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RFC 2802

Digital Signatures for the v1.0 Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP)

Pages: 29
Informational
Errata

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Network Working Group                                        K. Davidson
Request for Comments: 2802                                  Differential
Category: Informational                                     Y. Kawatsura
                                                                 Hitachi
                                                              April 2000


 Digital Signatures for the v1.0 Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

A syntax and procedures are described for the computation and verification of digital signatures for use within Version 1.0 of the Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP). Acknowledgment This document is based on work originally done on general XML digital signatures by: Richard Brown of GlobeSet, Inc. <rdbrown@GlobeSet.com> Other contributors to the design of the IOTP DSIG DTD include, in alphabetic order: David Burdett, Commerce One Andrew Drapp, Hitachi Donald Eastlake 3rd, Motorola, Inc.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction............................................3 2. Objective and Requirements..............................3 3. Signature Basics........................................3 3.1 Signature Element......................................3 3.2 Digest Element.........................................4 3.3 Originator and Recipient Information Elements..........5 3.4 Algorithm Element......................................5 4. Detailed Signature Syntax...............................6 4.1 Uniform Resource Names.................................6 4.2 IotpSignatures.........................................6 4.3 Signature Component....................................6 4.3.1 Signature............................................6 4.3.2 Manifest.............................................7 4.3.3 Algorithm............................................9 4.3.4 Digest...............................................9 4.3.5 Attribute...........................................10 4.3.6 OriginatorInfo......................................11 4.3.7 RecipientInfo.......................................11 4.3.8 KeyIdentifier.......................................12 4.3.9 Parameter...........................................13 4.4 Certificate Component.................................13 4.4.1 Certificate.........................................13 4.4.2 IssuerAndSerialNumber...............................14 4.5 Common Components.....................................15 4.5.1 Value...............................................15 4.5.2 Locator.............................................15 5. Supported Algorithms...................................16 5.1 Digest Algorithms.....................................16 5.1.1 SHA1................................................16 5.1.2 DOM-HASH............................................17 5.2 Signature Algorithms..................................17 5.2.1 DSA.................................................17 5.2.2 HMAC................................................18 5.2.3 RSA.................................................20 5.2.4 ECDSA...............................................20 6. Examples...............................................21 7. Signature DTD..........................................23 8. Security Considerations................................25 References................................................26 Authors' Addresses........................................28 Full Copyright Statement..................................29
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1. Introduction

The Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP) provides a payment system independent interoperable framework for Internet commerce as documented in [RFC 2801]. All IOTP messages are XML documents. XML, the Extensible Markup Language [XML], is a syntactical standard promulgated by the World Wide Web Consortium. XML is intended primarily for structuring data exchanged and served over the World Wide Web. Although IOTP assumes that any payment system used with it provides its own security, there are numerous cases where IOTP requires authentication and integrity services for portions of the XML messages it specifies.

2. Objective and Requirements

This document covers how digital signatures may be used with XML documents to provide authentication and tamper-proof protocol messages specifically for Version 1.0 of the IOTP protocol. The reader should recognize that an effort towards general XML digital signatures exists but is unlikely to produce its final result in time for IOTP Version 1.0. Future versions of IOTP will probably adopt by reference the results of this general XML digital signature effort. The objective of this document is to propose syntax and procedures for the computation and verification of digital signatures applicable to Version 1.0 IOTP protocol messages, providing for: -- Authentication of IOTP transactions -- Provide a means by which an IOTP message may be made "tamper- proof", or detection of tampering is made evident -- Describe a set of available digest and signature algorithms at least one of which is mandatory to implement for interoperability -- Easily integrate within the IOTP 1.0 Specification -- Provide lightweight signatures with minimal redundancy -- Allow signed portions of IOTP message to be "forwarded" to another trading roles with different signature algorithms than the original recipient

3. Signature Basics

3.1 Signature Element

This specification consists primarily of the definition of an XML element known as the Signature element. This element consists of two sub-elements. The first one is a set of authenticated attributes, known as the signature Manifest, which comprises such things as a
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   unique reference to the resources being authenticated and an
   indication of the keying material and algorithms being used. The
   second sub-element consists of the digital signature value.

   <Signature>
           <Manifest>
                   (resource information block)
                   (originator information block)
                   (recipient information block)
                   (other attributes)
                   (signature algorithms information block)
           </Manifest>
           <Value encoding 'encoding scheme'>
                   (encoded signature value)
           <Value>
   </Signature>

   The digital signature is not computed directly from the pieces of
   information to be authenticated. Instead, the digital signature is
   computed from a set of authenticated attributes (the Manifest), which
   include references to, and a digests of, those pieces of information.

   The authentication is therefore "indirect".

