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M. Lodder
CryptID
26 June 2024
The BBS Signature Scheme
draftirtfcfrgbbssignatures06
Abstract
This document describes the BBS Signature scheme, a secure, multi
message digital signature protocol, supporting proving knowledge of a
signature while selectively disclosing any subset of the signed
messages. Concretely, the scheme allows for signing multiple
messages whilst producing a single, constant size, digital signature.
Additionally, the possessor of a BBS signatures is able to create
zeroknowledge, proofsofknowledge of a signature, while selectively
disclosing subsets of the signed messages. Being zeroknowledge, the
BBS proofs do not reveal any information about the undisclosed
messages or the signature it self, while at the same time,
guarantying the authenticity and integrity of the disclosed messages.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.1. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.2. Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.3. Document Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2. Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3. Scheme Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.1. Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.2. Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.3. Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3.1. Subgroup Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3.2. Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3.3. Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.3.4. Indexing of Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.3.5. Serializing to Octets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.3.6. Header and Presentation Header Usage . . . . . . . . 13
3.4. Key Generation Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.4.1. Secret Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.4.2. Public Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.5. BBS Signatures Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3.5.1. Signature Generation (Sign) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3.5.2. Signature Verification (Verify) . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3.5.3. Proof Generation (ProofGen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3.5.4. Proof Verification (ProofVerify) . . . . . . . . . . 18
3.6. Core Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3.6.1. CoreSign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3.6.2. CoreVerify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3.6.3. CoreProofGen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3.6.4. CoreProofVerify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.7. Proof Protocol Subroutines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3.7.1. Proof Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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3.7.2. Proof Finalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3.7.3. Proof Verification Initialization . . . . . . . . . . 31
3.7.4. Challenge Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3.8. Defining New Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4. Utility Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4.1. Interface Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4.1.1. Generators Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
4.1.2. Messages to Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4.2. Core Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.2.1. Random Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.2.2. Hash to Scalar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.2.3. Domain Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.2.4. Serialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
5. Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5.1. Total Number and Index of Signed Messages . . . . . . . . 52
5.2. Signer Public Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
5.3. Disclosed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6.1. Validating Public Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6.2. Skipping Membership Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6.3. Side Channel Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6.4. Presentation Header Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6.5. Implementing hash_to_curve_g1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.6. Choice of Underlying Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.7. Randomness Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.8. Mapping Messages to Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
6.9. Postquantum Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
7. Ciphersuites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
7.1. Ciphersuite Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
7.1.1. Ciphersuite ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
7.1.2. Additional Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
7.2. BLS12381 Ciphersuites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
7.2.1. BLS12381SHAKE256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
7.2.2. BLS12381SHA256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
8. Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
8.1. Mocked Random Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
8.2. Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.3. BLS12381SHAKE256 Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
8.3.1. Key Pair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
8.3.2. Map Messages to Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.3.3. Message Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.3.4. Signature Fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
8.3.5. Proof Fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.4. BLS12381SHA256 Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
8.4.1. Key Pair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
8.4.2. Map Messages to Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
8.4.3. Message Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
8.4.4. Signature Fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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8.4.5. Proof Fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
10. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
11. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
12. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Appendix A. BLS12381 hash_to_curve Definition Using
SHAKE256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
A.1. BLS12381 G1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Appendix B. The BLS12381 Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
B.1. Optimal Ate pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
B.2. Point Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
B.2.1. Point Serialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
B.2.2. Point Deserialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Appendix C. Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
C.1. Noncorrelating Security Token . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
C.2. Improved Bearer Security Token . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
C.3. Selectively Disclosure Enabled Identity Credentials . . . 96
Appendix D. Additional Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
D.1. BLS12381SHAKE256 Ciphersuite . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
D.1.1. Signature Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
D.1.2. Proof Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
D.1.3. Hash to Scalar Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
D.2. BLS12381SHA256 Ciphersuite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
D.2.1. Signature Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
D.2.2. Proof Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
D.2.3. Hash to Scalar Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Appendix E. Proof Generation and Verification Algorithmic
Explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Appendix F. Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
1. Introduction
A digital signature scheme is a fundamental cryptographic primitive
that is used to provide data integrity and verifiable authenticity in
various protocols. The core premise of digital signature technology
is built upon asymmetric cryptography whereby the possessor of a
private key is able to sign a message, where anyone in possession of
the corresponding public key matching that of the private key is able
to verify the signature.
Beyond the core properties of a digital signature scheme, the BBS
signatures and proofs provide multiple additional unique properties.
Three key ones are:
*Selective Disclosure*  The scheme allows a Signer to sign multiple
messages and produce a single constant size output signature. A
Prover then possessing the messages and the signature can generate a
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proof whereby they can choose which messages to disclose, while
revealing noinformation about the undisclosed messages. The proof
itself guarantees the integrity and authenticity of the disclosed
messages (e.g. that they were originally signed by the Signer).
*Unlinkable Proofs*  The proofs generated by the scheme are zero
knowledge, proofsofknowledge of the signature, meaning a verifying
party in receipt of a proof is unable to determine which signature
was used to generate the proof, removing a common source of
correlation. In general, each BBS proof is indistinguishable from
random even if generated from the same signature.
*Proof of Possession*  The proofs generated by the scheme prove to a
Verifier that the party who generated the proof (Prover) was in
possession of a signature without revealing it. The scheme also
supports binding a presentation header to the generated proof. The
presentation header can include arbitrary information such as a
cryptographic nonce, an audience/domain identifier and or time based
validity information (for more details on the presentation header,
see Section 3.3.6).
Refer to the Appendix C for an elaboration on situations where these
properties are useful.
Below is a basic diagram describing the main entities involved in the
scheme
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(1) sign (3) ProofGen
+ +
   
   
 \ /  \ /
++ ++
   
   
   
 Signer (2)* Send signature + msgs> Holder/ 
   Prover 
   
   
++ ++



(4)* Send proof + disclosed msgs


\ /
++
 
 
 
 Verifier 
 
 
 
++
 / \
 
 
+
(5) ProofVerify
Figure 1: Basic diagram capturing the main entities involved in
using the scheme
*Note* The protocols implied by the items annotated by an asterisk
are out of scope for this specification
The name BBS is derived from the authors of the original academic
work by Dan Boneh, Xavier Boyen, and Hovav Shacham [BBS04], where the
scheme was first described as part of a group signatures protocol.
Soon after, the scheme was described by Camenisch and Lysyanskaya as
a standalone signatures scheme in [CL04], for anonymous credentials
applications. Later, Au, Susilo an Mu presented the first, provably
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secure version of BBS Signatures in [ASM06]. Following, works by
Camenisch, Drijvers and Lehmann [CDL16] and by Barki, Brunet,
Desmoulins and Traore [BBDT16], proved the security of the scheme in
settings where more efficient computations are possible, thereby
improving performance. Finally, in 2023, Tessaro and Zhu, presented
in [TZ23] further performance improvements, shrinking the BBS
signature. This document is mainly based on that work.
Note that the BBS Signatures scheme is based on the discrete
logarithm problem. This means that it is not "postquantum secure".
However, the privacy and hiding properties of BBS proofs are
resilient even against an attacker utilizing a Cryptographically
Relevant Quantum Computer ([ID.ietfpquippqcengineers]). See
Section 6.9 for an elaboration on the security properties of BBS
Signatures against such a computer.
1.1. Terminology
The following terminology is used throughout this document:
SK The secret key for the signature scheme.
PK The public key for the signature scheme.
message An octet string, representing a signed message.
L The total number of signed messages.
R The number of message indexes that are disclosed (revealed) in a
proofofknowledge of a signature.
U The number of message indexes that are undisclosed in a proofof
knowledge of a signature.
scalar An integer between 0 and r1, where r is the prime order of
the selected groups, defined by each ciphersuite (see also
Section 1.2).
generator A valid point on the selected subgroup of the curve being
used that is employed to commit a value.
signature The digital signature output.
header A payload chosen by the Signer and bound to a BBS signature,
as well as the BBS proofs generated using that signature.
presentation_header (ph) A payload generated and bound to a specific
BBS proof.
dst The domain separation tag.
I2OSP An operation that transforms a nonnegative integer into an
octet string, defined in Section 4 of [RFC8017]. Note, the output
of this operation is in bigendian order.
OS2IP An operation that transforms a octet string into an non
negative integer, defined in Section 4 of [RFC8017]. Note, the
input of this operation must be in bigendian order.
INVALID, ABORT Error indicators. INVALID refers to an error
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encountered during the Deserialization or Procedure steps of an
operation. An INVALID value can be returned by a subroutine and
handled by the calling operation. ABORT indicates that one or
more of the initial constraints defined by the operation are not
met. In that case, the operation will stop execution. An
operation calling a subroutine that aborted must also immediately
abort.
1.2. Notation
The following notation and primitives are used:
a  b Denotes the concatenation of octet strings a and b.
I \ J For sets I and J, denotes the difference of the two sets i.e.,
all the elements of I that do not appear in J, in the same order
as they were in I.
X[a..b] Denotes a slice of the array X containing all elements from
and including the value at index a until and including the value
at index b. Note when this syntax is applied to an octet string,
each element in the array X is assumed to be a single byte.
length(input) Takes as input either an array or an octet string. If
the input is an array, returns the number of elements of the
array. If the input is an octet string, returns the number of
bytes of the inputted octet string.
X[i] Denotes the element of array X at index i. Note that arrays in
this document are considered "zeroindexed", meaning that element
indexing starts from 0 rather than 1. For example, if X = [a, b,
c, d] then X[0] = a, X[1] = b, X[2] = c and X[3] = d.
Terms specific to pairingfriendly elliptic curves that are relevant
to this document are restated below, originally defined in
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves].
E1, E2 elliptic curve groups defined over finite fields. This
document assumes that E1 has a more compact representation than
E2, i.e., because E1 is defined over a smaller field than E2. For
a pairingfriendly curve, this document denotes operations in E1
and E2 in additive notation, i.e., P + Q denotes point addition
and x * P denotes scalar multiplication.
G1, G2 subgroups of E1 and E2 (respectively) having prime order r.
GT a subgroup, of prime order r, of the multiplicative group of a
field extension.
h G1 x G2 > GT: a nondegenerate bilinear map.
r The prime order of the G1 and G2 subgroups.
BP1, BP2 base (constant) points on the G1 and G2 subgroups
respectively.
Identity_G1, Identity_G2, Identity_GT The identity element for the
G1, G2, and GT subgroups respectively.
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hash_to_curve_g1(ostr, dst) > P A cryptographic hash function that
takes an arbitrary octet string as input and returns a point in
G1, using the hash_to_curve operation defined in [RFC9380] and the
inputted dst as the domain separation tag for that operation (more
specifically, the inputted dst will become the DST parameter for
the hash_to_field operation, called by hash_to_curve).
point_to_octets_E1(P) > ostr, point_to_octets_E2(P) > ostr returns
the canonical representation of the point P of the elliptic curve
E1 or E2 as an octet string. This operation is also known as
serialization. Note that we assume that when the point is valid,
all the serialization operations will always succeed to return the
octet string representation of the point.
octets_to_point_E1(ostr) > P, octets_to_point_E2(ostr) > P returns
the point P for the respective elliptic curve corresponding to the
canonical representation ostr, or INVALID if ostr is not a valid
output of the respective point_to_octets_E* function. This
operation is also known as deserialization.
subgroup_check_G1(P), subgroup_check_G2(P) > VALID or INVALID
returns VALID when the point P is an element of the subgroup G1 or
G2 correspondingly, and INVALID otherwise. This function can
always be implemented by checking that r * P is equal to the
identity element. In some cases, faster checks may also exist,
e.g., [Bowe19]. Note that these functions should always return
VALID, on input the Identity point of the corresponding subgroup.
1.3. Document Organization
This document is organized as follows:
* Scheme Definition (Section 3), defines the core operations and
parameters for the BBS signature scheme.
* Utility Operations (Section 4), defines utilities used by the BBS
signature scheme.
* Security Considerations (Section 6), describes a set of security
considerations associated to the signature scheme.
* Ciphersuites (Section 7), defines the format of a ciphersuite,
alongside a concrete ciphersuite based on the BLS12381 curve.
2. Conventions
The keywords MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD,
SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear in this
document, are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
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3. Scheme Definition
This section defines the BBS signature scheme, including the
parameters required to define a concrete instantiation of the
protocol.
3.1. Parameters
The schemes operations defined in this section depend on the
following parameters:
* A pairingfriendly elliptic curve, plus associated functionality
given in Section 1.2.
* A hashtocurve suite as defined in [RFC9380], using the
aforementioned pairingfriendly curve. This defines the
hash_to_curve and expand_message operations, used by this
document.
* get_random(n): returns a random octet string with a length of n
bytes, sampled uniformly at random using a cryptographically
secure pseudorandom number generator (CSPRNG) or a pseudo random
function. See [RFC4086] for recommendations and requirements on
the generation of random numbers.
* subgroup_check_G1(P) and subgroup_check_G2(P): operations that
return VALID if the point P is in the subgroup G1 or G2
correspondingly, and INVALID otherwise, as defined in Section 1.2.
3.2. Interfaces
The BBS signature scheme is organized as follows:
* A set of low level (core) operations, taking care of the main
cryptographic functionality.
* An Application Interface, that uses the core operations in a
secure way.
Each of the core operations (see Section 3.6), expect a list of
points (called the generators, see Section 3.3.2) and a list of
messages represented as scalar values (see Section 3.3.3). It is the
job of the Interface to:
1. Create the necessary generators.
2. Map the inputted messages to scalars.
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This allows for extensibility of the core scheme without exposing the
resulting complexity to all applications. To ensure proper
separation between BBS Interfaces with distinct functionality, each
Interface is parametrized by a unique identifier (called api_id) that
will be used as a domain separation tag (dst) by the core
(Section 3.6) and utility (Section 4.1) procedures. A document
extending the core functionality of BBS Signatures by defining a new
Interface, MUST ensure that it adheres to the requirements described
in Section 3.8.
3.3. Considerations
3.3.1. Subgroup Selection
In definition of this signature scheme there are two possible
variations based upon the subgroup selection, namely where public
keys are defined in G2 and signatures in G1 OR the opposite where
public keys are defined in G1 and signatures in G2. Some pairing
cryptography based digital signature schemes such as
[ID.irtfcfrgblssignature] elect to allow for both variations,
because they optimize for different use cases. However, in the case
of this scheme, due to the operations involved in both signature and
proof generation being computational inefficient when performed in
G2 and in the pursuit of simplicity, the scheme is limited to a
construction where public keys are in G2 and signatures in G1.
3.3.2. Generators
Throughout the operations of this signature scheme, each message that
is signed is paired with a specific point of G1, called a generator.
Specifically, if a generator H_1 is multiplied with msg_1 during
signing, then H_1 MUST be multiplied with msg_1 in all other
operations (signature verification, proof generation and proof
verification). As a result, the messages must be passed to the
operations of the BBS scheme in the same order.
Aside from the message generators, the scheme uses one additional
generator Q_1 to sign the signature's domain, which binds both the
signature and generated proofs to a specific context and
cryptographically protects any potential applicationspecific
information (for example, messages that must always be disclosed
etc.). This document uses the procedures defined in
[ID.irtfcfrghashtocurve] to create the generators. See
Section 4.1.1 on more details.
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3.3.3. Messages
In this document, the messages to be signed are defined as octet
strings. Each message must be mapped to a scalar value before passed
to one of the core BBS operations (Section 3.6). There are various
ways to map a message to a scalar value. The BBS Signatures
Interface defined in this document (see Section 3.5), makes use of a
hash function (see Section 4.1.2). See Section 4.1.2 on further
details on how the each message is mapped to a scalar value and
Section 6.8 for more details and guidance on using alternative
mapping methods.
3.3.4. Indexing of Arrays
Note that arrays in this document use the zerobased numbering common
in many programming languages, meaning that element indexing starts
from 0 (see Section 1.2). This is distinct from naming used during
deserialization of arrays, where natural (onebased) numbering might
be used as part of the names of the array's elements for clarity in
that context.
For example, if X is an array of n elements, we may write,
[a_1, a_2, ..., a_n] = X
The above would indicate that
X[0] = a_1
X[1] = a_2
// ... and so on, up to
X[n1] = a_n
3.3.5. Serializing to Octets
When serializing one or more values to produce an octet string, each
element will be encoded using a specific operation determined by its
type. More concretely,
* Points in E* will be serialized using the point_to_octets_E*
implementation for a particular ciphersuite.
* Nonnegative integers will be serialized using I2OSP with an
output length of 8 bytes.
* Scalars will be serialized using I2OSP with a constant output
length defined by a particular ciphersuite.
We also use strings in double quotes to represent ASCIIencoded
literals. For example "BBS" will be used to refer to the octet
string, 010000100100001001010011.
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Those rules will be used explicitly on every operation. See also
serialize defined in Section 4.2.4.1.
3.3.6. Header and Presentation Header Usage
There are two special values defined by the BBS Scheme; the header
and the presentation_header. The header value is chosen by the
Signer and is bound to both a BBS signature and the BBS proofs, which
was generated using that signature. Specifically, the Prover is
required to reveal the header to the proof Verifier, during every BBS
proof presentation. As a result, the Signer SHOULD NOT include in
the header any identifying information, that may have the potential
of compromising the Prover's privacy (see Section 5). Suitable use
cases taking advantage of the header value include binding a BBS
signature (and subsequent BBS proofs) to a specific application,
deployment or domain, (in general, binding the signature to specific
sets of metadata).
Similarly, the Prover can choose a presentation_header value to be
bound to the BBS proof (in contrast to the header value that is
chosen by the Signer and is bound to both BBS proof and signature).
Verifying a BBS proof will guarantee the authenticity and integrity
of the presentation_header value. This makes it suitable for
ensuring the freshness of a BBS proof, for example, by including in
it a (possibly supplied by the Verifier) random value. Other use
cases include binding the BBS proof to a certain domain/audience or
validity period. The presentation_header can also be used by the
Prover to sign a message. In this case, the Prover will add to the
presentation_header the message they want to sign. A valid BBS proof
guarantees that the message contained in the presentation_header was
signed by the same Prover that generated that proof (similar to how
group signatures work [BBS04], where the group in this case will be
all the Provers having received valid signatures under a specific
public key).
3.4. Key Generation Operations
3.4.1. Secret Key
This operation generates a secret key (SK) deterministically from a
secret octet string (key_material). This operation is the
RECOMMENDED way of generating a secret key, but its use is not
required for compatibility, and implementations MAY use a different
key generation procedure. For security, such an alternative MUST
output a secret key that is statistically close to uniformly random
in the range from 1 to r  1. An example of an HKDFbased
alternative is the KeyGen operation defined in Section 2.3 of
[ID.irtfcfrgblssignature] (with an appropriate, BBS specific,
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salt value, like "BBS_SIG_KEYGEN_SALT_").
For security, key_material MUST be random and infeasible to guess,
e.g. generated by a trusted source of randomness and with enough
entropy. See [RFC4086] for suggestions on generating randomness.
key_material MUST be at least 32 bytes long, but it MAY be longer.
KeyGen takes an optional input, key_info. This parameter MAY be used
to derive distinct keys from the same key material.
Because KeyGen is deterministic, implementations MAY choose either to
store the resulting SK or to store key_material and key_info and call
KeyGen to derive SK when necessary.
SK = KeyGen(key_material, key_info, key_dst)
Inputs:
 key_material (REQUIRED), a secret octet string. See requirements
above.
 key_info (OPTIONAL), an octet string. Defaults to an empty string if
not supplied.
 key_dst (OPTIONAL), an octet string representing the domain separation
tag. Defaults to the octet string
ciphersuite_id  "KEYGEN_DST_" if not supplied.
Outputs:
 SK, a uniformly random integer such that 0 < SK < r.
Procedure:
1. if length(key_material) < 32, return INVALID
2. if length(key_info) > 65535, return INVALID
3. derive_input = key_material  I2OSP(length(key_info), 2)  key_info
4. SK = hash_to_scalar(derive_input, key_dst)
5. if SK is INVALID, return INVALID
6. return SK
3.4.2. Public Key
This operation takes a secret key (SK) and outputs a corresponding
public key (PK).
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PK = SkToPk(SK)
Inputs:
 SK (REQUIRED), a secret integer such that 0 < SK < r.
Outputs:
 PK, a public key encoded as an octet string.
Procedure:
1. W = SK * BP2
2. return point_to_octets_E2(W)
3.5. BBS Signatures Interface
This section defines a BBS Signatures Interface (see Section 3.2),
that makes use of the core operations defined in Section 3.6, to
perform the functions of signing and verifying the signature, as well
as generating and validating the BBS proof. To create the generators
(see Section 3.3.2) it uses the create_generators operation defined
in Section 4.1.1. Each inputted message is an octet string (see
Section 3.3.3). To map the messages to scalars, it uses the
messages_to_scalars operation defined in Section 4.1.2. Generated
signatures and proofs may optionally be bound to a header value. A
BBS proof may additionally be bound to a presentation header value.
See Section 3.3.6 for more details on the header and presentation
header usage.
