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Re: New JSON-LD digital signature library for Javascript (browsers and node.js)

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:06:46 -0500
Message-ID: <5485BE86.40607@digitalbazaar.com>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
On 12/08/2014 04:40 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>
>
> On 8 December 2014 at 04:31, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com 
> <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>> wrote:
>
>     Digital Bazaar has just released a convenience library for
>     creating and
>     verifying JSON-LD Signatures in Javascript in the browser and in
>     node.js:
>
>     https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld-signatures/
>
>     The package is in npm (and bower):
>
>     https://www.npmjs.org/package/jsonld-signatures
>
>     The software is released under a BSD license (free for use in both
>     open
>     source and proprietary systems).
>
>     If you're interested in what the digital signature creation process
>     looks like, here it is:
>
>     https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld-signatures/blob/master/lib/jsonld-signatures.js#L109
>
>     and the digital signature verification process:
>
>     https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld-signatures/blob/master/lib/jsonld-signatures.js#L207
>
>
> Awesome!
>
> I'm right it only works with RSA keys right now, e.g. not with bitcoin 
> ECC?
>
> Slight nit pick:  perhaps the graph signature 2012 URL could be a 
> default option?
>
> Three things I'd love to see as convenience functions:
>
> 1. Normalize -- Done
> 2. Signing -- Done
> 3. Hash content into ID, so that blank nodes can easily be replaced 
> with a URI (I'd suggest ni:///sha256;<base64urlhash>
>
> (3) would facilitate (2) more easily, imho, as part of a common 3 step 
> process
>
> Thoughts / good idea / bad idea?

What would the details of (3) be? What is the "content" that would be 
hashed?

-- 
Dave Longley
CTO
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
http://digitalbazaar.com
Received on Monday, 8 December 2014 15:07:08 UTC

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