There are two main end-to-end encryption schemes in common use in the XMPP ecosystem, Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging (Current Off-the-Record Messaging Usage (XEP-0364) ) and OpenPGP (Current Jabber OpenPGP Usage (XEP-0027) ). Older OTR versions have had significant usability drawbacks for inter-client mobility. As OTR sessions existed between exactly two clients, the chat history would not be synchronized across other clients of the involved parties. Furthermore, OTR chats were only possible if both participants were online at the same time, due to how the rolling key agreement scheme of OTR worked. Some of those problems have been addressed in OTRv4. OpenPGP, while not suffering from these mobility issues, does not provide any kind of forward secrecy and is vulnerable to replay attacks. Additionally, PGP over XMPP uses a custom wireformat which is defined by convention rather than standardization, and involves quite a bit of external complexity. The wire format issues were resolved with OpenPGP for XMPP (XEP-0373) .
This XEP defines a protocol that leverages the Double Ratchet encryption scheme to provide multi-end to multi-end encryption, allowing messages to be synchronized securely across multiple clients, even if some of them are offline. The Double Ratchet encryption scheme is based on work by Trevor Perrin and Moxie Marlinspike and was first published as the Axolotl protocol. The specification for the protocol is available in the public domain.
The general idea behind this protocol is to maintain separate, long-standing Double Ratchet-encrypted sessions with each device of each contact (as well as with each of our other devices), which are used as secure key transport channels. In this scheme, each message is encrypted with a fresh, randomly generated encryption key. An encrypted header is added to the message for each device that is supposed to receive it. These headers simply contain the key that the payload message is encrypted with, and they are separately encrypted using the session corresponding to the counterpart device. The encrypted payload is sent together with the headers as a <message> stanza. Individual recipient devices can decrypt the header item intended for them, and use the contained payload key to decrypt the payload message.
As the encrypted payload is common to all recipients, it only has to be included once, reducing overhead. Furthermore, the transparent handling by the Double Ratchet encryption scheme of messages that were lost or received out of order, as well as those sent while the recipient was offline, is maintained by this protocol. As a result, in combination with Message Carbons (XEP-0280)  and Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) , the desired property of inter-client history synchronization is achieved.
While in the future a dedicated key server component could be used to distribute key material for session creation, the current specification relies on Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060)  and Personal Eventing Protocol (XEP-0163)  to publish and acquire key bundles.
It is a result of XMPP's federated nature that a message may pass more than just one server. Therefore it is in the users' interest to secure their communication from any intermediate host. End-to-end encryption is an efficient way to protect any data exchanged between sender and receiver against passive and active attackers such as servers and network nodes.
OMEMO is an end-to-end encryption protocol based on the Double Ratchet specified in section Double Ratchet. It provides the following guarantees under the threat model described in the next section:
OMEMO is not intended to protect against the following use cases:
Trust management is a difficult topic, which is out of scope of this document.
The use case for OMEMO is a situation where the content of a conversation needs to be protected, but where the servers the message passes by can’t be trusted to keep the content of the message secret. For example when information that is under strict embargo needs to passed within an organization and the server administrator is not one of the persons cleared to see the information or when a couple is exchanging intimate messages and they want to avoid leaking of those messages to the server administrator.
The OMEMO protocol protects against passive and active attackers which are able to read, modify, replay, delay and delete messages. The OMEMO protocol does not protect against attackers who rely on metadata and traffic analysis. The quality of the verification of the conversation participants OMEMO identity keys determines the level of protection OMEMO offers.
This protocol uses the DoubleRatchet  encryption scheme in conjunction with the X3DH  key agreement protocol. The following section provides detailed technical information about the protocol that should be sufficient to build an implementation of the OMEMO Double Ratchet. Readers who do not intend to build an OMEMO-compatible library can safely skip this section, relevant details are repeated where needed.
The X3DH  key agreement protocol was specified by Trevor Perrin and Moxie Marlinspike and placed under the public domain. OMEMO uses a modified version of this key agreement protocol with the following parameters/settings:
AD = Encode(IK_A) || Encode(IK_B).
Aliceis the party that actively initiated the key exchange, while
Bobis the party that passively accepted the key exchange.
DH(PK1, PK2)functions as defined below.