The api_id parameter for this Interface is defined as,
api_id = ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_"
where ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and and
"H2G_HM2S_"is an ASCII string comprised of 9 bytes, wherein "H2G_"
refers to the identifier of the create_generators operation used (see
Section 4.1.1) and "HM2S_" is the identifier of the used
messages_to_scalars mapping (see Section 4.1.2).
3.5.1. Signature Generation (Sign)
The Sign operation returns a BBS signature from a secret key (SK),
over a header and a set of messages.
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signature = Sign(SK, PK, header, messages)
Inputs:
 SK (REQUIRED), a secret key in the form outputted by the KeyGen
operation.
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by SkToPk
provided the above SK as input.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty octet string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of octet strings. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
Parameters:
 api_id, the octet string ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_", where
ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and "H2G_HM2S_"is
an ASCII string comprised of 9 bytes.
Outputs:
 signature, a signature encoded as an octet string; or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. message_scalars = messages_to_scalars(messages, api_id)
2. generators = create_generators(length(messages)+1, api_id)
3. signature = CoreSign(SK, PK, header, message_scalars,
generators, api_id)
4. if signature is INVALID, return INVALID
5. return signature
3.5.2. Signature Verification (Verify)
The Verify operation validates a BBS signature, given a public key
(PK), a header and a set of messages.
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result = Verify(PK, signature, header, messages)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 signature (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
Sign operation.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty octet string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of octet strings. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
Parameters:
 api_id, the octet string ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_", where
ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and "H2G_HM2S_"is
an ASCII string comprised of 9 bytes.
Outputs:
 result, either VALID or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. message_scalars = messages_to_scalars(messages, api_id)
2. generators = create_generators(length(messages)+1, api_id)
3. result = CoreVerify(PK, signature, generators, header,
message_scalars, api_id)
4. return result
3.5.3. Proof Generation (ProofGen)
The ProofGen operation creates BBS proof, which is a zeroknowledge,
proofofknowledge of a BBS signature, while optionally disclosing
any subset of the signed messages. Validating the proof (see
ProofVerify defined in Section 3.5.4) guarantees authenticity and
integrity of the header and disclosed messages, as well as knowledge
of a valid BBS signature.
Other than the Signer's public key (PK), the BBS signature and the
signed header and messages, the operation also accepts a presentation
header value, that will be bound the the resulting proof (see
Section 3.3.6). To indicate which of the messages should be
disclosed, the operation accepts a list of integers in ascending
order, representing the indexes of those messages.
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proof = ProofGen(PK, signature, header, ph, messages, disclosed_indexes)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 signature (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
Sign operation.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty octet string ("").
 ph (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing the presentation header. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty octet
string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of octet strings. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of unsigned integers in ascending
order. Indexes of disclosed messages. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
Parameters:
 api_id, the octet string ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_", where
ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and "H2G_HM2S_"is
an ASCII string comprised of 9 bytes.
Outputs:
 proof, an octet string; or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. message_scalars = messages_to_scalars(messages, api_id)
2. generators = create_generators(length(messages) + 1, api_id)
3. proof = CoreProofGen(PK, signature, generators, header, ph,
message_scalars, disclosed_indexes, api_id)
4. if proof is INVALID, return INVALID
5. return proof
3.5.4. Proof Verification (ProofVerify)
The ProofVerify operation validates a BBS proof, given the Signer's
public key (PK), a header and presentation header values, the
disclosed messages and the indexes those messages had in the original
vector of signed messages.
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result = ProofVerify(PK, proof, header, ph,
disclosed_messages,
disclosed_indexes)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 proof (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
ProofGen operation.
 header (OPTIONAL), an optional octet string containing context and
application specific information. If not supplied,
it defaults to the empty octet string ("").
 ph (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing the presentation header. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty octet
string ("").
 disclosed_messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of octet strings. If not
supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of unsigned integers in ascending
order. Indexes of disclosed messages. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
Parameters:
 api_id, the octet string ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_", where
ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and "H2G_HM2S_"is
an ASCII string comprised of 9 bytes.
 (octet_point_length, octet_scalar_length), defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 result, either VALID or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. proof_len_floor = 2 * octet_point_length + 4 * octet_scalar_length
2. if length(proof) < proof_len_floor, return INVALID
3. U = floor((length(proof)  proof_len_floor) / octet_scalar_length)
4. R = length(disclosed_indexes)
Procedure:
1. message_scalars = messages_to_scalars(disclosed_messages, api_id)
2. generators = create_generators(U + R + 1, api_id)
3. result = CoreProofVerify(PK, proof, generators, header, ph,
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message_scalars, disclosed_indexes, api_id)
4. return result
3.6. Core Operations
The operations defined in this section perform the lowlevel
cryptographic functionality of BBS Signatures. Those core functions
MUST only be invoked by an Application Interface that conform to the
requirements outlined in Section 3.8.
The operations of this section make use of functions and subroutines
defined in Utility Operations (#utilityoperations). More
specifically,
* hash_to_scalar is defined in Section 4.2.2
* calculate_domain is defined in Section 4.2.3.
* serialize, signature_to_octets, octets_to_signature,
proof_to_octets, octets_to_proof and octets_to_pubkey are defined
in Section 4.2.4.
* h is the pairing operation used (see Section 1.2), defined as part
of the ciphersuite.
Each core operation will accept a vector of generators (points of G1)
and optionally, a vector of messages. The generators MUST be unique
and pseudorandom i.e., with no known relationship to each other.
See Section 4.1.1.1 for more details. Each message is represented as
a scalar value. See Section 4.1.2 for ways to map a message to a
scalar and the corresponding security requirements.
Furthermore, all core operations accept the Signer's public key (PK)
as well as an optional octet string representing an Interface
identifier (api_id).
*Note* Some of the utility functions used by the core operations of
this section could fail (ABORT). In that case, the calling operation
MUST also immediately abort.
3.6.1. CoreSign
This operation computes a deterministic signature from a secret key
(SK), a set of generators (points of G1) and optionally a header and
a vector of messages.
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signature = CoreSign(SK, PK, generators, header, messages, api_id)
Inputs:
 SK (REQUIRED), a secret key in the form outputted by the KeyGen
operation.
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by SkToPk
provided the above SK as input.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of pseudorandom points in G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty octet string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of scalars representing the messages.
If not supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
 P1, fixed point of G1, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 signature, a vector comprised of a point of G1 and a scalar.
Definitions:
1. hash_to_scalar_dst, an octet string representing the domain
separation tag: api_id  "H2S_" where "H2S_" is
an ASCII string comprised of 4 bytes.
Deserialization:
1. L = length(messages)
2. if length(generators) != L + 1, return INVALID
3. (msg_1, ..., msg_L) = messages
4. (Q_1, H_1, ..., H_L) = generators
Procedure:
1. domain = calculate_domain(PK, generators, header, api_id)
2. e = hash_to_scalar(serialize((SK, msg_1, ..., msg_L, domain)),
hash_to_scalar_dst)
3. B = P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_1 * msg_1 + ... + H_L * msg_L
4. A = B * (1 / (SK + e))
5. return signature_to_octets((A, e))
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*Note* When computing step 4 of the above procedure there is an
extremely small probability (around 2^(r)) that the condition (SK +
e) = 0 mod r will be met. How implementations evaluate the inverse
of the scalar value 0 may vary, with some returning an error and
others returning 0 as a result. If the returned value from the
inverse operation 1/(SK + e) does evaluate to 0 the value of A will
equal Identity_G1 thus an invalid signature. Implementations MAY
elect to check (SK + e) = 0 mod r prior to step 9, and or A !=
Identity_G1 after step 9 to prevent the production of invalid
signatures.
3.6.2. CoreVerify
This operation checks that a signature is valid for a given set of
generators, header and vector of messages, against a supplied public
key (PK). The set of messages MUST be supplied in this operation in
the same order they were supplied to CoreSign (Section 3.6.1) when
creating the signature.
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result = CoreVerify(PK, signature, generators, header, messages, api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 signature (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
Sign operation.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of pseudorandom points in G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty octet string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of scalars representing the messages.
If not supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
 P1, fixed point of G1, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 result, either VALID or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. signature_result = octets_to_signature(signature)
2. if signature_result is INVALID, return INVALID
3. (A, e) = signature_result
4. W = octets_to_pubkey(PK)
5. if W is INVALID, return INVALID
6. L = length(messages)
7. if length(generators) != L + 1, return INVALID
8. (msg_1, ..., msg_L) = messages
9. (Q_1, H_1, ..., H_L) = generators
Procedure:
1. domain = calculate_domain(PK, generators, header, api_id)
2. B = P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_1 * msg_1 + ... + H_L * msg_L
3. if h(A, W + BP2 * e) * h(B, BP2) != Identity_GT, return INVALID
4. return VALID
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3.6.3. CoreProofGen
This operation computes a zeroknowledge proofofknowledge of a
signature, while optionally selectively disclosing from the original
set of signed messages. The Prover may also supply a presentation
header (ph). See Section 3.3.6 for more details. Validating the
resulting proof (using the CoreProofVerify algorithm defined in
Section 3.6.4), guarantees the integrity and authenticity of the
revealed messages, as well as the possession of a valid signature
(for the public key PK) by the Prover. See Appendix E for a high
level explanation on the innerworkings of the algorithm.
The CoreProofGen operation will accept that signature as an input.
It is RECOMMENDED to validate that signature, using the inputted
public key PK and generators set, against the supplied messages and
header, with the CoreVerify operation defined in Section 3.6.2.
The messages supplied in this operation MUST be in the same order as
when supplied to CoreSign (Section 3.6.1). To specify which of those
messages will be disclosed, the Prover can supply the list of indexes
(disclosed_indexes) that the disclosed messages have in the array of
signed messages. Each element in disclosed_indexes MUST be a non
negative integer, in the range from 0 to length(messages)  1.
The operation works by first calculating a set of random scalars
using the calculate_random_scalars operation defined in
Section 4.2.1, utilized to blind the signature and the undisclosed
messages (see Section 6.7 for considerations and requirements on
random scalars generation). It then initializes the proof using the
ProofInit subroutine defined in Section 3.7.1. The result will be
passed to the challenge calculation operation
(ProofChallengeCalculate, defined in Section 3.7.4). The outputted
challenge, together with the initialization result, will be used by
the ProofFinalize subroutine defined in Section 3.7.2, which will
return the proof value.
proof = CoreProofGen(PK, signature, generators, header, ph, messages,
disclosed_indexes, api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 signature (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
Sign operation.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of pseudorandom points in G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing context and application
specific information. If not supplied, it defaults
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to the empty octet string ("").
 ph (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing the presentation header. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty octet
string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of scalars representing the messages.
If not supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of nonnegative integers in
ascending order. Indexes of disclosed
messages. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Outputs:
 proof, an octet string; or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. signature_result = octets_to_signature(signature)
2. if signature_result is INVALID, return INVALID
3. (A, e) = signature_result
4. L = length(messages)
5. R = length(disclosed_indexes)
6. if R > L, return INVALID
7. U = L  R
8. for i in disclosed_indexes, if i < 0 or i > L  1, return INVALID
9. undisclosed_indexes = (0, 1, ..., L  1) \ disclosed_indexes
10. (i1, ..., iR) = disclosed_indexes
11. (j1, ..., jU) = undisclosed_indexes
12. disclosed_messages = (messages[i1], ..., messages[iR])
13. undisclosed_messages = (messages[j1], ..., messages[jU])
Procedure:
1. random_scalars = calculate_random_scalars(5+U)
2. init_res = ProofInit(PK,
signature_result,
generators,
random_scalars,
header,
messages,
undisclosed_indexes,
api_id)
3. if init_res is INVALID, return INVALID
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4. challenge = ProofChallengeCalculate(init_res, disclosed_indexes,
disclosed_messages, ph)
5. if challenge is INVALID, return INVALID
6. proof = ProofFinalize(init_res, challenge, e, random_scalars,
undisclosed_messages)
7. return proof
3.6.4. CoreProofVerify
This operation checks that a proof is valid for a header, vector of
disclosed messages (disclosed_messages) along side their index
corresponding to their original position when signed
(disclosed_indexes) and presentation header (ph) against a public key
(PK).
The inputted disclosed messages (disclosed_messages) MUST be supplied
to this operation in the same order as they had as part of the
messages input of the CoreSign operation defined in Section 3.6.1.
Similarly, the indexes of the disclosed messages (disclosed_indexes)
MUST be the same and in the same order as the disclosed_indexes input
of CoreProofGen (Section 3.6.3). Failure to comply with these
requirements will result to the proof verification procedure
returning INVALID.
The operation works by first initializing the proof verification
procedure using the ProofVerifyInit subroutine defined in
Section 3.7.3. The result will be inputted to the challenge
calculation operation (ProofChallengeCalculate, defined in
Section 3.7.4). The resulting challenge and the two first components
of the received proof (points of G1) will be checked for correctness
(steps 5 and 6 in the following procedure), to verify the proof.
result = CoreProofVerify(PK, proof, generators, header, ph,
disclosed_messages, disclosed_indexes, api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 proof (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the
ProofGen operation.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of pseudorandom points in G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), an optional octet string containing context and
application specific information. If not supplied,
it defaults to the empty octet string ("").
 ph (OPTIONAL), an octet string containing the presentation header. If
not supplied, it defaults to the empty octet
string ("").
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 disclosed_messages (OPTIONAL), a vector of scalars representing the
messages. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of nonnegative integers in
ascending order. Indexes of disclosed
messages. If not supplied, it defaults
to the empty array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
 P1, fixed point of G1, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 result, either VALID or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. proof_result = octets_to_proof(proof)
2. if proof_result is INVALID, return INVALID
3. (Abar, Bbar, D, e^, r1^, r3^, commitments, cp) = proof_result
4. W = octets_to_pubkey(PK)
5. if W is INVALID, return INVALID
Procedure:
1. init_res = ProofVerifyInit(PK, proof_result, generators, header,
messages, disclosed_indexes, api_id)
2. if init_res is INVALID, return INVALID
3. challenge = ProofChallengeCalculate(init_res, disclosed_indexes,
messages, ph, api_id)
4. if challenge is INVALID, return INVALID
5. if cp != challenge, return INVALID
6. if h(Abar, W) * h(Bbar, BP2) != Identity_GT, return INVALID
7. return VALID
3.7. Proof Protocol Subroutines
This section describes the subroutines used by the CoreProofGen
(Section 3.6.3) and CoreProofVerify (Section 3.6.4) operations. See
Appendix E, for a highlevel intuitive overview of the procedure used
to generate and verify a BBS proof.
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3.7.1. Proof Initialization
This operation initializes the proof and returns one of the inputs
passed to the challenge calculation operation (i.e.,
ProofChallengeCalculate, Section 3.7.4), during the CoreProofGen
operation defined in Section 3.6.3.
The inputted messages MUST be supplied to this operation in the same
order they had when inputted to the CoreSign operation
(Section 3.6.1).
The defined procedure needs the messages the Prover decided to not
disclose. For this purpose, along the list of signed messages, the
operation also accepts a set of integers in the range from 0 to
length(messages)  1 (inclusive) in ascending order, representing the
indexes of the undisclosed messages (undisclosed_indexes). To blind
the inputted signature and the undisclosed messages, the operation
will also accept a set of uniformly random scalars (random_scalars).
This set must have exactly 5 more items than the list of undisclosed
indexes (i.e., it must hold that length(random_scalars) =
length(undisclosed_indexes) + 5).
This operation makes use of the calculate_domain function defined in
Section 4.2.3.
init_res = ProofInit(PK, signature, generators, random_scalars,
header, messages, undisclosed_indexes, api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 signature (REQUIRED), vector representing a BBS signature, consisting
of a point of G1 and a scalar, in that order.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of points in G1.
 random_scalars (REQUIRED), vector of scalar values.
 header (OPTIONAL), octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
 messages (OPTIONAL), vector of scalar values. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
 undisclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of nonnegative integers in
ascending order. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
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 P1, fixed point of G1, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 init_res, vector consisting of 5 points of G1 and a scalar, in that
order; or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. (A, e) = signature
2. L = length(messages)
3. U = length(undisclosed_indexes)
4. (j1, ..., jU) = undisclosed_indexes
5. if length(random_scalars) != U + 5, return INVALID
6. (r1, r2, e~, r1~, r3~, m~_j1, ..., m~_jU) = random_scalars
7. (msg_1, ..., msg_L) = messages
8. if length(generators) != L + 1, return INVALID
9. (Q_1, MsgGenerators) = generators
10. (H_1, ..., H_L) = MsgGenerators
11. (H_j1, ..., H_jU) = (MsgGenerators[j1], ..., MsgGenerators[jU])
ABORT if:
1. for i in undisclosed_indexes, i < 0 or i > L  1
2. U > L
Procedure:
1. domain = calculate_domain(PK, Q_1, (H_1, ..., H_L), header, api_id)
2. B = P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_1 * msg_1 + ... + H_L * msg_L
3. D = B * r2
4. Abar = A * (r1 * r2)
5. Bbar = D * r1  Abar * e
6. T1 = Abar * e~ + D * r1~
7. T2 = D * r3~ + H_j1 * m~_j1 + ... + H_jU * m~_jU
8. return (Abar, Bbar, D, T1, T2, domain)
3.7.2. Proof Finalization
This operation finalizes the proof calculation during the
CoreProofGen operation defined in Section 3.6.3 and returns the
serialized proof value.
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As inputs, this operation accepts the proof initialization result as
returned by the ProofInit operation defined in Section 3.7.1
(init_res) as well as a scalar value representing the proof's
challenge as calculated by the ProofChallengeCalculate operation
defined in Section 3.7.4. It also requires the scalar part of the
BBS signature (e_value), the random scalars used to generate the
proof (random_scalars, as inputted to the ProofInit operation) and a
set of scalars, representing the messages the Prover decided to not
disclose (undisclosed_messages). Those messages MUST be supplied to
this operation in the same order as they had as part of the messages
input of the CoreSign operation (Section 3.6.1).
This operation makes use of the proof_to_octets function defined in
Section 4.2.4.4.
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proof = ProofFinalize(init_res, challenge, e_value, random_scalars,
undisclosed_messages)
Inputs:
 init_res (REQUIRED), vector representing the value returned after
initializing the proof generation or verification
operations, consisting of 5 points of G1 and a
scalar value, in that order.
 challenge (REQUIRED), scalar value.
 e_value (REQUIRED), scalar value.
 random_scalars (REQUIRED), vector of scalar values.
 undisclosed_messages (OPTIONAL), vector of scalar values. If not
supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
Outputs:
 proof, an octet string; or INVALID.
Deserialization:
1. U = length(undisclosed_messages)
2. if length(random_scalars) != U + 5, return INVALID
3. (r1, r2, e~, r1~, r3~, m~_j1, ..., m~_jU) = random_scalars
4. (undisclosed_1, ..., undisclosed_U) = undisclosed_messages
5. (Abar, Bbar, D) = (init_res[0], init_res[1], init_res[2])
Procedure:
1. r3 = r2^1 (mod r)
2. e^ = e~ + e_value * challenge
3. r1^ = r1~  r1 * challenge
4. r3^ = r3~  r3 * challenge
5. for j in (1, ..., U): m^_j = m~_j + undisclosed_j * challenge (mod r)
6. proof = (Abar, Bbar, D, e^, r1^, r3^, (m^_j1, ..., m^_jU), challenge)
7. return proof_to_octets(proof)
3.7.3. Proof Verification Initialization
This operation initializes the proof verification operation and
returns part of the input that will be passed to the challenge
calculation operation (i.e., ProofChallengeCalculate, Section 3.7.4),
during the CoreProofVerify operation defined in Section 3.6.4.
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Note that, the scalars representing the disclosed messages
(disclosed_messages) MUST be supplied to this operation in the same
order as they had as part of the messages input of the CoreSign
operation defined in Section 3.6.1 (otherwise, proof verification
will fail). Similarly, the indexes of the disclosed messages in the
set of signed messages MUST be supplied to this operation as a set of
integers in accenting order (disclosed_indexes).
This operation makes use of the calculate_domain function defined in
Section 4.2.3.
init_res = ProofVerifyInit(PK,
proof,
generators,
header,
disclosed_messages,
disclosed_indexes,
api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted by the SkToPk
operation.
 proof (REQUIRED), vector representing a BBS proof, consisting of 3
points of G1, 3 scalars, another nested but possibly
empty vector of scalars and another scalar, in that
order.
 generators (REQUIRED), vector of points in G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
 disclosed_messages (OPTIONAL), vector of scalar values. If not
supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (OPTIONAL), vector of nonnegative integers in
ascending order. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
 P1, fixed point of G1, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 init_res, vector consisting of 3 points of G1 and a scalar, in that
order.
