oath_totp_generate (3) - Linux Manuals
oath_totp_generate: API function
NAMEoath_totp_generate - API function
- const char * secret
- the shared secret string
- size_t secret_length
- length of secret
- time_t now
- Unix time value to compute TOTP for
- unsigned time_step_size
- time step system parameter (typically 30)
- time_t start_offset
- Unix time of when to start counting time steps (typically 0)
- unsigned digits
- number of requested digits in the OTP, excluding checksum
- char * output_otp
- output buffer, must have room for the output OTP plus zero
DESCRIPTIONGenerate a one-time-password using the time-variant TOTP algorithm described in RFC 6238. The input parameters are taken as time values.
The system parameter time_step_size describes how long the time window for each OTP is. The recommended value is 30 seconds, and you can use the value 0 or the symbol OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_TIME_STEP_SIZE to indicate this.
The system parameter start_offset denote the Unix time when time steps are started to be counted. The recommended value is 0, to fall back on the Unix epoch) and you can use the symbol OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_START_TIME to indicate this.
The output_otp buffer must have room for at least digits characters, plus one for the terminating NUL.
RETURNSOn success, OATH_OK (zero) is returned, otherwise an error code is returned.
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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