Sig(PK, M)found in the X3DH specification applies. If the IdentityKey pair is chosen to be an Ed25519 key pair, the following definition applies:
Sig(PK, M)represents the byte sequence that is an Ed25519 signature on the byte sequence
Mand verifies with public key
PK, and which was created by signing
PK's corresponding private key. The byte-format of the signature is defined in RFC 8032 .
DH(PK1, PK2)found in the X3DH specification applies with one exception: if the IdentityKey pair is chosen to be an Ed25519 key pair and either
PK2corresponds to the IdentityKey, the respective key first has to be converted into its Curve25519 equivalent (see above). This conversion is implemented for example by
libsodium, which exports the conversion as
crypto_sign_ed25519_pk_to_curve25519for the private and public key, respectively (documented on libsodium.org).
The key exchange is done just-in-time when sending the first message to a device. Thus, each key exchange message always also contains encrypted content as produced by the Double Ratchet encryption scheme below.
OMEMOKeyExchange.proto refer to the protobuf structures as defined in the Protobuf Schemas.
The DoubleRatchet  encryption scheme was specified by Trevor Perrin and Moxie Marlinspike and placed under the public domain. OMEMO uses an extended version of this protocol with the following parameters/settings:
CONCAT(ad, header) = ad || OMEMOMessage.proto(header)NOTE: the
OMEMOMessage.protois initialized without the ciphertext, which is optional. NOTE: Implementations are not strictly required to return a parseable byte array, as the unpacked/parsed data is required later in the protocol.
0x01as HMAC input to produce the next message key and a single byte constant
0x02as HMAC input to produce the next chain key.
CONCATinto the original ad and the
OMEMOMessage.protostructure into a parseable byte array. To avoid potential problems regarding non-uniqueness of the serialization, make sure to only serialize once and to use that exact byte sequence in the following steps.
OMEMOMessage.protostructure into a parseable byte array. The result builds the HMAC input material for the next step.
OMEMOMessage.protostructure and the HMAC into a new
header.nequals zero, increment
If encrypting this message required a key exchange, the X3DH header data is placed into a new
OMEMOKeyExchange.proto structure together with the
To account for lost and out-of-order messages during the key exchange,
OMEMOKeyExchange.proto structures are sent until a response by the recipient confirms that the key exchange was successfully completed. To do so, the X3DH header data is stored and added on each subsequent message until a response is received. This looks roughly as follows:
OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage.protostructure. Both are packed into an
OMEMOKeyExchange.protostructure. The X3DH header is stored for following messages.
OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage.protostructure, as a new key exchange is not required. Together with the X3DH header that was stored in the previous step, an
OMEMOKeyExchange.protostructure is constructed and sent to the recipient.
When receiving an OMEMOKeyExchange, the receiving device checks if it already has a Double Ratchet session with the sending device. If that is the case, the device compares the ephemeral public key stored in the Double Ratchet state with the ephemeral public key in the
OMEMOKeyExchange.proto structure. If both are equal, the receiving device only processes the
OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage.proto contained in the
OMEMOKeyExchange.proto. Otherwise, it processes the whole
The contents are encrypted and authenticated using a combination of AES-256-CBC and HMAC-SHA-256.
keyin the remainder of this algorithm.
The contents are decrypted by reversing the encryption steps.
To participate in OMEMO-encrypted chats, clients need to set up an OMEMO library and generate a device id, which is a randomly generated integer between 1 and 2^31 - 1 (the positive numbers of a signed 32 bit integer, without 0). The device id must be unique for the account.
In order to determine whether a given contact has devices that support OMEMO, the devices node in PEP is consulted. Devices MUST subscribe to
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:devices via PEP, so that they are informed whenever their contacts add a new device. They MUST cache the most up-to-date version of the device list.
In order for other devices to be able to initiate a session with a given device, it first has to announce itself by adding its device id to the devices PEP node.
It is REQUIRED to set the access model of the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:devices node to ‘open’ to give entities without presence subscription read access to the devices and allow them to establish an OMEMO session. Not having presence subscription is a common occurrence on the first few messages between two contacts and can also happen fairly frequently in group chats as not every participant had prior communication with every other participant.
The access model can be changed efficiently by using publish-options.
The device element MAY contain an attribute called label, which is a user defined string describing the device that published that bundle. It is RECOMMENDED to keep the length of the label under 53 Unicode code points.
NOTE: as per XEP-0060 §12.20, it is RECOMMENDED for the publisher to specify an ItemID of "current" to ensure that the publication of a new item will overwrite the existing item.
