gnutls_srp_set_server_fake_salt_seed man page on Archlinux
gnutls_srp_set_server_fake_salt_seed - API function
tials_t cred, const gnutls_datum_t * seed, unsigned int salt_length);
is a gnutls_srp_server_credentials_t structure
const gnutls_datum_t * seed
is the seed data, only needs to be valid until the function
returns; size of the seed must be greater than zero
unsigned int salt_length
is the length of the generated fake salts
This function sets the seed that is used to generate salts for invalid
In order to prevent attackers from guessing valid usernames, when a
user does not exist gnutls generates a salt and a verifier and proceeds
with the protocol as usual. The authentication will ultimately fail,
but the client cannot tell whether the username is valid (exists) or
If an attacker learns the seed, given a salt (which is part of the
handshake) which was generated when the seed was in use, it can tell
whether or not the authentication failed because of an unknown user‐
name. This seed cannot be used to reveal application data or pass‐
salt_length should represent the salt length your application uses.
Generating fake salts longer than 20 bytes is not supported.
By default the seed is a random value, different each time a
gnutls_srp_server_credentials_t is allocated and fake salts are 16
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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