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SecureBlackbox 2022 .NET Edition

Version 22.0 [Build 8174]

OTPServer Component

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The OTPServer component checks the validity of one-time passwords.

Syntax

nsoftware.SecureBlackbox.Otpserver

Remarks

A One-Time Password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one session or transaction. OTPs were designed to overcome the weaknesses of traditional static passwords such as vulnerability to replay attacks. The OTPServer component can check the validity of HMAC-Based One-Time Passwords (HOTP) and Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP).

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

FIPSModeReserved.
UsersA database of users containing all the per-user password settings.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
DoActionPerforms an additional action.
IsHOTPPasswordValidValidates a hash-based one-time password.
IsPasswordValidValidates an OTP password for a user.
IsTOTPPasswordValidValidates a time-based one-time password.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ErrorInformation about errors during one-time password (OTP) processing.
NotificationThis event notifies the application about an underlying control flow event.

Configuration Settings


The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

BaseTime.
Delta.
CheckKeyIntegrityBeforeUseEnables or disable private key integrity check before use.
CookieCachingSpecifies whether a cookie cache should be used for HTTP(S) transports.
CookiesGets or sets local cookies for the component (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only).
DefDeriveKeyIterationsSpecifies the default key derivation algorithm iteration count.
EnableClientSideSSLFFDHEEnables or disables finite field DHE key exchange support in TLS clients.
GlobalCookiesGets or sets global cookies for all the HTTP transports.
HttpUserAgentSpecifies the user agent name to be used by all HTTP clients.
LogDestinationSpecifies the debug log destination.
LogDetailsSpecifies the debug log details to dump.
LogFileSpecifies the debug log filename.
LogFiltersSpecifies the debug log filters.
LogFlushModeSpecifies the log flush mode.
LogLevelSpecifies the debug log level.
LogMaxEventCountSpecifies the maximum number of events to cache before further action is taken.
LogRotationModeSpecifies the log rotation mode.
MaxASN1BufferLengthSpecifies the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 primitive tag data.
MaxASN1TreeDepthSpecifies the maximal depth for processed ASN.1 trees.
OCSPHashAlgorithmSpecifies the hash algorithm to be used to identify certificates in OCSP requests.
TagAllows to store any custom data.
UseSharedSystemStoragesSpecifies whether the validation engine should use a global per-process copy of the system certificate stores.
UseSystemOAEPAndPSSEnforces or disables the use of system-driven RSA OAEP and PSS computations.
UseSystemRandomEnables or disables the use of the OS PRNG.

FIPSMode Property (OTPServer Component)

Reserved.

Syntax

public bool FIPSMode { get; set; }
Public Property FIPSMode As Boolean

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property is reserved for future use.

Users Property (OTPServer Component)

A database of users containing all the per-user password settings.

Syntax

public UserAccountList Users { get; }
Public Property Users As UserAccountList

Remarks

Use this property to provide a list of known users to the OTP server.

This property is not available at design time.

Config Method (OTPServer Component)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public string Config(string configurationString);
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As String

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every component. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the component.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

DoAction Method (OTPServer Component)

Performs an additional action.

Syntax

public string DoAction(string actionID, string actionParams);
Public Function DoAction(ByVal ActionID As String, ByVal ActionParams As String) As String

Remarks

DoAction is a generic method available in every component. It is used to perform an additional action introduced after the product major release. The list of actions is not fixed, and may be flexibly extended over time.

The unique identifier of the action is provided in ActionID parameter. ActionParams contains a list of parameters for the action in the form of PARAM1=VALUE1;PARAM2=VALUE2;....

IsHOTPPasswordValid Method (OTPServer Component)

Validates a hash-based one-time password.