This step presents the risk of introducing a race condition: Two devices might simultaneously try to announce themselves, unaware of the other's existence. The second device would overwrite the first one. To mitigate this, devices MUST check that their own device id is contained in the list whenever they receive a PEP update from their own account. If they have been removed, they MUST reannounce themselves.
Furthermore, a device MUST publish its IdentityKey, a signed PreKey, and a list of PreKeys. This tuple is called a bundle and is provided by OMEMO libraries. Bundles are maintained as multiple items in a PEP node called
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:bundles. Each bundle MUST be stored in a seperate item. The item id MUST be set to the device id.
A bundle is an element called 'bundle' in the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1 namespace. It has a child element called ‘spk’ that contains the public part of the signed PreKey as base64 encoded data, a child element called ‘spks’ that contains the signed PreKey signature as base64 encoded data and a child element called ‘ik’ that contains the public part of the IdentityKey as base64 encoded data. PreKeys are multiple elements called ‘pk’ that each contain the public part of one PreKey as base64 encoded data. PreKeys are wrapped in an element called ‘prekeys’ which is a child of the bundle element. The ‘spk’ and the ‘pk’s are tagged with an ‘id’-attribute which is a positive integer between 1 and 2^31 - 1 (the positive numbers of a signed 32 bit integer, without 0) that uniquely identifies the keys. The ‘spk’ and the ‘pk’s are considered separate, which means that an ‘spk’ can have the same ‘id’ as a ‘pk’. These ids are used to save bandwidth during key exchanges, which refer to the keys using their id instead of their full public parts.
When publishing bundles a client MUST make sure that the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:bundles node is configured to store multiple items. This is not the default with Personal Eventing Protocol (XEP-0163) . If the node doesn’t exist yet it can be configured on the fly by using publish-options as described in XEP-0060 §7.1.5. The value for 'pubsub#max_items' in publish_options MUST be set to 'max'. If the node did exist and was configured differently the bundle publication will fail. Clients MUST then reconfigure the node as described in XEP-0060 §8.2.
As with the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:devices node it is REQUIRED to set the access model of the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:bundles to open.
The access model can be changed efficiently by using publish-options.
In order to build a session with a device, their bundle information is fetched.
A random pk entry is selected, and used to build an OMEMO session.
In order to send a message, extension elements that are deemed sensible first have to be encrypted. For this purpose, extensions that are only intended to be accessible to the recipient are placed inside a Stanza Content Encryption (XEP-0420)  <content/> element, which is then encrypted using a message key. For this reason OMEMO defines its own SCE profile.
An OMEMO SCE <content/> element
The <content/> element is encrypted as described in the section about Message Encryption.
Clients MUST only consider the devices on the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1:devices node of each recipient (i.e. including their own devices node, but excluding itself).
An OMEMO encrypted message is specified to include an <encrypted> element in the
urn:xmpp:omemo:1 namespace. It contains up to two child nodes, the <header> and the <payload/> element. The <header> element must always be present, the <payload/> element must be present unless an empty message is sent, as described below.
The <header> element has an attribute named 'sid' referencing the device id of the sending device and contains one or multiple <keys> elements, each with an attribute 'jid' of one of the recipients bare JIDs, an attribute 'dhcs_sig' containing the base64 encoded signature of the Diffie-Hellman ratchet counters as described below, as well as one or multiple <key> elements.
A <key> element has an attribute named 'rid' referencing the device id of the recipient device, and an attribute named 'kex' which defaults to 'false' and indicates if the enclosed encrypted message includes a key exchange, next to the two attributes 'dhc' and 'ekid' that are described below. The key and HMAC encrypted using the long-standing OMEMO session for that recipient device are encoded using base64 and placed as text content into the <key> element.
The encrypted <content/> element is encoded using base64 and placed as text content into the <payload/> element.
A special case are empty messages, which are used in various places throughout the protocol purely to manage sessions and not to transfer content. With empty messages, the step of creating and encrypting the <payload/> element is skipped. Instead of encrypting the key and authentication tag of the <payload/> ciphertext with the Double Ratchet session, 32 zero-bytes are encrypted with the Double Ratchet session directly. The resulting OMEMOKeyExchange or OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage are put into <key> elements as usual, but the <payload/> element is omitted altogether, so that the <encrypted> element only contains a <header>.
