Digital signature Ruby code?


(Berger, Daniel) #1

It appears the raa desperately needs the equivalent of Perl’s Crypt::RSA. A
quick google search revealed nothing (at least, nothing in English).
Perhaps Vipul Ved Prakash would be willing to port it. If not, his source
is likely a good place to start.
A ‘Crypt’ namespace might be nice, too. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Dan

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-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Mak pmak@animeglobe.com
To: ruby-talk ML ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Date: Monday, June 17, 2002 1:37 PM
Subject: Digital signature Ruby code?

Does anyone know where I can find a Ruby module (preferably written in
pure Ruby, so that I can easily install it on different platforms) for
generating and verifying digital signatures? I looked in the RAA, but
nothing was obvious (I could only find private key encryption
modules).

A signature is a string of bits generated from a message and a private
key (which only the signer has). The validity of the signature can be
verified using the public key (which everyone has). The signature
proves that the signer wrote the message.


(James F. Hranicky) #2

Have you not seen the OpenSSL package?

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=OpenSSL

Last time I checked, PK encrypt/decrypt worked just fine.

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On Tue, 18 Jun 2002 04:52:57 +0900 “Mr. Sunblade” djberge@qwest.com wrote:

It appears the raa desperately needs the equivalent of Perl’s Crypt::RSA. A
quick google search revealed nothing (at least, nothing in English).
Perhaps Vipul Ved Prakash would be willing to port it. If not, his source
is likely a good place to start.
A ‘Crypt’ namespace might be nice, too. :slight_smile:


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