Crypto Forum Research Group

Document Charter Crypto Forum RG (cfrg)
Title Crypto Forum Research Group
Last updated 2014-11-13
State Approved
RG State Active
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The Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG) is a general forum for discussing and
reviewing uses of cryptographic mechanisms, both for network security in
general and for the IETF in particular.

The CFRG serves as a bridge between theory and practice, bringing new
cryptographic techniques to the Internet community and promoting an
understanding of the use and applicability of these mechanisms via
Informational RFCs (in the tradition of, e.g., RFC 1321 (MD5) and RFC 2104
(HMAC). Our goal is to provide a forum for discussing and analyzing general
cryptographic aspects of security protocols, and to offer guidance on the use
of emerging mechanisms and new uses of existing mechanisms. IETF working groups
developing protocols that include cryptographic elements are welcome to bring
questions concerning the protocols to the CFRG for advice.

Meetings and Membership

The CFRG meetings, membership, and mailing list are open to all who wish to