Each <key> element has an attribute called 'dhc', which is an unsigned integer. When encrypting and sending a message, the sender fills this attribute with the value of
state.DHsc of the Double Ratchet session that belongs to the recipient device referenced by 'rid'. To fill the 'ekid' attribute, the sender first loads the value of
state.ek of the Double Ratchet session that belongs to the recipient device referenced by 'rid'. The sender then calculates the SHA-256 checksum of
state.ek and truncates the result to 8 bytes/64 bits. The result (which may be cached) is base64 encoded and assigned to 'ekid'. After filling all 'dhc' and 'ekid' attributes, the sender has to calculate the value of the 'dhcs_sig' attribute of each <keys> element. To do so, for each <keys> element, the sender creates a byte string
jid || [(rid || ekid || dhc) || ...], where
(rid || ekid || dhc)is calculated for each <key> element:
(rid || ekid || dhc)are concatenated in ascending order of the corresponding 'rid' attributes.
The resulting byte string is then signed using the identity key of the sender, the (detached) signature is base64 encoded and assigned to the respective 'dhcs_sig' attribute.
When an OMEMO element is received, the client MUST check whether there is a <keys> element with a jid attribute matching its own bare jid and an inner <key> element with a rid attribute matching its own device id. If this is not the case the message was not encrypted for this particular device and a warning message SHOULD be displayed instead. If such an element exists, the client checks whether the element's contents are an OMEMOKeyExchange.
If this is the case, a new session is built from this received element. The client MUST then republish their bundle information, replacing the used PreKey, such that it won't be used again by a different client. If the client already has a session with the sender's device, it MUST replace this session with the newly built session. The client MUST eventually delete the private key belonging to the PreKey after use (this is subject to the Business rules).
If the element's contents are an OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage, and the client has a session with the sender's device, it tries to decrypt the OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage using this session. If the decryption fails or there is no session with the sending device, a warning message SHOULD be displayed instead. Also refer to the section about recovering from broken sessions in the Business Rules.
After either the OMEMOKeyExchange or the OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage is decrypted, the content is decrypted as described in the section about Message Decryption.
When done processing the message, regardless of whether the decryption failed or succeeded, the recipient proceeds by validating the signature in the 'dhcs_sig' attribute of the <keys> element belonging to the recipient. To do so, the recipient builds the same byte string that the sender built as described in Sending a message, then validates the signature on that byte string with the identitiy public key of the sender. If the validation fails, no further actions are taken. If the validation succeeds, the recipient proceeds by loading the values of
state.ek of the Double Ratchet state that belongs to the sending device referenced by 'sid'. The recipient calculates the ekid from
state.ek and proceeds to differentiate between following cases:
'dhc' > state.DHrc. In that case, 'dhc' is stored in
state.DHrc, replacing the previous value.
'dhc' < state.DHrcand 'ekid' matches. In that case, the recipient sends an empty (encrypted) message to the sender, following the rules of Sending a message.
'dhc' > state.DHrc + 1and 'ekid' matches. In that case, the recipient considers the current session to be broken, discards the session, replaces it with a newly created session and notifies the sender be responding with an empty (encrypted) message, following the rules of Sending a message.
An account can signal to a peer that it wants to stop communicating using
OMEMO encrypted messages and would like to proceed in plain text instead. To do
that any of that account’s devices sends an <opt-out/> element qualified
urn:xmpp:omemo:1 namespace to all intended recipient devices
inside an encrypted stanza. The element MAY contain a child element <reason>.
If a device is receiving an encrypted stanza containing an <opt-out/> element,
it SHOULD display the information, that the peer would like to receive plain text messages.
To prevent that the user is accidentally sending plaintext messages, the client MUST
block all outgoing message until the user has confirmed the switch to plaintext.
Any existing double ratchet sessions SHOULD remain intact. At any point any party MAY
revert their decision and go back to sending OMEMO encrypted messages again.
NOTE: OMEMO encrypted group chats are currently specified to work with Multi-User Chat (XEP-0045) . This XEP might be updated in the future to specify the usage of OMEMO in conjunction with Mediated Information eXchange (MIX) (XEP-0369) .
A Multi-User Chat room that supports OMEMO MUST be configured non-anonymous and SHOULD be configured members-only.
A participant wanting to send a message to a group chat MUST first retrieve the members list and then fetch the device list for each member (via pubsub and to their real JIDs) and then subsequently fetch all bundles referenced by the device lists.
