Package ecdsa


Package ecdsa implements the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, as defined in FIPS 186-3.

This implementation derives the nonce from an AES-CTR CSPRNG keyed by ChopMD(256, SHA2-512(priv.D || entropy || hash)). The CSPRNG key is IRO by a result of Coron; the AES-CTR stream is IRO under standard assumptions.


package main

import (

func main() {
	privateKey, err := ecdsa.GenerateKey(elliptic.P256(), rand.Reader)
	if err != nil {

	msg := "hello, world"
	hash := sha256.Sum256([]byte(msg))

	r, s, err := ecdsa.Sign(rand.Reader, privateKey, hash[:])
	if err != nil {
	fmt.Printf("signature: (0x%x, 0x%x)\n", r, s)

	valid := ecdsa.Verify(&privateKey.PublicKey, hash[:], r, s)
	fmt.Println("signature verified:", valid)




Package files

ecdsa.go ecdsa_noasm.go

func SignSource

func Sign(rand io.Reader, priv *PrivateKey, hash []byte) (r, s *big.Int, err error)

Sign signs a hash (which should be the result of hashing a larger message) using the private key, priv. If the hash is longer than the bit-length of the private key's curve order, the hash will be truncated to that length. It returns the signature as a pair of integers. The security of the private key depends on the entropy of rand.

func VerifySource

func Verify(pub *PublicKey, hash []byte, r, s *big.Int) bool

Verify verifies the signature in r, s of hash using the public key, pub. Its return value records whether the signature is valid.

type PrivateKeySource

PrivateKey represents an ECDSA private key.

type PrivateKey struct {
    D *big.Int

func GenerateKeySource

func GenerateKey(c elliptic.Curve, rand io.Reader) (*PrivateKey, error)

GenerateKey generates a public and private key pair.

func (*PrivateKey) PublicSource 1.4

func (priv *PrivateKey) Public() crypto.PublicKey

Public returns the public key corresponding to priv.

func (*PrivateKey) SignSource 1.4

func (priv *PrivateKey) Sign(rand io.Reader, digest []byte, opts crypto.SignerOpts) ([]byte, error)

Sign signs digest with priv, reading randomness from rand. The opts argument is not currently used but, in keeping with the crypto.Signer interface, should be the hash function used to digest the message.

This method implements crypto.Signer, which is an interface to support keys where the private part is kept in, for example, a hardware module. Common uses should use the Sign function in this package directly.

type PublicKeySource

PublicKey represents an ECDSA public key.

type PublicKey struct {
    X, Y *big.Int

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