oath_hotp_validate_callback (3) - Linux Man Pages
oath_hotp_validate_callback: API function
NAMEoath_hotp_validate_callback - API function
int oath_hotp_validate_callback(const char * secret, size_t secret_length, uint64_t start_moving_factor, size_t window, unsigned digits, oath_validate_strcmp_function strcmp_otp, void * strcmp_handle);
- const char * secret
- the shared secret string
- size_t secret_length
- length of secret
- uint64_t start_moving_factor
- start counter in OTP stream
- size_t window
- how many OTPs after start counter to test
- unsigned digits
- number of requested digits in the OTP
- oath_validate_strcmp_function strcmp_otp
- function pointer to a strcmp-like function.
- void * strcmp_handle
- caller handle to be passed on to strcmp_otp.
DESCRIPTIONValidate an OTP according to OATH HOTP algorithm per RFC 4226.
Validation is implemented by generating a number of potential OTPs and performing a call to the strcmp_otp function, to compare the potential OTP against the given otp. It has the following prototype:
int (*oath_validate_strcmp_function) (void *handle, const char *test_otp);
The function should be similar to strcmp in that it return 0 only on matches. It differs by permitting use of negative return codes as indication of internal failures in the callback. Positive values indicate OTP mismatch.
This callback interface is useful when you cannot compare OTPs directly using normal strcmp, but instead for example only have a hashed OTP. You would then typically pass in the hashed OTP in the strcmp_handle and let your implementation of strcmp_otp hash the test_otp OTP using the same hash, and then compare the results.
RETURNSReturns position in OTP window (zero is first position), or OATH_INVALID_OTP if no OTP was found in OTP window, or an error code.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <oath-toolkit-help [at] nongnu.org>. liboath home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/liboath/ General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2009-2012 Simon Josefsson.
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