oath_totp_generate - Man Page

API function


#include <oath.h>

int oath_totp_generate(const char * secret, size_t secret_length, time_t now, unsigned time_step_size, time_t start_offset, unsigned digits, char * output_otp);


const char * secret

the shared secret string

size_t secret_length

length of secret

time_t now

Unix time value to compute TOTP for

unsigned time_step_size

time step system parameter (typically 30)

time_t start_offset

Unix time of when to start counting time steps (typically 0)

unsigned digits

number of requested digits in the OTP, excluding checksum

char * output_otp

output buffer, must have room for the output OTP plus zero


Generate a one-time-password using the time-variant TOTP algorithm described in RFC 6238.  The input parameters are taken as time values.

The system parameter time_step_size describes how long the time window for each OTP is.  The recommended value is 30 seconds, and you can use the value 0 or the symbol OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_TIME_STEP_SIZE to indicate this.

The system parameter start_offset denote the Unix time when time steps are started to be counted.  The recommended value is 0, to fall back on the Unix epoch) and you can use the symbol OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_START_TIME to indicate this.

The output_otp buffer must have room for at least digits characters, plus one for the terminating NUL.

Currently only values 6, 7 and 8 for digits are supported.  This restriction may be lifted in future versions.


On success, OATH_OK (zero) is returned, otherwise an error code is returned.



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2.6.11 liboath