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From: Malcolm Matalka <>
To: caml users <>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Implementing JWT RS256 verification
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:40:50 +0100
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Looking at the source code to Nocrypto, it looks like there is a verify
function but it is not exposed in the .mli for 0.5.4, anyone aware of
why this is the case?  Just an oversight?

Malcolm Matalka <> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to implement verification of JWT's signed with RS256 and
> having some trouble finding the crypto library I should use for this.
> Nocrypt and CryptoKit are the obvious choices by searching opam, however
> neither of them seem to quite have what I'm looking for.  RS256 is RSA
> with SHA256 and something called PKCS1v1.5 for padding.  I see both of
> these libraries have RSA options but it doesn't seem possible to specify
> the hashing algorithm.  Nocrypto has a PKCS1v1.5 module in the RSA
> module but no hash.  When I call [sig_decode] on my message I get back
> a message text but it also doesn't seem to match what I'm expecting.
> My input is the message, the signed signature, and the public key, and
> I'd like to know verify these match correctly.
> I really don't know much about crypto and am just trying to implement a
> spec.  Anyone have a suggestion for what library I should use?  Am I
> just missing something?
> Thanks,
> /Malcolm

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2019-02-19  5:37 Malcolm Matalka
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2019-02-19  6:31   ` Malcolm Matalka
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2019-02-19  9:53   ` Malcolm Matalka

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