3.2 Digest Element

The Digest element consists of a unique and unambiguous reference to the XML resources being authenticated. It is constructed of a locator and the digest value data itself. The Digest algorithm is referred to indirectly via a DigestAlgorithmRef, so that Digest algorithms may be shared by multiple resources. <Digest DigestAlgorithmRef='D.1'> <Locator href='resource locator'/> <Value> (Digest value) </Value> </Digest> The resource locator is implemented as a simple XML Link [XLink]. This not only provides a unique addressing scheme for internal and external resources, but also facilitates authentication of composite documents.
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3.3 Originator and Recipient Information Elements

The purpose of the Originator and Recipient information elements is to provide identification and keying material for these respective parties. <OriginatorInfo> (identification information block) (keying material information block) </OriginatorInfo> <RecipientInfo> (identification information block) (keying material information block) </RecipientInfo> The actual content of these two elements depends on the authentication scheme being used and the existence or non-existence of a prior relationship between the parties. In some circumstances, it may be quite difficult to distinguish between identification and keying material information. A unique reference to a digital certificate provides for both. This may also stand true for an account number when a prior relationship exists between the parties. The Originator information element is mandatory. Depending on the existence or non-existence of a prior relationship with the recipient, this block either refers to a public credential such as a digital certificate or displays a unique identifier known by the recipient. The Recipient information element may be used when a document contains multiple signature information blocks, each being intended for a particular recipient. A unique reference in the Recipient information block helps the recipients identify their respective Signature information block. The Recipient information element may also be used when determination of the authentication key consists of a combination of keying material provided by both parties. This would be the case, for example, when establishing a key by means of Diffie Hellman [Schneier] Key Exchange algorithm.

3.4 Algorithm Element

The Algorithm element is a generalized place to put any type of algorithm used within the signed IOTP message. The Algorithm may be a Signature algorithm or a Digest algorithm. Each algorithm contains parameters specific to the algorithm used.
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      <Algorithm type='digest' ID='12'>
          (algorithm information block)
      </Algorithm>

   Algorithms are required to contain an ID which allows for indirect
   reference to them from other places in the XML signature.

4. Detailed Signature Syntax

4.1 Uniform Resource Names

To prevent potential name conflicts in the definition of the numerous type qualifiers considered herein, this specification uses Uniform Resource Names [RFC 2141].

4.2 IotpSignatures

The IotpSignatures element is the top-level element in an IOTP signature block. It consists of a collection of Signature elements, and an optional set of Certificates. <!ELEMENT IotpSignatures (Signature+, Certificate*) > <!ATTLIST IotpSignatures ID ID #IMPLIED > Content Description Signature: A collection of Signature elements. Certificate: Zero or more certificates used for signing Attributes Description ID: Element identifier that may be used to reference the entire Signature element from a Resource element when implementing endorsement.

4.3 Signature Component

4.3.1 Signature

The Signature element constitutes the majority of this specification. It is comprised of two sub-elements. The first one is a set of attributes, known as the Manifest, which actually constitutes the authenticated part of the document. The second sub-element consists of the signature value or values.
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   The Value element contained within the Signature element is the
   encoded form of the signature of the Manifest element, and thus
   provides the verification of the Manifest.

   The process for generating the signed value is a multi-step process,
   involving a canonicalization algorithm, a digest algorithm, and a
   signature algorithm.

   First, the Manifest is canonicalized with an algorithm specified
   within the Algorithm element of the Manifest. The canonicalized form
   removes any inconsistencies in white space introduced by XML parsing
   engines.

   This canonicalized form is then converted into a digest form which
   uniquely identifies the canonicalized document. Any slight
   modification in the original document will result in a very different
   digest value.

   Finally, the digest is then signed using a public/symmetric key
   algorithm which digitally stamps the digest (with the certificate of
   the signer if available). The final signed digest is the value which
   is stored within the Signature's Value element.

   <!ELEMENT Signature (Manifest, Value+) >
   <!ATTLIST Signature
           ID              ID            #IMPLIED >

   Content Description

   Manifest: A set of attributes that actually constitutes the
   authenticated part of the document.

   Value:  One or more encodings of signature values. Multiple values
   allow for a multiple algorithms to be supported within a single
   signature component.

   Attributes Description

   ID: Element identifier that may be used to reference the Signature
   element from a Resource element when implementing endorsement.

4.3.2 Manifest

The Manifest element consists of a collection of attributes that specify such things as references to the resources being authenticated and an indication of the keying material and algorithms to be used.
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   <!ELEMENT Manifest
           (       Algorithm+,
                   Digest+,
                   Attribute*,
                   OriginatorInfo,
                   RecipientInfo+,
           )
   <!ATTLIST Manifest
           LocatorHRefBase          CDATA        #IMPLIED
   >

   Content Description

   Algorithm: A list of algorithms used for signing, digest computation,
   and canonicalization.

