missing parameter in algorithm specification

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27 Jan, 2019 12:30 PM

i missed the explanation of the key context parameter in the "masterpassword-algorithm.pdf".
After digging into the code, i assume, that the seed for the site key is
scope.LEN(<site name>).<site name>.counter.<LEN(<key context>).<key context>

scope.LEN(<site name>).<site name>.counter

as described under "Phase2: Your site key"
Is this correct?
best Regards

  1. 1 Posted by huebner_p on 28 Jan, 2019 03:24 PM

    huebner_p's Avatar

    i would like to ask again to get informations about handling of key_context parameter.
    Is it as i guess or is that parameter specified different?

    best Regards

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 28 Jan, 2019 05:58 PM

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    Yes, that's correct. The PDF is missing the keyContext parameter, but that's mainly because the PDF deals with the "authentication" scenario only, and the context is not used in this situation.

    The key context is used in the recovery situation (where it forms the "keyword" from the security question you're answering). It is also used in the situation where mpw generates cryptographic keys. The PDF can be amended to include these situations, but currently focuses on the authentication scenario only.

  3. 3 Posted by huebner_p on 29 Jan, 2019 05:47 AM

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    Hi Marten,
    thanks a lot for the explanation.

    best Regards

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