fido2-assert

FIDO2-ASSERT(1) General Commands Manual FIDO2-ASSERT(1)

fido2-assert
get/verify a FIDO 2 assertion

fido2-assert -G [
-dhpruv
] [
-t option
] [
-i input_file
] [
-o output_file
] device

fido2-assert -V [
-dhpv
] [
-i input_file
] key_file [
type
]

fido2-assert gets or verifies a FIDO 2 assertion.
The input of fido2-assert is defined by the parameters of the assertion to be obtained/verified. See the INPUT FORMAT section for details.
The output of fido2-assert is defined by the result of the selected operation. See the OUTPUT FORMAT section for details.
If an assertion is successfully obtained or verified, fido2-assert exits 0. Otherwise, fido2-assert exits 1.
The options are as follows:
Tells fido2-assert to obtain a new assertion from device.
Tells fido2-assert to verify an assertion using the PEM-encoded public key in key_file of type type, where type may be es256 (denoting ECDSA over NIST P-256 with SHA-256), rs256 (denoting 2048-bit RSA with PKCS#1.5 padding and SHA-256), or eddsa (denoting EDDSA over Curve25519 with SHA-512). If type is not specified, es256 is assumed.
If obtaining an assertion, enable the FIDO2 hmac-secret extension. If verifying an assertion, check whether the extension data bit was signed by the authenticator.
Causes fido2-assert to emit debugging output on stderr.
input_file
Tells fido2-assert to read the parameters of the assertion from input_file instead of stdin.
output_file
Tells fido2-assert to write output on output_file instead of stdout.
If obtaining an assertion, request user presence. If verifying an assertion, check whether the user presence bit was signed by the authenticator.
Obtain an assertion using a resident credential. If -r is specified, fido2-assert will not expect a credential id in its input, and may output multiple assertions.
option
Toggles a key/value option, where option is a string of the form “key=value”. The options supported at present are:
=true|false
Asks the authenticator for user presence to be enabled or disabled.
=true|false
Asks the authenticator for user verification to be enabled or disabled.
=true|false
Tells fido2-assert whether to prompt for a PIN and request user verification.
The -t option may be specified multiple times.
Obtain an assertion using U2F. By default, fido2-assert will use FIDO2 if supported by the authenticator, and fallback to U2F otherwise.
If obtaining an assertion, prompt the user for a PIN and request user verification from the authenticator. If verifying an assertion, check whether the user verification bit was signed by the authenticator.
If a tty is available, fido2-assert will use it to obtain the PIN. Otherwise, stdin is used.

The input of fido2-assert consists of base64 blobs and UTF-8 strings separated by newline characters ('\n').
When obtaining an assertion, fido2-assert expects its input to consist of:
  1. client data hash (base64 blob);
  2. relying party id (UTF-8 string);
  3. credential id, if credential not resident (base64 blob);
  4. hmac salt, if the FIDO2 hmac-secret extension is enabled (base64 blob);
When verifying an assertion, fido2-assert expects its input to consist of:
  1. client data hash (base64 blob);
  2. relying party id (UTF-8 string);
  3. authenticator data (base64 blob);
  4. assertion signature (base64 blob);
UTF-8 strings passed to fido2-assert must not contain embedded newline or NUL characters.

The output of fido2-assert consists of base64 blobs and UTF-8 strings separated by newline characters ('\n').
For each generated assertion, fido2-assert outputs:
  1. client data hash (base64 blob);
  2. relying party id (UTF-8 string);
  3. authenticator data (base64 blob);
  4. assertion signature (base64 blob);
  5. user id, if credential resident (base64 blob);
  6. hmac secret, if the FIDO2 hmac-secret extension is enabled (base64 blob);
When verifying an assertion, fido2-assert produces no output.

Assuming cred contains a es256 credential created according to the steps outlined in fido2-cred(1), obtain an assertion from an authenticator at /dev/hidraw5 and verify it:
$ echo assertion challenge | openssl sha256 -binary | base64 > assert_param
$ echo relying party >> assert_param
$ head -1 cred >> assert_param
$ tail -n +2 cred > pubkey
$ fido2-assert -G -i assert_param /dev/hidraw5 | fido2-assert -V pubkey es256

fido2-cred(1), fido2-token(1)
November 5, 2019 Linux 5.3.12-arch1-1