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Deserialization:
1. (Abar, Bbar, D, e^, r1^, r3^, commitments, c) = proof
2. U = length(commitments)
3. R = length(disclosed_indexes)
4. L = R + U
5. (i1, ..., iR) = disclosed_indexes
6. for i in disclosed_indexes, if i < 0 or i > L  1, return INVALID
7. (j1, ..., jU) = (0, 1, ..., L  1) \ disclosed_indexes
8. if length(disclosed_messages) != R, return INVALID
9. (msg_i1, ..., msg_iR) = disclosed_messages
10. (m^_j1, ...., m^_jU) = commitments
11. if length(generators) != L + 1, return INVALID
12. (Q_1, MsgGenerators) = generators
13. (H_1, ..., H_L) = MsgGenerators
14. (H_i1, ..., H_iR) = (MsgGenerators[i1], ..., MsgGenerators[iR])
15. (H_j1, ..., H_jU) = (MsgGenerators[j1], ..., MsgGenerators[jU])
Procedure:
1. domain = calculate_domain(PK, Q_1, (H_1, ..., H_L), header, api_id)
2. T1 = Bbar * c + Abar * e^ + D * r1^
3. Bv = P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_i1 * msg_i1 + ... + H_iR * msg_iR
4. T2 = Bv * c + D * r3^ + H_j1 * m^_j1 + ... + H_jU * m^_jU
5. return (Abar, Bbar, D, T1, T2, domain)
3.7.4. Challenge Calculation
This operation calculates the challenge scalar value, used during the
CoreProofGen (Section 3.6.3) and CoreProofVerify (Section 3.6.4), as
part of the FiatShamir heuristic, for making the proof protocol non
interactive (in a interactive setting, the challenge would be a
random value supplied by the Verifier).
As inputs, this operation will accept the proof generation or
verification initialization result, as outputted by the ProofInit
(Section 3.7.1) or ProofVerifyInit (Section 3.7.3) operations
(init_res). It will additionally accept the set of scalars
representing the messages the Prover disclosed (disclosed_messages)
as well as the list of indexes those messages had in the vector of
signed messages (disclosed_indexes), together with the presentation
header (ph).
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At a high level, the challenge will be calculated as the digest
(using hash_to_scalar defined in Section 4.2.2, to map it to a scalar
value) of the following values:
* The total number of disclosed messages R.
* Each index in the disclosed_indexes list, followed by the
corresponding disclosed message (i.e., if disclosed_indexes = [i1,
i2] and disclosed_messages = [msg_i1, msg_i2], the input to the
challenge digest, after R, will include i1  msg_i1  i2 
msg_i2).
* The points Abar, Bbar, D, T1, T2 and the domain scalar, calculated
during the proof initialization phase of CoreProofGen (see
Section 3.6.3).
* The inputted presentation header (ph) values.
This operation makes use of the serialize function, defined in
Section 4.2.4.1.
challenge = ProofChallengeCalculate(init_res, disclosed_messages,
disclosed_indexes, ph, api_id)
Inputs:
 init_res (REQUIRED), vector representing the value returned after
initializing the proof generation or verification
operations, consisting of 5 points of G1 and a
scalar value, in that order.
 disclosed_messages (OPTIONAL), vector of scalar values. If not
supplied, it defaults to the empty
array ("()").
 disclosed_indexes (REQUIRED), vector of nonnegative integers in
ascending order. If not supplied, it
defaults to the empty array ("()").
 ph (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied, it must default to
the empty octet string ("").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Outputs:
 challenge, a scalar.
Definitions:
1. hash_to_scalar_dst, an octet string representing the domain
separation tag: api_id  "H2S_" where "H2S_" is
an ASCII string comprised of 4 bytes.
Deserialization:
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1. R = length(disclosed_indexes)
2. (i1, ..., iR) = disclosed_indexes
3. if length(disclosed_messages) != R, return INVALID
3. (msg_i1, ..., msg_iR) = disclosed_messages
4. (Abar, Bbar, D, T1, T2, domain) = init_res
ABORT if:
1. R > 2^64  1
2. length(ph) > 2^64  1
Procedure:
1. c_arr = (R, i1, msg_i1, i2, msg_i2, ..., iR, msg_iR, Abar, Bbar,
D, T1, T2, domain)
2. c_octs = serialize(c_arr)  I2OSP(length(ph), 8)  ph
3. return hash_to_scalar(c_octs, hash_to_scalar_dst)
*Note*: If the presentation header (ph) is not supplied in
ProofChallengeCalculate, 8 bytes representing a length of 0 (i.e.,
0x0000000000000000), must still be appended after the
serialize(c_arr) value, during the concatenation step of the above
procedure (step 2).
3.8. Defining New Interfaces
This document defines a BBS Interface to be a set of operations that
use the core functions defined in Section 3.6, to generate and
validate BBS signatures and proofs. These core operations require a
set of generators, and optionally, a set of scalars representing the
messages.
The Interface operations are tasked with creating the generators, as
well as mapping the received set of messages to a set of scalar
values. The created generators MUST follow the requirements listed
in Section 4.1.1.1. If a set of messages is supplied, the mapping to
scalars procedure MUST follow the requirements listed in
Section 4.1.2.1.
Each Interface MUST also define a unique identifier as a parameter,
called api_id. It is RECOMMENDED from the operations that create
generators and map messages to scalars, to also define a unique
identifiers (see Section 4.1). Assuming that CREATE_GENERATORS_ID is
the unique identifier of the operation that creates the generators
and MAP_TO_SCALAR_ID is the unique identifier of the operation that
maps the messages to scalars, the RECOMMENDED format for the api_id
is the following:
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ciphersuite_id  CREATE_GENERATORS_ID  MAP_TO_SCALAR_ID  ADD_INFO
Where ciphersuite_id is defined by the ciphersuite and the ADD_INFO
value is an optional octet string indicating any additional
information used to uniquely qualify the Interface. When ADD_INFO is
present, it MUST only contain ASCII encoded characters with codes
between 0x21 and 0x7e (inclusive) and MUST end with an underscore
(ASCII code: 0x5f), other than the last character the string MUST NOT
contain any other underscores (ASCII code: 0x5f). The api_id value,
MUST be used by all subroutines an Interface calls, to ensure proper
domain separation.
Interfaces are meant to make it easier to use BBS Signature as part
of other protocols with different requirements (for example,
different types of input messages or different ways to create the
generators), or to extend BBS Signatures with additional
functionality (for example, using blinded messages as in [CDL16]).
Documents defining new BBS Interfaces, other than adhering to the
requirements listed in this section, should also include a detailed
and peer reviewed analyses showcasing that, under reasonable
cryptographic assumptions, the documented scheme is secure under the
required security definitions and threat model of each protocol. In
other words, Interfaces must be treated like Ciphersuites
(Section 7), in the sense that applications should avoid creating
their own, proprietary Interfaces.
4. Utility Operations
This section defines utility operations that are used by either the
BBS Interface or the BBS Core Operations.
4.1. Interface Utilities
This section defines the create_generators and messages_to_scalars
operations that are used by the BBS Signatures Interface defined in
Section 3.5. It also defines requirements for alternative operations
that calculate generators and map messages to scalars.
It is RECOMMENDED that the create_generators and messages_to_scalars
operations define a unique identifier, called CREATE_GENERATORS_ID
and MAP_TO_SCALAR_ID respectively. Those identifiers will be used to
construct the Interface identifier (see Section 3.8).
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4.1.1. Generators Calculation
The create_generators procedure defines how to create a set of
randomly sampled points from the G1 subgroup, called the generators.
It makes use of the primitives defined in [RFC9380] (more
specifically of hash_to_curve and expand_message) to hash a seed to a
set of generators. Those primitives are implicitly defined by the
ciphersuite, through the choice of a hashtocurve suite (see the
hash_to_curve_suite parameter in Section 7.1).
Since create_generators generates constant points, as an
optimization, implementations MAY cache its result for a specific
count (which can be arbitrarily large, depending on the application).
Care must be taken, to guarantee that the generators will be fetched
from the cache in the same order they had when they where created
(i.e., an application should not sort or in any way rearrange the
cached generators).
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generators = create_generators(count, api_id)
Inputs:
 count (REQUIRED), unsigned integer. Number of generators to create.
 api_id (OPTIONAL), octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Parameters:
 hash_to_curve_g1, the hash_to_curve operation for the G1 subgroup,
defined by the suite specified by the
hash_to_curve_suite parameter of the ciphersuite.
 expand_message, the expand_message operation defined by the suite
specified by the hash_to_curve_suite parameter of the
ciphersuite.
 expand_len, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 generators, an array of generators.
Definitions:
1. seed_dst, an octet string representing the domain separation tag:
api_id  "SIG_GENERATOR_SEED_" where "SIG_GENERATOR_SEED_"
is an ASCII string comprised of 19 bytes.
2. generator_dst, an octet string representing the domain separation
tag: api_id  "SIG_GENERATOR_DST_", where
"SIG_GENERATOR_DST_" is an ASCII string comprised of
18 bytes.
3. generator_seed, an octet string representing the domain separation
tag: api_id  "MESSAGE_GENERATOR_SEED", where
"MESSAGE_GENERATOR_SEED" is an ASCII string comprised
of 22 bytes.
ABORT if:
1. count > 2^64  1
Procedure:
1. v = expand_message(generator_seed, seed_dst, expand_len)
2. for i in (1, 2, ..., count):
3. v = expand_message(v  I2OSP(i, 8), seed_dst, expand_len)
4. generator_i = hash_to_curve_g1(v, generator_dst)
5. return (generator_1, ..., generator_count)
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The value of v MAY also be cached in order to efficiently extend an
existing list of cached generator points.
The CREATE_GENERATORS_ID of the above operation is define as,
CREATE_GENERATORS_ID = "H2G_"
4.1.1.1. Defining new Generators
When defining a new create_generators procedure, the most important
property is that the points are pseudorandomly chosen from the G1
group, with no known relationship to each other, given reasonable
assumptions and cryptographic primitives. More specifically, the
required properties are
* The generators should be indistinguishable from uniformly radom
points of G1 (even given the knowledge of the system's public
parameters, like the generator_seed value in Section 4.1.1). This
means that given only the points H_1, ..., H_i it should be
infeasible to guess H_(i+1) (or any H_j with j > i), for any i.
This also means that it should be infeasible to represent any of
the generators as multiexponentiation product (i.e., of the form
H_i1 * a_1 + H_i2 * a_2 + ... + H_in * a_n) of any of the other
generators.
* The returned points must be unique with very high probability,
that would not lessen the targeted security level of the
ciphersuite. Specifically, for a security level k, the
probability of a collision should be at most 1/2^k.
* The returned points must be different from the Identity point of
G1 as well as the constant point P1 defined by the ciphersuite.
Every operation that is used to return generator points for use with
the core BBS operations (Section 3.6), MUST return points that
conform to the aforementioned rules. Such operation must also follow
the rules outlined bellow,
* It MUST be deterministic and constant time for a specific number
of generators.
* It MUST use proper domain separation for both the
create_generators procedure, as well as all of the internally
called procedures.
4.1.2. Messages to Scalars
The messages_to_scalars operation is used to map a list of messages
to their respective scalar values, which are required by the core BBS
operations defined in Section 3.6.
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msg_scalar = messages_to_scalars(messages, api_id)
Inputs:
 messages (REQUIRED), a vector of octet strings.
 api_id (OPTIONAL), octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Outputs:
 msg_scalars, a list of scalars.
Definitions:
1. map_dst, an octet string representing the domain separation tag:
api_id  "MAP_MSG_TO_SCALAR_AS_HASH_" where
"MAP_MSG_TO_SCALAR_AS_HASH_" is an ASCII string comprised of
26 bytes.
ABORT if:
1. length(messages) > 2^64  1
Procedure:
1. L = length(messages)
2. for i in (1, ..., L):
3. msg_scalar_i = hash_to_scalar(messages[i], map_dst)
4. return (msg_scalar_1, ..., msg_scalar_L)
The MAP_TO_SCALAR_ID of the above operation is defines as,
MAP_TO_SCALAR_ID = "HM2S_"
4.1.2.1. Define a new Map to Scalar
The most important property that a new operation that will map a set
of messages to a set of scalars must have, is that each message
should be mapped to a scalar independently from all the other
messages. More specifically, the following MUST hold,
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For every set of messages and every message msg',
let messages' be the list of messages with msg' appended at the end and
C1 = messages_to_scalars(messages').
Let also msg_prime_scalar = messages_to_scalars((msg')),
and C2 = messages_to_scalars(messages).
If we append msg_prime_scalar at the end of C2, it must always hold that
C1 == C2.
Note that the above property ensures that if a message is mapped to a
scalar on its own or as part of a set of messages, it will not affect
the resulting scalar value.
Additionally, the new operation MUST conform to the following
requirements:
* The returned scalars MUST be independent. More specifically,
knowledge of any subset of the returned scalars MUST NOT reveal
any information about the scalars not in that subset.
* Unique inputs MUST result in unique outputs.
* If the inputted vector of messages does not include any
duplicates, the outputted scalars MUST NOT include any duplicates
either.
* It MUST be deterministic and constant time on the length of the
inputted vector of messages.
4.2. Core Utilities
This section defines utility procedures that are used by the Core
operations defined in Section 3.6.
4.2.1. Random Scalars
This operation returns the requested number of pseudorandom scalars,
using the get_random operation (see Section 3.1). The operation
makes multiple calls to get_random. It is REQUIRED that each call
will be independent from each other, as to ensure independence of the
returned pseudorandom scalars.
*Note*: The security of the proof generation algorithm (ProofGen
defined in Section 3.5.3) is highly dependant on the quality of the
get_random function. Care must be taken to ensure that a
cryptographically secure pseudorandom generator is chosen, and that
its outputs are not leaked to an adversary. See also Section 6.7 for
more details and guidance.
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random_scalars = calculate_random_scalars(count)
Inputs:
 count (REQUIRED), non negative integer. The number of pseudo random
scalars to return.
Parameters:
 get_random, a pseudo random function with extendable output, returning
uniformly distributed pseudo random bytes.
 expand_len, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 random_scalars, a list of pseudo random scalars,
Procedure:
1. for i in (1, 2, ..., count):
2. r_i = OS2IP(get_random(expand_len)) mod r
3. return (r_1, r_2, ..., r_count)
4.2.2. Hash to Scalar
This operation describes how to hash an arbitrary octet string to a
scalar value in the multiplicative group of integers mod r (i.e.,
values in the range from 1 to r  1). This procedure acts as a
helper function, used internally in various places within the
operations described in the spec.
The operation takes as input an octet string representing the octet
string to hash (msg) and a domain separation tag (dst). The length
of the dst MUST be less than 255 octets. See section 5.3.3 of
[RFC9380] for guidance on using larger dst values.
*Note* This operation makes use of expand_message defined in
[RFC9380]. The operation expand_message may fail (abort). In that
case, hash_to_scalar MUST also ABORT.
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hashed_scalar = hash_to_scalar(msg_octets, dst)
Inputs:
 msg_octets (REQUIRED), an octet string. The message to be hashed.
 dst (REQUIRED), an octet string representing a domain separation tag.
Parameters:
 hash_to_curve_suite, the hash to curve suite id defined by the
ciphersuite.
 expand_message, the expand_message operation defined by the suite
specified by the hash_to_curve_suite parameter.
 expand_len, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 hashed_scalar, a scalar.
ABORT if:
 length(dst) > 255
Procedure:
1. uniform_bytes = expand_message(msg_octets, dst, expand_len)
2. return OS2IP(uniform_bytes) mod r
4.2.3. Domain Calculation
This operation calculates the domain value, a scalar representing the
distillation of all essential contextual information for a signature.
The same domain value must be calculated by all parties (the Signer,
the Prover and the Verifier) for both the signature and proofs to be
validated.
The input to the domain value includes the header value chosen by the
Signer to encode any information that is required to be revealed by
the Prover (such as an expiration date, or an identifier for the
target audience). This is in contrast to the signed message values,
which may be withheld during a proof.
When a signature is calculated, the domain value is combined with a
specific generator point (Q_1, see CoreSign defined in Section 3.6.1)
to protect the integrity of the public parameters and the header.
This operation makes use of the serialize function, defined in
Section 4.2.4.1.
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domain = calculate_domain(PK, Q_1, H_Points, header, api_id)
Inputs:
 PK (REQUIRED), an octet string, representing the public key of the
Signer of the form outputted by the SkToPk operation.
 Q_1 (REQUIRED), point of G1 (the first point returned from
create_generators).
 H_Points (REQUIRED), array of points of G1.
 header (OPTIONAL), an octet string. If not supplied, it must default
to the empty octet string ("").
 api_id (OPTIONAL), octet string. If not supplied it defaults to the
empty octet string ("").
Outputs:
 domain, a scalar.
Definitions:
1. hash_to_scalar_dst, an octet string representing the domain
separation tag: api_id  "H2S_" where "H2S_" is
an ASCII string comprised of 4 bytes.
Deserialization:
1. L = length(H_Points)
2. (H_1, ..., H_L) = H_Points
ABORT if:
1. length(header) > 2^64  1 or L > 2^64  1
Procedure:
1. dom_array = (L, Q_1, H_1, ..., H_L)
2. dom_octs = serialize(dom_array)  api_id
3. dom_input = PK  dom_octs  I2OSP(length(header), 8)  header
4. return hash_to_scalar(dom_input, hash_to_scalar_dst)
*Note*: If the header is not supplied in calculate_domain, it
defaults to the empty octet string (""). This means that in the
concatenation step of the above procedure (step 3), 8 bytes
representing a length of 0 (i.e., 0x0000000000000000), will still
need to be appended at the end, even though a header value is not
provided.
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4.2.4. Serialization
4.2.4.1. Serialize
This operation describes how to transform multiple elements of
different types (i.e., elements that are not already in a octet
string format) to a single octet string (see Section 3.3.5). The
inputted elements can be points, scalars (see Section 1.1) or
integers between 0 and 2^641. The resulting octet string will then
either be used as an input to a hash function (i.e., in CoreSign
Section 3.6.1, CoreProofGen Section 3.6.3 etc.), or to serialize a
signature or proof (see signature_to_octets Section 4.2.4.2 and
proof_to_octets Section 4.2.4.4).
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octets_result = serialize(input_array)
Inputs:
 input_array (REQUIRED), an array of elements to be serialized. Each
element must be either a point of G1 or G2, a
scalar, an ASCII string or an integer value
between 0 and 2^64  1.
Parameters:
 octet_scalar_length, nonnegative integer. The length of a scalar
octet representation, defined by the ciphersuite.
 r, the prime order of the subgroups G1 and G2, defined by the
ciphersuite.
 point_to_octets_E*, operations that serialize a point of E1 or E2 to
an octet string of fixed length, defined by the
ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 octets_result, a scalar value or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. let octets_result be an empty octet string.
2. for el in input_array:
3. if el is a point of G1: el_octs = point_to_octets_E1(el)
4. else if el is a point of G2: el_octs = point_to_octets_E2(el)
5. else if el is a scalar: el_octs = I2OSP(el, octet_scalar_length)
6. else if el is an integer between 0 and 2^64  1:
7. el_octs = I2OSP(el, 8)
8. else: return INVALID
9. octets_result = octets_result  el_octs
10. return octets_result
4.2.4.2. Signature to Octets
This operation describes how to encode a signature to an octet
string.
_Note_ this operation deliberately does not perform the relevant
checks on the inputs A and e because its assumed these are done prior
to its invocation, e.g., as is the case with the CoreSign
Section 3.6.1 operation.
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signature_octets = signature_to_octets(signature)
Inputs:
 signature (REQUIRED), a valid signature, in the form (A, e), where
A is a point in G1 and e is a nonzero
scalar mod r.
Outputs:
 signature_octets, an octet string or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. (A, e) = signature
2. return serialize((A, e))
4.2.4.3. Octets to Signature
This operation describes how to decode an octet string, validate it
and return the underlying components that make up the signature.
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signature = octets_to_signature(signature_octets)
Inputs:
 signature_octets (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form output from
signature_to_octets operation.
Parameters:
 octets_to_point_E1, operations that deserializes an octet string to a
a point of the elliptic curve E1, or INVALID,
defined by the ciphersuite.
 subgroup_check_G1, operation that on input a point P returns VALID if
P is a valid point of the G1 subgroup, otherwise it
returns INVALID (see (#notation)).
Outputs:
signature, a signature in the form (A, e), where A is a point in G1
and e is a nonzero scalar mod r; or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. expected_len = octet_point_length + octet_scalar_length
2. if length(signature_octets) != expected_len, return INVALID
3. A_octets = signature_octets[0..(octet_point_length  1)]
4. A = octets_to_point_E1(A_octets)
5. if A is INVALID, return INVALID
6. if A == Identity_G1, return INVALID
7. if subgroup_check_G1(A) returns INVALID, return INVALID
8. index = octet_point_length
9. end_index = index + octet_scalar_length  1
10. e = OS2IP(signature_octets[index..end_index])
11. if e = 0 or e >= r, return INVALID
12. return (A, e)
4.2.4.4. Proof to Octets
This operation describes how to encode as an octet string, a proof as
computed by CoreProofGen in Section 3.6.3 (or, more precisely, by
step 5 of the ProofFinalize operation defined in Section 3.7.2).
