 8. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 10.1. Side-channel leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 10.2. Randomness considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 10.3. Use of contexts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 10.4. Signature malleability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 10.5. Choice of signature primitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 10.6. Mixing different prehashes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 10.7. Signing large amounts of data at once . . . . . . . . . 40 11. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 11.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 11.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Appendix A. Ed25519/Ed448 Python Library . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Appendix B. Library driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 2]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 1. Introduction The Edwards-curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) is a variant of Schnorr's signature system with (possibly twisted) Edwards curves. EdDSA needs to be instantiated with certain parameters and this document describes some recommended variants. To facilitate adoption in the Internet community of EdDSA, this document describes the signature scheme in an implementation-oriented way, and provides sample code and test vectors. The advantages with EdDSA include: 1. High-performance on a variety of platforms. 2. Does not require the use of a unique random number for each signature. 3. More resilient to side-channel attacks. 4. Small public keys (32 or 57 bytes) and signatures (64 or 114 bytes) for Ed25519 and Ed448 respectively. 5. The formulas are "complete", i.e., they are valid for all points on the curve, with no exceptions. This obviates the need for EdDSA to perform expensive point validation on untrusted public values. 6. Collision resilience, meaning that hash-function collisions do not break this system. (Only holds for PureEdDSA.) The original EdDSA paper [EDDSA] and the generalized version described in "EdDSA for more curves" [EDDSA2] provide further background. The [RFC7748] document discusses specific curves, including Curve25519 [CURVE25519] and Ed448-Goldilocks [ED448]. Ed25519 is intended to operate at around the 128-bit security level, and Ed448 at around the 224-bit security level. A sufficiently large quantum computer would be able to break both. Reasonable projections of the abilities of classical computers conclude that Ed25519 is perfectly safe. Ed448 is provided for those applications with relaxed performance requirements and where there is a desire to hedge against analytical attacks on elliptic curves. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 3]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 2. Notation and Conventions The following notation is used throughout the document: p Denotes the prime number defining the underlying field. GF(p) finite field with p elements x^y x multiplied by itself y times B generator of the group or subgroup of interest [n]X X added to itself n times h[i] the i'th octet of octet string h_i the i'th bit of h a || b (bit-)string a concatenated with (bit-)string b a <= b a is less than or equal to b a >= b a is greater than or equal to b i+j sum of i and j i*j multiplication of i and j i-j subtraction of j from i i/j division of i by j i x j cartesian product of i and j (u,v) Elliptic curve point with x coordinate u and y coordinate v SHAKE256(x, y) The y first octets of SHAKE256 [FIPS202] output for input x. OCTET(x) The octet with value x OLEN(x) The number of octets in string x dom(x, y) The octet string "SigEd448" || octet(x) || octet(OLEN(y)) || y, where x is in range 0-255 and y is octet string of at most 255 octets. "SigEd448" is in ASCII (8 octets). Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 4]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Parenthesis (i.e., '(' and ')') are used to group expressions, in order to avoid having the description depend on a binding order between operators. Bit strings are converted to octet strings by taking bits from left to right and packing those from least significant bit of each octet to most significant bit, and moving to the next octet when each octet fills up. The conversion from octet string to bit string is the reverse of this process. E.g. the 16-bit bit string: b0 b1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 b7 b8 b9 b10 b11 b12 b13 b14 b15 Is converted into two octets x0 and x1 (in this order) as: x0 = b7*128+b6*64+b5*32+b4*16+b3*8+b2*4+b1*2+b0 x1 = b15*128+b14*64+b13*32+b12*16+b11*8+b10*4+b9*2+b8 Little-endian encoding into bits places bits from left to right from least significant to most significant. If combined with bit string to octet string conversion defined above, this results in little- endian encoding into octets (if length is not multiple of 8, the most significant bits of last octet remain unused). 3. EdDSA Algorithm EdDSA is a digital signature system with eleven parameters. The generic EdDSA digital signature system with its eleven input parameters is not intended to be implemented directly. Choosing parameters is critical for secure and efficient operation. Instead, you would implement a particular parameter choice for EdDSA (such as Ed25519 or Ed448), sometimes slightly generalized to achieve code re- use to cover Ed25519 and Ed448. Therefore, a precise explanation of the generic EdDSA is thus not particularly useful for implementers. For background and completeness, a succinct description of the generic EdDSA algorithm is given here. The definition of some parameters, such as n and c, may help to explain some non-intuitive steps of the algorithm. This description closely follows [EDDSA2]. EdDSA has eleven parameters: 1. An odd prime power p. EdDSA uses an elliptic curve over the finite field GF(p). Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 5]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 2. An integer b with 2^(b-1) > p. EdDSA public keys have exactly b bits, and EdDSA signatures have exactly 2*b bits. b is recommended to be multiple of 8, so public key and signature lengths are integral number of octets. 3. A (b-1)-bit encoding of elements of the finite field GF(p). 4. A cryptographic hash function H producing 2*b-bit output. Conservative hash functions (i.e. hash functions where it is infeasible to create collisions) are recommended and do not have much impact on the total cost of EdDSA. 5. An integer c that is 2 or 3. Secret EdDSA scalars are multiples of 2^c. The integer c is the base-2 logarithm of the so called cofactor. 6. An integer n with c <= n < b. Secret EdDSA scalars have exactly n + 1 bits, with the top bit (the 2^n position) always set and the bottom c bits always cleared. 7. A non-square element d of GF(p). The usual recommendation is to take it as the value nearest to zero that gives an acceptable curve. 8. A nonzero square element a of GF(p). The usual recommendation for best performance is a = -1 if p mod 4 = 1, and a = 1 if p mod 4 = 3. 9. An element B != (0,1) of the set E = { (x,y) is a member of GF(p) x GF(p) such that a * x^2 + y^2 = 1 + d * x^2 * y^2 }. 10. An odd prime L such that [L]B = 0 and 2^c * L = #E. The number #E (the number of points on the curve) is part of the standard data provided for an elliptic curve E, or can be computed as cofactor * order. 11. A "prehash" function PH. PureEdDSA means EdDSA where PH is the identity function, i.e., PH(M) = M. HashEdDSA means EdDSA where PH generates a short output, no matter how long the message is; for example, PH(M) = SHA-512(M). Points on the curve form a group under addition, (x3, y3) = (x1, y1) + (x2, y2), with the formulas x1 * y2 + x2 * y1 y1 * y2 - a * x1 * x2 x3 = --------------------------, y3 = --------------------------- 1 + d * x1 * x2 * y1 * y2 1 - d * x1 * x2 * y1 * y2 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 6]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 The neutral element in the group is (0,1). Unlike many other curves used for cryptographic applications, these formulas are "complete": they are valid for all points on the curve, with no exceptions. In particular, the denominators are non-zero for all input points. There are more efficient formulas, which are still complete, which use homogeneous coordinates to avoid the expensive modulo p inversions. See [Faster-ECC] and [Edwards-revisited]. 3.1. Encoding An integer 0 < S < L - 1 is encoded in little-endian form as a b-bit string ENC(S). An element (x,y) of E is encoded as a b-bit string called ENC(x,y) which is the (b-1)-bit encoding of y concatenated with one bit that is 1 if x is negative and 0 if x is not negative. The encoding of GF(p) is used to define "negative" elements of GF(p): specifically, x is negative if the (b-1)-bit encoding of x is lexicographically larger than the (b-1)-bit encoding of -x. 3.2. Keys An EdDSA private key is a b-bit string k. Let the hash H(k) = (h_0, h_1, ..., h_(2b-1)) determine an integer s which is 2^n plus the sum of m = 2^i * h_i for all integer i, c <= i < n. Let s determine the multiple A = [s]B. The EdDSA public key is ENC(A). The bits h_b, ..., h_(2b-1) are used below during signing. 3.3. Sign The EdDSA signature of a message M under a private key k is defined as the PureEdDSA signature of PH(M). In other words, EdDSA simply uses PureEdDSA to sign PH(M). The PureEdDSA signature of a message M under a private key k is the 2*b-bit string ENC(R) || ENC(S). R and S are derived as follows. First define r = H(h_b || ... || h_(2b-1) || M) interpreting 2*b-bit strings in little-endian form as integers in {0, 1, ..., 2^(2*b) - 1}. Let R = [r]B and S = (r + H(ENC(R) || ENC(A) || PH(M)) * s) mod L. The s used here is from the previous section. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 7]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 3.4. Verify To verify a PureEdDSA signature ENC(R) || ENC(S) on a message M under a public key ENC(A), proceed as follows. Parse the inputs so that A and R are elements of E, and S is a member of the set {0, 1, ..., L-1 }. Compute h = H(ENC(R) || ENC(A) || M) and check the group equation [2^c * S] B = 2^c * R + [2^c * h] A in E. Signature is rejected if parsing fails (including S being out-of-range) or the group equation does not hold. EdDSA verification for a message M is defined as PureEdDSA verification for PH(M). 4. PureEdDSA, HashEdDSA and Naming One of the parameters of the EdDSA algorithm is the "prehash" function. This may be the identity function, resulting in an algorithm called PureEdDSA, or a collision-resistant hash function such as SHA-512, resulting in an algorithm called HashEdDSA. Choosing which variant to use depends on which property is deemed to be more important between 1) collision resilience, and 2) a single- pass interface for creating signatures. The collision resilience property means EdDSA is secure even if it is feasible to compute collisions for the hash function. The single-pass interface property means that only one pass over the input message is required to create a signature. PureEdDSA requires two passes over the input. Many existing APIs, protocols and environments assume digital signature algorithms only need one pass over the input, and may have API or bandwidth concerns supporting anything else. Note that single-pass verification is not possible with most uses of signatures, no matter which signature algorithm is chosen. This is because most of the time one can't process the message until signature is validated, which needs a pass on the entire message. This document specify parameters resulting in the HashEdDSA variants Ed25519ph and Ed448ph, and the PureEdDSA variants Ed25519 and Ed448. 5. EdDSA Instances This section instantiate the general EdDSA algorithm for the edwards25519 and edwards448 curves, each for the PureEdDSA and HashEdDSA variants. Thus four different parameter sets are described. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 8]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 5.1. Ed25519ph and Ed25519 Ed25519 is EdDSA instantiated with: +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ | Parameter | Value | +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ | p | p of edwards25519 in [RFC7748] (i.e. 2^255 - 19) | | | | | b | 256 | | | | | encoding | 255-bit little-endian encoding of {0, 1, ..., p-1} | | of GF(p) | | | | | | H(x) | SHA-512(x) [RFC4634] | | | | | c | base 2 logarithm of cofactor of edwards25519 in | | | [RFC7748] (i.e. 3) | | | | | n | 254 | | | | | d | d of edwards25519 in [RFC7748] (i.e. -121665/121666 = | | | 37095705934669439343138083508754565189542113879843219 | | | 016388785533085940283555) | | | | | a | -1 | | | | | B | (X(P),Y(P)) of edwards25519 in [RFC7748] (i.e. (1511 | | | 22213495354007725011514095885315114540126930418572060 | | | 46113283949847762202, 4631683569492647816942839400347 | | | 5163141307993866256225615783033603165251855960)) | | | | | L | order of edwards25519 in [RFC7748] (i.e. | | | 2^252+27742317777372353535851937790883648493). | | | | | PH(x) | x (i.e. the identity function) | +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ Table 1: Parameters of Ed25519 Ed25519ph is the same but with PH being SHA-512 instead, i.e., the input is hashed using SHA-512 before signing with Ed25519. The curve used is equivalent to Curve25519 [CURVE25519], under a change of coordinates, which means that the difficulty of the discrete logarithm problem is the same as for Curve25519. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 9]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 5.1.1. Modular arithmetic For advice on how to implement arithmetic modulo p = 2^255 - 19 efficiently and securely, see Curve25519 [CURVE25519]. For inversion modulo p, it is recommended to use the identity x^-1 = x^(p-2) (mod p). Inverting zero should never happen, as it would either require invalid input, which would have been detected before, or a calculation error. For point decoding or "decompression", square roots modulo p are needed. They can be computed using the Tonelli-Shanks algorithm, or the special case for p = 5 (mod 8). To find a square root of a, first compute the candidate root x = a^((p+3)/8) (mod p). Then there are three cases: x^2 = a (mod p). Then x is a square root. x^2 = -a (mod p). Then 2^((p-1)/4) * x is a square root. a is not a square modulo p. 5.1.2. Encoding All values are coded as octet strings, and integers are coded using little endian convention. I.e., a 32-octet string h h[0],...h[31] represents the integer h[0] + 2^8 * h[1] + ... + 2^248 * h[31]. A curve point (x,y), with coordinates in the range 0 <= x,y < p, is coded as follows. First encode the y-coordinate as a little-endian string of 32 octets. The most significant bit of the final octet is always zero. To form the encoding of the point, copy the least significant bit of the x-coordinate to the most significant bit of the final octet. 5.1.3. Decoding Decoding a point, given as a 32-octet string, is a little more complicated. 1. First interpret the string as an integer in little-endian representation. Bit 255 of this number is the least significant bit of the x-coordinate, and denote this value x_0. The y-coordinate is recovered simply by clearing this bit. If the resulting value is >= p, decoding fails. 2. To recover the x coordinate, the curve equation implies x^2 = (y^2 - 1) / (d y^2 + 1) (mod p). The denominator is always nonzero mod p. Let u = y^2 - 1 and v = d y^2 + 1. To compute Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 10]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 the square root of (u/v), the first step is to compute the candidate root x = (u/v)^((p+3)/8). This can be done using the following trick, to use a single modular powering for both the inversion of v and the square root: (p+3)/8 3 (p-5)/8 x = (u/v) = u v (u v^7) (mod p) 3. Again, there are three cases: 1. If v x^2 = u (mod p), x is a square root. 2. If v x^2 = -u (mod p), set x <-- x * 2^((p-1)/4), which is a square root. 3. Otherwise, no square root exists modulo p, and decoding fails. 4. Finally, use the x_0 bit to select the right square root. If x = 0, and x_0 = 1, decoding fails. Otherwise, if x_0 != x mod 2, set x <-- p - x. Return the decoded point (x,y). 5.1.4. Point addition For point addition, the following method is recommended. A point (x,y) is represented in extended homogeneous coordinates (X, Y, Z, T), with x = X/Z, y = Y/Z, x * y = T/Z. The neutral point is (0,1), or equivalently in extended homogeneous coordinates (0, Z, Z, 0) for any nonzero Z. The following formulas for adding two points, (x3,y3) = (x1,y1)+(x2,y2) on twisted edwards curves with a=-1, square a and non-square d are described in [Edwards-revisited], section 3.1, and in [EFD-TWISTED-ADD]. They are complete, i.e., they work for any pair of valid input points. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 11]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 A = (Y1-X1)*(Y2-X2) B = (Y1+X1)*(Y2+X2) C = T1*2*d*T2 D = Z1*2*Z2 E = B-A F = D-C G = D+C H = B+A X3 = E*F Y3 = G*H T3 = E*H Z3 = F*G For point doubling, (x3,y3) = (x1,y1)+(x1,y1), one could just substitute equal points in above (because of completeness, such substitution is valid), and observe that four multiplies turn into squarings. However, using the formulas described in [Edwards-revisited], section 3.2, and in [EFD-TWISTED-DBL] saves a few smaller operations. A = X1^2 B = Y1^2 C = 2*Z1^2 H = A+B E = H-(X1+Y1)^2 G = A-B F = C+G X3 = E*F Y3 = G*H T3 = E*H Z3 = F*G 5.1.5. Key Generation The private key is 32 octets (256 bits, corresponding to b) of cryptographically-secure random data. See [RFC4086] for a discussion about randomness. The 32-byte public key is generated by the following steps. 1. Hash the 32-byte private key using SHA-512, storing the digest in a 64-octet large buffer, denoted h. Only the lower 32 bytes are used for generating the public key. 2. Prune the buffer: The lowest 3 bits of the first octet are cleared, the highest bit of the last octet is cleared, and the second highest bit of the last octet is set. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 12]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 3. Interpret the buffer as the little-endian integer, forming a secret scalar s. Perform a fixed-base scalar multiplication [s]B. 4. The public key A is the encoding of the point [s]B. First encode the y coordinate (in the range 0 <= y < p) as a little-endian string of 32 octets. The most significant bit of the final octet is always zero. To form the encoding of the point [s]B, copy the least significant bit of the x coordinate to the most significant bit of the final octet. The result is the public key. 5.1.6. Sign The inputs to the signing procedure is the private key, a 32-octet string, and a message M of arbitrary size. 1. Hash the private key, 32-octets, using SHA-512. Let h denote the resulting digest. Construct the secret scalar s from the first half of the digest, and the corresponding public key A, as described in the previous section. Let prefix denote the second half of the hash digest, h[32],...,h[63]. 2. Compute SHA-512(prefix || PH(M)), where M is the message to be signed. Interpret the 64-octet digest as a little-endian integer r. 3. Compute the point [r]B. For efficiency, do this by first reducing r modulo L, the group order of B. Let the string R be the encoding of this point. 