Use of the Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm with CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE)
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Internet Engineering Task Force                                D. Atkins
Internet-Draft                                         Veridify Security
Intended status: Informational                          January 26, 2021
Expires: July 30, 2021

 Use of the Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm with CBOR Object Signing
                         and Encryption (COSE)
                  draft-atkins-suit-cose-walnutdsa-07

Abstract

   This document specifies the conventions for using the Walnut Digital
   Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) for digital signatures with the CBOR
   Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) syntax.  WalnutDSA is a
   lightweight, quantum-resistant signature scheme based on Group
   Theoretic Cryptography with implementation and computational
   efficiency of signature verification in constrained environments,
   even on 8- and 16-bit platforms.

   The goal of this publication is to document a way to use the
   lightweight, quantum-resistant WalnutDSA signature algorithm in COSE
   in a way that would allow multiple developers to build compatible
   implementations.  As of this publication, the security properties of
   WalnutDSA have not been evaluated by the IETF and its use has not
   been endorsed by the IETF.

   WalnutDSA(TM) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm(TM) are
   trademarks of Veridify Security Inc..

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Trademark Notice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  WalnutDSA Algorithm Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  WalnutDSA Algorithm Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  Implementation Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Method Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  COSE Algorithms Registry Entry  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  COSE Key Types Registry Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.3.  COSE Key Type Parameter Registry Entries  . . . . . . . .   8
       6.3.1.  WalnutDSA Parameter: N  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.3.2.  WalnutDSA Parameter: q  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.3.3.  WalnutDSA Parameter: t-values . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.3.4.  WalnutDSA Parameter: matrix 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.3.5.  WalnutDSA Parameter: permutation 1  . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.6.  WalnutDSA Parameter: matrix 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   This document specifies the conventions for using the Walnut Digital
   Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) [WALNUTDSA] for digital signatures
   with the CBOR Object Signing and Encryption (COSE) [RFC8152] syntax.
   WalnutDSA is a Group-Theoretic [GTC] signature scheme where signature
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