The inputted proof value must consist of the following components, in
that order:
1. Three (3) valid points of the G1 subgroup, different from the
identity point of G1 (i.e., Abar, Bbar, D, in ProofGen)
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2. Three (3) integers representing scalars in the range of 1 to r 
1 inclusive (i.e., e^, r1^, r3^, in ProofGen).
3. A number of integers representing scalars in the range of 1 to r
 1 inclusive, corresponding to the undisclosed from the proof
messages (i.e., m^_j1, ..., m^_jU, in ProofGen, where U the
number of undisclosed messages).
4. One (1) integer representing a scalar in the range 1 to r1
inclusive (i.e., c in ProofGen).
proof_octets = proof_to_octets(proof)
Inputs:
 proof (REQUIRED), a BBS proof in the form calculated by ProofGen in
step 27 (see above).
Outputs:
 proof_octets, an octet string or INVALID.
Procedure:
1. (Abar, Bbar, D, e^, r1^, r3^, (m^_1, ..., m^_U), c) = proof
2. return serialize((Abar, Bbar, D, e^, r1^, r3^, m^_1, ..., m^_U, c))
4.2.4.5. Octets to Proof
This operation describes how to decode an octet string representing a
proof, validate it and return the underlying components that make up
the proof value.
The proof value outputted by this operation consists of the following
components, in that order:
1. Three (3) valid points of the G1 subgroup, each of which must not
equal the identity point.
2. Three (3) integers representing scalars in the range of 1 to r 
1 inclusive.
3. A set of integers representing scalars in the range of 1 to r  1
inclusive, corresponding to the undisclosed from the proof
message commitments. This set can be empty (i.e., "()").
4. One (1) integer representing a scalar in the range of 1 to r  1
inclusive, corresponding to the proof's challenge (c).
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proof = octets_to_proof(proof_octets)
Inputs:
 proof_octets (REQUIRED), an octet string of the form outputted from
the proof_to_octets operation.
Parameters:
 r, nonnegative integer. The prime order of the G1 and G2 groups,
defined by the ciphersuite.
 octet_scalar_length, nonnegative integer. The length of a scalar
octet representation, defined by the ciphersuite.
 octet_point_length, nonnegative integer. The length of a point in G1
octet representation, defined by the ciphersuite.
 subgroup_check_G1, operation that on input a point P returns VALID if
P is a valid point of the G1 subgroup, otherwise it
returns INVALID (see (#notation)).
Outputs:
 proof, a proof value in the form described above or INVALID
Procedure:
1. proof_len_floor = 3 * octet_point_length + 4 * octet_scalar_length
2. if length(proof_octets) < proof_len_floor, return INVALID
// Points (i.e., (Abar, Bbar, D) in ProofGen) deserialization.
3. index = 0
4. for i in (0, 1):
5. end_index = index + octet_point_length  1
6. A_i = octets_to_point_E1(proof_octets[index..end_index])
7. if A_i is INVALID or Identity_G1, return INVALID
8. if subgroup_check_G1(A_i) returns INVALID, return INVALID
9. index += octet_point_length
// Scalars (i.e., (e^, r1^, r3^, m^_j1, ..., m^_jU, c) in
// ProofGen) deserialization.
10. j = 0
11. while index < length(proof_octets):
12. end_index = index + octet_scalar_length  1
13. s_j = OS2IP(proof_octets[index..end_index])
14. if s_j = 0 or if s_j >= r, return INVALID
15. index += octet_scalar_length
16. j += 1
17. if index != length(proof_octets), return INVALID
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18. msg_commitments = ()
19. if j > 4, set msg_commitments = (s_3, ..., s_(j2))
20. return (A_0, A_1, A_2, s_0, s_1, s_2, msg_commitments, s_(j1))
4.2.4.6. Octets to Public Key
This operation describes how to decode an octet string representing a
public key, validates it and returns the corresponding point in G2.
Steps 2 to 5 check if the public key is valid. As an optimization,
implementations MAY cache the result of those steps, to avoid
unnecessarily repeating validation for known public keys.
W = octets_to_pubkey(PK)
Inputs:
 PK, an octet string. A public key in the form outputted by the SkToPK
operation
Parameters:
 subgroup_check_G2, operation that on input a point P returns VALID if
P is a valid point of the G2 subgroup, otherwise it
returns INVALID (see (#notation)).
Outputs:
 W, a valid point in G2 or INVALID
Procedure:
1. W = octets_to_point_E2(PK)
2. if W is INVALID, return INVALID
3. if subgroup_check_G2(W) is INVALID, return INVALID
4. if W == Identity_G2, return INVALID
5. return W
5. Privacy Considerations
This section will go through threats to the Prover's privacy. Note
that a BBS proof is unlinkable against both the Verifiers and the
Signer, as well as multiple Verifiers colluding with each other and
Verifiers colluding with the Signer. The following sections will
describe possible threats, resulting from side channel information or
identifying disclosed messages, that could compromise the
unlinkability property of the BBS proof. Such threats, if exploited,
could lead to correlation of the Prover's interactions with different
Verifiers, resulting to fingerprinting attacks on the Prover's
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activity.
Note that, the following sections describe ways to minimize possible
identifying information revealed during a BBS proof presentation. To
minimize the privacy threats of an entire system, other protections
may also need to be employed, for example, using an IP hiding proxy
network like TOR ([DMS04]).
5.1. Total Number and Index of Signed Messages
When a Prover presents a BBS proof to a Verifier, other than the
messages they decide to disclose, there are two additional pieces of
information that will be revealed. First, the total number of signed
messages, which can be inferred from the size of the BBS proof and
the length of the disclosed messages list. Second, the indexes that
the disclosed messages had in the list of signed messages (see
Section 3.5.3). This information, if unique to each Prover, could be
employed to correlate multiple proof presentations together. As a
result, the Signer should not sign lists of messages with unique
lengths or unique indexing. For this reason, it is RECOMMENDED that
signed lists of messages are padded to a common length (using either
random, or an unused by the application message, like 0 or 1). It is
also RECOMMENDED that a constant ordering of messages will be
preserved when possible. For example, if an application creates
signatures for the messages [, ,
], then those messages should always be signed in the
same order, i.e., first message should always be the user's name
(), second message should always be the user's affiliation
() and the last message should always be the user's
country of origins (). Provers can employ consistency
validation mechanisms, like the ones described in
[ID.ietfprivacypasskeyconsistency], to validate that those values
are not used to correlate them.
5.2. Signer Public Keys
As with most systems based on public key cryptography, multiple BBS
signatures (and the subsequent BBS proofs) could be correlated with
each other, if the Signer does not use the same key for a large set
of produced signatures. For example, the Signer could use a
different key to generate the signatures intended for a specific
user, or a small set of users. Every proof generated by that set of
users would then be linked to that group (since it will be validated
by a different public key). To avoid fragmentation of the user space
by different public keys, an application could use the same
mechanisms that where proposed to check the consistency of the total
number of messages and their indexes (i.e.,
[ID.ietfprivacypasskeyconsistency], see Section 5.1).
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5.3. Disclosed Messages
Although multiple BBS proofs cannot be linked to each other, privacy
also depends on the uniqueness of the disclosed messages during proof
generation. If a unique message (or unique combination of messages)
is revealed multiple times, it could be used to link the
corresponding proofs together. Examples of such messages include
government IDs, email addresses, phone numbers etc. If not required
by the use case, the Prover should avoid disclosing such information
when constructing a BBS proof.
For certain types of message values, set membership proofs (for
example, [VB22]) or range proofs (for example, [BBB17]) could be used
to further mitigate the above issue. With a set membership proof,
the BBS proof Verifier will be able to validate that one of the
Prover's signed (and undisclosed) messages, belongs to a predefined
set (for example that the Prover's government ID belongs to a set of
valid government IDs). The inverse is also possible, where the
Prover showcases that one of the undisclosed messages is not part of
a set (for example, that a signed unique revocation identifier is not
part of the set of revoked identifiers). If a message is represented
by a numeric value (see Section 6.8), range proofs can be used to
prove that it is within a specific range. As an example, a Prover,
instead of revealing their age, they could use a range proof to
showcase that they are over 18 years old.
6. Security Considerations
6.1. Validating Public Keys
Note that all core operations as defined in Section 3.6 expect the
Signer's public key as input. It is RECOMMENDED for all those
operations, that they deserialize the public key first using the
octets_to_pubkey procedure defined in Section 4.2.4.6, even if they
only require the octetstring representation of the public key. If
the octets_to_pubkey procedure returns INVALID, the calling operation
should also return INVALID and abort. This recommendation applies is
the CoreSign (Section 3.6.1) and CoreProofGen (Section 3.6.3)
operations. An explicit invocation to the octets_to_pubkey operation
is already defined and therefore required in the CoreVerify
(Section 3.6.2) and CoreProofVerify (Section 3.6.4) operations.
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6.2. Skipping Membership Checks
The subgroup check subgroup_check_G* invocation during either
signature deserialization (octets_to_signature, defined in
Section 4.2.4.3), proof deserialization (octets_to_proof, defined in
Section 4.2.4.5) or public key deserialization (octets_to_pubkey,
define in Section 4.2.4.6) is REQUIRED by all implementations.
Failure to comply would lead to unpredicted behavior and
vulnerabilities. Note that some libraries implementing the pairing
friendly curves functionality, may incorporate that check as part of
a octets_to_point_G1 or octet_to_point_G2 operation (i.e., operations
that both deserialize an octet string to get an elliptic curve point
and then check if the resulting point is part of the G1 or G2 group
accordingly). In those cases, the implementer must make sure that
those checks are executed correctly.
Note that checking that the points are in the correct subgroup is
essential to avoid possible forgeries of a BBS signature or proof
([ADR02]). Furthermore, the pairing operation Section 1.2 is
undefined when its input points are not in G1 and G2. As a result,
applications MUST execute all the subgroup checks defined by this
document.
6.3. Side Channel Attacks
There are two places where side channel attacks could be relevant in
the BBS Signatures scheme. First, against the Signer, where side
channel leakage during signature generation could reveal their secret
key. Second, against the Prover, where a side channel attack could
be used during proof generation to either directly reveal the
undisclosed messages and signature value, or reveal the random
scalars used, leading again to the leakage of the undisclosed
messages or the hidden signature. Therefore, implementations MUST
apply proper side channel attack protection. One method to achieve
this, is by using elliptic curve implementations that execute curve
operations in constant time.
6.4. Presentation Header Selection
The signature proofs of knowledge generated in this specification are
created using a specified presentation header. A Verifierspecified
cryptographically random value (e.g., a nonce) featuring in the
presentation header provides strong protections against replay
attacks, and is RECOMMENDED in most use cases. In some settings,
proofs can be generated in a noninteractive fashion, in which case
verifiers MUST be able to verify the uniqueness of the presentation
header values.
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6.5. Implementing hash_to_curve_g1
The security analysis models hash_to_curve_g1 as random oracles. It
is crucial that these functions are implemented using a
cryptographically secure hash function. For this purpose,
implementations MUST meet the requirements of [RFC9380].
In addition, ciphersuites MUST specify unique domain separation tags
for hash_to_curve. Some guidance around defining this can be found
in Section 7.
6.6. Choice of Underlying Curve
BBS signatures can be implemented on any pairingfriendly curves
suitable for type 3 pairing computations. However care must be taken
when selecting one that is appropriate, to guarantee the desired
security level for the targeted application. This specification
defines a ciphersuite for using the BLS12381 curve in Section 7
which as a curve achieves around 117 bits of security [ZCASHREVIEW].
6.7. Randomness Requirements
The key_material input to the KeyGen operation defined in
Section 3.4.1 MUST be infeasible to guess and MUST be kept secret.
One possibility is to generate the key_material from a trusted,
cryptographically secure pseudo random function [RFC4086]. Secret
keys MAY be generated using other methods; in this case they MUST be
infeasible to guess and MUST be indistinguishable from uniformly
random modulo r.
The ProofGen operation defined in Section 3.5.3 is by its nature a
randomized algorithm, requiring the generation of multiple uniformly
distributed, pseudo random scalars. This makes ProofGen vulnerable
to attacks caused by bad entropy (like the ones described in
[HDWH12]). If randomness is reused or is in any way predictable or
maliciously constructed, an adversary may be able to unveil
undisclosed information from the proof messages or the hidden
signature value. More subtle attacks are also possible, where the
security properties of the BBS proof may not be broken, but a system
making use of the BBS scheme may still be compromised. As an
example, consider systems that needs to monitor and potentially
restrict outbound traffic, in order to minimize data leakage during a
breach. In such cases, the attacker could manipulate couple of bits
in the output of the get_random function (Section 3.1) to create an
undetected channel out of the system. Although the applicability of
such attacks is limited for most of the targeted use cases of the BBS
scheme, some applications may want to take measures towards
mitigating them. To that end, it is RECOMMENDED to use a
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deterministic RNG (like a ChaCha20 based deterministic RNG), seeded
with a unique, uniformly random, single seed [DRBG]. This will limit
the amount of bits the attacker can manipulate (note that some
randomness is always needed).
In any case, the randomness used in ProofGen MUST be unique in each
call and MUST have a distribution that is indistinguishable from
uniform. If the random scalars are reused, created from "bad
randomness" (for example with a known relationship to each other) or
are in any way predictable, the undisclosed messages or the signature
value may be compromised. Naturally, a cryptographically secure
pseudorandom number generator or pseudo random function is REQUIRED
to implement the get_random functionality. See [RFC4086] for
guidance on implementing such functionality. See also [RFC8937], for
recommendations on generating good randomness in cases where the
Prover has direct or indirect access to a secret key.
6.8. Mapping Messages to Scalars
In an application using BBS Signatures, there are two places where
messages could be processed. First, before the messages are passed
to the BBS Interface operations, and second, after they are passed to
the BBS Interface operations but before they are passed to the BBS
Core operations.
To allow for reusability of software, it is RECOMMENDED that
application specific processing (like UTF8 encoding [RFC3629],
Base64 decoding [RFC4648] etc.,) should happen before messages are
passed to the BBS Interface operations. In those cases, the
application should ensure that all protocol participants have a clear
and consistent understanding of which method should be used to
process a message. This can be achieved by associating specific
Interfaces (with unique api_id values, see Section 3.8) or unique
header values (see Section 3.5.1) with different preprocessing
methodologies.
Note that the BBS Interface defined in this document (see
Section 3.5) only accepts messages that are represented as octet
strings. However, in some more advanced applications, like the ones
using range proofs ([BBB17]) to prove that a signed message is within
some range (without disclosing that message), the preprocessing of
messages may result to some of them being mapped to scalar values,
before they are passed to the BBS Interface (for example, an
application could use [ISO8601] to represent dates as integers etc.,)
that should directly be signed (e.g., to not be further processed by
hash_to_scalar).
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If a BBS Interface accepts both octet strings and scalar values as
messages, where depending on the message's type different operations
will be used to map it to a scalar (e.g., hash_to_scalar for octet
strings and the identity operation for scalars), it must still ensure
that the properties described in Section 4.1.2.1 holds. To that end,
the application MUST ensure that it is clear to all participants,
which message should be considered an octet string and which a
scalar.
As an example, if the type (i.e., octet string or scalar) of the
messages inputted to the BBS Interface, is uniquely determined by its
index in the messages list (for example, first message is an octet
string, second message a scalar etc.,), the map between message index
and message type (determined by the Signer), could be made available
as part of the Signer's public parameters (similar to [UPROVE]).
This map would then be passed to the BBS Interface, which will use it
to correctly map each message to a scalar. Another option, is to
sign such configurations as part of the header parameter of the BBS
signature (see Section 3.5.1). In this case, the map does not need
to be published by the Signer.
If the application defines that the first (or last) n messages will
be scalars and everything else octet strings, it could just publish
the n value as part of the Signer's public parameters or again sign
it as part of the header value.
In any case, the privacy considerations described in Section 5 MUST
NOT be violated, for example, by using unique preprocessing rules or
maps between message index and type. To validate the consistency of
the message processing rules, the Prover could use mechanisms like
the ones described in [ID.ietfprivacypasskeyconsistency].
6.9. Postquantum Security
BBS Signatures compine two security properties; data authenticity and
data confidentiality.
Data authenticity refers to the inability of anyone other that the
Signer being able to generate BBS signatures that are valid under the
Signer's public key (this property is often refered to as
unforgeability, or in the case of BBS Signatures, strong
unforgeability, e.g., by [TZ23]). It also means that no one should
be able to generate valid BBS proofs disclosing sets of messages,
without first optaining a valid BBS signature on those messages (in
academic works, this is refered to as the BBS proof being a proofof
knowledge of a BBS signature [CDL16] [TZ23]).
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Data confidenciality means that no one (not even the Signer) should
be able to use a BBS proof to extract information about the messages
the Prover decided not to disclose during the proof generation
process, or the signature that was used to generate that proof
(something that is refered to as the zeroknowledge property of the
BBS proof [BBDT16] [CDL16] [TZ23]).
On the presence of a Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computer
(CRQC), meaning a computer that will be able to break the discrete
logarithm problem in the groups used by BBS Signatures (see
[ID.ietfpquippqcengineers]), the data authenticity property will
not hold. Specifically, an adversary could use a CRQC to reveal the
Signer's secret key from their public key, hence giving them the
ability to generate BBS signatures on behalf of that Signer, for
messages of their choosing, as well as BBS proofs using those
signatures.
On the other hand, data confidentiality cannot be broken, even by
adversaries with unbounded computational resources and in possession
of the Signer's secret key. This means that even by utilizing a
CRQC, adversaries will not be able to compromise the data
confidentiality property of BBS Signatures. As a result, an
adversary with access to such a quantum computer, will not be able to
reveal neither the messages undisclosed by a BBS proof, nor the
hidden signature value. This guarantees that the privacy and hiding
properties of BBS proofs that are currently used, will not be
compromised by future quantumattacks (a property that is often
referred to as everlasting privacy).
7. Ciphersuites
This section defines the format for a BBS ciphersuite. It also gives
concrete ciphersuites based on the BLS12381 pairingfriendly
elliptic curve [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves].
7.1. Ciphersuite Format
7.1.1. Ciphersuite ID
The following section defines the format of the unique identifier for
the ciphersuite denoted ciphersuite_id, which will be represented as
an ASCII encoded octet string. The REQUIRED format for this string
is
"BBS_"  H2C_SUITE_ID  ADD_INFO
* H2C_SUITE_ID is the suite ID of the hashtocurve suite used to
define the hash_to_curve function.
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* ADD_INFO is an optional octet string indicating any additional
information used to uniquely qualify the ciphersuite. When
present this value MUST only contain ASCII encoded characters with
codes between 0x21 and 0x7e (inclusive) and MUST end with an
underscore (ASCII code: 0x5f). The last character MUST be the
only underscore.
7.1.2. Additional Parameters
The parameters that each ciphersuite needs to define are generally
divided into three main categories; the basic parameters (a hash
function etc.,), the serialization operations (point_to_octets_E1
etc.,) and the generator parameters. See below for more details.
*Basic parameters*:
* hash: a cryptographic hash function.
* octet_scalar_length: Number of bytes to represent a scalar value,
in the multiplicative group of integers mod r, encoded as an octet
string. It is RECOMMENDED this value be set to ceil(log2(r)/8).
* octet_point_length: Number of bytes to represent a point encoded
as an octet string outputted by the point_to_octets_E* function.
* hash_to_curve_suite: The hashtocurve ciphersuite id, in the form
defined in [RFC9380]. This defines the hash_to_curve_g1 (the
hash_to_curve operation for the G1 subgroup, see the Notation
defined in Section 1.2) and the expand_message (either
expand_message_xmd or expand_message_xof) operations used in this
document.
* expand_len: Must be defined to be at least
ceil((ceil(log2(r))+k)/8), where log2(r) and k are defined by each
ciphersuite (see Section 5 in [RFC9380] for a more detailed
explanation of this definition).
* P1: A fixed point in the G1 subgroup, different from the point BP1
(i.e., the base point of G1, see Section 1.1). This leaves the
base point "free", to be used with other protocols, like key
commitment and proof of possession schemes (for example, like the
one described in Section 3.3 of [ID.irtfcfrgblssignature]).
* h: The pairing operation used.
*Serialization functions*:
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* point_to_octets_E1: a function that returns the canonical
representation of the point P of the E1 elliptic curve as an octet
string.
* point_to_octets_E2: a function that returns the canonical
representation of the point P of the E2 elliptic curve as an octet
string.
* octets_to_point_E1: a function that returns the point P in the
elliptic curve E1 corresponding to the canonical representation
ostr, or INVALID if ostr is not a valid output of
point_to_octets_E1.