4. Compute SHA512(R || A || PH(M)), and interpret the 64-octet digest as a little-endian integer k. 5. Compute S = (r + k * s) mod L. For efficiency, again reduce k modulo L first. 6. Form the signature of the concatenation of R (32 octets) and the little-endian encoding of S (32 octets, three most significant bits of the final octet are always zero). 5.1.7. Verify 1. To verify a signature on a message M using public key A, first split the signature into two 32-octet halves. Decode the first half as a point R, and the second half as an integer S, in the range 0 <= s < L. Decode the public key A as point A'. If any of the decodings fails (including S being out-of-range), the signature is invalid. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 13]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 2. Compute SHA512(R || A || PH(M)), and interpret the 64-octet digest as a little-endian integer k. 3. Check the group equation [8][S]B = [8]R + [8][k]A'. It's sufficient, but not required, to instead check [S]B = R + [k]A'. 5.2. Ed448ph and Ed448 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 14]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Ed448 is EdDSA instantiated with: +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ | Parameter | Value | +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ | p | p of edwards448 in [RFC7748] (i.e. 2^448 - 2^224 - 1) | | | | | b | 456 | | | | | encoding | 455-bit little-endian encoding of {0, 1, ..., p-1} | | of GF(p) | | | | | | H(x) | SHAKE256(dom(phflag,context)||x, 114) | | | | | phflag | 0 | | | | | c | base 2 logarithm of cofactor of edwards448 in | | | [RFC7748] (i.e. 2) | | | | | n | 447 | | | | | d | d of edwards448 in [RFC7748] (i.e. -39081) | | | | | a | 1 | | | | | B | (X(P),Y(P)) of edwards448 in [RFC7748] (i.e. (224580 | | | 04029592430018760433409989603624678964163256413424612 | | | 54616869504154674060329090291928693579532825780320751 | | | 46446173674602635247710, 2988192100784814926760179304 | | | 43930673437544040154080242095928241372331506189835876 | | | 00353687865541878473398230323350346250053154506283266 | | | 0)) | | | | | L | order of edwards448 in [RFC7748] (i.e. 2^446 - 13818 | | | 06680989511535200738674851542688033669247488217860989 | | | 4547503885). | | | | | PH(x) | x (i.e. the identity function) | +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+ Table 2: Parameters of Ed448 Ed448ph is the same but with PH being SHAKE256(dom(2,context)||x, 64) and phflag being 1, i.e., the input is hashed before signing with Ed448 with a hash constant modified. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 15]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Value of context is set by signer and verifier (maximum of 255 octets, the default is empty string) and has to match octet by octet for verification to be successful. The curve is equivalent to Ed448-Goldilocks under change of basepoint, which preserves difficulty of the discrete logarithm. 5.2.1. Modular arithmetic For advice on how to implement arithmetic modulo p = 2^448 - 2^224 - 1 efficiently and securely, see [ED448]. For inversion modulo p, it is recommended to use the identity x^-1 = x^(p-2) (mod p). Inverting zero should never happen, as it would either require invalid input, which would have been detected before, or a calculation error. For point decoding or "decompression", square roots modulo p are needed. They can be computed by first computing candidate root x = a ^ (p+1)/4 (mod p) and then checking if x^2 = a. If it is, then x is square root of a; if it isn't, then a does not have a square root. 5.2.2. Encoding All values are coded as octet strings, and integers are coded using little endian convention. I.e., a 57-octet string h h[0],...h[56] represents the integer h[0] + 2^8 * h[1] + ... + 2^448 * h[56]. A curve point (x,y), with coordinates in the range 0 <= x,y < p, is coded as follows. First encode the y-coordinate as a little-endian string of 57 octets. The final octet is always zero. To form the encoding of the point, copy the least significant bit of the x-coordinate to the most significant bit of the final octet. 5.2.3. Decoding Decoding a point, given as a 57-octet string, is a little more complicated. 1. First interpret the string as an integer in little-endian representation. Bit 455 of this number is the least significant bit of the x-coordinate, and denote this value x_0. The y-coordinate is recovered simply by clearing this bit. If the resulting value is >= p, decoding fails. 2. To recover the x coordinate, the curve equation implies x^2 = (y^2 - 1) / (d y^2 - 1) (mod p). The denominator is always nonzero mod p. Let u = y^2 - 1 and v = d y^2 - 1. To compute the square root of (u/v), the first step is to compute the candidate root x = (u/v)^((p+1)/4). This can be done using the Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 16]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 following trick, to use a single modular powering for both the inversion of v and the square root: (p+1)/4 3 (p-3)/4 x = (u/v) = u v (u^5 v^3) (mod p) 3. If v * x^2 = u, the recovered x coordinate is x. Otherwise no square root exists, and the decoding fails. 4. Finally, use the x_0 bit to select the right square root. If x = 0, and x_0 = 1, decoding fails. Otherwise, if x_0 != x mod 2, set x <-- p - x. Return the decoded point (x,y). 5.2.4. Point addition For point addition, the following method is recommended. A point (x,y) is represented in projective coordinates (X, Y, Z), with x = X/ Z, y = Y/Z. The neutral point is (0,1), or equivalently in projective coordinates (0, Z, Z) for any nonzero Z. The following formulas for adding two points, (x3,y3) = (x1,y1)+(x2,y2) on untwisted edwards curve (i.e. a=1) with non-square d are described in [Faster-ECC] section 4 and in [EFD-ADD]. They are complete, i.e., they work for any pair of valid input points. A = Z1*Z2 B = A^2 C = X1*X2 D = Y1*Y2 E = d*C*D F = B-E G = B+E H = (X1+Y1)*(X2+Y2) X3 = A*F*(H-C-D) Y3 = A*G*(D-C) Z3 = F*G Again, similarly as with the other curve, doubling formulas can be obtained by substituting equal points, turning four multiplies into squarings. However, this is not even nearly optimal, the following formulas described in [Faster-ECC] section 4 and in [EFD-DBL] save multiple multiplications. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 17]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 B = (X1+Y1)^2 C = X1^2 D = Y1^2 E = C+D H = Z1^2 J = E-2*H X3 = (B-E)*J Y3 = E*(C-D) Z3 = E*J 5.2.5. Key Generation The private key is 57 octets (456 bits, corresponding to b) of cryptographically-secure random data. See [RFC4086] for a discussion about randomness. The 57-byte public key is generated by the following steps: 1. Hash the 57-byte private key using SHAKE256(x, 114), storing the digest in a 114-octet large buffer, denoted h. Only the lower 57 bytes are used for generating the public key. 2. Prune the buffer: The two least significant bits of the first octet are cleared, all 8 bits the last octet are cleared, and the highest bit of the second to last octet is set. 3. Interpret the buffer as the little-endian integer, forming a secret scalar s. Perform a known-base-point scalar multiplication [s]B. 4. The public key A is the encoding of the point [s]B. First encode the y coordinate (in the range 0 <= y < p) as a little-endian string of 57 octets. The most significant bit of the final octet is always zero. To form the encoding of the point [s]B, copy the least significant bit of the x coordinate to the most significant bit of the final octet. The result is the public key. 5.2.6. Sign The inputs to the signing procedure is the private key, a 57-octet string, a flag F, which is 0 for Ed448, 1 for Ed448ph, context C of at most 255 octets and a message M of arbitrary size. 1. Hash the private key, 57-octets, using SHAKE256(x, 114). Let h denote the resulting digest. Construct the secret scalar s from the first half of the digest, and the corresponding public key A, as described in the previous section. Let prefix denote the second half of the hash digest, h[57],...,h[113]. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 18]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 2. Compute SHAKE256(dom(F, C) || prefix || PH(M), 114), where M is the message to be signed, F is 1 for Ed448ph, 0 for Ed448 and C is the context to use. Interpret the 114-octet digest as a little-endian integer r. 3. Compute the point [r]B. For efficiency, do this by first reducing r modulo L, the group order of B. Let the string R be the encoding of this point. 4. Compute SHAKE256(dom(F, C) || R || A || PH(M), 114), and interpret the 114- octet digest as a little-endian integer k. 5. Compute S = (r + k * s) mod L. For efficiency, again reduce k modulo L first. 6. Form the signature of the concatenation of R (57 octets) and the little-endian encoding of S (57 octets, the ten most significant bits of the final octets are always zero). 5.2.7. Verify 1. To verify a signature on a message M using context C and public key A, with F being 0 for Ed448, 1 for Ed448ph, first split the signature into two 57-octet halves. Decode the first half as a point R, and the second half as an integer S, in the range 0 <= s < L. Decode the public key A as point A'. If any of the decodings fails (including S being out-of-range), the signature is invalid. 2. Compute SHAKE256(dom(F, C) || R || A || PH(M), 114), and interpret the 114-octet digest as a little-endian integer k. 3. Check the group equation [4][S]B = [4]R + [4][k]A'. It's sufficient, but not required, to instead check [S]B = R + [k]A'. 