Use of Shared Keys in the TLS Protocol
draft-ietf-tls-sharedkeys-02

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Last updated 2003-10-24
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-tls-sharedkeys-02.txt

Abstract

The TLS handshake requires the use of CPU-intensive public-key algorithms with a considerable overhead in resource-constrained environments or ones such as mainframes where users are charged for CPU time. This document describes a means of employing TLS using symmetric keys or passwords shared in advance among communicating parties. No modifications or alterations to the TLS protocol are required for this process.

Authors

Peter Gutmann (pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz)

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