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0.8.0 | Updated: 03 Feb 2018



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Software Author(s):

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minisign 0.8.0

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To install minisign, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade minisign, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall minisign, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade minisign -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

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See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

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choco upgrade minisign -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install minisign
    name: minisign
    version: '0.8.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'minisign' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.8.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller minisign
    Name     = "minisign"
    Version  = "0.8.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'minisign':
  ensure   => '0.8.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11 Jul 2020.


Minisign is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify signatures.

It is portable, lightweight, and uses the highly secure Ed25519 public-key signature system.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'minisign'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url = ''

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $toolsDir

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
minisign 0.7.0 497 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Approved
minisign 0.6.0 354 Saturday, November 28, 2015 Approved
minisign 0.4.0 306 Monday, August 17, 2015 Approved

+Version 0.8.0:

  • Multiple files can now be signed at once.
  • Support for HaikuOS was added.

+Version 0.7.0:

  • The default location of the secret key was changed to ~/.minisign/minisign.key.
  • Generating a new set of keys (-G) doesn't replace an existing key pair any more; the additional -f switch is required in order to force this operation.
  • Improved error messages and Windows compatibility.
  • A man page was added.

+Version 0.6.0:

  • Support for pre-hashing (HashEdDSA) was added.
  • The -H command-line switch, in addition to -S, enables HashEdDSA signatures instead of the default, pure EdDSA signatures.

HashEdDSA signatures:

  • Require very little memory to be generated and verified, even with huge files
  • Are faster to generate and verify than pure EdDSA signatures
  • Require Minisign >= 0.6. In particular, they are not compatible with OpenBSD signify tool.
  • Would not remain secure against (improbable) collisions in the Blake2b-512 hash function.

PureEdDSA signatures (default):

  • Require as much memory as the size of the file to sign
  • Cannot be used with files whose size is over 1 Gb
  • Are compatible with all Minisign versions, as well as OpenBSD signify.
  • Would remain secure against (improbable) collisions in the Blake2b-512 hash function.

+Version 0.5.0:

  • The return code is now 1 on verification/password error, and 2 for system errors.
  • Bug fix: -p and -V could not be used together. It has been fixed.
  • New option: -o, that can be combined with -V in order to send the content of the signed file to stdout after successful verification.

+Version 0.4.0:

  • New switch: -Q, to display only the trusted comment (after verification)

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