6. Ed25519 Python illustration The rest of this section describes how Ed25519 can be implemented in Python (version 3.2 or later) for illustration. See appendix A for the complete implementation and appendix B for a test-driver to run it through some test vectors. Note that this code is not intended for production as it is not proven to be correct for all inputs, nor does it protect against side-channel attacks. The purpose is to illustrate the algorithm to help implementers with their own implementation. First some preliminaries that will be needed. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 19]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 import hashlib def sha512(s): return hashlib.sha512(s).digest() # Base field Z_p p = 2**255 - 19 def modp_inv(x): return pow(x, p-2, p) # Curve constant d = -121665 * modp_inv(121666) % p # Group order q = 2**252 + 27742317777372353535851937790883648493 def sha512_modq(s): return int.from_bytes(sha512(s), "little") % q Then follows functions to perform point operations. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 20]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 # Points are represented as tuples (X, Y, Z, T) of extended coordinates, # with x = X/Z, y = Y/Z, x*y = T/Z def point_add(P, Q): A = (P[1]-P[0])*(Q[1]-Q[0]) % p B = (P[1]+P[0])*(Q[1]+Q[0]) % p C = 2 * P[3] * Q[3] * d % p D = 2 * P[2] * Q[2] % p E = B-A F = D-C G = D+C H = B+A return (E*F, G*H, F*G, E*H) # Computes Q = s * Q def point_mul(s, P): Q = (0, 1, 1, 0) # Neutral element while s > 0: # Is there any bit-set predicate? if s & 1: Q = point_add(Q, P) P = point_add(P, P) s >>= 1 return Q def point_equal(P, Q): # x1 / z1 == x2 / z2 <==> x1 * z2 == x2 * z1 if (P[0] * Q[2] - Q[0] * P[2]) % p != 0: return False if (P[1] * Q[2] - Q[1] * P[2]) % p != 0: return False return True Now follows functions for point compression. # Square root of -1 modp_sqrt_m1 = pow(2, (p-1) // 4, p) # Compute corresponding x coordinate, with low bit corresponding to # sign, or return None on failure def recover_x(y, sign): if y >= p: return None x2 = (y*y-1) * modp_inv(d*y*y+1) if x2 == 0: if sign: return None else: Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 21]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 return 0 # Compute square root of x2 x = pow(x2, (p+3) // 8, p) if (x*x - x2) % p != 0: x = x * modp_sqrt_m1 % p if (x*x - x2) % p != 0: return None if (x & 1) != sign: x = p - x return x # Base point g_y = 4 * modp_inv(5) % p g_x = recover_x(g_y, 0) G = (g_x, g_y, 1, g_x * g_y % p) def point_compress(P): zinv = modp_inv(P[2]) x = P[0] * zinv % p y = P[1] * zinv % p return int.to_bytes(y | ((x & 1) << 255), 32, "little") def point_decompress(s): if len(s) != 32: raise Exception("Invalid input length for decompression") y = int.from_bytes(s, "little") sign = y >> 255 y &= (1 << 255) - 1 x = recover_x(y, sign) if x is None: return None else: return (x, y, 1, x*y % p) These are functions for manipulating the private key. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 22]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 def secret_expand(secret): if len(secret) != 32: raise Exception("Bad size of private key") h = sha512(secret) a = int.from_bytes(h[:32], "little") a &= (1 << 254) - 8 a |= (1 << 254) return (a, h[32:]) def secret_to_public(secret): (a, dummy) = secret_expand(secret) return point_compress(point_mul(a, G)) The signature function works as below. def sign(secret, msg): a, prefix = secret_expand(secret) A = point_compress(point_mul(a, G)) r = sha512_modq(prefix + msg) R = point_mul(r, G) Rs = point_compress(R) h = sha512_modq(Rs + A + msg) s = (r + h * a) % q return Rs + int.to_bytes(s, 32, "little") And finally the verification function. def verify(public, msg, signature): if len(public) != 32: raise Exception("Bad public key length") if len(signature) != 64: Exception("Bad signature length") A = point_decompress(public) if not A: return False Rs = signature[:32] R = point_decompress(Rs) if not R: return False s = int.from_bytes(signature[32:], "little") if s >= q: return False h = sha512_modq(Rs + public + msg) sB = point_mul(s, G) hA = point_mul(h, A) return point_equal(sB, point_add(R, hA)) Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 23]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 7. Test Vectors This section contains test vectors for Ed25519ph, Ed448ph, Ed25519 and Ed448. Each section contains sequence of test vectors. The octets are hex encoded and whitespace is inserted for readability. Ed25519 and Ed25519ph private and public keys are 32 octets, signatures are 64 octets. Ed448 and Ed448ph private and public keys are 57 octets, signatures are 114 octets. Messages are of arbitrary length. If context is non-empty, it is given as 1-255 octets. 7.1. Test Vectors for Ed25519 These test vectors are taken from [ED25519-TEST-VECTORS] (but we removed the public key as a suffix of the private key, and removed the message from the signature) and [ED25519-LIBGCRYPT-TEST-VECTORS]. -----TEST 1 ALGORITHM: Ed25519 SECRET KEY: 9d61b19deffd5a60ba844af492ec2cc4 4449c5697b326919703bac031cae7f60 PUBLIC KEY: d75a980182b10ab7d54bfed3c964073a 0ee172f3daa62325af021a68f707511a MESSAGE (length 0 bytes): SIGNATURE: e5564300c360ac729086e2cc806e828a 84877f1eb8e5d974d873e06522490155 5fb8821590a33bacc61e39701cf9b46b d25bf5f0595bbe24655141438e7a100b -----TEST 2 ALGORITHM: Ed25519 SECRET KEY: 4ccd089b28ff96da9db6c346ec114e0f 5b8a319f35aba624da8cf6ed4fb8a6fb Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 24]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 PUBLIC KEY: 3d4017c3e843895a92b70aa74d1b7ebc 9c982ccf2ec4968cc0cd55f12af4660c MESSAGE (length 1 byte): 72 SIGNATURE: 92a009a9f0d4cab8720e820b5f642540 a2b27b5416503f8fb3762223ebdb69da 085ac1e43e15996e458f3613d0f11d8c 387b2eaeb4302aeeb00d291612bb0c00 -----TEST 3 ALGORITHM: Ed25519 SECRET KEY: c5aa8df43f9f837bedb7442f31dcb7b1 66d38535076f094b85ce3a2e0b4458f7 PUBLIC KEY: fc51cd8e6218a1a38da47ed00230f058 0816ed13ba3303ac5deb911548908025 MESSAGE (length 2 bytes): af82 SIGNATURE: 6291d657deec24024827e69c3abe01a3 0ce548a284743a445e3680d7db5ac3ac 18ff9b538d16f290ae67f760984dc659 4a7c15e9716ed28dc027beceea1ec40a -----TEST 1024 ALGORITHM: Ed25519 SECRET KEY: f5e5767cf153319517630f226876b86c 8160cc583bc013744c6bf255f5cc0ee5 PUBLIC KEY: 278117fc144c72340f67d0f2316e8386 ceffbf2b2428c9c51fef7c597f1d426e Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 25]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 MESSAGE (length 1023 bytes): 08b8b2b733424243760fe426a4b54908 632110a66c2f6591eabd3345e3e4eb98 fa6e264bf09efe12ee50f8f54e9f77b1 e355f6c50544e23fb1433ddf73be84d8 79de7c0046dc4996d9e773f4bc9efe57 38829adb26c81b37c93a1b270b20329d 658675fc6ea534e0810a4432826bf58c 941efb65d57a338bbd2e26640f89ffbc 1a858efcb8550ee3a5e1998bd177e93a 7363c344fe6b199ee5d02e82d522c4fe ba15452f80288a821a579116ec6dad2b 3b310da903401aa62100ab5d1a36553e 06203b33890cc9b832f79ef80560ccb9 a39ce767967ed628c6ad573cb116dbef efd75499da96bd68a8a97b928a8bbc10 3b6621fcde2beca1231d206be6cd9ec7 aff6f6c94fcd7204ed3455c68c83f4a4 1da4af2b74ef5c53f1d8ac70bdcb7ed1 85ce81bd84359d44254d95629e9855a9 4a7c1958d1f8ada5d0532ed8a5aa3fb2 d17ba70eb6248e594e1a2297acbbb39d 502f1a8c6eb6f1ce22b3de1a1f40cc24 554119a831a9aad6079cad88425de6bd e1a9187ebb6092cf67bf2b13fd65f270 88d78b7e883c8759d2c4f5c65adb7553 878ad575f9fad878e80a0c9ba63bcbcc 2732e69485bbc9c90bfbd62481d9089b eccf80cfe2df16a2cf65bd92dd597b07 07e0917af48bbb75fed413d238f5555a 7a569d80c3414a8d0859dc65a46128ba b27af87a71314f318c782b23ebfe808b 82b0ce26401d2e22f04d83d1255dc51a ddd3b75a2b1ae0784504df543af8969b e3ea7082ff7fc9888c144da2af58429e c96031dbcad3dad9af0dcbaaaf268cb8 fcffead94f3c7ca495e056a9b47acdb7 51fb73e666c6c655ade8297297d07ad1 ba5e43f1bca32301651339e22904cc8c 42f58c30c04aafdb038dda0847dd988d cda6f3bfd15c4b4c4525004aa06eeff8 ca61783aacec57fb3d1f92b0fe2fd1a8 5f6724517b65e614ad6808d6f6ee34df f7310fdc82aebfd904b01e1dc54b2927 094b2db68d6f903b68401adebf5a7e08 d78ff4ef5d63653a65040cf9bfd4aca7 984a74d37145986780fc0b16ac451649 de6188a7dbdf191f64b5fc5e2ab47b57 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 26]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 f7f7276cd419c17a3ca8e1b939ae49e4 88acba6b965610b5480109c8b17b80e1 b7b750dfc7598d5d5011fd2dcc5600a3 2ef5b52a1ecc820e308aa342721aac09 43bf6686b64b2579376504ccc493d97e 6aed3fb0f9cd71a43dd497f01f17c0e2 cb3797aa2a2f256656168e6c496afc5f b93246f6b1116398a346f1a641f3b041 e989f7914f90cc2c7fff357876e506b5 0d334ba77c225bc307ba537152f3f161 0e4eafe595f6d9d90d11faa933a15ef1 369546868a7f3a45a96768d40fd9d034 12c091c6315cf4fde7cb68606937380d b2eaaa707b4c4185c32eddcdd306705e 4dc1ffc872eeee475a64dfac86aba41c 0618983f8741c5ef68d3a101e8a3b8ca c60c905c15fc910840b94c00a0b9d0 SIGNATURE: 0aab4c900501b3e24d7cdf4663326a3a 87df5e4843b2cbdb67cbf6e460fec350 aa5371b1508f9f4528ecea23c436d94b 5e8fcd4f681e30a6ac00a9704a188a03 -----TEST SHA(abc) ALGORITHM: Ed25519 SECRET KEY: 833fe62409237b9d62ec77587520911e 9a759cec1d19755b7da901b96dca3d42 PUBLIC KEY: ec172b93ad5e563bf4932c70e1245034 c35467ef2efd4d64ebf819683467e2bf MESSAGE (length 64 bytes): ddaf35a193617abacc417349ae204131 12e6fa4e89a97ea20a9eeee64b55d39a 2192992a274fc1a836ba3c23a3feebbd 454d4423643ce80e2a9ac94fa54ca49f SIGNATURE: dc2a4459e7369633a52b1bf277839a00 201009a3efbf3ecb69bea2186c26b589 09351fc9ac90b3ecfdfbc7c66431e030 3dca179c138ac17ad9bef1177331a704 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 27]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 ----- 7.2. Test Vectors for Ed25519ph -----TEST abc ALGORITHM: Ed25519ph SECRET KEY: 833fe62409237b9d62ec77587520911e 9a759cec1d19755b7da901b96dca3d42 PUBLIC KEY: ec172b93ad5e563bf4932c70e1245034 c35467ef2efd4d64ebf819683467e2bf MESSAGE (length 3 bytes): 616263 SIGNATURE: dc2a4459e7369633a52b1bf277839a00 201009a3efbf3ecb69bea2186c26b589 