I want to sign some data in client using eosjs-ecc.sign() and result is a string like "SIG_K1_KcTmv..." I want to use the recover_key(const checksum256* digest, const char* sig, size_t siglen, char* pub, size_t publen ); to recover the public key. However the parameter sig need to type "signature"(which is 66 byes). How do I convert result of eosjs-ecc.sign to be used in contract recover_key?

  • directly pass the SIG_K1_xxx with type signature, and contract will convert it directly for you – Jimmy Guo Jul 26 '18 at 5:26
  • If I directly pass the SIG_K1_xx string, the recover_key function in contract throw exception. It is expect some format of binary data – Wayne Jul 26 '18 at 17:41
  • I say with type signature – Jimmy Guo Jul 27 '18 at 4:55

You need to use signature structure from eoslib small working example of keycheck function is attached.

#include <eosiolib/eosio.hpp>
#include <eosiolib/crypto.h>
#include <string>

template<typename CharT>
static std::string to_hex( const CharT* d, uint32_t s ) {
    std::string r;
    const char* to_hex="0123456789abcdef";
    uint8_t* c = (uint8_t*)d;
    for( uint32_t i = 0; i < s; ++i ) {
        (r += to_hex[(c[i] >> 4)]) += to_hex[(c[i] & 0x0f)];
return r;

namespace example {

   using namespace eosio;

   class recover : public contract
     using contract::contract;

     recover(account_name self) : contract(self) {};

    ///@abi action
    void keycheck(const checksum256 &digest, const signature &sig, const public_key &crosscheck_pk)
        public_key pk;
        auto r = recover_key(&digest, (char *)&sig, sizeof(sig), (char *)&pk, sizeof(pk));
        print_f("public_key: %\n", to_hex(&pk, sizeof(pk)).c_str());
        print_f("crosscheck public_key: %\n", to_hex(&crosscheck_pk, sizeof(crosscheck_pk)).c_str());
        auto cmp = memcmp(&pk, &crosscheck_pk, sizeof(public_key));
        eosio_assert(memcmp(&pk, &crosscheck_pk, sizeof(public_key)) == 0, "keycheck: pubkey cross check failed");


EOSIO_ABI(example::recover, (keycheck))
  • how to send parameters? first parameters is data's hash? thank you. cleos push action signature keycheck '["01c77713adf37144f4d4ab1fff11c66d9a54d5fef490253674bf009ef586a066", "SIG_K1_K2jD49Nz8h77fXbZvHgojsygojb9SnUBKs4PMXSFLABnDcSvPB1QJG3rsYVz6tpXYEBSfaxWKqpSqyzFv86wf4KjFEETat", "EOS4wpa8kRBbZof9JEpPAAgbnN65NhbBobW4x5gyxQoFfamhQCAMX"]' -p signature – yilin wang Nov 8 '18 at 7:19

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