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minisign

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 5/26/2019.

Minisign is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify signatures.

It is portable, lightweight, and uses the highly secure Ed25519 public-key signature system.

To install minisign, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install minisign

To upgrade minisign, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade minisign

Files

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    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    
    $packageName = 'minisign'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url = 'https://github.com/jedisct1/minisign/releases/download/0.8/minisign-win32.zip'
    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir
    

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Dependencies

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Frank Denis

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015 - 2018 Frank Denis

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Release Notes

+Version 0.8.0:
- Multiple files can now be signed at once.
- Support for HaikuOS was added.

+Version 0.7.0:
- The default location of the secret key was changed to ~/.minisign/minisign.key.
- Generating a new set of keys (-G) doesn't replace an existing key pair any more; the additional -f switch is required in order to force this operation.
- Improved error messages and Windows compatibility.
- A man page was added.

+Version 0.6.0:
- Support for pre-hashing (HashEdDSA) was added.
- The -H command-line switch, in addition to -S, enables HashEdDSA signatures instead of the default, pure EdDSA signatures.

HashEdDSA signatures:
- Require very little memory to be generated and verified, even with huge files
- Are faster to generate and verify than pure EdDSA signatures
- Require Minisign >= 0.6. In particular, they are not compatible with OpenBSD signify tool.
- Would not remain secure against (improbable) collisions in the Blake2b-512 hash function.

PureEdDSA signatures (default):
- Require as much memory as the size of the file to sign
- Cannot be used with files whose size is over 1 Gb
- Are compatible with all Minisign versions, as well as OpenBSD signify.
- Would remain secure against (improbable) collisions in the Blake2b-512 hash function.

+Version 0.5.0:
- The return code is now 1 on verification/password error, and 2 for system errors.
- Bug fix: -p and -V could not be used together. It has been fixed.
- New option: -o, that can be combined with -V in order to send the content of the signed file to stdout after successful verification.

+Version 0.4.0:
- New switch: -Q, to display only the trusted comment (after verification)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
minisign 0.7.0 347 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 approved
minisign 0.6.0 222 Saturday, November 28, 2015 approved
minisign 0.4.0 160 Monday, August 17, 2015 approved

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