09351fc9ac90b3ecfdfbc7c66431e030 3dca179c138ac17ad9bef1177331a704 ----- 7.3. Test Vectors for Ed448 -----Blank ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: 6c82a562cb808d10d632be89c8513ebf 6c929f34ddfa8c9f63c9960ef6e348a3 528c8a3fcc2f044e39a3fc5b94492f8f 032e7549a20098f95b PUBLIC KEY: 5fd7449b59b461fd2ce787ec616ad46a 1da1342485a70e1f8a0ea75d80e96778 edf124769b46c7061bd6783df1e50f6c d1fa1abeafe8256180 MESSAGE (length 0 bytes): Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 28]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 SIGNATURE: 533a37f6bbe457251f023c0d88f976ae 2dfb504a843e34d2074fd823d41a591f 2b233f034f628281f2fd7a22ddd47d78 28c59bd0a21bfd3980ff0d2028d4b18a 9df63e006c5d1c2d345b925d8dc00b41 04852db99ac5c7cdda8530a113a0f4db b61149f05a7363268c71d95808ff2e65 2600 -----1 octet ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: c4eab05d357007c632f3dbb48489924d 552b08fe0c353a0d4a1f00acda2c463a fbea67c5e8d2877c5e3bc397a659949e f8021e954e0a12274e PUBLIC KEY: 43ba28f430cdff456ae531545f7ecd0a c834a55d9358c0372bfa0c6c6798c086 6aea01eb00742802b8438ea4cb82169c 235160627b4c3a9480 MESSAGE (length 1 byte): 03 SIGNATURE: 26b8f91727bd62897af15e41eb43c377 efb9c610d48f2335cb0bd0087810f435 2541b143c4b981b7e18f62de8ccdf633 fc1bf037ab7cd779805e0dbcc0aae1cb cee1afb2e027df36bc04dcecbf154336 c19f0af7e0a6472905e799f1953d2a0f f3348ab21aa4adafd1d234441cf807c0 3a00 -----1 octet (with context) ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: c4eab05d357007c632f3dbb48489924d 552b08fe0c353a0d4a1f00acda2c463a Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 29]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 fbea67c5e8d2877c5e3bc397a659949e f8021e954e0a12274e PUBLIC KEY: 43ba28f430cdff456ae531545f7ecd0a c834a55d9358c0372bfa0c6c6798c086 6aea01eb00742802b8438ea4cb82169c 235160627b4c3a9480 MESSAGE (length 1 byte): 03 CONTEXT: 666f6f SIGNATURE: d4f8f6131770dd46f40867d6fd5d5055 de43541f8c5e35abbcd001b32a89f7d2 151f7647f11d8ca2ae279fb842d60721 7fce6e042f6815ea000c85741de5c8da 1144a6a1aba7f96de42505d7a7298524 fda538fccbbb754f578c1cad10d54d0d 5428407e85dcbc98a49155c13764e66c 3c00 -----11 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: cd23d24f714274e744343237b93290f5 11f6425f98e64459ff203e8985083ffd f60500553abc0e05cd02184bdb89c4cc d67e187951267eb328 PUBLIC KEY: dcea9e78f35a1bf3499a831b10b86c90 aac01cd84b67a0109b55a36e9328b1e3 65fce161d71ce7131a543ea4cb5f7e9f 1d8b00696447001400 MESSAGE (length 11 bytes): 0c3e544074ec63b0265e0c SIGNATURE: 1f0a8888ce25e8d458a21130879b840a 9089d999aaba039eaf3e3afa090a09d3 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 30]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 89dba82c4ff2ae8ac5cdfb7c55e94d5d 961a29fe0109941e00b8dbdeea6d3b05 1068df7254c0cdc129cbe62db2dc957d bb47b51fd3f213fb8698f064774250a5 028961c9bf8ffd973fe5d5c206492b14 0e00 -----12 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: 258cdd4ada32ed9c9ff54e63756ae582 fb8fab2ac721f2c8e676a72768513d93 9f63dddb55609133f29adf86ec9929dc cb52c1c5fd2ff7e21b PUBLIC KEY: 3ba16da0c6f2cc1f30187740756f5e79 8d6bc5fc015d7c63cc9510ee3fd44adc 24d8e968b6e46e6f94d19b945361726b d75e149ef09817f580 MESSAGE (length 12 bytes): 64a65f3cdedcdd66811e2915 SIGNATURE: 7eeeab7c4e50fb799b418ee5e3197ff6 bf15d43a14c34389b59dd1a7b1b85b4a e90438aca634bea45e3a2695f1270f07 fdcdf7c62b8efeaf00b45c2c96ba457e b1a8bf075a3db28e5c24f6b923ed4ad7 47c3c9e03c7079efb87cb110d3a99861 e72003cbae6d6b8b827e4e6c143064ff 3c00 -----13 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: 7ef4e84544236752fbb56b8f31a23a10 e42814f5f55ca037cdcc11c64c9a3b29 49c1bb60700314611732a6c2fea98eeb c0266a11a93970100e Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 31]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 PUBLIC KEY: b3da079b0aa493a5772029f0467baebe e5a8112d9d3a22532361da294f7bb381 5c5dc59e176b4d9f381ca0938e13c6c0 7b174be65dfa578e80 MESSAGE (length 13 bytes): 64a65f3cdedcdd66811e2915e7 SIGNATURE: 6a12066f55331b6c22acd5d5bfc5d712 28fbda80ae8dec26bdd306743c5027cb 4890810c162c027468675ecf645a8317 6c0d7323a2ccde2d80efe5a1268e8aca 1d6fbc194d3f77c44986eb4ab4177919 ad8bec33eb47bbb5fc6e28196fd1caf5 6b4e7e0ba5519234d047155ac727a105 3100 -----64 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: d65df341ad13e008567688baedda8e9d cdc17dc024974ea5b4227b6530e339bf f21f99e68ca6968f3cca6dfe0fb9f4fa b4fa135d5542ea3f01 PUBLIC KEY: df9705f58edbab802c7f8363cfe5560a b1c6132c20a9f1dd163483a26f8ac53a 39d6808bf4a1dfbd261b099bb03b3fb5 0906cb28bd8a081f00 MESSAGE (length 64 bytes): bd0f6a3747cd561bdddf4640a332461a 4a30a12a434cd0bf40d766d9c6d458e5 512204a30c17d1f50b5079631f64eb31 12182da3005835461113718d1a5ef944 SIGNATURE: 554bc2480860b49eab8532d2a533b7d5 78ef473eeb58c98bb2d0e1ce488a98b1 8dfde9b9b90775e67f47d4a1c3482058 efc9f40d2ca033a0801b63d45b3b722e f552bad3b4ccb667da350192b61c508c Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 32]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 f7b6b5adadc2c8d9a446ef003fb05cba 5f30e88e36ec2703b349ca229c267083 3900 -----256 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: 2ec5fe3c17045abdb136a5e6a913e32a b75ae68b53d2fc149b77e504132d3756 9b7e766ba74a19bd6162343a21c8590a a9cebca9014c636df5 PUBLIC KEY: 79756f014dcfe2079f5dd9e718be4171 e2ef2486a08f25186f6bff43a9936b9b fe12402b08ae65798a3d81e22e9ec80e 7690862ef3d4ed3a00 MESSAGE (length 256 bytes): 15777532b0bdd0d1389f636c5f6b9ba7 34c90af572877e2d272dd078aa1e567c fa80e12928bb542330e8409f31745041 07ecd5efac61ae7504dabe2a602ede89 e5cca6257a7c77e27a702b3ae39fc769 fc54f2395ae6a1178cab4738e543072f c1c177fe71e92e25bf03e4ecb72f47b6 4d0465aaea4c7fad372536c8ba516a60 39c3c2a39f0e4d832be432dfa9a706a6 e5c7e19f397964ca4258002f7c0541b5 90316dbc5622b6b2a6fe7a4abffd9610 5eca76ea7b98816af0748c10df048ce0 12d901015a51f189f3888145c03650aa 23ce894c3bd889e030d565071c59f409 a9981b51878fd6fc110624dcbcde0bf7 a69ccce38fabdf86f3bef6044819de11 SIGNATURE: c650ddbb0601c19ca11439e1640dd931 f43c518ea5bea70d3dcde5f4191fe53f 00cf966546b72bcc7d58be2b9badef28 743954e3a44a23f880e8d4f1cfce2d7a 61452d26da05896f0a50da66a239a8a1 88b6d825b3305ad77b73fbac0836ecc6 0987fd08527c1a8e80d5823e65cafe2a 3d00 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 33]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 -----1023 octets ALGORITHM: Ed448 SECRET KEY: 872d093780f5d3730df7c212664b37b8 a0f24f56810daa8382cd4fa3f77634ec 44dc54f1c2ed9bea86fafb7632d8be19 9ea165f5ad55dd9ce8 PUBLIC KEY: a81b2e8a70a5ac94ffdbcc9badfc3feb 0801f258578bb114ad44ece1ec0e799d a08effb81c5d685c0c56f64eecaef8cd f11cc38737838cf400 MESSAGE (length 1023 bytes): 6ddf802e1aae4986935f7f981ba3f035 1d6273c0a0c22c9c0e8339168e675412 a3debfaf435ed651558007db4384b650 fcc07e3b586a27a4f7a00ac8a6fec2cd 86ae4bf1570c41e6a40c931db27b2faa 15a8cedd52cff7362c4e6e23daec0fbc 3a79b6806e316efcc7b68119bf46bc76 a26067a53f296dafdbdc11c77f7777e9 72660cf4b6a9b369a6665f02e0cc9b6e dfad136b4fabe723d2813db3136cfde9 b6d044322fee2947952e031b73ab5c60 3349b307bdc27bc6cb8b8bbd7bd32321 9b8033a581b59eadebb09b3c4f3d2277 d4f0343624acc817804728b25ab79717 2b4c5c21a22f9c7839d64300232eb66e 53f31c723fa37fe387c7d3e50bdf9813 a30e5bb12cf4cd930c40cfb4e1fc6225 92a49588794494d56d24ea4b40c89fc0 596cc9ebb961c8cb10adde976a5d602b 1c3f85b9b9a001ed3c6a4d3b1437f520 96cd1956d042a597d561a596ecd3d173 5a8d570ea0ec27225a2c4aaff26306d1 526c1af3ca6d9cf5a2c98f47e1c46db9 a33234cfd4d81f2c98538a09ebe76998 d0d8fd25997c7d255c6d66ece6fa56f1 1144950f027795e653008f4bd7ca2dee 85d8e90f3dc315130ce2a00375a318c7 c3d97be2c8ce5b6db41a6254ff264fa6 155baee3b0773c0f497c573f19bb4f42 40281f0b1f4f7be857a4e59d416c06b4 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 34]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 c50fa09e1810ddc6b1467baeac5a3668 d11b6ecaa901440016f389f80acc4db9 77025e7f5924388c7e340a732e554440 e76570f8dd71b7d640b3450d1fd5f041 0a18f9a3494f707c717b79b4bf75c984 00b096b21653b5d217cf3565c9597456 f70703497a078763829bc01bb1cbc8fa 04eadc9a6e3f6699587a9e75c94e5bab 0036e0b2e711392cff0047d0d6b05bd2 a588bc109718954259f1d86678a579a3 120f19cfb2963f177aeb70f2d4844826 262e51b80271272068ef5b3856fa8535 aa2a88b2d41f2a0e2fda7624c2850272 ac4a2f561f8f2f7a318bfd5caf969614 9e4ac824ad3460538fdc25421beec2cc 6818162d06bbed0c40a387192349db67 a118bada6cd5ab0140ee273204f628aa d1c135f770279a651e24d8c14d75a605 9d76b96a6fd857def5e0b354b27ab937 a5815d16b5fae407ff18222c6d1ed263 be68c95f32d908bd895cd76207ae7264 87567f9a67dad79abec316f683b17f2d 02bf07e0ac8b5bc6162cf94697b3c27c d1fea49b27f23ba2901871962506520c 392da8b6ad0d99f7013fbc06c2c17a56 9500c8a7696481c1cd33e9b14e40b82e 79a5f5db82571ba97bae3ad3e0479515 bb0e2b0f3bfcd1fd33034efc6245eddd 7ee2086ddae2600d8ca73e214e8c2b0b db2b047c6a464a562ed77b73d2d841c4 b34973551257713b753632efba348169 abc90a68f42611a40126d7cb21b58695 568186f7e569d2ff0f9e745d0487dd2e b997cafc5abf9dd102e62ff66cba87 SIGNATURE: e301345a41a39a4d72fff8df69c98075 a0cc082b802fc9b2b6bc503f926b65bd df7f4c8f1cb49f6396afc8a70abe6d8a ef0db478d4c6b2970076c6a0484fe76d 76b3a97625d79f1ce240e7c576750d29 5528286f719b413de9ada3e8eb78ed57 3603ce30d8bb761785dc30dbc320869e 1a00 ----- Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 35]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 7.4. Test Vectors for Ed448ph -----TEST abc ALGORITHM: Ed448ph SECRET KEY: 833fe62409237b9d62ec77587520911e 9a759cec1d19755b7da901b96dca3d42 ef7822e0d5104127dc05d6dbefde69e3 ab2cec7c867c6e2c49 PUBLIC KEY: 259b71c19f83ef77a7abd26524cbdb31 61b590a48f7d17de3ee0ba9c52beb743 c09428a131d6b1b57303d90d8132c276 d5ed3d5d01c0f53880 MESSAGE (length 3 bytes): 616263 SIGNATURE: 963cf799d20fdf51c460310c1cf65d0e 83c4ef5aa73332ba5b4c1e7635ff9e9b 6a12b16436fa3681b92575e7eba40ee2 79c487ad724b6d1080e1860e63dbdd58 9f5125505b4de024264625e61b097956 8703f9d9e2bbf5523a1886ee6da1ecb2 0552bb506eb35a042658ec534bfc1c2c 1a00 -----TEST abc (with context) ALGORITHM: Ed448ph SECRET KEY: 833fe62409237b9d62ec77587520911e 9a759cec1d19755b7da901b96dca3d42 ef7822e0d5104127dc05d6dbefde69e3 ab2cec7c867c6e2c49 PUBLIC KEY: 259b71c19f83ef77a7abd26524cbdb31 61b590a48f7d17de3ee0ba9c52beb743 c09428a131d6b1b57303d90d8132c276 d5ed3d5d01c0f53880 Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 36]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 MESSAGE (length 3 bytes): 616263 CONTEXT: 666f6f SIGNATURE: 86a6bf52f9e8f84f451b2f392a8d1c3a 414425fac0068f74aeead53b0e6b53d4 555cea1726da4a65202880d407267087 9e8e6fa4d9694c060054f2065dc206a6 e615d0d8c99b95209b696c8125c5fbb9 bc82a0f7ed3d99c4c11c47798ef0f7eb 97b3b72ab4ac86eaf8b43449e8ac30ff 3f00 ----- 8. Acknowledgements EdDSA and Ed25519 was initially described in a paper due to Daniel J. Bernstein, Niels Duif, Tanja Lange, Peter Schwabe and Bo-Yin Yang. The Ed448 curves is due to Mike Hamburg. This draft is based on an earlier draft co-authored by Niels Moeller. Feedback on this document was received from Werner Koch, Damien Miller, Bob Bradley, Franck Rondepierre, Alexey Melnikov, Kenny Paterson, and Robert Edmonds. The Ed25519 test vectors were double checked by Bob Bradley using 3 separate implementations (one based on TweetNaCl and 2 different implementations based on code from SUPERCOP). 