On join a participant MUST request the member list, the admin list and the owner list as described in XEP-0045 §9.5, XEP-0045 §10.8, and XEP-0045 §10.5 respectively. The real JIDs from those three lists MUST be combined as the recipients of OMEMO encrypted messages. This includes recipients who are currently offline. Once joined a participant MUST keep track of affiliation changes that occur in the room. This is both for removals (users getting banned or have their affiliation set to none) and users becoming members, admins or owners.
Before sending a message a participant MUST explicitly fetch device lists (if not already cached) for each of the members.
Sending a message to a group chat is similiar to sending a message in a 1:1 conversation. Instead of the <header> element having two <keys> elements (one for the recipient and one for other devices of the sender) it will contain multiple <keys> elements. One for each participant of the room; including, again, other devices of the sender.
Before publishing a freshly generated device id for the first time, a device MUST check whether that device id already exists, and if so, generate a new one.
Clients SHOULD NOT immediately fetch the bundle and build a session as soon as a new device is announced. Before the first message is exchanged, the contact does not know which PreKey has been used (or, in fact, that any PreKey was used at all). As they have not had a chance to remove the used PreKey from their bundle announcement, this could lead to collisions where both Alice and Bob pick the same PreKey to build a session with a specific device. As each PreKey SHOULD only be used once, the party that sends their initial OMEMOKeyExchange later loses this race condition. This means that they think they have a valid session with the contact, when in reality their messages MAY be ignored by the other end. By postponing building sessions, the chance of such issues occurring can be drastically reduced. It is RECOMMENDED to construct sessions only immediately before sending a message.
After receiving an OMEMOKeyExchange and successfully building a new session, the receiving device SHOULD automatically respond with an empty message to the source of the OMEMOKeyExchange. This is to notify the device that the session initiation was completed successfully and that the device can stop sending OMEMOKeyExchanges.
When receiving a message that is not an OMEMOKeyExchange from a device there is no session with, clients SHOULD create a session with that device and notify it about the new session by responding with an empty (encrypted) message.
There are various reasons why decryption of an OMEMOKeyExchange or an OMEMOAuthenticatedMessage could fail. One reason is if the message was received twice and already decrypted once, in this case the client MUST ignore the decryption failure and not show any warnings/errors. In all other cases of decryption failure, clients SHOULD notify their users (if applicable), so that the users know they potentially missed a message. Clients MUST NOT react to decryption errors by initiating new sessions automatically and without user interaction, outside of the rules given in Receiving a message and the remaining business rules.
If an OMEMOKeyExchange is received as part of a message catch-up mechanism (like Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) ) and used to establish a new session with the sender, the client SHOULD postpone deletion of the private key corresponding to the used PreKey until after the catch-up is completed. If this is done, the client MUST send an OMEMO encrypted message with empty SCE payload right after the key exchange is completed, to forward the ratchet and to move away from the possibly double-used PreKey. This practice can mitigate the previously mentioned race condition by preventing message loss.
Clients that support message catch-up mechanisms (like Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) ), SHOULD monitor message catch-ups for messages that were sent by themselves, that is by the JID and device id of the own device. When encountering such a message, the client first validates 'dhcs_sig' as described in Receiving a message. If the validation fails, no further actions are taken. If the validation succeeds, the client checks for each <key> child of each <keys> element whether
'dhc' > state.DHsc and 'ekid' matches for the corresponding session. If that is the case, the recipient considers the session to be broken, discards the session, replaces it with a newly created session and notifies the corresponding receiving device referenced by 'rid' with an empty (encrypted) message, following the rules of Sending a message.
OMEMO's forward secrecy and backup/restore mechanisms don't play well together. Restoring old data can lead to desynchronized, "broken" sessions. OMEMO is structured to automatically "heal" such broken sessions, but there are edge cases where OMEMO can't automatically recover in a secure manner. Because these cases exist, clients MUST offer a way to manually replace broken sessions. It is advisable to have a session replacement option per recipient/per chat, if applicable. Otherwise, at least an application-global session reset MUST be available.
When a client receives the first message for a given ratchet key with a counter of 53 or higher, it MUST send a heartbeat message. Heartbeat messages are empty as messages as per Sending a message. These heartbeat messages cause the ratchet to forward, thus consequent messages will have the counter restarted from 0.
