Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Russ Housley 
Last updated 2012-10-08 (latest revision 2010-10-13)
Replaces draft-ietf-saag-crypto-key-table
Replaced by RFC 7210
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This document specifies the information contained in a database of long-lived cryptographic keys used by many different security protocols. The database design supports both manual and automated key management. In many instances, the security protocols do not directly use the long-lived key, but rather a key derivation function is used to derive a short-lived key from a long-lived key.


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