Verify asymmetric signature of an RSA key

Verify the signature of a message signed with an asymmetric RSA key.

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C#

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.


using Google.Cloud.Kms.V1;
using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;

public class VerifyAsymmetricSignatureRsaSample
{
    public bool VerifyAsymmetricSignatureRsa(
      string projectId = "my-project", string locationId = "us-east1", string keyRingId = "my-key-ring", string keyId = "my-key", string keyVersionId = "123",
      string message = "my message",
      byte[] signature = null)
    {
        // Build the key version name.
        CryptoKeyVersionName keyVersionName = new CryptoKeyVersionName(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId);

        // Calculate the digest of the message.
        SHA256 sha256 = SHA256.Create();
        byte[] digest = sha256.ComputeHash(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(message));

        // Get the public key.
        KeyManagementServiceClient client = KeyManagementServiceClient.Create();
        PublicKey publicKey = client.GetPublicKey(keyVersionName);

        // Split the key into blocks and base64-decode the PEM parts.
        string[] blocks = publicKey.Pem.Split("-", StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);
        byte[] pem = Convert.FromBase64String(blocks[1]);

        // Create a new RSA key.
        RSA rsa = RSA.Create();
        rsa.ImportSubjectPublicKeyInfo(pem, out _);

        // Verify the signature.
        bool verified = rsa.VerifyHash(digest, signature, HashAlgorithmName.SHA256, RSASignaturePadding.Pss);

        // Return the result.
        return verified;
    }
}

Go

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

import (
	"context"
	"crypto"
	"crypto/rsa"
	"crypto/sha256"
	"crypto/x509"
	"encoding/pem"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	kms "cloud.google.com/go/kms/apiv1"
	kmspb "google.golang.org/genproto/googleapis/cloud/kms/v1"
)

// verifyAsymmetricSignatureRSA will verify that an 'RSA_SIGN_PSS_2048_SHA256' signature
// is valid for a given message.
func verifyAsymmetricSignatureRSA(w io.Writer, name string, message, signature []byte) error {
	// name := "projects/my-project/locations/us-east1/keyRings/my-key-ring/cryptoKeys/my-key/cryptoKeyVersions/123"
	// message := "my message"
	// signature := []byte("...")  // Response from a sign request

	// Create the client.
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := kms.NewKeyManagementClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to create kms client: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	// Retrieve the public key from KMS.
	response, err := client.GetPublicKey(ctx, &kmspb.GetPublicKeyRequest{Name: name})
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to get public key: %v", err)
	}

	// Parse the public key. Note, this example assumes the public key is in the
	// RSA format.
	block, _ := pem.Decode([]byte(response.Pem))
	publicKey, err := x509.ParsePKIXPublicKey(block.Bytes)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to parse public key: %v", err)
	}
	rsaKey, ok := publicKey.(*rsa.PublicKey)
	if !ok {
		return fmt.Errorf("public key is not rsa")
	}

	// Verify the RSA signature.
	digest := sha256.Sum256(message)
	if err := rsa.VerifyPSS(rsaKey, crypto.SHA256, digest[:], signature, &rsa.PSSOptions{
		SaltLength: len(digest),
		Hash:       crypto.SHA256,
	}); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to verify signature: %v", err)
	}

	fmt.Fprint(w, "Verified signature!\n")
	return nil
}

Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.CryptoKeyVersionName;
import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.KeyManagementServiceClient;
import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.PublicKey;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.StringReader;
import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
import java.security.GeneralSecurityException;
import java.security.KeyFactory;
import java.security.Signature;
import java.security.spec.X509EncodedKeySpec;
import java.util.Base64;
import java.util.stream.Collectors;

public class VerifyAsymmetricRsa {

  public void verifyAsymmetricRsa() throws IOException, GeneralSecurityException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String locationId = "us-east1";
    String keyRingId = "my-key-ring";
    String keyId = "my-key";
    String keyVersionId = "123";
    String message = "my message";
    byte[] signature = null;
    verifyAsymmetricRsa(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId, message, signature);
  }

  // Verify the signature of a message signed with an RSA key.
  public void verifyAsymmetricRsa(
      String projectId,
      String locationId,
      String keyRingId,
      String keyId,
      String keyVersionId,
      String message,
      byte[] signature)
      throws IOException, GeneralSecurityException {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only
    // needs to be created once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After
    // completing all of your requests, call the "close" method on the client to
    // safely clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (KeyManagementServiceClient client = KeyManagementServiceClient.create()) {
      // Build the name from the project, location, and key ring, key, and key version.
      CryptoKeyVersionName keyVersionName =
          CryptoKeyVersionName.of(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId);

      // Convert the message into bytes. Cryptographic plaintexts and
      // ciphertexts are always byte arrays.
      byte[] plaintext = message.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);

      // Get the public key.
      PublicKey publicKey = client.getPublicKey(keyVersionName);

      // Convert the public PEM key to a DER key (see helper below).
      byte[] derKey = convertPemToDer(publicKey.getPem());
      X509EncodedKeySpec keySpec = new X509EncodedKeySpec(derKey);
      java.security.PublicKey rsaKey = KeyFactory.getInstance("RSA").generatePublic(keySpec);

      // Verify the 'RSA_SIGN_PKCS1_2048_SHA256' signature.
      // For other key algorithms:
      // http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/security/StandardNames.html#Signature
      Signature rsaVerify = Signature.getInstance("SHA256withRSA");
      rsaVerify.initVerify(rsaKey);
      rsaVerify.update(plaintext);