9. IANA Considerations None. 10. Security Considerations 10.1. Side-channel leaks For implementations performing signatures, secrecy of the private key is fundamental. It is possible to protect against some side-channel attacks by ensuring that the implementation executes exactly the same sequence of instructions and performs exactly the same memory accesses, for any value of the private key. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 37]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 To make an implementation side-channel silent in this way, the modulo p arithmetic must not use any data-dependent branches, e.g., related to carry propagation. Side channel-silent point addition is straightforward, thanks to the unified formulas. Scalar multiplication, multiplying a point by an integer, needs some additional effort to implement in a side-channel silent manner. One simple approach is to implement a side-channel silent conditional assignment, and use together with the binary algorithm to examine one bit of the integer at a time. Compared to other signature schemes, avoiding data-dependent branches is easier due to side-channel silent modulo p arithmetic being easier (with recommended curves) and having complete addition formulas instead of having number of special cases. Note that the example implementations in this document do not attempt to be side-channel silent. 10.2. Randomness considerations EdDSA signatures are deterministic. This protects against attacks arising from signing with bad randomness, effects of which can depending on algorithm range up to full private key compromise. It can be surprisingly hard to ensure good-quality random numbers and there have been numerous security failures relating to this. Obviously, private key generation requires randomness, but due to the fact that private key is hashed before use, a few missing bits of entropy aren't a disaster. The basic signature verification is also deterministic. However some speedups by verifying multiple signatures at once do require random numbers. 10.3. Use of contexts Contexts can be used to separate uses of the protocol between different protocols (which is very hard to reliably do otherwise) and between different uses within the same protocol. However, the following SHOULD be kept in mind when using this facility: The context SHOULD be a constant string specified by the protocol using it. It SHOULD NOT incorporate variable elements from the message itself. Contexts SHOULD NOT be used oppurtunistically, as that kind of use is very error-prone. If contexts are used, one SHOULD require all Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 38]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 signature schemes avaiable for use in that purpose support contexts. Contexts are an extra input, which percolates out of APIs, as such, even if signature scheme supports contexts, those may not be available for use. This problem is compounded by the fact that many times the application is not invoking the signing and verification functions directly, but via some other protocol. 10.4. Signature malleability Some systems assume signatures are not malleabile: That is, given a valid signature for some message under some key, the attacker can't produce another valid signature for the same message and key. Ed25519 and Ed448 signatures are not malleable due to the verification check that decoded S is smaller than l. Without this check, one can add multiple of l into scalar part and still pass signature verification, resulting in malleabile signatures. 10.5. Choice of signature primitive The Ed25519 and Ed25519ph have nominal strength of 128 bits, whereas Ed448 and Ed448ph have strength of 224. While the lower strength is sufficient for the foreseeable future, the higher level brings some defense against possible future cryptographic advances. Both are demolished by quantum computers just about the same. The Ed25519ph and Ed448ph variants are prehashed. This is mainly useful for interoperation with legacy APIs, since in most of the cases, either the amount of data signed is not large, or the protocol is in position to do digesting in ways better than just prehashing (e.g. tree hashing or splitting the data). The prehashing also makes the functions greatly more vulnerable to weaknesses in hash functions used. These variants SHOULD NOT be used. On implementation front, Ed25519 is widely implemented, and has many high-quality implementations. The others have much worse support. As summary, if high 128-bit security level is enough, use of Ed25519 is RECOMMENDED, otherwise Ed448 is RECOMMENDED. 10.6. Mixing different prehashes Using the same keypair with different prehashes is a bad idea. The most obvious problem is that identity transform can produce message values colliding with hashes of interesting messages (or vice versa). Additionally, even if it is infeasible to find collisions in two hash Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 39]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 functions, there is nothing guaranteeing that finding collisions between hashes is infeasible. For these reasons, the same private key MUST NOT be used for multiple algorithms (including prehashes) without protocol or scheme (such as Ed448/Ed448ph pair) preventing messages output by different prehash algorithms from colliding. 10.7. Signing large amounts of data at once Avoid signing large amounts of data at once (where "large" depends on expected verifier). In particular, unless the underlying protocol does not require it, the receiver MUST buffer the entire message (or enough information to reconstruct it, e.g. compressed or encrypted version) to be verified. This is needed because most of the time, it is unsafe to process unverified data, and verifying the signature makes a pass through whole message, causing ultimately at least two passes through. As API consideration, this means that any IUF (Initialize Update Finalize) verification interface is prone to misuse. 11. References 11.1. Normative References [RFC4634] Eastlake 3rd, D. and T. Hansen, "US Secure Hash Algorithms (SHA and HMAC-SHA)", RFC 4634, DOI 10.17487/RFC4634, July 2006, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4634>. [RFC7748] Langley, A., Hamburg, M., and S. Turner, "Elliptic Curves for Security", RFC 7748, DOI 10.17487/RFC7748, January 2016, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7748>. [FIPS202] National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, "SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions", FIPS 202, August 2015. 11.2. Informative References [RFC4086] Eastlake 3rd, D., Schiller, J., and S. Crocker, "Randomness Requirements for Security", BCP 106, RFC 4086, DOI 10.17487/RFC4086, June 2005, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4086>. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 40]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 [EDDSA] Bernstein, D., Duif, N., Lange, T., Schwabe, P., and B. Yang, "High-speed high-security signatures", WWW http://ed25519.cr.yp.to/ed25519-20110926.pdf, September 2011. [EDDSA2] Bernstein, D., Josefsson, S., Lange, T., Schwabe, P., and B. Yang, "EdDSA for more curves", WWW http://ed25519.cr.yp.to/eddsa-20150704.pdf, July 2015. [Faster-ECC] Bernstein, D. and T. Lange, "Faster addition and doubling on elliptic curves", WWW http://eprint.iacr.org/2007/286, July 2007. [Edwards-revisited] Hisil, H., Wong, K., Carter, G., and E. Dawson, "Twisted Edwards Curves Revisited", WWW http://eprint.iacr.org/2008/522, December 2008. [EFD-TWISTED-ADD] Hisil, H., Wong, K., Carter, G., and E. Dawson, "EFD / Genus-1 large-characteristic / Extended coordinates with a=-1 for twisted Edwards curves", WWW http://www.hyperelliptic.org/EFD/g1p/ auto-twisted-extended-1.html#addition-add-2008-hwcd-3, December 2008. [EFD-TWISTED-DBL] Hisil, H., Wong, K., Carter, G., and E. Dawson, "EFD / Genus-1 large-characteristic / Extended coordinates with a=-1 for twisted Edwards curves", WWW http://www.hyperelliptic.org/EFD/g1p/ auto-twisted-extended-1.html#doubling-dbl-2008-hwcd, December 2008. [CURVE25519] Bernstein, D., "Curve25519: new Diffie-Hellman speed records", WWW http://cr.yp.to/ecdh.html, February 2006. [ED448] Hamburg, M., "Ed448-Goldilocks, a new elliptic curve", WWW http://eprint.iacr.org/2015/625, June 2015. [ED25519-TEST-VECTORS] Bernstein, D., Duif, N., Lange, T., Schwabe, P., and B. Yang, "Ed25519 test vectors", WWW http://ed25519.cr.yp.to/python/sign.input, July 2011. