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Verification component for COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.

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Exposure Notifications Verification Server

This is a reference implementation for an Exposure Notifications verification server, part of the broader Google Exposure Notifications system.

About the Server

This server follows the high level flow for a verification system:

  1. Authenticates and authorizes humans using Identity Platform.

  2. Provides a web interface for epidemiologists (epi) to enter test parameters (e.g. status + test date) to issue a verification code.

    • Short verification codes are typically 6-10 numeric digits and can be read over the phone to a patient. They expire quickly, usually in less than one hour.

    • Longer verification codes can be sent directly to the patient via SMS. These codes generally last longer, like 24 hours.

  3. Provides a JSON-over-HTTP API for exchanging the verification code for a verification token. This API is called by the patient's device.

    • Verification tokens are signed JWTs with a configurable validity period.
  4. Provides a JSON-over-HTTP API for exchanging the verification token for a verification certificate. This API call also requires an HMAC of the Temporary Exposure Key (TEK) data+metatata. This HMAC value is signed by the verification server to be later accepted by an exposure notifications server. This same TEK data used to generate the HMAC here, must be passed to the exposure notifications server, otherwise the request will be rejected.

    • Please see the documentation for the HMAC Calculation

    • The Verification Certificate is also a JWT

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Verification component for COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.

License:Apache License 2.0


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