* octets_to_point_E2: a function that returns the point P in the
elliptic curve E2 corresponding to the canonical representation
ostr, or INVALID if ostr is not a valid output of
point_to_octets_E2.
7.2. BLS12381 Ciphersuites
The following two ciphersuites are based on the BLS12381 elliptic
curves defined in Section 4.2.1 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]. The targeted security level
of both suites in bits is k = 128 (the actual security leven is
closer to 126 bits). The number of bits of the order r, of the G1
and G2 subgroups, is log2(r) = 255. The base points BP1 and BP2 of
G1 and G2 are the points BP and BP' correspondingly, as defined in
Section 4.2.1 of [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]. For
completeness, BLS12381 and the relevant functionality (base points
BP1 and BP2, the pairing h as well as the point encoding and decoding
operations) are defined in Appendix B.
The first ciphersuite uses the hashtocurve suite
BLS12381G1_XOF:SHAKE256_SSWU_RO_, defined by this document in
Appendix A.1 (#bls12381hash_to_curvedef), which is based on the
SHAKE256 extendable output function, as defined in Section 6.2 of
[SHA3].
The second ciphersuite uses the hashtocurve suite
BLS12381G1_XMD:SHA256_SSWU_RO_, defined in Section 8.8.1 of the
[RFC9380] document, which is based on the SHA256, as defined in
Section 6.2 of [SHA2] .
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For both ciphersuites defined in this section, the fixed point P1 of
G1 is defined as the output of the create_generators procedure
defined in Section 4.1.1 instantiated with the parameters defined by
each ciphersuite, with the inputs count = 1, not supplying an api_id
value and making use of the following "Definitions" for the seed_dst,
generator_dst and generator_seed variables;
 seed_dst: ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_SIG_GENERATOR_SEED_" where
"H2G_HM2S_SIG_GENERATOR_SEED_" is an ASCII string comprised
of 28 bytes.
 generator_dst: ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_SIG_GENERATOR_DST_", where
"H2G_HM2S_SIG_GENERATOR_DST_" is an ASCII string
comprised of 27 bytes.
 generator_seed: ciphersuite_id  "H2G_HM2S_BP_MESSAGE_GENERATOR_SEED"
where "H2G_HM2S_BP_MESSAGE_GENERATOR_SEED" is an ASCII
string comprised of 34 bytes.
In the above, ciphersuite_id is the unique identifier defined by each
ciphersuite. Note that the P1 point is independent from the BBS
Interface that may use it and it remains constant for each
ciphersuite. The similarity of the above "Definitions" with the
Interface identifier (api_id) defined in Section 3.5, is only for
compatibility reasons with previous versions of this document.
Note that these two ciphersuites differ only in the hashtocurve
suites used. The hashtocurve suites differ in the expand_message
variant and underlying hash function. More concretely, the
BLS12381SHAKE256 (#bls12381shake256) ciphersuite makes use of
expand_message_xof with SHAKE256, while BLS12381SHA256
(#bls12381sha256) makes use of expand_message_xmd with SHA256.
Curve parameters are common between the two ciphersuites.
7.2.1. BLS12381SHAKE256
*Basic parameters*:
* ciphersuite_id: "BBS_BLS12381G1_XOF:SHAKE256_SSWU_RO_"
* octet_scalar_length: 32, based on the RECOMMENDED approach of
ceil(log2(r)/8).
* octet_point_length: 48, based on the RECOMMENDED approach of
ceil(log2(p)/8).
* hash_to_curve_suite: "BLS12381G1_XOF:SHAKE256_SSWU_RO_" as
defined in Appendix A.1 (#bls12381hashtocurvedefinition
usingshake256) for the G1 subgroup.
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* expand_len: 48 ( = ceil((ceil(log2(r))+k)/8))
* P1: the following point of G1, serialized using the
point_to_octets_E1 procedure defined by this ciphersuite and hex
encoded
P1 = "8929dfbc7e6642c4ed9cba0856e493f8b9d7d5fcb0c31ef8fdcd34d50648a5
6c795e106e9eada6e0bda386b414150755"
* h: the optimal Ate pairing (Appendix A.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), defined in Appendix B.1.
*Serialization functions*:
* point_to_octets_E1: as defined in Appendix B.2.1 for points of the
curve E1 (which follows the format documented in Appendix C.1 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves] for the E1 elliptic curve,
using compression).
* point_to_octets_E2: as defined in Appendix B.2.1 for points of the
curve E2 (which follows the format documented in Appendix C.1 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves] for the E2 elliptic curve,
using compression).
* octets_to_point_E1: as defined in Appendix B.2.2 (which follows
the format documented in Appendix C.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), returning INVALID if the
resulting point is not in E1.
* octets_to_point_E2: as defined in Appendix B.2.2 (which follows
the format documented in Appendix C.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), returning INVALID if the
resulting point is not in E2.
7.2.2. BLS12381SHA256
*Basic parameters*:
* Ciphersuite_ID: "BBS_BLS12381G1_XMD:SHA256_SSWU_RO_"
* octet_scalar_length: 32, based on the RECOMMENDED approach of
ceil(log2(r)/8).
* octet_point_length: 48, based on the RECOMMENDED approach of
ceil(log2(p)/8).
* hash_to_curve_suite: "BLS12381G1_XMD:SHA256_SSWU_RO_" as defined
in Section 8.8.1 of the [RFC9380] for the G1 subgroup.
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* expand_len: 48 ( = ceil((ceil(log2(r))+k)/8))
* P1: the following point of G1, serialized using the
point_to_octets_E1 procedure defined by this ciphersuite and hex
encoded
P1 = "a8ce256102840821a3e94ea9025e4662b205762f9776b3a766c872b948f1fd
225e7c59698588e70d11406d161b4e28c9"
* h: the optimal Ate pairing (Appendix A.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), defined in Appendix B.1.
*Serialization functions*:
* point_to_octets_E1: as defined in Appendix B.2.1 for points of the
curve E1 (which follows the format documented in Appendix C.1 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves] for the E1 elliptic curve,
using compression).
* point_to_octets_E2: as defined in Appendix B.2.1 for points of the
curve E2 (which follows the format documented in Appendix C.1 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves] for the E2 elliptic curve,
using compression).
* octets_to_point_E1: as defined in Appendix B.2.2 (which follows
the format documented in Appendix C.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), returning INVALID if the
resulting point is not in E1.
* octets_to_point_E2: as defined in Appendix B.2.2 (which follows
the format documented in Appendix C.2 of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]), returning INVALID if the
resulting point is not in E2.
8. Test Vectors
The following section details a basic set of test vectors that can be
used to confirm an implementation's correctness.
*NOTE* All binary data below is represented as octet strings in big
endian order, encoded in hexadecimal format.
*NOTE* These fixtures are a work in progress and subject to change.
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8.1. Mocked Random Scalars
For the purpose of presenting fixtures for the ProofGen operation
(Section 3.5.3), we describe here a way to mock the
calculate_random_scalars operation (Section 4.2.1), used by
CoreProofGen (Section 3.6.3) to create all the necessary random
scalars.
To that end, the seeded_random_scalars operation is defined, which
will deterministically calculate count randomlooking scalars from a
single SEED, given a domain separation tag (DST). The proof test
vector will then define a SEED (as a nothingupmysleeve value) and
a DST and then set
mocked_calculate_random_scalars(count) :=
seeded_random_scalars(SEED, DST, count)
The mocked_calculate_random_scalars operation will be used in place
of calculate_random_scalars during the CoreProofGen operation.
*Note* For the BLS12381SHA256 ciphersuite (Section 7.2.2), if more
than 170 mocked random scalars are required, the operation will
return INVALID. Similarly, for the BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite
(Section 7.2.1), if more than 1365 mocked random scalars are
required, the operation will return INVALID. For the purpose of
describing ProofGen (Section 3.5.3) test vectors, those limits are
inconsequential.
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seeded_scalars = seeded_random_scalars(SEED, DST, count)
Inputs:
 SEED (REQUIRED), an octet string. The random seed from which to
generate the scalars.
 DST (REQUIRED), octet string representing a domain separation tag.
 count (REQUIRED), non negative integer. The number of scalars to
return.
Parameters:
 expand_message, the expand_message operation defined by the
ciphersuite.
 expand_len, defined by the ciphersuite.
Outputs:
 mocked_random_scalars, a list of "count" pseudo random scalars
ABORT if:
1. count * expand_len > 65535
Procedure:
1. out_len = expand_len * count
2. v = expand_message(SEED, dst, out_len)
3. if v is INVALID, return INVALID
4. for i in (1, ..., count):
5. start_idx = (i1) * expand_len
6. end_idx = i * expand_len  1
7. r_i = OS2IP(v[start_idx..end_idx]) mod r
8. return (r_1, ...., r_count)
8.2. Messages
The following messages are used by the test vectors of both
ciphersuites (unless otherwise stated). All the listed messages
represent hexencoded octet strings.
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
8.3. BLS12381SHAKE256 Test Vectors
Test vectors of the BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite defined in
Appendix D.1 ciphersuite. Further fixtures are available in
Appendix D.1.
8.3.1. Key Pair
Following the procedure defined in Section 3.4.1 with an input
key_material value as follows
key_material = "746869732d49532d6a7573742d616e2d546573742d494b4d2d746f2d
67656e65726174652d246528724074232d6b6579"
the following key_info value
key_info = "746869732d49532d736f6d652d6b65792d6d657461646174612d746f2d62
652d757365642d696e2d746573742d6b65792d67656e"
and the following key_dst value, defined by api_id  KEYGEN_DST_,
where api_id the identifier of the BBS Interface defined in
Section 3.5, using the BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite defined in
Section 7.2.1,
key_dst = "4242535f424c53313233383147315f584f463a5348414b452d3235365f535
357555f524f5f4832475f484d32535f4b455947454e5f4453545f"
Outputs the following SK value
SK = "2eee0f60a8a3a8bec0ee942bfd46cbdae9a0738ee68f5a64e7238311cf09a079"
Following the procedure defined in Section 3.4.2 with an input SK
value as above produces the following PK value
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
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8.3.2. Map Messages to Scalars
The messages in Section 3.3.3 are mapped to scalars during the Sign,
Verify, ProofGen and ProofVerify operations. Presented below, are
the output scalar values of the messages_to_scalars operation
(Section 4.1.2), on input the messages defined in Section 3.3.3.
Each output scalar value is encoded to octets using I2OSP and
represented in big endian order,
msg_scalar_1 = "1e0dea6c9ea8543731d331a0ab5f64954c188542b33c5bbc8ae5b3a8
30f2d99f"
msg_scalar_2 = "3918a40fb277b4c796805d1371931e08a314a8bf8200a92463c06054
d2c56a9f"
msg_scalar_3 = "6642b981edf862adf34214d933c5d042bfa8f7ef343165c325131e2f
fa32fa94"
msg_scalar_4 = "33c021236956a2006f547e22ff8790c9d2d40c11770c18cce6037786
c6f23512"
msg_scalar_5 = "52b249313abbe323e7d84230550f448d99edfb6529dec8c4e783dbd6
dd2a8471"
msg_scalar_6 = "2a50bdcbe7299e47e1046100aadffe35b4247bf3f059d525f9215374
84dd54fc"
msg_scalar_7 = "0e92550915e275f8cfd6da5e08e334d8ef46797ee28fa29de40a1ebc
cd9d95d3"
msg_scalar_8 = "4c28f612e6c6f82f51f95e1e4faaf597547f93f6689827a6dcda3cb9
4971d356"
msg_scalar_9 = "1db51bedc825b85efe1dab3e3ab0274fa82bbd39732be3459525faf7
0f197650"
msg_scalar_10 = "27878da72f7775e709bb693d81b819dc4e9fa60711f4ea927740e40
073489e78"
8.3.3. Message Generators
Following the procedure defined in Section 4.1.1 with an input count
value of 11, for the BLS12381SHAKE256 (#bls12381shake256)
suite, outputs the following values (note that the first one
corresponds to Q_1, while the next 10, to the message generators H_1,
..., H_10).
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Q_1 = "a9d40131066399fd41af51d883f4473b0dcd7d028d3d34ef17f3241d204e28507
d7ecae032afa1d5490849b7678ec1f8"
H_1 = "903c7ca0b7e78a2017d0baf74103bd00ca8ff9bf429f834f071c75ffe6bfdec6d
6dca15417e4ac08ca4ae1e78b7adc0e"
H_2 = "84321f5855bfb6b001f0dfcb47ac9b5cc68f1a4edd20f0ec850e0563b27d2acce
e6edff1a26b357762fb24e8ddbb6fcb"
H_3 = "b3060dff0d12a32819e08da00e61810676cc9185fdd750e5ef82b1a9798c7d76d
63de3b6225d6c9a479d6c21a7c8bf93"
H_4 = "8f1093d1e553cdead3c70ce55b6d664e5d1912cc9edfdd37bf1dad11ca396a0a8
bb062092d391ebf8790ea5722413f68"
H_5 = "990824e00b48a68c3d9a308e8c52a57b1bc84d1cf5d3c0f8c6fb6b1230e4e5b8e
b752fb374da0b1ef687040024868140"
H_6 = "b86d1c6ab8ce22bc53f625d1ce9796657f18060fcb1893ce8931156ef992fe568
56199f8fa6c998e5d855a354a26b0dd"
H_7 = "b4cdd98c5c1e64cb324e0c57954f719d5c5f9e8d991fd8e159b31c8d079c76a67
321a30311975c706578d3a0ddc313b7"
H_8 = "8311492d43ec9182a5fc44a75419b09547e311251fe38b6864dc1e706e29446cb
3ea4d501634eb13327245fd8a574f77"
H_9 = "ac00b493f92d17837a28d1f5b07991ca5ab9f370ae40d4f9b9f2711749ca20011
0ce6517dc28400d4ea25dddc146cacc"
H_10 = "965a6c62451d4be6cb175dec39727dc665762673ee42bf0ac13a37a74784fbd6
1e84e0915277a6f59863b2bb4f5f6005"
8.3.4. Signature Fixtures
This section presents test vectors for the Sign operation, as defined
in Section 3.5.1, for the BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite
(Section 7.2.1).
8.3.4.1. Valid Single Message Signature
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
SK = "2eee0f60a8a3a8bec0ee942bfd46cbdae9a0738ee68f5a64e7238311cf09a079"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
B = "8bbc8c123d3f128f206dd0d2dae490e82af08b84e8d70af3dc291d32a6e98f635be
efcc4533b2599804a164aabe68d7c"
domain = "2f18dd269c11c512256a9d1d57e61a7d2de6ebcf41cac3053f37afedc4e650
a9"
signature = "b9a622a4b404e6ca4c85c15739d2124a1deb16df750be202e2430e169bc
27fb71c44d98e6d40792033e1c452145ada95030832c5dc778334f2f1b5
28eced21b0b97a12025a283d78b7136bb9825d04ef"
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8.3.4.2. Valid MultiMessage Signature
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "2eee0f60a8a3a8bec0ee942bfd46cbdae9a0738ee68f5a64e7238311cf09a079"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
B = "ae8d4ebe248b9ad9c933d5661bfb46c56721fba2a1182ddda7e8fb443bda3c0a571
ad018ad31d0b6d1f4e8b985e6c58d"
domain = "6f7ee8de30835599bb540d2cb4dd02fd0c6cf8246f14c9ee9a8463f7fd400f
7b"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
8.3.5. Proof Fixtures
This section presents test vectors for the ProofGen operation, as
defined in Section 3.5.3, for the BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite
(Section 7.2.1).
For the generation of the following test vectors, the
mocked_calculate_random_scalars defined in Section 8.1 is used, in
place of the calculate_random_scalars operation, with the following
SEED value (hex encoding of the ASCIIencoded 30 first digits of pi)
SEED =
"332e313431353932363533353839373933323338343632363433333833323739"
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and the domain separation tag DST = api_id 
"MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_", where api_id is the identifier of the BBS
Interface defined in Section 3.5, i.e., api_id = ciphersuite_id 
H2G_HM2S_, where ciphersuite_id is the unique identifier of the
BLS12381SHAKE256 ciphersuite as defined in Section 7.2.1 and
"MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_" is an ASCII string composed of 24 bytes.