   Digest: A list of digests of resources to be authentication and
   signed.

   Attribute: Optional element that consists of a collection of
   complementary attributes to be authenticated.

   OriginatorInfo: Element that provides identification and keying
   material information related to the originator.

   RecipientInfo: Optional element that provides identification and
   keying material information related to the recipient.

   Attributes Description

   LocatorHrefBase: The LocatorHrefBase provides a similar construct to
   the HTML HREFBASE attribute and implicitly sets all relative URL
   references within the Manifest to be relative to the HrefBase. For
   example, the IOTP Manifest may contain:

   <Manifest LocatorHrefBase='iotp:<globally-unique-tid>'>

   And subsequent Locators may be:

   <Locator href='C.9'>

   An implementation should concatenate the two locator references with
   "#" to create the entire URL. See definition of the Locator attribute
   on the Digest element for more detail.
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4.3.3 Algorithm

This specification uses an Algorithm data type which indicates many different types of algoirithms. The Algorithm element allows for specification of sub-algorithms as parameters of the primary algorithm. This is performed via a parameter within the algorithm that provides a reference to another Algorithm. An example of this is shown in the Parameter section. <!ELEMENT Algorithm (Parameter*) > <!ATTLIST Algorithm ID ID #REQUIRED type (digest|signature) #IMPLIED name NMTOKEN #REQUIRED > Content Description Parameter: The contents of an Algorithm element consists of an optional collection of Parameter elements which are specified on a per algorithm basis. Attributes Description ID: The ID of the algorithm is used by the Digest and RecipientInfo to refer to the signing or digest algorithm used. type: The type of algorithm, either a digest or signature. This is implied by the element to which the algorithm is referred. That is, if the DigestAlgorithmRef refers to an algorithm, it is implicit by reference that the targeted algorithm is a digest. name: The type of the algorithm expressed as a Uniform Resource Name.

4.3.4 Digest

The Digest element consists of the fingerprint of a given resource. This element is constructed of two sub-elements. This first one indicates the algorithm to be used for computation of the fingerprint. The second element consists of the fingerprint value. <!ELEMENT Digest (Locator, Value) > <!ATTLIST Digest DigestAlgorithmRef IDREF #REQUIRED >
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   Content Description

   Locator: Contains a "HREF" or URL Locator for the resources to be
   fingerprinted. For use within IOTP a "scheme" with the value "iotp"
   may be used with the following structure:

     'iotp:<globally-unique-tid>#<id-value>'.

   This should be interpreted as referring to an element with an ID
   attribute that matches <id-value> in any IOTP Message that has a
   TransRefBlk Block with an IotpTransId that matches <globally-unique-
   tid>.

   If the LocatorHrefBase attribute is set on the Manifest element of
   which this Digest element is a child, then concatenate the value of
   the LocatorHrefBase attribute with the value of the Locator attribute
   before identifying the element that is being referred to.

   If the LocatorHrefBase attribute is omitted, <globally-unique-tid>
   should be interpreted as the current IotpTransId, which is included
   in the IOTP message which contains the Manifest component.

   Value: Encoding of the fingerprint value.

   Attributes Description

   DigestAlgorithmRef: ID Reference of algorithm used for computation of
   the digest.

4.3.5 Attribute

The Attribute element consists of a complementary piece of information, which shall be included in the authenticated part of the document. This element has been defined primarily for enabling some level of customization in the signature element. This is the area where a specific IOTP implementation may include custom attributes which must be authenticated directly. An Attribute element consists of a value, a type, and a criticality. At this time, no IOTP specific attributes are specified. <!ELEMENT Attribute ANY > <!ATTLIST Attribute type NMTOKEN #REQUIRED critical ( true | false ) #REQUIRED >
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   Content Description

   ANY: The actual value of an attribute depends solely upon its type.

   Attributes Description

   type:  Type of the attribute.

   critical: Boolean value that indicates if the attribute is critical
   (true) or not (false). A recipient shall reject a signature that
   contains a critical attribute that he does not recognize. However, an
   unrecognized non-critical attribute may be ignored.

4.3.6 OriginatorInfo

The OriginatorInfo element is used for providing identification and keying material information for the originator. <!ELEMENT OriginatorInfo ANY > <!ATTLIST OriginatorInfo OriginatorRef NMTOKEN #IMPLIED > Content Description ANY: Identification and keying material information may consist of ANY construct. Such a definition allows the adoption of application-specific schemes. Attributes Description OriginatorRef: A reference to the IOTP Org ID of the originating signer.

