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The Noise Protocol Framework


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This library contains an implementation of the Noise Protocol Framework using different cryptographic libraries.

Published: 20 Oct 2018



OCaml implementation of the Noise Protocol Framework.

Not ready for primetime.

More precisely, some primitives are implemented in an ad hoc manner. This passes a good amount of test vectors, but this has not been properly fuzzed and there are no countermeasures with respect to side channel attacks.

What is this NOT?

This is not an implementation of a full cryptographic protocol that you can drop into your application and have secure channels.

What is this?

This is an implementation of the Noise Protocol Framework. It consists of building bricks that can be used to create a secure cryptographic protocol.

Because of the way Noise works, it is possible to process messages in full without dealing with I/O or buffering. So, this library only deals with the handshake and encrypting/decrypting payloads.

How to use this?

Refer to the examples in test/examples/ for an example, but basically:

  • pick a protocol

  • import or generate the relevant keys on each side

  • create initial states using Noise.State.make and Noise.Protocol.initialize

  • drive the handshake using Noise.Protocol.read_message and Noise.Protocol.write_message

  • check that the handshake is completed (see Noise.State.handshake_hash)

  • send transport messages using Noise.Protocol.read_message and Noise.Protocol.write_message


Dependencies (11)

  1. ppxlib build & < "0.9.0"
  2. ppx_let
  3. ppx_deriving
  4. nocrypto
  5. hex
  6. eqaf
  7. dune >= "1.1.0"
  8. digestif >= "0.7"
  9. cstruct
  10. callipyge >= "0.2"
  11. ocaml >= "4.04.0"

Dev Dependencies (4)

  1. ppx_deriving_yojson with-test
  2. ounit with-test
  3. lwt with-test & < "5.0.0"
  4. lwt_ppx with-test

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Conflicts (1)

  1. eqaf = "0.3"

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