An implementation of Steve Gibson's Perfect Paper Passwords (PPP) system.
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|Date Added||October 10, 2012|
PPP is a one-time-pad cryptographic system that allows easy provision of 2-factor authentication for software applications at a very low-cost. Read more about PPP at http://www.grc.com/ppp/design.htm
Portions copyright Orson Jones, Bob Somers, Daniel Hodder
This module can also be used to generate keys and/or streams of tokens using a given output alphabet.
This module's files should be placed in /site/modules/CryptoPPP/
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Implements Steve Gibson's PPP One-Time-Pad System along with some additional helpers.
Requires the mcrypt and bcmaths PHP extensions to be installed before the module will install properly.
On debian based systems you can install mcrypt as follows...
# apt-get install php5-mcrypt mcrypt # php5enmod mcrypt
$key = CryptoPPP::genKeys(); or
$key = CryptoPPP::genKeys(1);
If you want 2 keys you would do
$keys = CryptoPPP::genKeys(2); to get them in the $keys array or do
list($k1, $k2) = CryptoPPP::genKeys(2); to assign them to named variables.
Now that you have at least one key, you can use it as the basis of generating tokens or token streams.
The simplest way to convert a key into a token of a given length and using a given output alphabet is to call the
CryptoPPP::keyToToken static method. If no length or alphabet is defined a 12 character token using the defaultalphabet (
!#%+23456789:=?@ABCDEFGHJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz) will be created from the key.
To create tokens with a format such as 'X7gM-jA9v-KtWs' where the length of the 'blocks' and the 'glue' between them arecustomisable you can use the related helper method
If your application can associate an incrementing sequence number with a key, then you can use the PPP system togenerate a One-Time-Pad (a stream of tokens.) This is simply done by passing the key, the sequence position, output
alphabet and token length to
CryptoPPP::getCode(). Once your application finishes using that token from the token stream, simply increment the sequence number ready for the next usage.
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