### Various clarifications to the spec

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 Olm: A Cryptographic Ratchet ============================ An implementation of the cryptographic ratchet described by An implementation of the double cryptographic ratchet described by https://github.com/trevp/axolotl/wiki. Notation ... ... @@ -101,25 +101,32 @@ The Olm Protocol Creating an outbound session ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bob publishes his identity key, :math:`I_B`, and some single-use one-time keys :math:`E_B`. Bob publishes the public parts of his identity key, :math:`I_B`, and some single-use one-time keys :math:`E_B`. Alice downloads Bob's identity key, :math:`I_B`, and a one-time key, :math:`E_B`. Alice takes her identity key, :math:`I_A`, and generates a new single-use key, :math:`E_A`. Alice computes a root key, :math:`R_0`, and a chain key :math:`C_{0,0}`. Alice generates a new ratchet key :math:`T_0`. :math:`E_B`. She generates a new single-use key, :math:`E_A`, and computes a root key, :math:`R_0`, and a chain key :math:`C_{0,0}`. She also generates a new ratchet key :math:`T_0`. Sending the first pre-key messages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alice computes a message key, :math:`M_{0,j}`, using the current chain key, :math:`C_{0,j}`. Alice replaces the current chain key with :math:`C_{0,j+1}`. Alice computes a message key, :math:`M_{0,j}`, and a new chain key, :math:`C_{0,j+1}`, using the current chain key. She replaces the current chain key with the new one. Alice encrypts her plain-text with the message key, :math:`M_{0,j}`, using an authenticated encryption scheme (see below) to get a cipher-text, :math:`X_{0,j}`. Alice sends her identity key, :math:`I_A`, her single-use key, :math:`E_A`, Bob's single-use key, :math:`E_B`, the current chain index, :math:`j`, her ratchet key, :math:`T_0`, and the cipher-text, :math:`X_{0,j}`, to Bob. :math:`X_{0,j}`. She then sends the following to Bob: * The public part of her identity key, :math:`I_A` * The public part of her single-use key, :math:`E_A` * The public part of Bob's single-use key, :math:`E_B` * The current chain index, :math:`j` * The public part of her ratchet key, :math:`T_0` * The cipher-text, :math:`X_{0,j}` Alice will continue to send pre-key messages until she receives a message from Bob. ... ... @@ -127,10 +134,7 @@ Bob. Creating an inbound session from a pre-key message ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bob receives a pre-key message with the public parts of Alice's identity key, :math:`I_A`, Alice's single-use key, :math:`E_A`, Alice's ratchet key, :math:`T_0`, and his own single-use key, :math:`E_B`, as well as the current chain index, :math:`j`, and the cipher-text, :math:`X_{0,j}`. Bob receives a pre-key message as above. Bob looks up the private part of his single-use key, :math:`E_B`. He can now compute the root key, :math:`R_0`, and the chain key, :math:`C_{0,0}`, from ... ... @@ -145,8 +149,11 @@ discard the private part of his single-use one-time key, :math:`E_B`. Bob stores Alice's initial ratchet key, :math:`T_0`, until he wants to send a message. Sending messages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sending normal messages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once a message has been received from the other side, a session is considered established, and a more compact form is used. To send a message, the user checks if they have a sender chain key, :math:`C_{i,j}`. Alice uses chain keys where :math:`i` is even. Bob uses chain ... ... @@ -159,14 +166,17 @@ A message key, :math:`M_{i,j}` is computed from the current chain key, :math:`C_{i,j}`, and the chain key is replaced with the next chain key, :math:`C_{i,j+1}`. The plain-text is encrypted with :math:`M_{i,j}`, using an authenticated encryption scheme (see below) to get a cipher-text, :math:`X_{i,j}`. Then user sends the current chain index, :math:`j`, the ratchet key, :math:`T_i`, and the cipher-text, :math:`X_{i,j}`, to the other user. scheme (see below) to get a cipher-text, :math:`X_{i,j}`. The user then sends the following to the recipient: * The current chain index, :math:`j` * The public part of the current ratchet key, :math:`T_i` * The cipher-text, :math:`X_{i,j}` Receiving messages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The user receives a message with the sender's current chain index, :math:`j`, The user receives a message as above with the sender's current chain index, :math:`j`, the sender's ratchet key, :math:`T_i`, and the cipher-text, :math:`X_{i,j}`. The user checks if they have a receiver chain with the correct ... ...
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