[botan-devel] i thought I would post an example, for the google search engine

Timothy Prepscius timprepscius at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 13:08:33 EDT 2012

So, I made many trivial mistakes figuring this out and reacquainting myself with botan.

If i post, maybe other programmers will find via google.   Cut out a few hours of dev time.
I believe, in the most current docs, you can specify HMAC(SHA-256) via the header.

#include <botan/botan.h>
#include <iostream>

// from http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/s3-developer-guide/RESTAuthentication.html

int main (int argc, char *argv[])
	std::string stringToBeSigned =
		"PUT\nc8fdb181845a4ca6b8fec737b3581d76\ntext/html\nThu, 17 Nov 2005 18:49:58 GMT\nx-amz-magic:abracadabra\nx-amz-meta-author:foo at bar.com\n/quotes/nelson";
	std::string awsSecretKey =
	std::string resultingSignatureShouldBe =
	std::string algorithmToUse = "HMAC(SHA-1)";
	Botan::SymmetricKey botanSymmetricKey = 
			reinterpret_cast<Botan::byte const *>(awsSecretKey.data()), awsSecretKey.size()

	Botan::Pipe pipe(
		new Botan::Chain(
			new Botan::MAC_Filter(algorithmToUse, botanSymmetricKey), 
			new Botan::Base64_Encoder

	std::string result = pipe.read_all_as_string(0);

	std::cout << "Correct result is: " << resultingSignatureShouldBe << std::endl;
	std::cout << "Got result: " << result << std::endl;

	return 0;
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