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go-ykpiv

go-ykpiv is a high level cgo wrapper around libykpiv.so.1 that implements an idiomatic go API fit for use when applications need to communicate with a Yubikey in PIV mode.

What's PIV?

PIV Cards are cards defined by FIPS 201, a Federal US Government standard defining the ID cards employees use. At its core, it's a set of x509 Certificates and corresponding private keys in a configuration that is standardized across implementations.

For more details on how PIV Tokens can be used, the FICAM (Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management) team at GSA (General Services Administration) has published some guides on GitHub under GSA/piv-guides

How is this different than OpenSC?

Most PIV tokens, Yubikeys included, can be used as a PKCS#11 device using OpenSC, and Yubikeys are even capable of doing Signing and Decryption through that interface. However, some management functions are not exposed in the PKCS#11 OpenSC interface, so this library may be of use when one wants to write a new Certificate, or set PINs.

Development

Testing

To run the tests, you'll need to find a Yubikey that you're willing to wipe clean, and destroy all data on it. After you've found such a key, remove all other Yubikeys from your machine.

The tests will panic if the YKPIV_YES_DESTROY_MY_KEY environment variable is unset.

Running the tests will reset your Yubikey a few times (once per test), and you will wind up with a key with the default PIN, PUK and Management Key.

Installation

Debian

sudo apt install build-essential libykpiv-dev
go get pault.ag/go/ykpiv

MacOS X

brew install yubico-piv-tool
go get pault.ag/go/ykpiv

Examples

package main

import (
	"fmt"

	"pault.ag/go/ykpiv"
)

func main() {
	yubikey, err := ykpiv.New(ykpiv.Options{
		// Verbose: true,
		Reader: "Yubico Yubikey NEO U2F+CCID 01 00",
	})
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}
	defer yubikey.Close()

	version, err := yubikey.Version()
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}
	fmt.Printf("Application version %s found.\n", version)
}

Running on Windows

  1. Download yubico-piv-tool-1.7.0-win64.zip from the official site
  2. Create directory win in the root of the project
  3. Copy lib and include directories from the downloaded archive to the win directory
  4. Copy all DLLs from the bin directory in the archive to the root of your project
  5. Copy libwinpthread-1.dll from C:\TDM-GCC-64\bin to the root of your project

LICENSE

Copyright (c) Paul R. Tagliamonte <paultag@gmail.com>, 2017

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
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