Curve25519 Java Save

Pure Java and JNI backed Curve25519 implementation.

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A Java Curve25519 implementation that is backed by native code when available, and pure Java when a native library is not available. There is also a J2ME build variant.


To use on Android:

dependencies {
  compile 'org.whispersystems:curve25519-android:(latest version number here)'

To use from pure Java:

  <version>(latest version number here)</version>

To use from J2ME:

  <version>(latest version number here)</version>

The Android artifact is an AAR that contains an NDK-backed native implementation, while the Java artifact is a JAR that only contains the pure-Java Curve25519 provider.


Obtaining an instance

The caller needs to specify a provider when obtaining a Curve25519 instance. There are four built in providers:

  1. Curve25519.NATIVE -- This is a JNI backed provider.
  2. Curve25519.JAVA -- This is a pure Java 7 backed provider.
  3. Curve25519.J2ME -- This is a J2ME compatible provider.
  4. Curve25519.BEST -- This is a provider that attempts to use NATIVE, but falls back to JAVA if the former is unavailable.

The caller specifies a provider during instance creation:

Curve25519 cipher = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.BEST);

Since J2ME doesn't have built-in SecureRandom support, J2ME users need to supply their own source of SecureRandom by implementing the SecureRandomProvider interface and passing it in:

Curve25519 cipher = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.J2ME, new MySecureRandomProvider());

Generating a Curve25519 keypair:

Curve25519KeyPair keyPair = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.BEST).generateKeyPair();

Calculating a shared secret:

Curve25519 cipher       = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.BEST);
byte[]     sharedSecret = cipher.calculateAgreement(publicKey, privateKey);

Calculating a signature:

Curve25519 cipher    = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.BEST);
byte[]     signature = cipher.calculateSignature(secureRandom, privateKey, message);

Verifying a signature:

Curve25519 cipher         = Curve25519.getInstance(Curve25519.BEST);
boolean    validSignature = cipher.verifySignature(publicKey, message, signature);


Copyright 2015 Open Whisper Systems

Licensed under the GPLv3:

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