Re: openssl_sign() & openssl_verify() discrepancy
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On 05/23/2012 02:00 PM, Matijn Woudt wrote:
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Jason Gerfen<jason.gerfen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:On 05/23/2012 01:26 PM, Matijn Woudt wrote:On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM, Jason Gerfen<jason.gerfen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:On 05/23/2012 01:05 PM, Matijn Woudt wrote:On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM, jas<jason.gerfen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:I have run into a problem that I am altogether unfamiliar with. A scenario. I retrieve a users private key from a database. I then use the openssl_pkey_get_private() function to load it as a resource object and proceed to call the openssl_sign() function to obtain a digital signature of a string. No problem, I get a valid signature which I then base64 encode and store in a database. Now lets say a couple of days from now I load up the public key which corresponds to the private key which was used to originally sign the data to verify it and it does not work. The kicker is if I perform the very same routine without saving the signature and attempting to verify it it works without problems.Have you checked what $signed looks like after running the script? Compare it to $signature. Most likely you corrupted your date elsewhere, maybe when inserting it into the database. - MatijnThe example that accompanies the post shows two examples, one works& one does not. Neither however use any type of database, as both simply assign or use the valid signature stored within either the $signature or $signed variables. I wish I could say that is the problem, I took care to properly encode/decode when saving or retrieving the information and as well in the original post I removed this as a possible cause by simply defining the $signature variable and assigning a valid signature to it for testing.First of all, it seems $signature is in base64 format, so I think you should base64_decode that one first. Then it appears to me that $signature is not the same as $signed, on my system. If I base64_encode $signed, save it by copying it from my browser, and then enter it as $signature, and then use base64_decode on $signature it works fine. - MatijnThose are the same steps I just mentioned. The base64_decoding is a typo on the second example. It should read openssl_verify($unsigned, base64_decode($signature), $id);Well, then maybe you should explain the problem further, because with this it works fine, and it appears to me the problem is not here but it comes when you try to store/retrieve the data. - Matijn
Well without you saying "should explain the problem further" I wouldn't have conducted the series of tests to verify each component being used within the sign/save & retrieve/verify processes.
I was passing the wrong argument in during my retrieve/verify flow. Thanks again! -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php