      // Verify the signature.
      boolean verified = rsaVerify.verify(signature);
      System.out.printf("Signature verified: %s", verified);
    }
  }

  // Converts a base64-encoded PEM certificate like the one returned from Cloud
  // KMS into a DER formatted certificate for use with the Java APIs.
  private byte[] convertPemToDer(String pem) {
    BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new StringReader(pem));
    String encoded =
        bufferedReader
            .lines()
            .filter(line -> !line.startsWith("-----BEGIN") && !line.startsWith("-----END"))
            .collect(Collectors.joining());
    return Base64.getDecoder().decode(encoded);
  }
}

Node.js

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

//
// TODO(developer): Uncomment these variables before running the sample.
//
// const projectId = 'your-project-id';
// const locationId = 'us-east1';
// const keyRingId = 'my-key-ring';
// const keyId = 'my-key';
// const versionId = '1';
// const message = 'my message to verify';
// const signatureBuffer = Buffer.from('...');

// Imports the Cloud KMS library
const {KeyManagementServiceClient} = require('@google-cloud/kms');

// Instantiates a client
const client = new KeyManagementServiceClient();

// Build the key name
const versionName = client.cryptoKeyVersionPath(
  projectId,
  locationId,
  keyRingId,
  keyId,
  versionId
);

async function verifyAsymmetricSignatureRsa() {
  // Get public key
  const [publicKey] = await client.getPublicKey({
    name: versionName,
  });

  // Create the verifier. The algorithm must match the algorithm of the key.
  const crypto = require('crypto');
  const verify = crypto.createVerify('sha256');
  verify.update(message);
  verify.end();

  // Build the key object
  const key = {
    key: publicKey.pem,
    padding: crypto.constants.RSA_PKCS1_PSS_PADDING,
  };

  // Verify the signature using the public key
  const verified = verify.verify(key, signatureBuffer);
  return verified;
}

return verifyAsymmetricSignatureRsa();

PHP

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

function verify_asymmetric_rsa_sample(
    string $projectId = 'my-project',
    string $locationId = 'us-east1',
    string $keyRingId = 'my-key-ring',
    string $keyId = 'my-key',
    string $versionId = '123',
    string $message = '...',
    string $signature = '...'
) {
    // PHP has limited support for asymmetric encryption operations.
    // Specifically, openssl_public_encrypt() does not allow customizing
    // algorithms or padding. Thus, it is not currently possible to use PHP
    // core for asymmetric operations on RSA keys.
    //
    // Third party libraries like phpseclib may provide the required
    // functionality. Google does not endorse this external library.
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

def verify_asymmetric_rsa(project_id, location_id, key_ring_id, key_id, version_id, message, signature):
    """
    Verify the signature of an message signed with an asymmetric RSA key.

    Args:
        project_id (string): Google Cloud project ID (e.g. 'my-project').
        location_id (string): Cloud KMS location (e.g. 'us-east1').
        key_ring_id (string): ID of the Cloud KMS key ring (e.g. 'my-key-ring').
        key_id (string): ID of the key to use (e.g. 'my-key').
        version_id (string): ID of the version to use (e.g. '1').
        message (string): Original message (e.g. 'my message')
        signature (bytes): Signature from a sign request.

    Returns:
        bool: True if verified, False otherwise

    """

    # Import the client library.
    from google.cloud import kms

    # Import cryptographic helpers from the cryptography package.
    from cryptography.exceptions import InvalidSignature
    from cryptography.hazmat.backends import default_backend
    from cryptography.hazmat.primitives import hashes, serialization
    from cryptography.hazmat.primitives.asymmetric import padding, utils

    # Import hashlib.
    import hashlib

    # Convert the message to bytes.
    message_bytes = message.encode('utf-8')

    # Create the client.
    client = kms.KeyManagementServiceClient()

    # Build the key version name.
    key_version_name = client.crypto_key_version_path(project_id, location_id, key_ring_id, key_id, version_id)

    # Get the public key.
    public_key = client.get_public_key(request={'name': key_version_name})

    # Extract and parse the public key as a PEM-encoded RSA key.
    pem = public_key.pem.encode('utf-8')
    rsa_key = serialization.load_pem_public_key(pem, default_backend())
    hash_ = hashlib.sha256(message_bytes).digest()

    # Attempt to verify.
    try:
        sha256 = hashes.SHA256()
        pad = padding.PKCS1v15()
        rsa_key.verify(signature, hash_, pad, utils.Prehashed(sha256))
        print('Signature verified')
        return True
    except InvalidSignature:
        print('Signature failed to verify')
        return False

Ruby

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see Cloud KMS client libraries.

# TODO(developer): uncomment these values before running the sample.
# project_id  = "my-project"
# location_id = "us-east1"
# key_ring_id = "my-key-ring"
# key_id      = "my-key"
# version_id  = "123"
# message     = "my message"
# signature   = "..."

# Require the library.
require "google/cloud/kms"
require "openssl"

# Create the client.
client = Google::Cloud::Kms.key_management_service

# Build the key version name.
key_version_name = client.crypto_key_version_path project:            project_id,
                                                  location:           location_id,
                                                  key_ring:           key_ring_id,
                                                  crypto_key:         key_id,
                                                  crypto_key_version: version_id

# Get the public key.
public_key = client.get_public_key name: key_version_name

# Parse the public key.
rsa_key = OpenSSL::PKey::RSA.new public_key.pem

# Verify the signature.
#
# Note: The verify_pss() method only exists in Ruby 2.5+.
verified = rsa_key.verify_pss "sha256", signature, message, salt_length: :digest, mgf1_hash: "sha256"
puts "Verified: #{verified}"

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