More specifically,
DST =
"BBS_BLS12381G1_XOF:SHAKE256_SSWU_RO_H2G_HM2S_MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_"
Given the above SEED and DST values, the first 10 scalars (i.e., with
count = 10) returned by the mocked_calculate_random_scalars operation
will be,
random_scalar_1 = "1004262112c3eaa95941b2b0d1311c09c845db0099a50e67eda62
8ad26b43083"
random_scalar_2 = "6da7f145a94c1fa7f116b2482d59e4d466fe49c955ae8726e7945
3065156a9a4"
random_scalar_3 = "05017919b3607e78c51e8ec34329955d49c8c90e4488079c43e74
824e98f1306"
random_scalar_4 = "4d451dad519b6a226bba79e11b44c441f1a74800eecfec6a2e2d7
9ea65b9d32d"
random_scalar_5 = "5e7e4894e6dbe68023bc92ef15c410b01f3828109fc72b3b5ab15
9fc427b3f51"
random_scalar_6 = "646e3014f49accb375253d268eb6c7f3289a1510f1e9452b612dd
73a06ec5dd4"
random_scalar_7 = "363ecc4c1f9d6d9144374de8f1f7991405e3345a3ec49dd485a39
982753c11a4"
random_scalar_8 = "12e592fe28d91d7b92a198c29afaa9d5329a4dcfdaf8b08557807
412faeb4ac6"
random_scalar_9 = "513325acdcdec7ea572360587b350a8b095ca19bdd8258c5c69d3
75e8706141a"
random_scalar_10 = "6474fceba35e7e17365dde1a0284170180e446ae96c82943290d
7baa3a6ed429"
8.3.5.1. Valid Single Message Proof
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m_0 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
public_key = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd4594
9cdeb18fb0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b9
9c2c41b38179eb001963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5e
ae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
signature = "b9a622a4b404e6ca4c85c15739d2124a1deb16df750be202e2430e169bc
27fb71c44d98e6d40792033e1c452145ada95030832c5dc778334f2f1b5
28eced21b0b97a12025a283d78b7136bb9825d04ef"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "1308e6f945f663b96de1c76461cf7d7f88b92eb99a9034685150db443d7338
81"
r2 = "25f81cb69a8fac6fb55d44a084557258575d1003be2bd94f1922dad2c3e447
fd"
e_tilde = "5e8041a7ab02976ee50226c4b062b47d38829bbf42ee7eb899b297203
77a584c"
r1_tilde = "3bbf1d5dc2904dbb7b2ba75c5dce8a5ad2d56a359c13ff0fa5fcb133
9cd2fe58"
r3_tilde = "016b1460eee7707c524a86a4aedeb826ce9597b42906dccaa96c6b49
a8ea7da2"
m_tilde_scalars: "[ ]"
T1 = "91a10e73cf4090812e8ea25f31aaa61be53fcb42ce86e9f0e5df6f6dac4c3eee62
ac846b0b83a5cfcbe78315175a4961"
T2 = "988f3d473186634e41478dc4527cf240e64de23a763037454d39a876862ebc6177
38ba6c458142e3746b01eab58ca8d7"
domain = "2f18dd269c11c512256a9d1d57e61a7d2de6ebcf41cac3053f37afedc4e650
a9"
proof = "89e4ab0c160880e0c2f12a754b9c051ed7f5fccfee3d5cbbb62e1239709196c
737fff4303054660f8fcd08267a5de668a2e395ebe8866bdcb0dff9786d7014
fa5e3c8cf7b41f8d7510e27d307f18032f6b788e200b9d6509f40ce1d2f962c
eedb023d58ee44d660434e6ba60ed0da1a5d2cde031b483684cd7c5b13295a8
2f57e209b584e8fe894bcc964117bf3521b43d8e2eb59ce31f34d68b39f05bb
2c625e4de5e61e95ff38bfd62ab07105d016414b45b01625c69965ad3c8a933
e7b25d93daeb777302b966079827a99178240e6c3f13b7db2fb1f14790940e2
39d775ab32f539bdf9f9b582b250b05882996832652f7f5d3b6e04744c73ada
1702d6791940ccbd75e719537f7ace6ee817298d"
8.3.5.2. Valid MultiMessage, All Messages Disclosed Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd4594
9cdeb18fb0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b9
9c2c41b38179eb001963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5e
ae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "1308e6f945f663b96de1c76461cf7d7f88b92eb99a9034685150db443d7338
81"
r2 = "25f81cb69a8fac6fb55d44a084557258575d1003be2bd94f1922dad2c3e447
fd"
e_tilde = "5e8041a7ab02976ee50226c4b062b47d38829bbf42ee7eb899b297203
77a584c"
r1_tilde = "3bbf1d5dc2904dbb7b2ba75c5dce8a5ad2d56a359c13ff0fa5fcb133
9cd2fe58"
r3_tilde = "016b1460eee7707c524a86a4aedeb826ce9597b42906dccaa96c6b49
a8ea7da2"
m_tilde_scalars: "[ ]"
T1 = "8890adfc78da24768d59dbfdb3f380e2793e9018b20c23e9ba05baa60f1b21456b
c047a5d27049dab5dc6a94696ce711"
T2 = "a49f953636d3651a3ae6fe45a99a2e4fec079eef3be8b8a6a4ba70885d7e028642
f7224e9f451529915c88a7edc59fbe"
domain = "6f7ee8de30835599bb540d2cb4dd02fd0c6cf8246f14c9ee9a8463f7fd400f
7b"
proof = "91b0f598268c57b67bc9e55327c3c2b9b1654be89a0cf963ab392fa9e1637c5
65241d71fd6d7bbd7dfe243de85a9bac8b7461575c1e13b5055fed0b51fd0ec
1433096607755b2f2f9ba6dc614dfa456916ca0d7fc6482b39c679cfb747a50
ea1b3dd7ed57aaadc348361e2501a17317352e555a333e014e8e7d71eef808a
e4f8fbdf45cd19fde45038bb310d5135f5205fc550b077e381fb3a3543dca31
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a0d8bba97bc0b660a5aa239eb74921e184aa3035fa01eaba32f52029319ec3d
f4fa4a4f716edb31a6ce19a19dbb971380099345070bd0fdeecf7c4774a33e0
a116e069d5e215992fb637984802066dee6919146ae50b70ea52332dfe57f6e
05c66e99f1764d8b890d121d65bfcc2984886ee0"
8.3.5.3. Valid MultiMessage, Some Messages Disclosed Proof
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd4594
9cdeb18fb0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b9
9c2c41b38179eb001963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5e
ae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "5ee9426ae206e3a127eb53c79044bc9ed1b71354f8354b01bf410a02220be7
d0"
r2 = "280d4fcc38376193ffc777b68459ed7ba897e2857f938581acf95ae5a68988
f3"
e_tilde = "39966b00042fc43906297d692ebb41de08e36aada8d9504d4e0ae02ad
59e9230"
r1_tilde = "61f5c273999b0b50be8f84d2380eb9220fc5a88afe144efc4007545f
0ab9c089"
r3_tilde = "63af117e0c8b7d2f1f3e375fcf5d9430e136ff0f7e879423e49dadc4
01a50089"
m_tilde_scalars:
m~_1 = "020b83ca2ab319cba0744d6d58da75ac3dfb6ba682bfce2587c5a6d8
6a4e4e7b"
m~_3 = "5bf565343611c08f83e4420e8b1577ace8cc4df5d5303aeb3c4e425f
1080f836"
m~_5 = "049d77949af1192534da28975f76d4f211315dce1e36f93ffcf2a555
de516b28"
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m~_7 = "407e5a952f145de7da53533de8366bbd2e0c854721a204f03906dc82
fde10f48"
m~_8 = "1c925d9052849edddcf04d5f1f0d4ff183a66b66eb820f59b675aee1
21cfc63c"
m~_9 = "07d7c41b02158a9c5eac212ed6d7c2cddeb8e38baea6e93e1a00b2e8
3e2a0995"
T1 = "8b497dd4dcdcf7eb58c9b43e57e06bcea3468a223ae2fc015d7a86506a952d6805
5e73f5a5847e58f133ea154256d0da"
T2 = "8655584d3da1313f881f48c239384a5623d2d292f08dae7ac1d8129c19a02a89b8
2fa45de3f6c2c439510fce5919656f"
domain = "6f7ee8de30835599bb540d2cb4dd02fd0c6cf8246f14c9ee9a8463f7fd400f
7b"
proof = "b1f8bf99a11c39f04e2a032183c1ead12956ad322dd06799c50f20fb8cf6b0a
c279210ef5a2920a7be3ec2aa0911ace7b96811a98f3c1cceba4a2147ae763b
3ba036f47bc21c39179f2b395e0ab1ac49017ea5b27848547bedd27be481c1d
fc0b73372346feb94ab16189d4c525652b8d3361bab43463700720ecfb0ee75
e595ea1b13330615011050a0dfcffdb21af356dd39bf8bcbfd41bf95d913f4c
9b2979e1ed2ca10ac7e881bb6a271722549681e398d29e9ba4eac8848b168ed
dd5e4acec7df4103e2ed165e6e32edc80f0a3b28c36fb39ca19b4b8acee570d
eadba2da9ec20d1f236b571e0d4c2ea3b826fe924175ed4dfffbf18a9cfa985
46c241efb9164c444d970e8c89849bc8601e96cf228fdefe38ab3b7e289cac8
59e68d9cbb0e648faf692b27df5ff6539c30da17e5444a65143de02ca64cee7
b0823be65865cdc310be038ec6b594b99280072ae067bad1117b0ff3201a550
6a8533b925c7ffae9cdb64558857db0ac5f5e0f18e750ae77ec9cf35263474f
ef3f78138c7a1ef5cfbc878975458239824fad3ce05326ba3969b1f5451bd82
bd1f8075f3d32ece2d61d89a064ab4804c3c892d651d11bc325464a71cd7aac
c2d956a811aaff13ea4c35cef7842b656e8ba4758e7558"
8.4. BLS12381SHA256 Test Vectors
Test vectors of the BLS12381SHA256 (#bls12381sha
256ciphersuite) ciphersuite. Further fixtures are available in
Appendix D.2.
8.4.1. Key Pair
Following the procedure defined in Section 3.4.1 with an input
key_material value as follows
key_material = "746869732d49532d6a7573742d616e2d546573742d494b4d2d746f2d
67656e65726174652d246528724074232d6b6579"
the following key_info value
key_info = "746869732d49532d736f6d652d6b65792d6d657461646174612d746f2d62
652d757365642d696e2d746573742d6b65792d67656e"
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and the following key_dst value, defined by api_id  KEYGEN_DST_,
where api_id the identifier of the BBS Interface defined in
Section 3.5, using the BLS12381SHA256 ciphersuite defined in
Section 7.2.2,
key_dst = "4242535f424c53313233383147315f584d443a5348412d3235365f5353575
55f524f5f4832475f484d32535f4b455947454e5f4453545f"
Outputs the following SK value
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
Following the procedure defined in Section 3.4.2 with an input SK
value as above produces the following PK value
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
8.4.2. Map Messages to Scalars
The messages in Section 3.3.3 are mapped to scalars during the Sign,
Verify, ProofGen and ProofVerify operations. Presented below, are
the output scalar values of the messages_to_scalars operation
(Section 4.1.2). Each output scalar value is encoded to octets using
I2OSP and represented in big endian order,
dst = "4242535f424c53313233383147315f584d443a5348412d3235365f535357555f5
24f5f4832475f484d32535f4d41505f4d53475f544f5f5343414c41525f41535f
484153485f"
The output scalars, encoded to octets using I2OSP and represented in
big endian order, are the following,
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msg_scalar_1 = "1cb5bb86114b34dc438a911617655a1db595abafac92f47c5001799c
f624b430"
msg_scalar_2 = "154249d503c093ac2df516d4bb88b510d54fd97e8d7121aede420a25
d9521952"
msg_scalar_3 = "0c7c4c85cdab32e6fdb0de267b16fa3212733d4e3a3f0d0f75165757
8b26fe22"
msg_scalar_4 = "4a196deafee5c23f630156ae13be3e46e53b7e39094d22877b8cba7f
14640888"
msg_scalar_5 = "34c5ea4f2ba49117015a02c711bb173c11b06b3f1571b88a2952b93d
0ed4cf7e"
msg_scalar_6 = "4045b39b83055cd57a4d0203e1660800fabe434004dbdc8730c21ce3
f0048b08"
msg_scalar_7 = "064621da4377b6b1d05ecc37cf3b9dfc94b9498d7013dc5c4a82bf3b
b1750743"
msg_scalar_8 = "34ac9196ace0a37e147e32319ea9b3d8cc7d21870d3c3ba071246859
cca49b02"
msg_scalar_9 = "57eb93f417c43200e9784fa5ea5a59168d3dbc38df707a13bb597c87
1b2a5f74"
msg_scalar_10 = "08e3afeb2b4f2b5f907924ef42856616e6f2d5f1fb373736db1cca3
2707a7d16"
8.4.3. Message Generators
Following the procedure defined in Section 4.1.1 with an input count
value of 11, for the BLS12381SHA256 (#bls12381sha256) suite,
outputs the following values (note that the first one corresponds to
Q_1, while the next 10, to the message generators H_1, ..., H_10).
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Q_1 = "a9ec65b70a7fbe40c874c9eb041c2cb0a7af36ccec1bea48fa2ba4c2eb67ef7f9
ecb17ed27d38d27cdeddff44c8137be"
H_1 = "98cd5313283aaf5db1b3ba8611fe6070d19e605de4078c38df36019fbaad0bd28
dd090fd24ed27f7f4d22d5ff5dea7d4"
H_2 = "a31fbe20c5c135bcaa8d9fc4e4ac665cc6db0226f35e737507e803044093f3769
7a9d452490a970eea6f9ad6c3dcaa3a"
H_3 = "b479263445f4d2108965a9086f9d1fdc8cde77d14a91c856769521ad3344754cc
5ce90d9bc4c696dffbc9ef1d6ad1b62"
H_4 = "ac0401766d2128d4791d922557c7b4d1ae9a9b508ce266575244a8d6f32110d7b
0b7557b77604869633bb49afbe20035"
H_5 = "b95d2898370ebc542857746a316ce32fa5151c31f9b57915e308ee9d1de7db691
27d919e984ea0747f5223821b596335"
H_6 = "8f19359ae6ee508157492c06765b7df09e2e5ad591115742f2de9c08572bb2845
cbf03fd7e23b7f031ed9c7564e52f39"
H_7 = "abc914abe2926324b2c848e8a411a2b6df18cbe7758db8644145fefb0bf0a2d55
8a8c9946bd35e00c69d167aadf304c1"
H_8 = "80755b3eb0dd4249cbefd20f177cee88e0761c066b71794825c9997b551f24051
c352567ba6c01e57ac75dff763eaa17"
H_9 = "82701eb98070728e1769525e73abff1783cedc364adb20c05c897a62f2ab2927f
86f118dcb7819a7b218d8f3fee4bd7f"
H_10 = "a1f229540474f4d6f1134761b92b788128c7ac8dc9b0c52d5949313267967303
2ac7db3fb3d79b46b13c1c41ee495bca"
8.4.4. Signature Fixtures
This section presents test vectors for the Sign operation, as defined
in Section 3.5.1, for the BLS12381SHA256 ciphersuite
(Section 7.2.2).
8.4.4.1. Valid Single Message Signature
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
B = "92d264aed02bf23de022ebe778c4f929fddf829f504e451d011ed89a313b8167ac9
47332e1648157ceffc6e6e41ab255"
domain = "25d57fab92a8274c68fde5c3f16d4b275e4a156f211ae34b3ab32fbaf506ed
5c"
signature = "84773160b824e194073a57493dac1a20b667af70cd2352d8af241c77658
da5253aa8458317cca0eae615690d55b1f27164657dcafee1d5c1973947
aa70e2cfbb4c892340be5969920d0916067b4565a0"
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8.4.4.2. Valid MultiMessage Signature
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
B = "84f48376f7df6af40bc329cf484cdbfd0b19d0b326fccab4e9d8f00d1dbcf48139d
498b19667f203cf8a1d1f8340c522"
domain = "6272832582a0ac96e6fe53e879422f24c51680b25fbf17bad22a35ea93ce5b
47"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
8.4.5. Proof Fixtures
This section presents test vectors for the ProofGen operation, as
defined in Section 3.5.3, for the BLS12381SHA256 ciphersuite
(Section 7.2.1).
For the generation of the following test vectors, the
mocked_calculate_random_scalars defined in Section 8.1 is used, in
place of the calculate_random_scalars operation, with the following
SEED value (hex encoding of the ASCIIencoded 30 first digits of pi)
SEED =
"332e313431353932363533353839373933323338343632363433333833323739"
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and the domain separation tag DST = api_id 
"MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_", where api_id is the identifier of the BBS
Interface defined in Section 3.5, i.e., api_id = ciphersuite_id 
H2G_HM2S_, where ciphersuite_id is the unique identifier of the
BLS12381SHA256 ciphersuite as defined in Section 7.2.2 and
"MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_" is an ASCII string composed of 24 bytes.
More specifically,
DST =
"BBS_BLS12381G1_XMD:SHA256_SSWU_RO_H2G_HM2S_MOCK_RANDOM_SCALARS_DST_"
Given the above SEED and DST values, the first 10 scalars (i.e., with
count = 10) returned by the mocked_calculate_random_scalars operation
will be,
random_scalar_1 = "04f8e2518993c4383957ad14eb13a023c4ad0c67d01ec86eeb902
e732ed6df3f"
random_scalar_2 = "5d87c1ba64c320ad601d227a1b74188a41a100325cecf00223729
863966392b1"
random_scalar_3 = "0444607600ac70482e9c983b4b063214080b9e808300aa4cc02a9
1b3a92858fe"
random_scalar_4 = "548cd11eae4318e88cda10b4cd31ae29d41c3a0b057196ee9cf3a
69d471e4e94"
random_scalar_5 = "2264b06a08638b69b4627756a62f08e0dc4d8240c1b974c9c7db7
79a769892f4"
random_scalar_6 = "4d99352986a9f8978b93485d21525244b21b396cf61f1d71f7c48
e3fbc970a42"
random_scalar_7 = "5ed8be91662386243a6771fbdd2c627de31a44220e8d6f745bad5
d99821a4880"
random_scalar_8 = "62ff1734b939ddd87beeb37a7bbcafa0a274cbc1b07384198f0e8
8398272208d"
random_scalar_9 = "05c2a0af016df58e844db8944082dcaf434de1b1e2e7136ec8a99
b939b716223"
random_scalar_10 = "485e2adab17b76f5334c95bf36c03ccf91cef77dcfcdc6b8a69e
2090b3156663"
Note that the returned scalars will be unique for different count
values, i.e., for different output lengths.
8.4.5.1. Valid Single Message Proof
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m_0 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
public_key = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa
136f2851bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d
460acee0e96f1e7c4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f
63aebc364cd55ded0c"
signature = "84773160b824e194073a57493dac1a20b667af70cd2352d8af241c77658
da5253aa8458317cca0eae615690d55b1f27164657dcafee1d5c1973947
aa70e2cfbb4c892340be5969920d0916067b4565a0"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "60ca409f6b0563f687fc471c63d2819f446f39c23bb540925d9d4254ac58f3
37"
r2 = "2ceff4982de0c913090f75f081df5ec594c310bb48c17cfdaab5332a682ef8
11"
e_tilde = "6101c4404895f3dff87ab39c34cb995af07e7139e6b3847180ffdd1bc
8c313cd"
r1_tilde = "0dfcffd97a6ecdebef3c9c114b99d7a030c998d938905f357df62822
dee072e8"
r3_tilde = "639e3417007d38e5d34ba8c511e836768ddc2669fdd3faff5c14ad27
ac2b2da1"
m_tilde_scalars: "[ ]"
T1 = "a862fa5d3ab4c264c22b8a02636fd4030e8b14ac20dee14e08fdb6cfc445432c08
abb49ec111c1eb9d90abef50134a60"
T2 = "ab9543a6b04303e997621d3d5cbd85924e7e69da498a2a9e9d3a8b01f39259c9c5
920bd530de1d3b0afb99eb0c549d5a"
domain = "25d57fab92a8274c68fde5c3f16d4b275e4a156f211ae34b3ab32fbaf506ed
5c"
proof = "94916292a7a6bade28456c601d3af33fcf39278d6594b467e128a3f83686a10
4ef2b2fcf72df0215eeaf69262ffe8194a19fab31a82ddbe06908985abc4c98
25788b8a1610942d12b7f5debbea8985296361206dbace7af0cc834c80f33e0
aadaeea5597befbb651827b5eed5a66f1a959bb46cfd5ca1a817a14475960f6
9b32c54db7587b5ee3ab665fbd37b506830a49f21d592f5e634f47cee05a025
a2f8f94e73a6c15f02301d1178a92873b6e8634bafe4983c3e15a663d640806
78dbf29417519b78af042be2b3e1c4d08b8d520ffab008cbaaca5671a15b22c
239b38e940cfeaa5e72104576a9ec4a6fad78c532381aeaa6fb56409cef56ee
5c140d455feeb04426193c57086c9b6d397d9418"
8.4.5.2. Valid MultiMessage, All Messages Disclosed Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa
136f2851bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d
460acee0e96f1e7c4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f
63aebc364cd55ded0c"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "60ca409f6b0563f687fc471c63d2819f446f39c23bb540925d9d4254ac58f3
37"
r2 = "2ceff4982de0c913090f75f081df5ec594c310bb48c17cfdaab5332a682ef8
11"
e_tilde = "6101c4404895f3dff87ab39c34cb995af07e7139e6b3847180ffdd1bc
8c313cd"
r1_tilde = "0dfcffd97a6ecdebef3c9c114b99d7a030c998d938905f357df62822
dee072e8"
r3_tilde = "639e3417007d38e5d34ba8c511e836768ddc2669fdd3faff5c14ad27
ac2b2da1"
m_tilde_scalars: "[ ]"
T1 = "9881efa96b2411626d490e399eb1c06badf23c2c0760bd403f50f45a6b470c5a9d
beef53a27916f2f165085a3878f1f4"
T2 = "b9f8cf9271d10a04ae7116ad021f4b69c435d20a5af10ddd8f5b1ec6b9b8b91605
aca76a140241784b7f161e21dfc3e7"
domain = "6272832582a0ac96e6fe53e879422f24c51680b25fbf17bad22a35ea93ce5b
47"
proof = "b1f468aec2001c4f54cb56f707c6222a43e5803a25b2253e67b2210ab2ef9ea
b52db2d4b379935c4823281eaf767fd37b08ce80dc65de8f9769d27099ae649
ad4c9b4bd2cc23edcba52073a298087d2495e6d57aaae051ef741adf1cbce65
c64a73c8c97264177a76c4a03341956d2ae45ed3438ce598d5cda4f1bf9507f
ecef47855480b7b30b5e4052c92a4360110c67327365763f5aa9fb85ddcbc29
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75449b8c03db1216ca66b310f07d0ccf12ab460cdc6003b677fed36d0a23d08
18a9d4d098d44f749e91008cf50e8567ef936704c8277b7710f41ab7e6e1640
8ab520edc290f9801349aee7b7b4e318e6a76e028e1dea911e2e7baec6a6a17
4da1a22362717fbae1cd961d7bf4adce1d31c2ab"
8.4.5.3. Valid MultiMessage, Some Messages Disclosed Proof
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa
136f2851bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d
460acee0e96f1e7c4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f
63aebc364cd55ded0c"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
random scalars:
r1 = "44679831fe60eca50938ef0e812e2a9284ad7971b6932a38c7303538b712e4
57"
r2 = "6481692f89086cce11779e847ff884db8eebb85a13e81b2d0c79d6c1062069
d8"
e_tilde = "721ce4c4c148a1d5826f326af6fd6ac2844f29533ba4127c3a43d222d
51b7081"
r1_tilde = "1ecfaf5a079b0504b00a1f0d6fe8857291dd798291d7ad7454b39811
4393f37f"
r3_tilde = "0a4b3d59b34707bb9999bc6e2a6d382a2d2e214bff36ecd88639a141
24b1622e"
m_tilde_scalars:
m~_1 = "7217411a9e329c7a5705e8db552274646e2949d62c288d7537dd62bc
284715e4"
m~_3 = "67d4d43660746759f598caac106a2b5f58ccd1c3eefaec31841a4f77
d2548870"
m~_5 = "715d965b1c3912d20505b381470ff1a528700b673e50ba89fd287e13
171cc137"
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m~_7 = "4d3281a149674e58c9040fc7a10dd92cb9c7f76f6f0815a1afc3b09d
74b92fe4"
m~_8 = "438feebaa5894ca0da49992df2c97d872bf153eab07e08ff73b28131
c46ff415"
m~_9 = "602b723c8bbaec1b057d70f18269ae5e6de6197a5884967b03b933fa
80006121"
T1 = "84719c2b5bb275ee74913dbf95fb9054f690c8e4035f1259e184e9024544bc4bbe
a9c244e7897f9db7c82b7b14b27d28"
T2 = "8f5f191c956aefd5c960e57d2dfbab6761eb0ebc5efdba1aca1403dcc19e05296b
16c9feb7636cb4ef2a360c5a148483"
domain = "6272832582a0ac96e6fe53e879422f24c51680b25fbf17bad22a35ea93ce5b
47"
proof = "a2ed608e8e12ed21abc2bf154e462d744a367c7f1f969bdbf784a2a134c7db2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"
9. IANA Considerations
This document does not make any requests of IANA.
10. Acknowledgements
The authors would like to acknowledge the significant amount of
academic work that preceeded the development of this document. In
particular the original work of [BBS04] which was subsequently
developed in [ASM06] [CL04] [BBDT16] [CDL16] and in [TZ23]. This
last academic work is the one mostly used by this document.
