The MIRACL Core Cryptographic Library
The original contribution to the Apache Milagro Cryptographic Library (AMCL) has now been extended and is being re-released as MIRACL Core.
MIRACL Core is a multi-lingual and architecturally agnostic Cryptographic library that supports elliptic curve cryptography, pairing-friendly curve cryptography, RSA, AES symmetric encryption and hash functions. All code is entirely in the supported high-level languages. No assembly language and no third party code is required - these libraries are completely self- contained. MIRACL Core was designed from the ground up with side-channel attack resistance in mind. Multiple curves can be supported in a single application. Read the PDF manual for more details.
MIRACL Core features several improvements over AMCL. We will still maintain AMCL but not develop it further.
MIRACL Core features:-
- New curves (SM2, BN462, BLS48581, C13318, JUBJUB, X448, SECP160R1, C1174)
- Support for precomputation for pairings (see BLS API)
- Performance and security improvements
- New HMAC message authentication module (KDFs, HMAC, HKDF_Extract/Expand)
- Improved side-channel resistance
- Deterministic hashing to curve points map2point (Elligator, SWU)
- Probabilistic hashing to curve points hap2point (hunt-and-peck)
- Point compression in G2
- Demonstrated support for low-powered IoT processor nodes (ARM Cortex-M0/M4, MIPS32, RISC-V, ESP32)
- Emerging-standards-compliant implementation of BLS signature
- Emerging-standards-compliant implementation of HPKE (Hybrid Public Key Encryption)
- An updated manual
Read the user manual MIRACL_Core.pdf for more details
Doxygen generated documentation for the C version of the library can be created by simply executing doxygen inside of the C directory
Install Python 3 and suitable compilers for each language of interest to you. Python 3 scripts are used to build the libraries from the command line for each of the supported languages. If using windows, set a command alias via
DOSKEY python3 = py $*
For a quick start, try out the Python version of the library, and run its example program.
The following people have contributed to the MIRACL Core library
- Mike Scott
- Kealan McCusker
- Alessandro Budroni
- Samuele Andreoli