4.3.7 RecipientInfo

The RecipientInfo element is used for providing identification and keying material information for the recipient. This element is used either for enabling recognition of a Signature element by a given recipient or when determination of the authentication key consists of the combination of keying material provided by both the recipient and the originator. The RecipientInfo attributes provide a centralized location where signatures, algorithms, and certificates intended for a particular recipient are specified.
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   The signature certificate reference ID MUST point to a certificate
   object.

   <!ELEMENT RecipientInfo ANY >
   <!ATTLIST RecipientInfo
           SignatureAlgorithmRef   IDREF        #REQUIRED
           SignatureValueRef       IDREF        #IMPLIED
           SignatureCertRef        IDREF        #IMPLIED
           RecipientRefs           NMTOKENS     #IMPLIED
   >

   Content Description

   ANY:  Identification and keying material information may consist of
   ANY construct.

   Attributes Description

   SignatureAlgorithmRef: A reference to the signature algorithm used to
   sign the SignatureValueRef intended for this recipient. The signature
   algorithm reference ID MUST point to a signature algorithm within the
   Manifest.

   SignatureValueRef: A reference to the signature value for this
   recipient. The signature value reference ID MUST point to a value
   structure directly included within a Manifest. This reference can be
   omitted if the application can specify the digest value.

   SignatureCertRef: A reference to the certificate used to sign the
   Value pointed to by the SignatureValueRef. This reference can be
   omitted if the application can identify the certificate.

   RecipientRefs: A list of references to the IOTP Org ID of the
   recipients this signature is intended for.

4.3.8 KeyIdentifier

The key identifier element can identify the shared public/symmetric key identification between parties that benefit from a prior relationship. This element can be included in the ReceipientInfo Element. <!ELEMENT KeyIdentifier EMPTY> <!ATTLIST KeyIdentifier value CDATA #REQUIRED >
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4.3.9 Parameter

A Parameter element provides the value of a particular algorithm parameter, whose name and format have been specified for the algorithm considered. <!ELEMENT Parameter ANY > <!ATTLIST Parameter type CDATA #REQUIRED > For IOTP 1.0, the following parameter type is standardized: "AlgorithmRef". An AlgorithmRef contains an ID of a "sub-Algorithm" used when computing a sequence of algorithms. For example, a signature algorithm actually signs a digest algorithm. To specify a chain of algorithms used to compute a signature, AlgorithmRef parameter types are used in the following manner: <Algorithm ID='A1' type='digest' name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash'> <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>A2</Parameter> </Algorithm> <Algorithm ID='A2' type='digest' name='urn:nist-gov:sha1'> </Algorithm> <Algorithm ID='A3' type='signature' name='urn:rsasdi-com:rsa-encryption'> <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>A1</Parameter> </Algorithm> Content Description ANY: The contents of a Parameter element consists of ANY valid construct, which is specified on a per algorithm per parameter basis. Attributes Description type: The type of the parameter expressed as a free form string, whose value is specified on a per algorithm basis.

4.4 Certificate Component

4.4.1 Certificate

The Certificate element may be used for either providing the value of a digital certificate or specifying a location from where it may be retrieved.
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   <!ELEMENT Certificate
   (       IssuerAndSerialNumber,
           ( Value | Locator ) )
   >
   <!ATTLIST Certificate
           ID           ID           #IMPLIED
           type         NMTOKEN      #REQUIRED >

   Content Description

   IssuerAndSerialNumber:  Unique identifier of this certificate. This
   element has been made mandatory is order to prevent unnecessary
   decoding during validation of a certificate chain. This feature also
   helps certificates caching, especially when the value is not directly
   provided.

   Value: Encoding of the certificate value. The actual value to be
   encoded depends upon the type of the certificate.

   Locator: XML link element that could be used for retrieving a copy of
   the digital certificate. The actual value being returned by means of
   this locator depends upon the security protocol being used.

   Attributes Description

   ID: Element identifier that may be used to reference the Certificate
   element from a RecipientInfo element.

   type: Type of the digital certificate. This attribute is specified as
   a Universal Resource Name. Support for the X.509 version 3
   certificate [X.509] is mandatory in this specification if the
   Certificate element is used.  The URN for such certificates is
   "urn:X500:X509v3".

4.4.2 IssuerAndSerialNumber

The IssuerAndSerialNumber element identifies a certificate, and thereby an entity and a public key, by the name of the certificate issuer and an issuer-specific certificate identification. <!ELEMENT IssuerAndSerialNumber EMPTY > <!ATTLIST IssuerAndSerialNumber issuer CDATA #REQUIRED number CDATA #REQUIRED >
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   Attributes Description

   issuer: Name of the issuing certification authority.  See [RFC 2253]
   for RECOMMENDED syntax.

   number: Issuer-specific certificate identification.