The current state of this document is the product of the work of the
Decentralized Identity Foundation Applied Cryptography Working group,
which includes numerous active participants. In particular, the
following individuals contributed ideas, feedback and wording that
influenced this specification:
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Orie Steele, Christian Paquin, Alessandro Guggino, Tomislav Markovski
and Greg Bernstein.
Additionally, the authors would like to acknoledge Jacques Traore and
Antoine Dumanois, for their crucial contributions to this document.
11. Normative References
[DRBG] NIST, "Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using
Deterministic Random Bit Generators",
.
[ID.irtfcfrghashtocurve]
FazHernandez, A., Scott, S., Sullivan, N., Wahby, R. S.,
and C. A. Wood, "Hashing to Elliptic Curves", Work in
Progress, InternetDraft, draftirtfcfrghashtocurve
16, 15 June 2022, .
[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
.
[RFC4086] Eastlake 3rd, D., Schiller, J., and S. Crocker,
"Randomness Requirements for Security", BCP 106, RFC 4086,
DOI 10.17487/RFC4086, June 2005,
.
[RFC8017] Moriarty, K., Ed., Kaliski, B., Jonsson, J., and A. Rusch,
"PKCS #1: RSA Cryptography Specifications Version 2.2",
RFC 8017, DOI 10.17487/RFC8017, November 2016,
.
[RFC8937] Cremers, C., Garratt, L., Smyshlyaev, S., Sullivan, N.,
and C. Wood, "Randomness Improvements for Security
Protocols", RFC 8937, DOI 10.17487/RFC8937, October 2020,
.
[RFC9380] FazHernandez, A., Scott, S., Sullivan, N., Wahby, R. S.,
and C. A. Wood, "Hashing to Elliptic Curves", RFC 9380,
DOI 10.17487/RFC9380, August 2023,
.
[SHA2] NIST, "Secure Hash Standard (SHS)",
.
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[SHA3] NIST, "SHA3 Standard: PermutationBased Hash and
ExtendableOutput Functions",
.
12. Informative References
[ADR02] An, J. H., Dodis, Y., and T. Rabin, "On the Security of
Joint Signature and Encryption", In EUROCRYPT,
pages 83107, April 2002,
.
[ASM06] Au, M. H., Susilo, W., and Y. Mu, "ConstantSize Dynamic
kTAA", In International Conference on Security and
Cryptography for Networks, pages 111125,
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006,
.
[BBB17] Bunz, B., Bootle, J., Boneh, D., Poelstra, A., Wuille, P.,
and G. Maxwell, "Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for
Confidential Transactions and More", In 2018 IEEE
Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2017,
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[BBDT16] Barki, A., Brunet, S., Desmoulins, N., and J. Traore,
"Improved Algebraic MACs and Practical KeyedVerification
Anonymous Credentials", In International Conference on
Selected Areas in Cryptography, 1016,
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[BBS04] Boneh, D., Boyen, X., and H. Shacham, "Short Group
Signatures", In Advances in Cryptology, pages 4155, 2004,
.
[Bowe19] Bowe, S., "Faster subgroup checks for BLS12381", July
2019, .
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Attestation Using the Strong Diffie Hellman Assumption
Revisited", In International Conference on Trust and
Trustworthy Computing, pages 120, Springer, Cham, 2016,
.
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[CL04] Camenisch, J. and A. Lysyanskaya, "Signature Schemes and
Anonymous Credentials from Bilinear Maps", In Annual
International Cryptology Conference, pages 5672, 2004,
.
[DMS04] Dingledine, R., Mathewson, N., and P. Syverson, "Tor: The
SecondGeneration Onion Router", 2004, .
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Halderman, "Mining your Ps and Qs: Detection of widespread
weak keys in network devices", In USENIX Security,
pages 205220, August 2012,
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Miller, J., Waite, D., and M. B. Jones, "JSON Web Proof",
Work in Progress, InternetDraft, draftietfjosejson
webproof03, 1 March 2024,
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Struik, R., "Alternative Elliptic Curve Representations",
Work in Progress, InternetDraft, draftietflwigcurve
representations23, 21 January 2022,
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Banerjee, A., Reddy.K, T., Schoinianakis, D., and T.
Hollebeek, "PostQuantum Cryptography for Engineers", Work
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.
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"Key Consistency and Discovery", Work in Progress,
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10 July 2023, .
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[ID.irtfcfrgblssignature]
Boneh, D., Gorbunov, S., Wahby, R. S., Wee, H., Wood, C.
A., and Z. Zhang, "BLS Signatures", Work in Progress,
InternetDraft, draftirtfcfrgblssignature05, 16 June
2022, .
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]
Sakemi, Y., Kobayashi, T., Saito, T., and R. S. Wahby,
"PairingFriendly Curves", Work in Progress, Internet
Draft, draftirtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves11, 6
November 2022, .
[ISO8601] ISO, "Date and time  Representations for information
interchange  Part 1: Basic rules",
.
[RFC3629] Yergeau, F., "UTF8, a transformation format of ISO
10646", STD 63, RFC 3629, DOI 10.17487/RFC3629, November
2003, .
[RFC4648] Josefsson, S., "The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data
Encodings", RFC 4648, DOI 10.17487/RFC4648, October 2006,
.
[RFC9449] Fett, D., Campbell, B., Bradley, J., Lodderstedt, T.,
Jones, M., and D. Waite, "OAuth 2.0 Demonstrating Proof of
Possession (DPoP)", RFC 9449, DOI 10.17487/RFC9449,
September 2023, .
[TZ23] Tessaro, S. and C. Zhu, "Revisiting BBS Signatures",
In EUROCRYPT, 2023, .
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[ZCASHREVIEW]
NCC Group, "Zcash Overwinter Consensus and Sapling
Cryptography Review", .
Appendix A. BLS12381 hash_to_curve Definition Using SHAKE256
The following defines a hash_to_curve suite [RFC9380] for the
BLS12381 curve for both the G1 and G2 subgroups using the extendable
output function (xof) of SHAKE256 as per the guidance defined in
section 8.9 of [RFC9380].
Note the notation used in the below definitions is sourced from
[RFC9380].
A.1. BLS12381 G1
The suite of BLS12381G1_XOF:SHAKE256_SSWU_RO_ is defined as follows:
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* encoding type: hash_to_curve (Section 3 of
[@!RFC9380])
* E: y^2 = x^3 + 4
* p: 0x1a0111ea397fe69a4b1ba7b6434bacd764774b84f38512bf6730d2a0f6b0f624
1eabfffeb153ffffb9feffffffffaaab
* r: 0x73eda753299d7d483339d80809a1d80553bda402fffe5bfeffffffff00000001
* m: 1
* k: 128
* expand_message: expand_message_xof (Section 5.3.2 of
[@!RFC9380])
* hash: SHAKE256
* L: 64
* f: Simplified SWU for AB == 0 (Section 6.6.3 of
[@!RFC9380])
* Z: 11
* E': y'^2 = x'^3 + A' * x' + B', where
 A' = 0x144698a3b8e9433d693a02c96d4982b0ea985383ee66a8d8e8981aef
d881ac98936f8da0e0f97f5cf428082d584c1d
 B' = 0x12e2908d11688030018b12e8753eee3b2016c1f0f24f4070a0b9c14f
cef35ef55a23215a316ceaa5d1cc48e98e172be0
* iso_map: the 11isogeny map from E' to E given in Appendix E.2 of
[@!RFC9380]
* h_eff: 0xd201000000010001
Note that the h_eff values for this suite are copied from that
defined for the BLS12381G1_XMD:SHA256_SSWU_RO_ suite defined in
section 8.8.1 of [RFC9380].
An optimized example implementation of the Simplified SWU mapping to
the curve E' isogenous to BLS12381 G1 is given in Appendix F.2
[RFC9380].
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Appendix B. The BLS12381 Curve
This section defines BLS12381. The definitions of this section have
been originally described in [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves],
where they are discussed in greater detail.
BLS12381 are BarretoLynnScott curves, defined by two elliptic
curves E1 and E2, parameterized by an integer t. In the case of
BLS12381, t is defined as,
t = 2^63  2^62  2^60  2^57  2^48  2^16
The curves E1 and E2 are defined over the finite fields GF(p) and
GF(p^2) correspondingly, where p is defined as,
p = (t  1)^2 * (t^4  t^2 + 1) / 3 + t
Let (1, I) be the bases of the finite field GF(p^2), where I ^ 2 + 1
= 0 in GF(p^2). We will denote an element y of GF(p^2) as a tuple y
= (y_0, y_1), where y_0 and y_1 elements of GF(p) for which it holds
y = y_0 * 1 + y_1 * I. The two elliptic curves are defined by the
following equations,
E1: y ^ 2 = x ^ 3 + 4
E2: y ^ 2 = x ^ 3 + 4 * (I + 1)
The group G1 and G2 are defined as the the order r subgroup of E1
defined over GF(p) and E2 defined over GF(p^2) correspondingly, where
r is defined as,
r = 0x73eda753299d7d483339d80809a1d80553bda402fffe5bfeffffffff00000001
Note that r is a prime factor of p. The target group G_T is defined
as the finite group GF(p^12) minus the element 0.
The base points of BLS12381, encoded to octets using the procedure
defined in Appendix B.2.1 and then represented in hexadecimal format,
are defined as,
BP1 = "97f1d3a73197d7942695638c4fa9ac0fc3688c4f9774b905a14e3a3f171bac586
c55e83ff97a1aeffb3af00adb22c6bb"
BP2 = "93e02b6052719f607dacd3a088274f65596bd0d09920b61ab5da61bbdc7f50493
34cf11213945d57e5ac7d055d042b7e024aa2b2f08f0a91260805272dc51051c6
e47ad4fa403b02b4510b647ae3d1770bac0326a805bbefd48056c8c121bdb8"
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B.1. Optimal Ate pairing
This section describes the optimal Ate pairing for BLS12381. The
pairing computation uses the following utility function.
res = Line_function(Q1, Q2, P)
Inputs:
 Q1 (REQUIRED), point of G2.
 Q2 (REQUIRED), point of G2.
 P (REQUIRED), point of G1.
Outputs:
 res: an element on the target group G_T.
Procedure:
1. (x_1, y_1) = Q1
2. (x_2, y_2) = Q2
3. (x, y) = P
4. if Q1 = Q2, set l = (3 * x_1^2) / (2 * y_1)
5. else if Q1 =  Q2, return x  x_1
6. else set l = (y_2  y_1) / (x_2  x_1)
7. return (l * (x  x_1) + y_1  y)
Let c = t for t as defined above (Appendix B) and c_0, c_1, ... , c_L
in (1, 0, 1) such that the sum of c_i * 2^i for i = 0, 1, ..., L
equals c.
Given a point P of G1, and a point Q of G2, the output h(P, Q) where
h the Ate pairing for BLS12381 is calculated as follows,
1. set f = 1 and T = Q
2. if c_L = 1, set T = T
3. for i in (L1, L2, ..., 1, 0)
4. f = f^2 * Line_function(T, T, P)
5. T = T + T
6. if c_i = 1,
7. f = f * Line_function(T, Q, P)
8. T = T + Q
9. else if c_i = 1,
10. f = f * Line_function(T, Q, P)
11. T = T  Q
12. f = f ^ ((p ^ 12  1) / r)
13. return f
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B.2. Point Encoding
This section defines point encoding and decoding procedures for
BLS12381. Although more flexible point encoding procedures may
exist (for example [ID.ietflwigcurverepresentations]), the vast
majority of current libraries implementing BLS12381 use (most of
them explicitly) the encoding method defined in Appendix C of
[ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]. For this reason, the
ciphersuites defined in Section 7.2, use those encoding and decoding
procedures. For completeness, those operations are defined in this
section as well. See [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves] for a
more detailed explanation of the encoding and decoding steps. Note
also that we will only consider compressed point encoding (in
contrast to [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves], which supports
both compressed and uncompressed point encoding).
In this section we will use the following notation,
* For an octet string x, x[0] will denote the first octet (i.e., 8
most significant bits) of x.
* On input an element y of GF(p) or GF(p^2), sqrt(y) will return the
square root of that element in the respective group, i.e., an
element a such that a^2 = y, or INVALID.
* For clarity, we will use Identity_E1, Identity_E2 to denote the
identity points of E1 and E2 correspondingly (note that
Identity_E1 is the same point as Identity_G1 and Identity_E2 is
the same point as Identity_G2).
We first have to define the following utility operations.
The following procedure returns one bit corresponding to the sign of
an element of GF(p).
res = sign_GF_p(y)
Inputs:
 y (REQUIRED), point of the GF(p) group
Outputs:
 res, either 0 or 1
Procedure:
1. if y > (p  1) / 2, return 1
2. return 0
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The following procedure returns one bit corresponding to the sign of
an element in GF(p^2).
res = sign_GF_p^2(y)
Inputs:
 y (REQUIRED), point of the GF(p^2) group
Outputs:
 res, either 0 or 1
Procedure:
1. (y_0, y_1) = y
2. if y_1 is 0, return sign_GF_p(y_0)
3. if y_1 > (p  1) / 2, return 1
4. return 0
B.2.1. Point Serialization
Let P = (x, y) the point to be serialized.
Compute three metadata bits C_bit, I_bit, and S_bit, as follows,
1. C_bit is set to 1 (indicating that point compression is used).
2. I_bit is 1 if P is either the Identity_E1 or Identity_E2 points,
otherwise it is 0.
3. S_bit is 0 if I_bit is 1 (again note that the ciphersuites
described in this document always use point compression).
Otherwise (i.e., when point compression is used and P is not the
identity point of its respective curve), if P is a point on E1,
set S_bit = sign_GF_p(y), else if P is a point on E2, S_bit =
sign_GF_p^2(y).
Let m = (C_bit * 2^7) + (I_bit * 2^6) + (S_bit * 2^5) and set m_byte
= I2OSP(m, 1). Define x_string as follows,
1. If P = Identity_E1, set x_string = I2OSP(0, 48).
2. If P is a point on E1 and P != Identity_E1, set x_string =
I2OSP(x, 48).
3. If P = Identity_E2, set x_string = I2OSP(0, 96).
4. If P is a point on E2 and P != Identity_E2, then let x_0 and x_1
elements of GF(p) such that x = (x_0, x_1) and set x_string =
I2OSP(x_1, 48)  I2OSP(x_0, 48).
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Let s_string = x_string. Set s_string[0] = x_string[0] OR m_byte,
where OR is computed for each bit. Output s_string as the
serialization result of the point P.
B.2.2. Point Deserialization
Let m_byte = s_string[0] AND 0xE0, where AND is computed bitwise. If
m_byte equals 0x20 or 0x60 or 0xE0, output INVALID and abort the
operation. Otherwise, let C_bit equal the most significant bit of
m_byte, I_bit equal the second most significant bit of m_byte, and
S_bit equal the third most significant bit of m_byte. If C_bit is 0
return INVALID and abort the operation (note again that we only
consider compressed encoding).
1. Determine the curve of the encoded point as follows,
* If s_string has length 48 octets, the encoded point is on the
curve E1.
* If s_string has length 96 octets, the encoded point is on the
curve E2.
* If s_string has any other length, output INVALID and abort the
operation.
2. Let s_string[0] = s_string[0] AND 0x1F, where AND is computed
bitwise (this will set the three most significant bits of
s_string[0] to 0).
3. If I_bit is 1, then the encoded point must be the Identity point
of the curve determined on step 1. If s_string is not the all
zeros string, output INVALID and abort the operation. Otherwise,
output the Identity point of the curve that was determined in
step 1 (i.e., either Identity_E1 or Identity_E2).
4. Let x = OS2IP(s_string).
5. If the curve that was determined in step 1 is E1,
* Let y2 = x^3 + 4 in GF(p).
* If y2 is not square in GF(p), output INVALID and abort the
operation. Otherwise, let y = sqrt(y2) in GF(p) and set Y_bit
= sign_GF_p(y).
6. If the curve that was determined in step 1 is E2,
* Let y2 = x^3 + 4 * (I + 1) in GF(p^2).
* If y2 is not square in GF(p^2), output INVALID and abort the
operation. Otherwise, let y = sqrt(y2) in GF(p^2) and set
Y_bit = sign_GF_p^2(y).
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7. If S_bit equals Y_bit, output P = (x, y). Otherwise, output P =
(x, y).
Appendix C. Use Cases
C.1. Noncorrelating Security Token
In the most general sense BBS signatures can be used in any
application where a cryptographically secured token is required but
correlation caused by usage of the token is undesirable.
For example in protocols like OAuth2.0 the most commonly used form of
the access token leverages the JWT format alongside conventional
cryptographic primitives such as traditional digital signatures or
HMACs. These access tokens are then used by a relying party to prove
authority to a resource server during a request. However, because
the access token is most commonly sent by value as it was issued by
the authorization server (e.g., in a bearer style scheme), the access
token can act as a source of strong correlation for the relying
party. Relevant prior art can be found here
(https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draftprivateaccesstokens
01.html).
BBS Signatures due to their unique properties removes this source of
correlation but maintains the same set of guarantees required by a
resource server to validate an access token back to its relevant
authority (note that an approach to signing JSON tokens with BBS that
may be of relevance is the JSON Web Proofs (JWP) format and
serialization described in [ID.ietfjosejsonwebproof]). In the
context of a protocol like OAuth2.0 the access token issued by the
authorization server would feature a BBS Signature, however instead
of the relying party providing this access token as issued, in their
request to a resource server, they generate a unique proof from the
original access token and include that in the request instead, thus
removing this vector of correlation.
C.2. Improved Bearer Security Token
Bearer based security tokens such as JWT based access tokens used in
the OAuth2.0 protocol are a highly popular format for expressing
authorization grants. However their usage has several security
limitations. Notably a bearer based authorization scheme often has
to rely on a secure transport between the authorized party (client)
and the resource server to mitigate the potential for a MITM attack
or a malicious interception of the access token. The scheme also has
to assume a degree of trust in the resource server it is presenting
an access token to, particularly when the access token grants more
than just access to the target resource server, because in a bearer
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based authorization scheme, anyone who possesses the access token has
authority to what it grants. Bearer based access tokens also suffer
from the threat of replay attacks.
Improved schemes around authorization protocols often involve adding
a layer of proof of cryptographic key possession to the presentation
of an access token, which mitigates the deficiencies highlighted
above as well as providing a way to detect a replay attack. However,
approaches that involve proof of cryptographic key possession such as
DPoP ([RFC9449]), suffer from an increase in protocol complexity. A
party requesting authorization must pregenerate appropriate key
material, share the public portion of this with the authorization
server alongside proving possession of the private portion of the key
material. The authorization server must also beable to accommodate
receiving this information and validating it.
BBS Signatures ofter an alternative model that solves the same
problems that proof of cryptographic key possession schemes do for
bearer based schemes, but in a way that doesn't introduce new up
front protocol complexity. In the context of a protocol like
OAuth2.0 the access token issued by the authorization server would
feature a BBS Signature, however instead of the client providing this
access token as issued, in their request to a resource server, they
generate a unique proof from the original access token and include
that in the request instead. Because the access token is not shared
in a request to a resource server, attacks such as MITM are
mitigated. A resource server also obtains the ability to detect a
replay attack by ensuring the proof presented is unique.
C.3. Selectively Disclosure Enabled Identity Credentials
BBS signatures when applied to the problem space of identity
credentials can help to enhance user privacy. For example a digital
drivers license that is cryptographically signed with a BBS
signature, allows the holder or subject of the license (acting as the
Prover of the BBS scheme) to disclose different claims from their
drivers license to different parties. Furthermore, the unlinkable
presentations property of proofs generated by the scheme remove an
important possible source of correlation for the holder across
multiple presentations.
Appendix D. Additional Test Vectors
*NOTE* These fixtures are a work in progress and subject to change
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D.1. BLS12381SHAKE256 Ciphersuite
D.1.1. Signature Test Vectors
D.1.1.1. No Header Valid Signature
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "2eee0f60a8a3a8bec0ee942bfd46cbdae9a0738ee68f5a64e7238311cf09a079"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = ""
B = "8607ebc413b397c1e27ce591d1daa39f73da329018bda0f90bf996355cc28c3cdba
19feeb81e35be9e1503a018e4086e"
domain = "333d8686761cff65a3a2ef20bfa217d37bdf19105e87c210e9ce64ea1210a1
57"
signature = "88beeb970f803160d3058eacde505207c576a8c9e4e5dc7c5249cbcf2a0
46c15f8df047031eef3436e04b779d92a9cdb1fe4c6cc035ba1634f1740
f9dd49816d3ca745ecbe39f655ea61fb700137fded"
D.1.1.2. Modified Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to the
message value being different from what was signed.