When a client receives a message from a device id that is not on the device list, it SHOULD try to retrieve that user's devices node directly to ensure their local cached version of the devices list is up-to-date.
When the user of a client deactivates OMEMO for an account or globally, the client SHOULD delete the corresponding bundles and device ids from the PEP nodes. That way other clients should stop encrypting for that account.
While OMEMO uses a Pubsub Service (Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060) ) on the user’s account it has more requirments than those defined in Personal Eventing Protocol (XEP-0163) . The requirements are:
Clients MUST NOT use a newly built session to transmit data without user intervention. If a client were to opportunistically start using sessions for sending without asking the user whether to trust a device first, an attacker could publish a fake device for this user, which would then receive copies of all messages sent by/to this user. A client MAY use such "not (yet) trusted" sessions for decryption of received messages, but in that case it SHOULD indicate the untrusted nature of such messages to the user. This rule does not apply to empty messages that are used purely to transfer key material, e.g. as part of automatic session healing, heartbeat messages or automatic key exchange completion.
When prompting the user for a trust decision regarding a key, the client SHOULD present the user with a fingerprint in the form of a hex-string, QR code, or other unique representation, such that it can be compared by the user. To ensure interoperability between clients and older versions of OMEMO, the fingerprint SHOULD be chosen to be the public part of the IdentityKey in its byte-encoded Curve25519 form (see the notes on XEdDSA and the byte-encoding of public keys in the X3DH protocol section for details). When displaying the fingerprint as a hex-string, the RECOMMENDED way to make it easier to compare the fingerprint is to split the lowercase hex-string into 8 substrings of 8 chars each, then coloring each group of 8 lowercase hex chars using Consistent Color Generation (XEP-0392) .
While it is RECOMMENDED that clients postpone private key deletion until after message catch-up, the X3DH standard mandates that clients should not use duplicate-PreKey sessions for sending, so clients MAY delete such keys immediately for security reasons. For additional information on potential security impacts of this decision, refer to .
This document requires no interaction with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
This specification defines the following XMPP namespaces:
If the protocol defined in this specification undergoes a revision that is not fully backwards-compatible with an older version, the XMPP Registrar shall increment the protocol version number found at the end of the XML namespaces defined herein, as described in Section 4 of XEP-0053.
Big thanks to Daniel Gultsch for mentoring me during the development of this protocol. Thanks to Thijs Alkemade and Cornelius Aschermann for talking through some of the finer points of the protocol with me. And lastly I would also like to thank Sam Whited, Holger Weiss, and Florian Schmaus for their input on the standard.
The authors would like to thank the Chaosdorf for hosting them during the development of version 0.4.0 of this specification.
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1. XEP-0364: Current Off-the-Record Messaging Usage <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0364.html>.
2. XEP-0027: Current Jabber OpenPGP Usage <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0027.html>.
3. XEP-0373: OpenPGP for XMPP <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0373.html>.
4. XEP-0280: Message Carbons <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0280.html>.
5. XEP-0313: Message Archive Management <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0313.html>.
6. XEP-0060: Publish-Subscribe <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html>.
7. XEP-0163: Personal Eventing Protocol <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0163.html>.
8. The Double Ratchet Algorithm <https://signal.org/docs/specifications/doubleratchet/>.
9. The X3DH Key Agreement Protocol <https://www.signal.org/docs/specifications/x3dh/>.
10. The XEdDSA and VXEdDSA Signature Schemes <https://www.signal.org/docs/specifications/xeddsa/>.
11. RFC 7748: Elliptic Curves for Security <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7748>.
12. RFC 8032: Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8032>.
13. XEP-0420: Stanza Content Encryption <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0420.html>.
14. XEP-0045: Multi-User Chat <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0045.html>.
15. XEP-0369: Mediated Information eXchange (MIX) <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0369.html>.
16. XEP-0392: Consistent Color Generation <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0392.html>.
17. Menezes, Alfred, and Berkant Ustaoglu. "On reusing ephemeral keys in Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocols." International Journal of Applied Cryptography 2, no. 2 (2010): 154-158.
Note: Older versions of this specification might be available at http://xmpp.org/extensions/attic/
Make examples show items published to the id "current", as per XEP-0060 §12.20.
Depend on SignalProtocol instead of Olm.
Changed to eu.siacs.conversations.axolotl Namespace which is currently used in the wild
Initial version approved by the council.
Depend on Olm instead of Axolotl.