Syntax

public bool IsHOTPPasswordValid(byte[] keySecret, int passwordLength, int counter, string password);
Public Function IsHOTPPasswordValid(ByVal KeySecret As Byte(), ByVal PasswordLength As Integer, ByVal Counter As Integer, ByVal Password As String) As Boolean

Remarks

Use this method to validate a hash-based one-time password (HOTP) by using explicit HOTP parameters. For this method to work, no user details need to be provided in Users collection.

IsPasswordValid Method (OTPServer Component)

Validates an OTP password for a user.

Syntax

public bool IsPasswordValid(string username, string password);
Public Function IsPasswordValid(ByVal Username As String, ByVal Password As String) As Boolean

Remarks

Use this method to check a one-time Password for a user specified by UserID. The known users' details need to be provided in Users list.

IsTOTPPasswordValid Method (OTPServer Component)

Validates a time-based one-time password.

Syntax

public bool IsTOTPPasswordValid(byte[] keySecret, int passwordLength, int timeInterval, string hashAlgorithm, string password);
Public Function IsTOTPPasswordValid(ByVal KeySecret As Byte(), ByVal PasswordLength As Integer, ByVal TimeInterval As Integer, ByVal HashAlgorithm As String, ByVal Password As String) As Boolean

Remarks

Use this method to validate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) by using explicit TOTP parameters. For this method to work, no user details need to be provided in Users collection.

Supported hash algorithms:

SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA1SHA1
SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA256SHA256
SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA512SHA512

Error Event (OTPServer Component)

Information about errors during one-time password (OTP) processing.

Syntax

public event OnErrorHandler OnError;

public delegate void OnErrorHandler(object sender, OtpserverErrorEventArgs e);

public class OtpserverErrorEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int ErrorCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnError As OnErrorHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnErrorHandler(sender As Object, e As OtpserverErrorEventArgs)

Public Class OtpserverErrorEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ErrorCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

This event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during OTP checks.

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error.

Notification Event (OTPServer Component)

This event notifies the application about an underlying control flow event.

Syntax

public event OnNotificationHandler OnNotification;

public delegate void OnNotificationHandler(object sender, OtpserverNotificationEventArgs e);

public class OtpserverNotificationEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string EventID { get; }

  public string EventParam { get; }

}
Public Event OnNotification As OnNotificationHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnNotificationHandler(sender As Object, e As OtpserverNotificationEventArgs)

Public Class OtpserverNotificationEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property EventID As String

  Public ReadOnly Property EventParam As String

End Class

Remarks

The component fires this event to let the application know about some event, occurrence, or milestone in the component. For example, it may fire to report completion of the document processing. The list of events being reported is not fixed, and may be flexibly extended over time.

The unique identifier of the event is provided in EventID parameter. EventParam contains any parameters accompanying the occurrence. Depending on the type of the component, the exact action it is performing, or the document being processed, one or both may be omitted.

UserAccount Type

A container for user account information.

Remarks

UserAccount objects are used to store user account information, such as logins and passwords.

Fields

AssociatedData
Byte()

Contains the user's Associated Data when SSH AEAD (Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data) algorithm is used.

BasePath
String

Base path for this user in the server's file system.

Cert
Byte()

Contains the user's certificate.

Data
String

Contains uninterpreted user-defined data that should be associated with the user account, such as comments or custom settings.

HashAlgorithm
String

Specifies the hash algorithm used to generate TOTP (Time-based One-Time Passwords) passwords for this user. Three HMAC algorithms are supported, with SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512 digests:

SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA1SHA1
SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA256SHA256
SB_MAC_ALGORITHM_HMAC_SHA512SHA512

IncomingSpeedLimit
Integer

Specifies the incoming speed limit for this user. The value of 0 (zero) means "no limitation".

OtpAlgorithm
OTPAlgorithms

The algorithm used to generate one-time passwords (OTP) for this user, either HOTP (Hash-based OTP) or TOTP (Time-based OTP). In the former case, a value of a dedicated counter is used to generate a unique password, while in the latter the password is generated on the basis of the current time value.

oaHmac0
oaTime1

OtpValue
Integer

The user's time interval (TOTP) or Counter (HOTP).