4.5 Common Components

4.5.1 Value

A value contains the "raw" data of a signature or digest algorithm, usually in a base-64 encoded form. See [RFC 2045] for algorithm used to base-64 encode data. <!ELEMENT Value ( #PCDATA ) > <!ATTLIST Value ID ID #IMPLIED encoding (base64|none) 'base64' > Content Description PCDATA: Content value after adequate encoding. Attributes Description encoding: This attribute specifies the decoding scheme to be employed for recovering the original byte stream from the content of the element. This document recognizes the following two schemes: none: the content has not been subject to any particular encoding. This does not preclude however the use of native XML encoding such as CDATA section or XML escaping. base64: The content has been encoded by means of the base64 encoding scheme.

4.5.2 Locator

The Locator element consists of simple XML link [XLink]. This element allows unambiguous reference to a resource or fragment of a resource. <!ELEMENT Locator EMPTY> <!ATTLIST Locator xml:link CDATA #FIXED 'simple' href CDATA #REQUIRED >
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   Attributes Description

   xml:link: Required XML link attribute that specifies the nature of
   the link (simple in this case).

   href: Locator value that may contains either a URI [RFC 2396], a
   fragment identifier, or both.

5. Supported Algorithms

The IOTP specification 1.0 requires the implementation of the DSA, DOM-HASH, SHA1, HMAC algorithms. Implementation of RSA is also recommended.

5.1 Digest Algorithms

This specification contemplates two types of digest algorithms, both of which provide a digest string as a result: Surface string digest algorithms These algorithms do not have any particular knowledge about the content being digested and operate on the raw content value. Any changes in the surface string of a given content affect directly the value of the digest being produced. Canonical digest algorithms These algorithms have been tailored for a particular content type and produce a digest value that depends upon the core semantics of such content. Changes limited to the surface string of a given content do not affect the value of the digest being produced unless they affect the core semantic.

5.1.1 SHA1

Surface string digest algorithm designed by NIST and NSA for use with the Digital Signature Standard. This algorithm produces a 160-bit hash value. This algorithm is documented in NIST FIPS Publication 180-1 [SHA1]. This algorithm does not require any parameter. The SHA1 URN used for this specification is "urn:nist-gov:sha1".
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5.1.2 DOM-HASH

XML canonical digest algorithm proposed by IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory. This algorithm operates on the DOM representation of the document and provides an unambiguous means for recursive computation of the hash value of the nodes that constitute the DOM tree [RFC 2803]. This algorithm has many applications such as computation of digital signature and synchronization of DOM trees. However, because the hash value of an element is computed from the hash values of the inner elements, this algorithm is better adapted to small documents that do not require one-pass processing. As of today, this algorithm is limited to the contents of an XML document and, therefore, does not provide for authentication of the internal or external subset of the DTD. The DOM-HASH algorithm requires a single parameter, which shall include a surface string digest algorithm such as SHA1. The DOM-HASH URN used for this specification is "urn:ibm-com:dom- hash". The DOM-HASH uses a surface-string digest algorithm for computation of a fingerprint. The SHA1 is recommended in this specification. Example <Algorithm name='urn:fips:sha1' type='digest' ID='P.3'> </Algorithm> <Algorithm name='urn:ibm:dom-hash' type='digest' ID='P.5'> <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.3</Parameter> </Algorithm>

5.2 Signature Algorithms

This specification uses the terminology of 'digital signature' for qualifying indifferently digital signature and message authentication codes. Thus, the signature algorithms contemplated herein include public key digital signature algorithms such as ECDSA and message authentication codes such as HMAC [RFC 2104].

5.2.1 DSA

Public-key signature algorithm proposed by NIST for use with the Digital Signature Standard. This standard is documented in NIST FIPS Publication 186 [DSS] and ANSI X9.30 [X9.30].
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   The DSA algorithm requires a single parameter, which includes the
   canonical digest algorithm to be used for computing the fingerprint
   of the signature Manifest.

   The DSA URN used in this specification is "urn:nist-gov:dsa".

   The DSA uses a canonical or surface-string digest algorithm for
   computation of the Manifest fingerprint. The DOM-HASH is recommended
   in this specification.

   Signature Value Encoding:

   The output of this algorithm consists of a pair of integers usually
   referred by the pair (r, s). The signature value shall consist of the
   concatenation of two octet-streams that respectively result from the
   octet-encoding of the values r and s. Integer to octet-stream
   conversion shall be done according to PKCS#1 [RFC 2437] specification
   with a k parameter equals to 20.

