Algorithm Identifiers for Ed25519, Ed448, X25519 and X448 for use in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure
draft-ietf-curdle-pkix-06

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Network Working Group                                       S. Josefsson
Internet-Draft                                                    SJD AB
Intended status: Standards Track                               J. Schaad
Expires: March 16, 2018                                   August Cellars
                                                      September 12, 2017

Algorithm Identifiers for Ed25519, Ed448, X25519 and X448 for use in the
                Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure
                       draft-ietf-curdle-pkix-06

Abstract

   This document specifies algorithm identifiers and ASN.1 encoding
   formats for Elliptic Curve constructs using the curve25519 and
   curve448 curves.  The signature algorithms covered are Ed25519 and
   Ed448.  The key agreement algorithm covered are X25519 and X448.  The
   encoding for Public Key, Private Key and EdDSA digital signature
   structures is provided.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Curve25519 and Curve448 Algorithm Identifiers . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Subject Public Key Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Key Usage Bits  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  EdDSA Signatures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Private Key Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Human Readable Algorithm Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  ASN.1 Module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.1.  Example Ed25519 Public Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.2.  Example X25519 Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.3.  Examples of Ed25519 Private Key  . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   11. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   12. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   13. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     14.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     14.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Appendix A.  Invalid Encodings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   In [RFC7748], the elliptic curves curve25519 and curve448 are
   described.  They are designed with performance and security in mind.
   The curves may be used for Diffie-Hellman and Digital Signature
   operations.

   [RFC7748] describes the operations on these curves for the Diffie-
   Hellman operation.  A convention has developed that when these two
   curves are used with the Diffie-Hellman operation, they are referred
   to as X25519 and X448.  This RFC defines the ASN.1 Object Identifiers
   (OIDs) for the operations X25519 and X448 along with the parameters.
   The use of these OIDs is described for public and private keys.

   In [RFC8032] the elliptic curve signature system Edwards-curve
   Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA) is described along with a
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