OutgoingSpeedLimit
Integer

Specifies the outgoing speed limit for this user. The value of 0 (zero) means "no limitation".

Password
String

The user's authentication password.

PasswordLen
Integer

Specifies the length of the user's OTP password.

SharedSecret
Byte()

Contains the user's secret key, which is essentially a shared secret between the client and server.

Shared secrets can be used in TLS-driven protocols, as well as in OTP (where it is called a 'key secret') for generating one-time passwords on one side, and validate them on the other.

SSHKey
Byte()

Contains the user's SSH key.

Username
String

The registered name (login) of the user.

Constructors

public UserAccount();
Public UserAccount()

Creates a new UserAccount object.

Configuration Settings (OTPServer Component)

The component accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

OTPServer Configuration Settings

BaseTime:   .

Defines the Time-based OTP (TOTP) server's base time.

Delta:   .

Specifies the resynchronization limit. This property is used to overcome the asynchronicity between the one-time password (OTP) client and server. For HOTP servers (HMAC-based OTP, RFC 4226), Delta defines the maximum possible deviation of the client's counter value. For TOTP servers (Time-based OTP, RFC 6238), Delta contains the maximum number of time steps the client can be out of synch.

Base Configuration Settings

CheckKeyIntegrityBeforeUse:   Enables or disable private key integrity check before use.

This global property enables or disables private key material check before each signing operation. This slows down performance a bit, but prevents a selection of attacks on RSA keys where keys with unknown origins are used.

You can switch this property off to improve performance if your project only uses known, good private keys.

CookieCaching:   Specifies whether a cookie cache should be used for HTTP(S) transports.

Set this property to enable or disable cookies caching for the component.

Supported values are:

offNo caching (default)
localLocal caching (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only)
globalGlobal caching

Cookies:   Gets or sets local cookies for the component (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only).

Use this property to get cookies from the internal cookie storage of the component and/or restore them back between application sessions.

DefDeriveKeyIterations:   Specifies the default key derivation algorithm iteration count.

This global property sets the default number of iterations for all supported key derivation algorithms. Note that you can provide the required number of iterations by using properties of the relevant key generation component; this global setting is used in scenarios where specific iteration count is not or cannot be provided.

EnableClientSideSSLFFDHE:   Enables or disables finite field DHE key exchange support in TLS clients.

This global property enables or disables support for finite field DHE key exchange methods in TLS clients. FF DHE is a slower algorithm if compared to EC DHE; enabling it may result in slower connections.

This setting only applies to sessions negotiated with TLS version 1.3.

GlobalCookies:   Gets or sets global cookies for all the HTTP transports.

Use this property to get cookies from the GLOBAL cookie storage or restore them back between application sessions. These cookies will be used by all the components that have its CookieCaching property set to "global".

HttpUserAgent:   Specifies the user agent name to be used by all HTTP clients.

This global setting defines the User-Agent field of the HTTP request provides information about the software that initiates the request. This value will be used by all the HTTP clients including the ones used internally in other components.

LogDestination:   Specifies the debug log destination.

Contains a comma-separated list of values that specifies where debug log should be dumped.

Supported values are:

fileFile
consoleConsole
systemlogSystem Log (supported for Android only)
debuggerDebugger (supported for VCL for Windows and .Net)

LogDetails:   Specifies the debug log details to dump.

Contains a comma-separated list of values that specifies which debug log details to dump.

Supported values are:

timeCurrent time
levelLevel
packagePackage name
moduleModule name
classClass name
methodMethod name
threadidThread Id
contenttypeContent type
contentContent
allAll details

LogFile:   Specifies the debug log filename.

Use this property to provide a path to the log file.

LogFilters:   Specifies the debug log filters.

Contains a comma-separated list of value pairs ("name:value") that describe filters.