   Example
   <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:dsa' type='signature' ID='P.3'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.4</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash' type='digest' ID='P.4'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:sha1' type='digest' ID='P.5'>
   </Algorithm>

5.2.2 HMAC

Message Authentication Code proposed by H. Krawczyk et al., and documented in [RFC 2104]. This specification adopts a scheme that differs a bit from the common usage of this algorithm -- computation of the MAC is performed on the hash of the contents being authenticated instead of the actual contents. Thence, the actual signature value output by the algorithm might be depicted as follows: SignatureValue = HMAC( SecretKey, H(Manifest)) This specification also considered HMAC output truncation such as proposed by Preneel and van Oorschot. In their paper [PV] these two researchers have shown some analytical advantages of truncating the output of hash-based MAC functions. Such output truncation is also considered in the RFC document.
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   HMAC requires three parameters. The first one consists of a canonical
   digest algorithm. The second one consists of a hash function. The
   last one is optional and specifies the length in bit of the truncated
   output. If this last parameter is absent, no truncation shall occur.

   The HMAC URN used in this specification is "urn:ietf-org:hmac".

   Canonical digest algorithm: Canonical or surface-string digest
   algorithm is to be used for computation of the Manifest fingerprint.
   The type of this parameter is set to "AlgorithmRef".  The recommended
   value of this Parameter should be the ID reference for the Algorithm
   element DOM-HASH.

   Hash-function: Hash function is to be used to compute the MAC value
   from the secret key and the fingerprint of the signature Manifest.
   The type of this parameter is set to "HashAlgorithmRef" and the value
   of this parameter should be set to the ID reference for the Algorithm
   element of SHA1.

   Output-length: Length in bits of the truncated MAC value. The type of
   this parameter is set to "KeyLength" and the value of this parameter
   is set the length in bits of the truncated MAC value.

   Signature Value Encoding:

   The output of this algorithm can be assumed as a large integer value.
   The signature value shall consist of the octet-encoded value of this
   integer. Integer to octet-stream conversion shall be done according
   to PKCS#1 [RFC 2437] specification with a k parameter equals to
   ((Hlen +7) mod8), Mlen being the length in bits of the MAC value.

   Example
   <Algorithm name='urn:ietf-org:hmac' type='signature' ID='P.3'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.4</Parameter>
     <Parameter type='HashAlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter>
     <Parameter type='KeyLength'>128</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash' type='digest' ID='P.4'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:sha1' type='digest' ID='P.5'>
   </Algorithm>
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5.2.3 RSA

Public-key signature algorithm proposed by RSA Laboratories and documented in PKCS#1 [RFC 2437]. This specification adopts the RSA encryption algorithm with padding block type 01. For computing the signature value, the signer shall first digest the signature Manifest and then encrypt the resulting digest with his private key. This signature algorithm requires a single parameter, which consists of the canonical digest algorithm to be used for computing the fingerprint of the signature Manifest. Specifications The RSA URN used in this specification is "urn:rsasdi-com:rsa- encription". The RSA uses a canonical or surface-string digest algorithm for computation of the Manifest fingerprint. The DOM-HASH is recommended in this specification. Signature Value Encoding: The output of this algorithm consists of single octet-stream. No further encoding is required. Example <Algorithm name='urn:rsasdi-com:rsa-encription' type='signature' ID='P.3'> <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.4</Parameter> </Algorithm> <Algorithm name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash' type='digest' ID='P.4'> <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter> </Algorithm> <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:sha1' type='digest' ID='P.5'> </Algorithm>

5.2.4 ECDSA

Public-key signature algorithm proposed independently by Neil Koblitz and Victor Miller. This algorithm is being proposed as an ANSI standard and is documented in ANSI X9.62 standard proposal [X9.62] and IEEE/P1363 standard draft proposal [IEEE P1363].
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   The ECDSA algorithm requires a single parameter, which consists of
   the canonical digest algorithm to be used for computing the
   fingerprint of the signature Manifest.

   Specifications

   The ECDSA URN used in this specification is "urn:ansi-org:ecdsa".

   The ECDSA uses a canonical or surface-string digest algorithm for
   computation of the Manifest fingerprint. The DOM-HASH [RFC 2803] is
   recommended in this specification.

   Signature Value Encoding:

   The output of this algorithm consists of a pair of integers usually
   referred by the pair (r, s). The signature value shall consist of the
   concatenation of two octet-streams that respectively result from the
   octet-encoding of the values r and s. Integer to octet-stream
   conversion shall be done according to PKCS#1 [RFC 2437] specification
   with a k parameter equals to 20.

