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bigint-secrets

1.2.5 • Public • Published

bigint-secrets

IMPORTANT! This package has been superseded by bigint-crypto-utils. Please install that package instead.

Secure random numbers and probable prime (Miller-Rabin primality test) generation/testing using native JS (stage 3) implementation of BigInt. It can be used by any Web Browser or webview supporting BigInt and with Node.js (>=10.4.0).

The operations supported on BigInts are not constant time. BigInt can be therefore unsuitable for use in cryptography. Many platforms provide native support for cryptography, such as Web Cryptography API or Node.js Crypto.

Installation

bigint-secrets is distributed for web browsers and/or webviews supporting BigInt as an ES6 module; and for Node.js (>=10.4.0), as a CJS module.

bigint-secrets can be imported to your project with npm:

npm install bigint-secrets

NPM installation defaults to the ES6 module for browsers and the CJS one for Node.js.

For web browsers, you can also download the bundle from GitHub.

Usage example

With node js:

const secrets = require('bigingt-secrets');
 
// Generation of a probable prime of 2048 bits
const prime = await secrets.prime(2048);
 
// Testing if a prime is a probable prime (Miller-Rabin)
if ( await secrets.isProbablyPrime(prime) )
return true;
 
// Get a cryptographically secure random number between 1 and 2**256 bits.
const rnd = secrets.randBetween(BigInt(2) ** BigInt(256));

From a browser, you can just load the module in a html page as:

<script type="module">
  import * as bigintSecrets from 'bigint-secrets-latest.browser.mod.min.js';
 
  (async function () {
    // Get a cryptographically secure random number between 1 and 2**256 bits.
    const rnd = await bigintSecrets.randBetween(BigInt(2) ** BigInt(256));
    alert(rnd);
 
    // Generation of a probable prime of 2018 bits
    const p = await bigintSecrets.prime(2048);
 
    // Testing if a prime is a probable prime (Miller-Rabin)
    const isPrime = await bigintSecrets.isProbablyPrime(p);
    alert(p.toString() + '\nIs prime?\n' + isPrime);
  })();
</script> 

bigint-secrets JS Doc

Functions

randBytes(byteLength, forceLength)Promise

Secure random bytes for both node and browsers. Browser implementation uses WebWorkers in order to not lock the main process

randBetween(max, min)Promise

Returns a cryptographically secure random integer between [min,max]

isProbablyPrime(w, iterations)Promise

The test first tries if any of the first 250 small primes are a factor of the input number and then passes several iterations of Miller-Rabin Probabilistic Primality Test (FIPS 186-4 C.3.1)

prime(bitLength, iterations)Promise

A probably-prime (Miller-Rabin), cryptographically-secure, random-number generator

randBytes(byteLength, forceLength) ⇒ Promise

Secure random bytes for both node and browsers. Browser implementation uses WebWorkers in order to not lock the main process

Kind: global function
Returns: Promise - A promise that resolves to a Buffer/UInt8Array filled with cryptographically secure random bytes

Param Type Default Description
byteLength number The desired number of random bytes
forceLength boolean false If we want to force the output to have a bit length of 8*byteLength. It basically forces the msb to be 1

randBetween(max, min) ⇒ Promise

Returns a cryptographically secure random integer between [min,max]

Kind: global function
Returns: Promise - A promise that resolves to a cryptographically secure random bigint between [min,max]

Param Type Default Description
max bigint Returned value will be <= max
min bigint 1 Returned value will be >= min

isProbablyPrime(w, iterations) ⇒ Promise

The test first tries if any of the first 250 small primes are a factor of the input number and then passes several iterations of Miller-Rabin Probabilistic Primality Test (FIPS 186-4 C.3.1)

Kind: global function
Returns: Promise - A promise that resolve to a boolean that is either true (a probably prime number) or false (definitely composite)

Param Type Default Description
w bigint An integer to be tested for primality
iterations number 16 The number of iterations for the primality test. The value shall be consistent with Table C.1, C.2 or C.3

prime(bitLength, iterations) ⇒ Promise

A probably-prime (Miller-Rabin), cryptographically-secure, random-number generator

Kind: global function
Returns: Promise - A promise that resolves to a bigint probable prime of bitLength bits

Param Type Default Description
bitLength number The required bit length for the generated prime
iterations number 16 The number of iterations for the Miller-Rabin Probabilistic Primality Test

Install

npm i bigint-secrets

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