Picnic: Post Quantum Signatures
The Picnic signature scheme is a family of digital signature schemes secure against attacks by quantum computers. This is a reference implementation of these schemes. The scheme and parameter sets are specified in the Picnic Specification Document.
A research paper describing the signature scheme is also available.
Post-Quantum Zero-Knowledge and Signatures from Symmetric-Key Primitives
Melissa Chase and David Derler and Steven Goldfeder and Claudio Orlandi and Sebastian Ramacher and Christian Rechberger and Daniel Slamanig and Greg Zaverucha. In Proceedings of ACM CCS 2017. Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2017/279
The library is provided under the MIT License. The authors are Steven Goldfeder and Greg Zaverucha.
The library builds a static library. The public API surface is defined in picnic.h.
Linux Build Instructions
Tested on Ubuntu Linux, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 (build 1709).
This will build the project.
make debugwill build with symbols and address sanitizer.
Runs an example program that exercises the keygen, sign, verify and serialization APIs. See example.c.
Windows Build Instructions
Tested on Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2017.
Open the solution in
VisualStudio\picnic.sln, and build the projects.
libpicnic creates a
.lib file, containing the functions defined
example project for a simple application that calls functions in the library.
Thanks to Christian Paquin for providing feedback on picnic.h and for adding support for a Windows build