   Example
   <Algorithm name='urn:ansi-org:ecdsa' type='signature' ID='P.3'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.4</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash' type='digest' ID='P.4'>
     <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter>
   </Algorithm>
   <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:sha1' type='digest' ID='P.5'>
   </Algorithm>

6. Examples

The following is an example signed IOTP message: <IotpMessage> <TransRefBlk ID='M.1'> <TransId ID='M.2' version='1.0' IotpTransID='19990809215923@www.iotp.org' IotpTransType='BaselinePurchase' TransTimeStamp='1999-08-09T12:58:40.000Z+9'> </TransId> <MsgId xml:lang='en' SoftwareID='Iotp wallet version 1.0'> </MsgId> </TransRefBlk> <IotpSignatures>
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          <Signature>
              <Manifest>
                  <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:sha1'
                                              type='digest' ID='P.3'>
                  </Algorithm>
                  <Algorithm name='urn:nist-gov:dsa'
                                              type='signature' ID='P.4'>
                      <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.5</Parameter>
                  </Algorithm>
                  <Algorithm name='urn:ibm-com:dom-hash'
                                              type='digest' ID='P.5'>
                      <Parameter type='AlgorithmRef'>P.3</Parameter>
                  </Algorithm>
                  <Digest DigestAlgorithmRef='P.6'>
                      <Locator href='P.1'/>
                      <Value>
                       xsqsfasDys2h44u4ehJDe54he5j4dJYTJ
                      </Value>
                  </Digest>
                  <OriginatorInfo
                      <IssuerAndSerialNumber
                       issuer='o=Iotp Ltd., c=US'
                       number='12345678987654'/>
                  </OriginatorInfo>
                  <RecipientInfo
                      SignatureAlgorithmRef='P.4'
                  </RecipientInfo>
              </Manifest>
              <Value>
                   9dj28fjakA9sked0Ks01k2d7a0kgmf9dk19lf63kkDSs0
              </Value>
          </Signature>
          <Certificate type='urn:X500:X509v3'>
              <IssuerAndSerialNumber
                   issuer='o=GlobeSet Inc., c=US'
                   number='123456789102356'/>
              <Value>
               xsqsfasDys2h44u4ehJDe54he5j4dJYTJ=
              </Value>
         </Certificate>
      </IotpSignatures>
      <PayExchBlk ID='P.1'>
          <PaySchemeData
              ID='P.2'
              PaymentRef='M.5'
              ContentSoftwareId='abcdefg'>
                  <PackagedContent Name='FirstPiece'>
                       snroasdfnas934k
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                  </PackagedContent>
         </PaySchemeData>
      </PayExchBlk>
   </IotpMessage>

7. Signature DTD

<!-- ****************************************************** * IOTP SIGNATURES BLOCK DEFINITION * ****************************************************** --> <!ELEMENT IotpSignatures (Signature+ ,Certificate*) > <!ATTLIST IotpSignatures ID ID #IMPLIED > <!-- ****************************************************** * IOTP SIGNATURE COMPONENT DEFINITION * ****************************************************** --> <!ELEMENT Signature (Manifest, Value+) > <!ATTLIST Signature ID ID #IMPLIED > <!ELEMENT Manifest ( Algorithm+, Digest+, Attribute*, OriginatorInfo, RecipientInfo+ ) > <!ATTLIST Manifest LocatorHRefBase CDATA #IMPLIED > <!ELEMENT Algorithm (Parameter*) > <!ATTLIST Algorithm ID ID #REQUIRED type (digest|signature) #IMPLIED name NMTOKEN #REQUIRED >
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   <!ELEMENT Digest (Locator, Value) >
   <!ATTLIST Digest
           DigestAlgorithmRef    IDREF             #REQUIRED
   >

   <!ELEMENT Attribute ANY >
   <!ATTLIST Attribute
           type                   NMTOKEN           #REQUIRED
           critical            ( true | false )     #REQUIRED
   >

   <!ELEMENT OriginatorInfo ANY >
   <!ATTLIST OriginatorInfo
           OriginatorRef           NMTOKEN          #IMPLIED
   >

   <!ELEMENT RecipientInfo ANY >
   <!ATTLIST RecipientInfo
           SignatureAlgorithmRef   IDREF            #REQUIRED
           SignatureValueRef       IDREF            #IMPLIED
           SignatureCertRef        IDREF            #IMPLIED
           RecipientRefs           NMTOKENS         #IMPLIED
   >

   <!ELEMENT KeyIdentifier EMPTY>
   <!ATTLIST KeyIdentifier
           value                    CDATA           #REQUIRED
   >

   <!ELEMENT Parameter ANY >
   <!ATTLIST Parameter
           type                     CDATA           #REQUIRED
   >

