Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme
This is a fork of B. Poettering's SSSS ("Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme").
This fork exists to simplify the build process a bit, and make minor changes to the tool that will facilitate its use in real-world usage scenarios.
What You Need To Know
Please read B. Poettering's page on SSSS before proceeding. SSSS, like all cryptographic algorithms, can lead to a false sense of security if improperly used. Be sure you understand the role it serves, and the limitations it has before employing it.
This fork is based on
ssss-0.5.tar.gz (SHA1: 3f8f5046c2c5c3a2cf1a93f0a9446681852b190e).
Verification and Installation (VERY IMPORTANT!)
Before installing, when cloning this repo, use a signed tag and verify the signature first!
# First, you need to make sure you have the signing key in your GPG keychain: gpg --keyserver sks-keyservers.net --recv-key 7DCB12A7 # Now, clone the repo, and verify it: git clone http://github.com/MrJoy/ssss.git git tag -v v0.5.6 # You should see output to the effect of: # gpg: Signature made <date and time> using RSA key ID 7DCB12A7 # gpg: Good signature from "Jon Frisby <email@example.com>" # # If you do NOT see 'Good Signature from "Jon Frisby <firstname.lastname@example.org>" and # the RSA key ID 7DCB12A7 then do not proceed with installation! # git checkout v0.5.6 # This will put you in 'detached head' mode, which is fine # but don't make changes as you are no longer on a branch! # Proceed with build steps from here. See `INSTALL.md` for details.
You can always find my GPG key signature at MrJoy.com.
This fork follows the same license as the original software: The GPLv2. See LICENSE for more information.