Supported filter names are:

exclude-packageExclude a package specified in the value
exclude-moduleExclude a module specified in the value
exclude-classExclude a class specified in the value
exclude-methodExclude a method specified in the value
include-packageInclude a package specified in the value
include-moduleInclude a module specified in the value
include-classInclude a class specified in the value
include-methodInclude a method specified in the value

LogFlushMode:   Specifies the log flush mode.

Use this property to set the log flush mode. The following values are defined:

noneNo flush (caching only)
immediateImmediate flush (real-time logging)
maxcountFlush cached entries upon reaching LogMaxEventCount entries in the cache.

LogLevel:   Specifies the debug log level.

Use this property to provide the desired debug log level.

Supported values are:

noneNone (by default)
fatalSevere errors that cause premature termination.
errorOther runtime errors or unexpected conditions.
warningUse of deprecated APIs, poor use of API, 'almost' errors, other runtime situations that are undesirable or unexpected, but not necessarily "wrong".
infoInteresting runtime events (startup/shutdown).
debugDetailed information on flow of through the system.
traceMore detailed information.

LogMaxEventCount:   Specifies the maximum number of events to cache before further action is taken.

Use this property to specify the log event number threshold. This threshold may have different effects, depending on the rotation setting and/or the flush mode.

The default value of this setting is 100.

LogRotationMode:   Specifies the log rotation mode.

Use this property to set the log rotation mode. The following values are defined:

noneNo rotation
deleteolderDelete older entries from the cache upon reaching LogMaxEventCount
keepolderKeep older entries in the cache upon reaching LogMaxEventCount (newer entries are discarded)

MaxASN1BufferLength:   Specifies the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 primitive tag data.

This global property limits the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 tag data for non-content-carrying structures, such as certificates, CRLs, or timestamps. It does not affect structures that can carry content, such as CMS/CAdES messages. This is a security property aiming at preventing DoS attacks.

MaxASN1TreeDepth:   Specifies the maximal depth for processed ASN.1 trees.

This global property limits the maximal depth of ASN.1 trees that the component can handle without throwing an error. This is a security property aiming at preventing DoS attacks.

OCSPHashAlgorithm:   Specifies the hash algorithm to be used to identify certificates in OCSP requests.

This global setting defines the hash algorithm to use in OCSP requests during chain validation. Some OCSP responders can only use older algorithms, in which case setting this property to SHA1 may be helpful.

Tag:   Allows to store any custom data.

Use this config property to store any custom data.

UseSharedSystemStorages:   Specifies whether the validation engine should use a global per-process copy of the system certificate stores.

Set this global property to false to make each validation run use its own copy of system certificate stores.

UseSystemOAEPAndPSS:   Enforces or disables the use of system-driven RSA OAEP and PSS computations.

This global setting defines who is responsible for performing RSA-OAEP and RSA-PSS computations where the private key is stored in a Windows system store and is exportable. If set to true, SBB will delegate the computations to Windows via a CryptoAPI call. Otherwise, it will export the key material and perform the computations using its own OAEP/PSS implementation.

This setting only applies to certificates originating from a Windows system store.

UseSystemRandom:   Enables or disables the use of the OS PRNG.

Use this global property to enable or disable the use of operating system-driven pseudorandom number generation.

Trappable Errors (OTPServer Component)

OTPServer Errors

1048577   Invalid parameter value (SB_ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER)
1048578   Component is configured incorrectly (SB_ERROR_INVALID_SETUP)
1048579   Operation cannot be executed in the current state (SB_ERROR_INVALID_STATE)
1048580   Attempt to set an invalid value to a property (SB_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE)
1048581   Certificate does not have its private key loaded (SB_ERROR_NO_PRIVATE_KEY)
1048581   Cancelled by the user (SB_ERROR_CANCELLED_BY_USER)
25165825   User not found (SB_ERROR_OTP_USER_NOT_FOUND)

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