   <!--
   ******************************************************
   * IOTP CERTIFICATE COMPONENT DEFINITION              *
   ******************************************************
   -->

   <!ELEMENT Certificate
     (  IssuerAndSerialNumber,  ( Value | Locator ) )
   >

   <!ATTLIST Certificate
           ID                        ID                #IMPLIED
           type                      NMTOKEN           #REQUIRED
   >
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   <!ELEMENT IssuerAndSerialNumber EMPTY >
   <!ATTLIST IssuerAndSerialNumber
           issuer                     CDATA            #REQUIRED
           number                     CDATA            #REQUIRED
   >

   <!--
   ******************************************************
   * IOTP SHARED COMPONENT DEFINITION                   *
   ******************************************************
   -->
   <!ELEMENT Value ( #PCDATA ) >
   <!ATTLIST Value
           ID               ID           #IMPLIED
           encoding    (base64|none      'base64'
   >

   <!ELEMENT Locator EMPTY>
   <!ATTLIST Locator
           xml:link        CDATA         #FIXED        'simple'
           href            CDATA         #REQUIRED
   >

8. Security Considerations

This entire document concerns the IOTP v1 protocol signature element which is used for authentication. See the Security Considerations section of [RFC 2801] "Internet Open Trading Protocol - IOTP, Version 1.0".
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References

[DSA] Federal Information Processing Standards Publication FIPS PUB 186, "Digital Signature Standard(DSS)", 1994, <http://csrc.nist.gov> [IEEE P1363] IEEE P1363, "Standard Specifications for Public-Key Cryptography", Work in Progress, 1997, <http://stdsbbs.ieee.org/> [PV] Preneel, B. and P. van Oorschot, "Building fast MACs from hash functions", Advances in Cryptology -- CRYPTO'95 Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Vol.963, 1995, pp. 1-14. [RFC 1321] Rivest, R., "The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm", RFC 1321, April 1992. [RFC 2045] Freed, N. and N. Borenstein, "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies", RFC 2045, November 1996. [RFC 2046] Freed N. and N. Borenstein, "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types", RFC 2046, November 1996. [RFC 2104] Krawczyk, H., Bellare, M. and R. Canetti, "HMAC: Keyed- Hashing for Message Authentication", RFC 2104, February 1997. [RFC 2141] Moats, R., "URN Syntax", RFC 2141, May 1997. [RFC 2253] Wahl, W., Kille, S. and T. Howes, "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): UTF-8 String Representation of Distinguished Names", RFC 2253, December 1997. [RFC 2396] Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R. and L. Masinter, "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", RFC 2396, August 1998. [RFC 2437] Kaliski, B. and J. Staddon, "PKCS #1: RSA Cryptography Specifications, Version 2.0", RFC 2437, October 1998. [RFC 2801] Burdett, D., "Internet Open Trading Protocol - IOTP, Version 1.0", RFC 2801, April 2000. [RFC 2803] Maruyama, H., Tamura, K. and N. Uramot, "Digest Values for DOM (DOMHASH)", RFC 2803, April 2000.
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   [Schneier]   Bruce Schneier, "Applied Cryptography: Protocols,
                Algorithms, and Source Code in C", 1996, John Wiley and
                Sons

   [SHA1]       NIST FIPS PUB 180-1, "Secure Hash Standard," National
                Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department
                of Commerce, April 1995.

   [X.509]      ITU-T Recommendation X.509 (1997 E), "Information
                Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - The
                Directory:  Authentication Framework", June 1997.

   [X9.30]      ASC X9 Secretariat: American Bankers Association,
                "American National Standard for Financial Services -
                Public Key Cryptography Using Irreversible Algorithms
                for the Financial Services Industry - Part 1: The
                Digital Signature Algorithm(DSA)", 1995.

   [X9.62]      ASC X9 Secretariat: American Bankers
                Association,"American National Standard for Financial
                Services - Public Key Cryptography Using Irreversible
                Algorithms for the Financial Services Industry - The
                Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)",
                Work in Progress, 1997.

   [XLink]      Eve Maler, Steve DeRose, "XML Linking Language (XLink)",
                <http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-xlink-19980303>

   [XML]        Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, C. M. Sperber-McQueen, "Extensible
                Markup Language (XML) 1.0",
                <http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210>
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Authors' Addresses

The authors of this document are: Kent M. Davidson Differential, Inc. 440 Clyde Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 USA EMail: kent@differential.com Yoshiaki Kawatsura Hitachi, Ltd. 890-12 Kashimada Saiwai Kawasaki, Kanagawa 2128567 Japan EMail: kawatura@bisd.hitachi.co.jp
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