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 41]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 [ED25519-LIBGCRYPT-TEST-VECTORS] Koch, W., "Ed25519 Libgcrypt test vectors", WWW http://git.gnupg.org/cgi- bin/gitweb.cgi?p=libgcrypt.git;a=blob;f=tests/t-ed25519.in p;h=e13566f826321eece65e02c593bc7d885b3dbe23;hb=refs/ heads/master, July 2014. [EFD-ADD] Bernstein, D. and T. Lange, "Explicit-Formulas Database / Genus-1 large-characteristic / Projective coordinates for Edwards curves", WWW http://www.hyperelliptic.org/EFD/g1p/ auto-edwards-projective.html#addition-add-2007-bl, 2007. [EFD-DBL] Bernstein, D. and T. Lange, "Explicit-Formulas Database / Genus-1 large-characteristic / Projective coordinates for Edwards curves", WWW http://www.hyperelliptic.org/EFD/g1p/ auto-edwards-projective.html#doubling-dbl-2007-bl, 2007. Appendix A. Ed25519/Ed448 Python Library Below is an example implementation of Ed25519/Ed448 written in Python, version 3.2 or higher is required. Note: This code is not intended for production. Although it should produce correct results for every input, it is slow and makes no attempt to avoid side-channel attacks. [A note to RFC-Editor: Please don't change the relative indentations here: This code is written in programming language where relative indentations are meaningful, so changing those changes program meaning (authors: check this still works in AUTH48). Remove this note before publication.] import hashlib; import os; #Compute candidate square root of x modulo p, with p = 3 (mod 4). def sqrt4k3(x,p): return pow(x,(p + 1)//4,p) #Compute candidate square root of x modulo p, with p = 5 (mod 8). def sqrt8k5(x,p): y = pow(x,(p+3)//8,p) #If the square root exists, it is either y, or y*2^(p-1)/4. if (y * y) % p == x % p: return y else: z = pow(2,(p - 1)//4,p) return (y * z) % p #Decode a hexadecimal string representation of integer. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 42]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 def hexi(s): return int.from_bytes(bytes.fromhex(s),byteorder="big") #Rotate a word x by b places to the left. def rol(x,b): return ((x << b) | (x >> (64 - b))) & (2**64-1) #From little-endian. def from_le(s): return int.from_bytes(s, byteorder="little") #Do the SHA-3 state transform on state s. def sha3_transform(s): ROTATIONS = [0,1,62,28,27,36,44,6,55,20,3,10,43,25,39,41,45,15,\ 21,8,18,2,61,56,14] PERMUTATION = [1,6,9,22,14,20,2,12,13,19,23,15,4,24,21,8,16,5,3,\ 18,17,11,7,10] RC = [0x0000000000000001,0x0000000000008082,0x800000000000808a,\ 0x8000000080008000,0x000000000000808b,0x0000000080000001,\ 0x8000000080008081,0x8000000000008009,0x000000000000008a,\ 0x0000000000000088,0x0000000080008009,0x000000008000000a,\ 0x000000008000808b,0x800000000000008b,0x8000000000008089,\ 0x8000000000008003,0x8000000000008002,0x8000000000000080,\ 0x000000000000800a,0x800000008000000a,0x8000000080008081,\ 0x8000000000008080,0x0000000080000001,0x8000000080008008] for rnd in range(0,24): #AddColumnParity (Theta) c = [0]*5; d = [0]*5; for i in range(0,25): c[i%5]^=s[i] for i in range(0,5): d[i]=c[(i+4)%5]^rol(c[(i+1)%5],1) for i in range(0,25): s[i]^=d[i%5] #RotateWords (Rho). for i in range(0,25): s[i]=rol(s[i],ROTATIONS[i]) #PermuteWords (Pi) t = s[PERMUTATION[0]] for i in range(0,len(PERMUTATION)-1): s[PERMUTATION[i]]=s[PERMUTATION[i+1]] s[PERMUTATION[-1]]=t; #NonlinearMixRows (Chi) for i in range(0,25,5): t=[s[i],s[i+1],s[i+2],s[i+3],s[i+4],s[i],s[i+1]] for j in range(0,5): s[i+j]=t[j]^((~t[j+1])&(t[j+2])) #AddRoundConstant (Iota) s[0]^=RC[rnd] #Reinterpret octet array b to word array and XOR it to state s. def reinterpret_to_words_and_xor(s,b): for j in range(0,len(b)//8): s[j]^=from_le(b[8*j:][:8]) Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 43]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 #Reinterpret word array w to octet array and return it. def reinterpret_to_octets(w): mp=bytearray() for j in range(0,len(w)): mp+=w[j].to_bytes(8,byteorder="little") return mp #(semi-)generic SHA-3 implementation def sha3_raw(msg,r_w,o_p,e_b): r_b=8*r_w s=[0]*25 #Handle whole blocks. idx=0 blocks=len(msg)//r_b for i in range(0,blocks): reinterpret_to_words_and_xor(s,msg[idx:][:r_b]) idx+=r_b sha3_transform(s) #Handle last block padding. m=bytearray(msg[idx:]) m.append(o_p) while len(m) < r_b: m.append(0) m[len(m)-1]|=128 #Handle padded last block. reinterpret_to_words_and_xor(s,m) sha3_transform(s) #Output. out = bytearray() while len(out)<e_b: out+=reinterpret_to_octets(s[:r_w]) sha3_transform(s) return out[:e_b] #Implementation of SHAKE256 functions. def shake256(msg,olen): return sha3_raw(msg,17,31,olen) #A (prime) field element. class Field: #Construct number x (mod p). def __init__(self,x,p): self.__x=x%p self.__p=p #Check that fields of self and y are the same. def __check_fields(self,y): if type(y) is not Field or self.__p!=y.__p: raise ValueError("Fields don't match") #Field addition. The fields must match. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 44]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 def __add__(self,y): self.__check_fields(y) return Field(self.__x+y.__x,self.__p) #Field subtraction. The fields must match. def __sub__(self,y): self.__check_fields(y) return Field(self.__p+self.__x-y.__x,self.__p) #Field negation. def __neg__(self): return Field(self.__p-self.__x,self.__p) #Field multiplication. The fields must match. def __mul__(self,y): self.__check_fields(y) return Field(self.__x*y.__x,self.__p) #Field division. The fields must match. def __truediv__(self,y): return self*y.inv() #Field inverse (inverse of 0 is 0). def inv(self): return Field(pow(self.__x,self.__p-2,self.__p),self.__p) #Field square root. Returns none if square root does not exist. #Note: not presently implemented for p mod 8 = 1 case. def sqrt(self): #Compute candidate square root. if self.__p%4==3: y=sqrt4k3(self.__x,self.__p) elif self.__p%8==5: y=sqrt8k5(self.__x,self.__p) else: raise NotImplementedError("sqrt(_,8k+1)") _y=Field(y,self.__p); #Check square root candidate valid. return _y if _y*_y==self else None #Make Field element with the same field as this, but different #value. def make(self,ival): return Field(ival,self.__p) #Is field element the additive identity? def iszero(self): return self.__x==0 #Are field elements equal? def __eq__(self,y): return self.__x==y.__x and self.__p==y.__p #Are field elements not equal? def __ne__(self,y): return not (self==y) #Serialize number to b-1 bits. def tobytes(self,b): return self.__x.to_bytes(b//8,byteorder="little") #Unserialize number from bits. def frombytes(self,x,b): rv=from_le(x)%(2**(b-1)) return Field(rv,self.__p) if rv<self.__p else None #Compute sign of number, 0 or 1. The sign function #has the following property: Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 45]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 #sign(x) = 1 - sign(-x) if x != 0. def sign(self): return self.__x%2 #A point on (twisted) Edwards curve. class EdwardsPoint: #base_field = None #x = None #y = None #z = None def initpoint(self, x, y): self.x=x self.y=y self.z=self.base_field.make(1) def decode_base(self,s,b): #Check that point encoding is of correct length. if len(s)!=b//8: return (None,None) #Extract signbit. xs=s[(b-1)//8]>>((b-1)&7) #Decode y. If this fails, fail. y = self.base_field.frombytes(s,b) if y is None: return (None,None) #Try to recover x. If it does not exist, or is zero and xs is #wrong, fail. x=self.solve_x2(y).sqrt() if x is None or (x.iszero() and xs!=x.sign()): return (None,None) #If sign of x isn't correct, flip it. if x.sign()!=xs: x=-x # Return the constructed point. return (x,y) def encode_base(self,b): xp,yp=self.x/self.z,self.y/self.z #Encode y. s=bytearray(yp.tobytes(b)) #Add sign bit of x to encoding. if xp.sign()!=0: s[(b-1)//8]|=1<<(b-1)%8 return s def __mul__(self,x): r=self.zero_elem() s=self while x > 0: if (x%2)>0: r=r+s s=s.double() x=x//2 return r #Check two points are equal. def __eq__(self,y): Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 46]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 #Need to check x1/z1 == x2/z2 and similarly for y, so cross- #multiply to eliminate divisions. xn1=self.x*y.z xn2=y.x*self.z yn1=self.y*y.z yn2=y.y*self.z return xn1==xn2 and yn1==yn2 #Check two points are not equal. def __ne__(self,y): return not (self==y) #A point on Edwards25519 class Edwards25519Point(EdwardsPoint): #Create a new point on curve. base_field=Field(1,2**255-19) d=-base_field.make(121665)/base_field.make(121666) f0=base_field.make(0) f1=base_field.make(1) xb=base_field.make(hexi("216936D3CD6E53FEC0A4E231FDD6DC5C692CC76"+\ "09525A7B2C9562D608F25D51A")) yb=base_field.make(hexi("666666666666666666666666666666666666666"+\ "6666666666666666666666658")) #The standard base point. @staticmethod def stdbase(): return Edwards25519Point(Edwards25519Point.xb,\ Edwards25519Point.yb) def __init__(self,x,y): #Check the point is actually on the curve. if y*y-x*x!=self.f1+self.d*x*x*y*y: raise ValueError("Invalid point") self.initpoint(x, y) self.t=x*y #Decode a point representation. def decode(self,s): x,y=self.decode_base(s,256); return Edwards25519Point(x, y) if x is not None else None #Encode a point representation def encode(self): return self.encode_base(256) #Construct neutral point on this curve. def zero_elem(self): return Edwards25519Point(self.f0,self.f1) #Solve for x^2. def solve_x2(self,y): return ((y*y-self.f1)/(self.d*y*y+self.f1)) #Point addition. def __add__(self,y): #The formulas are from EFD. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 47]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 tmp=self.zero_elem() zcp=self.z*y.z A=(self.y-self.x)*(y.y-y.x) B=(self.y+self.x)*(y.y+y.x) C=(self.d+self.d)*self.t*y.t D=zcp+zcp E,H=B-A,B+A F,G=D-C,D+C tmp.x,tmp.y,tmp.z,tmp.t=E*F,G*H,F*G,E*H return tmp #Point doubling. def double(self): #The formulas are from EFD (with assumption a=-1 propagated). tmp=self.zero_elem() A=self.x*self.x B=self.y*self.y Ch=self.z*self.z C=Ch+Ch H=A+B xys=self.x+self.y E=H-xys*xys G=A-B F=C+G tmp.x,tmp.y,tmp.z,tmp.t=E*F,G*H,F*G,E*H return tmp #Order of basepoint. def l(self): return hexi("1000000000000000000000000000000014def9dea2f79cd"+\ "65812631a5cf5d3ed") #The logarithm of cofactor. def c(self): return 3 #The highest set bit def n(self): return 254 #The coding length def b(self): return 256 #Validity check (for debugging) def is_valid_point(self): x,y,z,t=self.x,self.y,self.z,self.t x2=x*x y2=y*y z2=z*z lhs=(y2-x2)*z2 rhs=z2*z2+self.d*x2*y2 assert(lhs == rhs) assert(t*z == x*y) #A point on Edward448 class Edwards448Point(EdwardsPoint): Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 48]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 #Create a new point on curve. base_field=Field(1,2**448-2**224-1) d=base_field.make(-39081) f0=base_field.make(0) f1=base_field.make(1) xb=base_field.make(hexi("4F1970C66BED0DED221D15A622BF36DA9E14657"+\ "0470F1767EA6DE324A3D3A46412AE1AF72AB66511433B80E18B00938E26"+\ "26A82BC70CC05E")) yb=base_field.make(hexi("693F46716EB6BC248876203756C9C7624BEA737"+\ "36CA3984087789C1E05A0C2D73AD3FF1CE67C39C4FDBD132C4ED7C8AD98"+\ "08795BF230FA14")) #The standard base point. @staticmethod def stdbase(): return Edwards448Point(Edwards448Point.xb,Edwards448Point.yb) def __init__(self,x,y): #Check the point is actually on the curve. if y*y+x*x!=self.f1+self.d*x*x*y*y: raise ValueError("Invalid point") self.initpoint(x, y) #Decode a point representation. def decode(self,s): x,y=self.decode_base(s,456); return Edwards448Point(x, y) if x is not None else None #Encode a point representation def encode(self): return self.encode_base(456) #Construct neutral point on this curve. def zero_elem(self): return Edwards448Point(self.f0,self.f1) #Solve for x^2. def solve_x2(self,y): return ((y*y-self.f1)/(self.d*y*y-self.f1)) #Point addition. def __add__(self,y): #The formulas are from EFD. tmp=self.zero_elem() xcp,ycp,zcp=self.x*y.x,self.y*y.y,self.z*y.z B=zcp*zcp E=self.d*xcp*ycp F,G=B-E,B+E tmp.x=zcp*F*((self.x+self.y)*(y.x+y.y)-xcp-ycp) tmp.y,tmp.z=zcp*G*(ycp-xcp),F*G return tmp #Point doubling. def double(self): #The formulas are from EFD. tmp=self.zero_elem() Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 49]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 x1s,y1s,z1s=self.x*self.x,self.y*self.y,self.z*self.z xys=self.x+self.y F=x1s+y1s J=F-(z1s+z1s) tmp.x,tmp.y,tmp.z=(xys*xys-x1s-y1s)*J,F*(x1s-y1s),F*J return tmp #Order of basepoint. def l(self): return hexi("3ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff"+\ "fffffffff7cca23e9c44edb49aed63690216cc2728dc58f552378c2"+\ "92ab5844f3") #The logarithm of cofactor. def c(self): return 2 #The highest set bit def n(self): return 447 #The coding length def b(self): return 456 #Validity check (for debugging) def is_valid_point(self): x,y,z=self.x,self.y,self.z x2=x*x y2=y*y z2=z*z lhs=(x2+y2)*z2 rhs=z2*z2+self.d*x2*y2 assert(lhs == rhs) #Simple self-check. def curve_self_check(point): p=point q=point.zero_elem() z=q l=p.l()+1 p.is_valid_point() q.is_valid_point() for i in range(0,point.b()): if (l>>i)&1 != 0: q=q+p q.is_valid_point() p=p.double() p.is_valid_point() assert q.encode() == point.encode() assert q.encode() != p.encode() assert q.encode() != z.encode() #Simple self-check. def self_check_curves(): curve_self_check(Edwards25519Point.stdbase()) Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 50]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 curve_self_check(Edwards448Point.stdbase()) #PureEdDSA scheme. #Limitation: Only b mod 8 = 0 is handled. class PureEdDSA: #Create a new object. def __init__(self,properties): self.B=properties["B"] self.H=properties["H"] self.l=self.B.l() self.n=self.B.n() self.b=self.B.b() self.c=self.B.c() #Clamp a private scalar. def __clamp(self,a): _a = bytearray(a) for i in range(0,self.c): _a[i//8]&=~(1<<(i%8)) _a[self.n//8]|=1<<(self.n%8) for i in range(self.n+1,self.b): _a[i//8]&=~(1<<(i%8)) return _a #Generate a key. If privkey is None, random one is generated. #In any case, privkey, pubkey pair is returned. def keygen(self,privkey): #If no private key data given, generate random. if privkey is None: privkey=os.urandom(self.b//8) #Expand key. khash=self.H(privkey,None,None) a=from_le(self.__clamp(khash[:self.b//8])) #Return the keypair (public key is A=Enc(aB). return privkey,(self.B*a).encode() #Sign with keypair. def sign(self,privkey,pubkey,msg,ctx,hflag): #Expand key. khash=self.H(privkey,None,None) a=from_le(self.__clamp(khash[:self.b//8])) seed=khash[self.b//8:] #Calculate r and R (R only used in encoded form) r=from_le(self.H(seed+msg,ctx,hflag))%self.l R=(self.B*r).encode() #Calculate h. h=from_le(self.H(R+pubkey+msg,ctx,hflag))%self.l #Calculate s. S=((r+h*a)%self.l).to_bytes(self.b//8,byteorder="little") #The final signature is concatenation of R and S. return R+S #Verify signature with public key. def verify(self,pubkey,msg,sig,ctx,hflag): #Sanity-check sizes. Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 51]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 if len(sig)!=self.b//4: return False if len(pubkey)!=self.b//8: return False #Split signature into R and S, and parse. Rraw,Sraw=sig[:self.b//8],sig[self.b//8:] R,S=self.B.decode(Rraw),from_le(Sraw) #Parse public key. A=self.B.decode(pubkey) #Check parse results. if (R is None) or (A is None) or S>=self.l: return False #Calculate h. h=from_le(self.H(Rraw+pubkey+msg,ctx,hflag))%self.l #Calculate left and right sides of check eq. rhs=R+(A*h) lhs=self.B*S for i in range(0, self.c): lhs = lhs.double() rhs = rhs.double() #Check eq. holds? return lhs==rhs #The base PureEdDSA schemes. pEd25519=PureEdDSA({\ "B":Edwards25519Point.stdbase(),\ "H":lambda x,y,z:hashlib.sha512(x).digest()\ }) def Ed448_inthash(data,ctx,hflag): dompfx = b"" if ctx is not None: if len(ctx) > 255: raise ValueError("Context too big") dompfx=b"SigEd448"+bytes([1 if hflag else 0,len(ctx)])+ctx return shake256(dompfx+data,114) pEd448 = PureEdDSA({\ "B":Edwards448Point.stdbase(),\ "H":Ed448_inthash\ }) #EdDSA scheme. class EdDSA: #Create a new scheme object, with specified PureEdDSA base scheme #and specified prehash. def __init__(self,pure_scheme,prehash): self.__pflag = True self.__pure=pure_scheme self.__prehash=prehash if self.__prehash is None: self.__prehash = lambda x,y:x Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 52]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 self.__pflag = False # Generate a key. If privkey is none, generates a random # privkey key, otherwise uses specified private key. # Returns pair (privkey, pubkey). def keygen(self,privkey): return self.__pure.keygen(privkey) # Sign message msg using specified keypair. def sign(self,privkey,pubkey,msg,ctx=None): if ctx is None: ctx=b""; return self.__pure.sign(privkey,pubkey,self.__prehash(msg,ctx),\ ctx,self.__pflag) # Verify signature sig on message msg using public key pubkey. def verify(self,pubkey,msg,sig,ctx=None): if ctx is None: ctx=b""; return self.__pure.verify(pubkey,self.__prehash(msg,ctx),sig,\ ctx,self.__pflag) def Ed448ph_prehash(data,ctx): dompfx=b"SigEd448"+bytes([2,len(ctx)])+ctx return shake256(dompfx+data,64) #Our signature schemes. Ed25519 = EdDSA(pEd25519,None) Ed25519ph = EdDSA(pEd25519,lambda x,y:hashlib.sha512(x).digest()) Ed448 = EdDSA(pEd448,None) Ed448ph = EdDSA(pEd448,Ed448ph_prehash) def eddsa_obj(name): if name == "Ed25519": return Ed25519 if name == "Ed25519ph": return Ed25519ph if name == "Ed448": return Ed448 if name == "Ed448ph": return Ed448ph raise NotImplementedError("Algorithm not implemented") Appendix B. Library driver Below is a command-line tool that uses the library above to perform computations, for interactive use or for self-checking. [A note to RFC-Editor: Please don't change the relative indentations here: This code is written in programming language where relative indentations are meaningful, so changing those changes program meaning (authors: check this still works in AUTH48). Remove this note before publication.] Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 53]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 import sys import binascii from eddsa2 import Ed25519 def munge_string(s, pos, change): return (s[:pos] + int.to_bytes(s[pos] ^ change, 1, "little") + s[pos+1:]) # Read a file in the format of # http://ed25519.cr.yp.to/python/sign.input lineno = 0 while True: line = sys.stdin.readline() if not line: break lineno = lineno + 1 print(lineno) fields = line.split(":") secret = (binascii.unhexlify(fields[0]))[:32] public = binascii.unhexlify(fields[1]) msg = binascii.unhexlify(fields[2]) signature = binascii.unhexlify(fields[3])[:64] privkey,pubkey = Ed25519.keygen(secret) assert public == pubkey assert signature == Ed25519.sign(privkey, pubkey, msg) assert Ed25519.verify(public, msg, signature) if len(msg) == 0: bad_msg = b"x" else: bad_msg = munge_string(msg, len(msg) // 3, 4) assert not Ed25519.verify(public, bad_msg, signature) bad_signature = munge_string(signature, 20, 8) assert not Ed25519.verify(public, msg, bad_signature) bad_signature = munge_string(signature, 40, 16) assert not Ed25519.verify(public, msg, bad_signature) Authors' Addresses Simon Josefsson SJD AB Email: simon@josefsson.org URI: http://josefsson.org/ Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 54]

Internet-Draft EdDSA: Ed25519 and Ed448 August 2016 Ilari Liusvaara Independent Email: ilariliusvaara@welho.com Josefsson & Liusvaara Expires February 11, 2017 [Page 55]