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rustls-symcrypt

Implementation of rustls crypto provider model for SymCrypt

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Apr 23, 2024

#1318 in Cryptography

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SymCrypt Provider for Rustls

This crate provides integration for using SymCrypt cryptographic functionalities with the rustls crate, by implementing the required traits specified by rustls.

Platform Support

  • Windows AMD64: Full support.
  • Azure Linux: Full support.
  • Ubuntu: Partial support. While tested, full compatibility and optimal performance on all Ubuntu environments cannot be guaranteed.

Limitations

  • QUIC Protocol: Not supported.
  • Integration Efforts: Ongoing integration with rustls-cng and rustls-platform-verifier.

Supported Ciphers

Supported cipher suites are listed below, ordered by preference. IE: The default configuration prioritizes TLS13_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 over TLS13_AES_128_GCM_SHA256.

TLS 1.3

TLS13_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
TLS13_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
TLS13_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 // Enabled with the `chacha` feature

Note: TLS13_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 is disabled by default. Enable the chacha feature in your Cargo.toml to use this cipher suite.

TLS 1.2

TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 // Enabled with the `chacha` feature
TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 // Enabled with the `chacha` feature

Note: TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 and TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 are disabled by default. Enable the chacha feature in your Cargo.toml to use this cipher suite.

Supported Key Exchanges

Key exchanges are listed below, ordered by preference. IE: SECP384R1 is preferred over SECP256R1.

SECP384R1
SECP256R1
X25519 // Enabled with the `x25519` feature

Note: X25519 is disabled by default. To enable, add x25519 feature in your Cargo.toml.

Dependencies

This crate depends on the symcrypt crate and requires you have the necessary symcrypt binaries for your architecture. Refer to the rust-symcrypt Quick Start Guide to download the required binaries.

Usage

Add rustls-symcrypt to your Cargo.toml: Note: If you wish to enable x25519 or chacha you may add it as a feature at this time.

[dependencies]
# Disabling aws-lc as it slows down build times and is not needed.
rustls = { version = "0.23.0", features = ["ring", "tls12", "std"], default-features = false }
rustls_symcrypt = "0.1.0"
# To enable the chacha feature:
# rustls_symcrypt = {version = "0.1.0", features = ["chacha"]}

Default Configuration

Use default_symcrypt_provider() for a ClientConfig that utilizes the default cipher suites and key exchange groups listed above:

use rustls::{ClientConfig, RootCertStore};
use rustls_symcrypt::default_symcrypt_provider;
use std::sync::Arc;
use webpki_roots;

fn main() {
    let mut root_store = RootCertStore {
        roots: webpki_roots::TLS_SERVER_ROOTS.iter().cloned().collect(),
    };
    let mut config =
        ClientConfig::builder_with_provider(Arc::new(default_symcrypt_provider()))
            .with_safe_default_protocol_versions()
            .unwrap()
            .with_root_certificates(root_store)
            .with_no_client_auth();

    // Rest of the connection setup
}

Custom Configuration

To modify or change the order of negotiated cipher suites for ClientConfig, use custom_symcrypt_provider().

use rustls::{ClientConfig, RootCertStore};
use rustls_symcrypt::{custom_symcrypt_provider, TLS13_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, SECP256R1};
use std::sync::Arc;
use webpki_roots;

fn main() {
    let mut root_store = RootCertStore {
        roots: webpki_roots::TLS_SERVER_ROOTS.iter().cloned().collect(),
    };

    // Set custom config of cipher suites that have been imported from rustls_symcrypt.
    let cipher_suites = vec![TLS13_AES_128_GCM_SHA256];
    let kx_group = vec![SECP256R1];

    let mut config =
        ClientConfig::builder_with_provider(Arc::new(custom_symcrypt_provider(
            Some(cipher_suites), Some(kx_group))))
                .with_safe_default_protocol_versions()
                .unwrap()
                .with_root_certificates(root_store)
                .with_no_client_auth();

    // Rest of the connection setup
}

Dependencies

~17–29MB
~539K SLoC