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m_1 = ""
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "b9a622a4b404e6ca4c85c15739d2124a1deb16df750be202e2430e169bc
27fb71c44d98e6d40792033e1c452145ada95030832c5dc778334f2f1b5
28eced21b0b97a12025a283d78b7136bb9825d04ef"
valid: "false"
reason: "modified message"
D.1.1.3. Extra Unsigned Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to an
additional message being supplied that was not signed.
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "b9a622a4b404e6ca4c85c15739d2124a1deb16df750be202e2430e169bc
27fb71c44d98e6d40792033e1c452145ada95030832c5dc778334f2f1b5
28eced21b0b97a12025a283d78b7136bb9825d04ef"
valid: "false"
reason: "extra unsigned message"
D.1.1.4. Missing Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to missing
messages that were originally present during the signing (the
presented signature was generated with all the messages in
Section 3.3.3 as input).
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
valid: "false"
reason: "missing messages"
D.1.1.5. Reordered Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to
messages being reordered from the order in which they were signed.
m_1 = ""
m_2 = "96012096"
m_3 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_4 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_5 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_6 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_7 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_8 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_9 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_10 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02
"
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
valid: "false"
reason: "reordered messages"
D.1.1.6. Wrong Public Key Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to public
key used to verify is incorrect.
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
PK = "b24c723803f84e210f7a95f6265c5cbfa4ecc51488bf7acf24b921807801c0798b
725b9a2dcfa29953efcdfef03328720196c78b2e613727fd6e085302a0cc2d8d7e
1d820cf1d36b20e79eee78c13a1a5da51a298f1aef86f07bc33388f089d8"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
valid: "false"
reason: "wrong public key"
D.1.1.7. Wrong Header Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to header
value being modified from what was originally signed.
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
PK = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd45949cdeb18f
b0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b99c2c41b38179eb00
1963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5eae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
header = "ffeeddccbbaa00998877665544332211"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
valid: "false"
reason: "different header"
D.1.2. Proof Test Vectors
D.1.2.1. No Header Valid Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd4594
9cdeb18fb0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b9
9c2c41b38179eb001963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5e
ae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
signature = "88beeb970f803160d3058eacde505207c576a8c9e4e5dc7c5249cbcf2a0
46c15f8df047031eef3436e04b779d92a9cdb1fe4c6cc035ba1634f1740
f9dd49816d3ca745ecbe39f655ea61fb700137fded"
header = ""
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
T1 = "a5405cc2c5965dda18714ab35f4d4a7ae4024f388fa7a5ba71202d4455b50b316e
c37b360659e3012234562fa8989980"
T2 = "9827a40454cdc90a70e9c927f097019dbdd84768babb10ebcb460c2d918e1ce1c0
512bf2cc49ed7ec476dfcde7a6a10c"
domain = "333d8686761cff65a3a2ef20bfa217d37bdf19105e87c210e9ce64ea1210a1
57"
proof = "8ac336eea1d278656372d9914483c3d3b3069dfa4a7862293ac021dfeeebca9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"
D.1.2.2. No Presentation Header Valid Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "92d37d1d6cd38fea3a873953333eab23a4c0377e3e049974eb62bd4594
9cdeb18fb0490edcd4429adff56e65cbce42cf188b31bddbd619e419b9
9c2c41b38179eb001963bc3decaae0d9f702c7a8c004f207f46c734a5e
ae2e8e82833f3e7ea5"
signature = "956a3427b1b8e3642e60e6a7990b67626811adeec7a0a6cb4f770cdd7c2
0cf08faabb913ac94d18e1e92832e924cb6e202912b624261fc6c59b0fe
a801547f67fb7d3253e1e2acbcf90ef59a6911931e"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = ""
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
T1 = "8b497dd4dcdcf7eb58c9b43e57e06bcea3468a223ae2fc015d7a86506a952d6805
5e73f5a5847e58f133ea154256d0da"
T2 = "8655584d3da1313f881f48c239384a5623d2d292f08dae7ac1d8129c19a02a89b8
2fa45de3f6c2c439510fce5919656f"
domain = "6f7ee8de30835599bb540d2cb4dd02fd0c6cf8246f14c9ee9a8463f7fd400f
7b"
proof = "b1f8bf99a11c39f04e2a032183c1ead12956ad322dd06799c50f20fb8cf6b0a
c279210ef5a2920a7be3ec2aa0911ace7b96811a98f3c1cceba4a2147ae763b
3ba036f47bc21c39179f2b395e0ab1ac49017ea5b27848547bedd27be481c1d
fc0b73372346feb94ab16189d4c525652b8d3361bab43463700720ecfb0ee75
e595ea1b13330615011050a0dfcffdb21af33fda9e14ba4cc0fcad8015bce3f
ecc4704799bef9924ab19688fc04f760c4da35017072a3e295788eff1b0dc23
11bb199c186f86ea0540379d5a2ac8b7bd02d22487f2acc0e299115e16097b9
70badea802752a6fcb56cfbbcc2569916a8d3fe6d2d0fb1ae801cfc5ce05669
9adf23e3cd16b1fdf197deac099ab093da049a5b4451d038c71b7cc69e83909
67594f6777a855c7f5d301f0f0573211ac85e2e165ea196f78c33f54092645a
51341b777f0f5342301991f3da276c04b0224f7308090ae0b290d428a0570a7
1605a27977e7daf01d42dfbdcec252686c3060a73d81f6e151e23e3df2473b3
22da389f15a55cb2cd8a2bf29ef0d83d4876117735465fae956d8df56ec9eb0
e4748ad3ef5587797368c51a0ccd67eb6da38602a1c2d4fd411214efc693233
4ba0bcbf562626e7c0e1ae0db912c28d99f194fa3cd3a2"
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D.1.3. Hash to Scalar Test Vectors
Using the following input message,
msg = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
And following dst value,
dst = "4242535f424c53313233383147315f584f463a5348414b452d3235365f5353575
55f524f5f4832475f484d32535f4832535f"
We get the following scalar output from hash_to_scalar
(Section 4.2.2), encoded with I2OSP and represented in big endian
order,
scalar = "0500031f786fde5326aa9370dd7ffe9535ec7a52cf2b8f432cad5d9acfb73c
d3"
D.2. BLS12381SHA256 Ciphersuite
D.2.1. Signature Test Vectors
D.2.1.1. No Header Valid Signature
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = ""
B = "98e38eadb6a2232cf91f41861089cda14d7e3ddef0c6eaba4d11a2732f66408f394
d58301ffcc8fcfb3c89bb75136f61"
domain = "41c5fe0290d0da734ce9bba57bfe0dfc14f3f9cfef18a0d7438cf2075fd71c
c7"
signature = "8c87e2080859a97299c148427cd2fcf390d24bea850103a974887903926
2ecf4f42206f6ef767f298b6a96b424c1e86c26f8fba62212d0e05b9526
1c2cc0e5fdc63a32731347e810fd12e9c58355aa0d"
D.2.1.2. Modified Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to the
message value being different from what was signed.
m_1 = ""
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "84773160b824e194073a57493dac1a20b667af70cd2352d8af241c77658
da5253aa8458317cca0eae615690d55b1f27164657dcafee1d5c1973947
aa70e2cfbb4c892340be5969920d0916067b4565a0"
valid: "false"
reason: "modified message"
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D.2.1.3. Extra Unsigned Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to an
additional message being supplied that was not signed.
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "84773160b824e194073a57493dac1a20b667af70cd2352d8af241c77658
da5253aa8458317cca0eae615690d55b1f27164657dcafee1d5c1973947
aa70e2cfbb4c892340be5969920d0916067b4565a0"
valid: "false"
reason: "extra unsigned message"
D.2.1.4. Missing Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to missing
messages that were originally present during the signing (the
presented signature was generated with all the messages in
Section 3.3.3 as input).
m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
valid: "false"
reason: "missing messages"
D.2.1.5. Reordered Message Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to
messages being reordered from the order in which they were signed.
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m_1 = ""
m_2 = "96012096"
m_3 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_4 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_5 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_6 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_7 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_8 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_9 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_10 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02
"
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
valid: "false"
reason: "reordered messages"
D.2.1.6. Wrong Public Key Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to public
key used to verify is incorrect.
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "b064bd8d1ba99503cbb7f9d7ea00bce877206a85b1750e5583dd9399828a4d2061
0cb937ea928d90404c239b2835ffb104220a9c66a4c9ed3b54c0cac9ea465d0429
556b438ceefb59650ddf67e7a8f103677561b7ef7fe3c3357ec6b94d41c6"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
valid: "false"
reason: "wrong public key"
D.2.1.7. Wrong Header Signature
The following fixture should fail signature validation due to header
value being modified from what was originally signed.
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
SK = "60e55110f76883a13d030b2f6bd11883422d5abde717569fc0731f51237169fc"
PK = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa136f2851
bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d460acee0e96f1e7c
4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f63aebc364cd55ded0c"
header = "ffeeddccbbaa00998877665544332211"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
valid: "false"
reason: "different header"
D.2.2. Proof Test Vectors
D.2.2.1. No Header Valid Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa
136f2851bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d
460acee0e96f1e7c4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f
63aebc364cd55ded0c"
signature = "8c87e2080859a97299c148427cd2fcf390d24bea850103a974887903926
2ecf4f42206f6ef767f298b6a96b424c1e86c26f8fba62212d0e05b9526
1c2cc0e5fdc63a32731347e810fd12e9c58355aa0d"
header = ""
presentation_header = "bed231d880675ed101ead304512e043ade9958dd0241ea70b
4b3957fba941501"
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
T = "undefined"
domain = "41c5fe0290d0da734ce9bba57bfe0dfc14f3f9cfef18a0d7438cf2075fd71c
c7"
challenge = "4a70506add5b2eb0be9ff66e3ea8deae666f198edfbb1391c6834e6df4f
1026d"
proof = "81925c2e525d9fbb0ba95b438b5a13fff5874c7c0515c193628d7d143ddc3bb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"
D.2.2.2. No Presentation Header Valid Proof
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m_1 = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
m_2 = "c344136d9ab02da4dd5908bbba913ae6f58c2cc844b802a6f811f5fb075f9b80"
m_3 = "7372e9daa5ed31e6cd5c825eac1b855e84476a1d94932aa348e07b73"
m_4 = "77fe97eb97a1ebe2e81e4e3597a3ee740a66e9ef2412472c"
m_5 = "496694774c5604ab1b2544eababcf0f53278ff50"
m_6 = "515ae153e22aae04ad16f759e07237b4"
m_7 = "d183ddc6e2665aa4e2f088af"
m_8 = "ac55fb33a75909ed"
m_9 = "96012096"
m_10 = ""
public_key = "a820f230f6ae38503b86c70dc50b61c58a77e45c39ab25c0652bbaa8fa
136f2851bd4781c9dcde39fc9d1d52c9e60268061e7d7632171d91aa8d
460acee0e96f1e7c4cfb12d3ff9ab5d5dc91c277db75c845d649ef3c4f
63aebc364cd55ded0c"
signature = "8339b285a4acd89dec7777c09543a43e3cc60684b0a6f8ab335da4825c9
6e1463e28f8c5f4fd0641d19cec5920d3a8ff4bedb6c9691454597bbd29
8288abed3632078557b2ace7d44caed846e1a0a1e8"
header = "11223344556677889900aabbccddeeff"
presentation_header = ""
revealed_indexes = "[ 0, 2, 4, 6 ]"
T1 = "84719c2b5bb275ee74913dbf95fb9054f690c8e4035f1259e184e9024544bc4bbe
a9c244e7897f9db7c82b7b14b27d28"
T2 = "8f5f191c956aefd5c960e57d2dfbab6761eb0ebc5efdba1aca1403dcc19e05296b
16c9feb7636cb4ef2a360c5a148483"
domain = "6272832582a0ac96e6fe53e879422f24c51680b25fbf17bad22a35ea93ce5b
47"
proof = "a2ed608e8e12ed21abc2bf154e462d744a367c7f1f969bdbf784a2a134c7db2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"
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D.2.3. Hash to Scalar Test Vectors
Using the following input message,
msg = "9872ad089e452c7b6e283dfac2a80d58e8d0ff71cc4d5e310a1debdda4a45f02"
And following dst value,
dst = "4242535f424c53313233383147315f584d443a5348412d3235365f535357555f5
24f5f4832475f484d32535f4832535f"
We get the following scalar output from hash_to_scalar
(Section 4.2.2), encoded with I2OSP and represented in big endian
order,
scalar = "0f90cbee27beb214e6545becb8404640d3612da5d6758dffeccd77ed716980
7c"
Appendix E. Proof Generation and Verification Algorithmic Explanation
The following section provides a highlevel explanation of how the
CoreProofGen and CoreProofVerify operations work, as presented in
Appendix B of [TZ23] and used by this document. The CoreProofGen
procedure uses a generic noninteractive zeroknowledge proofof
knowledge (nizk) protocol, executed between a Prover and a Verifier.
A nizk works as follows; Assume the group points J_0, J_1, ..., J_n
and the exponents e_0, e_1, ..., e_n. Assume also that all the group
points are publicly known, while only the exponent e_0 is known to
the Verifier of the nizk and the exponents e_1, ..., e_n are known
only by the Prover of the protocol. The nizk can be used to prove a
relationship of the form,
J_O * e_0 = J_1 * e_1 + J_2 * e_2 + ... + J_n * e_n
While revealing nothing about the secret exponents (i.e., e_1, ...,
e_n), other than the fact that the Prover knows them.
For BBS, let the Prover be in possession of a BBS signature (A, e) on
messages msg_1, ..., msg_L and a domain value (see CoreSign defined
in Section 3.6.1). Let A = B * (1/(e + SK)) where SK the Signer's
secret key and,
[1] B = P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_1 * msg_1 + ... + H_L * msg_L
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Let (i1, ..., iR) be the indexes of the messages the Prover wants to
disclose and (j1, ..., jU) be the indexes corresponding to
undisclosed messages (i.e., (j1, ..., jU) = (1, 2, ..., L) \ (i1,
..., iR)). To prove knowledge of a signature on the disclosed
messages, work as follows;
* Prove possession of a valid signature. As defined above, a
signature (A, e), on messages msg_1, ..., msg_L is valid if A = B
* 1/(e + SK), where B as in [1]. However, the Prover cannot
reveal neither A, e nor B to the Verifier (signature is uniquely
identifiable and B will reveal information about the signed
messages, even the undisclosed ones). To get around this, the
Prover needs to hide the signature (A, e) and the value of B, in a
way that will allow proving knowledge of such elements with the
aforementioned relationship (i.e., that A = B * 1/(e + SK)),
without revealing their value. The Prover will do this by
randomizing them. To do that, they take uniformly random r1, r2
in [1, r1], and calculate,
[2] Abar = A * (r1 * r2)
[3] D = B * r2
[4] Bbar = D * r1 + Abar * (e)
The values (Abar, D, Bbar) will be part of the proof and are used
to prove possession of a BBS signature, without revealing the
signature itself. Note that; if Abar and Bbar are constructed
using a valid BBS signature as above, then Abar * SK = Bbar which
is equivalent to h(Abar, PK) = h(Bbar, BP2), where SK, PK the
Signer's secret and public key and BP2 the base generator of G2
(used to create the Signer's PK, see Section 3.4.2). This last
equation is something that the Verifier can check using the
Signer's PK.
* Prove that the disclosed messages are signed as part of that
signature. The Prover will start by setting the following,
[5] r2' = (1 / r2) mod r
If the Abar, D and Bbar values are constructed using a valid BBS
signature as in [2], [3] and [4], then the following will hold,
[6] P1 + Q_1 * domain + H_i1 * msg_i1 + ... + H_iR * msg_iR =
D * r2'  H_ji * msg_j1  ...  H_jU * msg_jU
Note that the Verifier will know the elements in the left side of [6]
(i.e., P1, Q_1, H_i1, ..., H_iR and the disclosed messages: msg_i1,
..., msg_iR) as well as the base points of the right side (i.e., the
points D and H_j1, ..., H_jU). They will not however know the
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exponents on the right side of [6] (i.e., r2' and the undisclosed
messages: msg_j1, ..., msg_jU). The same holds for equation [4]
where the Verifier will know the left side of the equation (i.e.,
Bbar) and the base points of the right side (i.e., D and Abar) but
not the exponents (i.e., r1 and e).
To convince the Verifier that both [4] and [6] hold, the Prover can
use a nizk, to prove that they know the exponents that satisfy those
equations, without disclosing them.
Note that if the value D is constructed correctly (as in [3]), then B
= D * r2'. Proving knowledge of [6] corresponds to proving knowledge
of r2', which means that the Prover does actually know a value B = D
* r2'. If [6] holds, then that B value that the Prover knows (i.e.,
D * r2') will also have the "correct form" for B (as in [1]),
including all (the disclosed and "some" undisclosed) messages.
All that remains is proving that this B value the Prover knows, is
also "signed" by the Signer i.e., that the Prover also knows values A
and e, such that A = B * 1/(e + SK) or, equivalently, that h(A, PK +
BP2 * e) = h(B, BP2), which is what CoreVerify checks to validate a
signature (see Section 3.6.2).
Note that, the Prover will use a nizk to showcase (among other
things), knowledge of values r1 and e so that [4] holds (Bbar, D and
Abar will be part of the proof and hence known to the Verifier).
Setting r1' = (1 / r1) mod r (note that proving knowledge of r1
indirectly proves knowledge of r1' as well), using [4] and the fact
that h(Abar, PK) = h(Bbar, BP2) we can get that,
h(Abar * r1' * r2', PK + BP2 * e) = h(D * r2', BP2) = h(B, BP2)
Note that the above is what CoreVerify checks, for A = Abar * r1' *
r2'. Since the Prover showcased knowledge of r1' and r2' and
revealed Abar as part of the proof, the Verifier can be assured that
the Prover knows the value A = Abar * r1' * r2'. So setting A = Abar
* r1' * r2', the values A, e, B that the Prover showed knowledge of,
will form a valid BBS signature. Note that the Verifier doesn't know
A (since they don't know r1' and r2'), e or B (since they don't know
r2' or the undisclosed messages). However, they know that the prover
knows them and as we saw above, these values form a valid signature
on (among others) the disclosed messages.
To sum up; in order to validate the proof, a Verifier checks that
h(Abar, PK) = h(Bbar, BP2) and verifies the nizk. Validating the
proof will guarantee the authenticity and integrity of the disclosed
messages, as well as knowledge of the undisclosed messages and of the
signature.
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Appendix F. Document History
00
* Initial version
01
* Populated fixtures
* Added SHA256 based ciphersuite
* Fixed typo in ProofVerify
* Clarify ASCII string usage in DST
* Added MapMessageToScalar test vectors
* Fix typo in ciphersuite name
02
* Variety of editiorial clarifications
* Clarified integer endianness
* Revised the encode for hash operation
* Shifted to using CSPRNG instead of PRF
* Removed total number of messages from proof verify operation
* Added deterministic proof fixtures
* Shifted to multiple CSPRNG calls to calculate random elements,
instead of expand_message
* Updated hash_to_scalar to a single output
03
* Updated core operation based on new academic paper
(https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/275)
* Variety of editorial updates
* Updated exception and error handling
* Added extension point for the operation with which the generators
are created, allowing ciphersuites to define different operations
for creating the generator points.
* Added extension point for the operation with which the input
messages are mapped to scalar values, allowing ciphersuites to
define different messagetoscalar mapping operations
* Added signature/proof fixtures with an empty header or an empty
presentation header input
* Updated the fixtures to use variable length messages (one of which
is now the empty message "")
04
* Restructure Proof Generation and Verification operation to
different subroutines.
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* Separate highlevel (Interface) operations from lowlevel (Core)
operations.
* Update the ciphersuite ID to remove from it the create_generators
and map_message_to_scalar IDs, since those are defined as part of
the highlevel interface instead of the ciphersuite.
* Add a commitment optional value to the CoreSign operation. The
commitment value is added to allow using BBS as part of other
protocols but is ignored in this document.
* Update testvectors display.
05
* Proof Generation and Verification operations updated based on
Appendix B of [TZ23].
* Test vectors updated based on the new proof generation procedure.
* Removed the optional commitment value from the CoreSign operation,
as the intended use case (blind signatures) will be addressed
differently and in another document.
* Changed the reference to [ID.irtfcfrgpairingfriendlycurves]
from Normative to Informative, by redefining the relevant
functionality to this document.
* Various editorial updates.
06
* To support bounded memory implementations, the order of the inputs
to the digest operation for the calculation of the e value during
CoreSign and the challenge value during CoreProofGen and
CoreProofVerify was updated.
* Updated the test vectores to match the above update.
* Renamed the pairing function from e to h, to avoid naming
collisions with the scalar component of the signature.
* Renamed signature_dst, challenge_dst and domain_dst to
hash_to_scalar_dst.
Authors' Addresses
Tobias Looker
MATTR
Email: tobias.looker@mattr.global
Vasilis Kalos
MATTR
Email: vasilis.kalos@mattr.global
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Andrew Whitehead
Portage
Email: andrew.whitehead@portagecybertech.com
Mike Lodder
CryptID
Email: redmike7@gmail.com
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