SPAKE2, a PAKE
draft-irtf-cfrg-spake2-18

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Internet Research Task Force                              W. Ladd
Internet-Draft                                                Cloudflare
Intended status: Informational                             B. Kaduk, Ed.
Expires: July 21, 2021                                            Akamai
                                                        January 17, 2021

                             SPAKE2, a PAKE
                       draft-irtf-cfrg-spake2-18

Abstract

   This document describes SPAKE2 which is a protocol for two parties
   that share a password to derive a strong shared key with no risk of
   disclosing the password.  This method is compatible with any group,
   is computationally efficient, and SPAKE2 has a security proof.  This
   document predated the CFRG PAKE competition and it was not selected.
   This document is a product of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG)
   in the IRTF.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Definition of SPAKE2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Key Schedule and Key Confirmation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Per-User M and N  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Ciphersuites  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Algorithm used for Point Generation  . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix B.  Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

1.  Introduction

   This document describes SPAKE2, a means for two parties that share a
   password to derive a strong shared key with no risk of disclosing the
   password.  This password-based key exchange protocol is compatible
   with any group (requiring only a scheme to map a random input of
   fixed length per group to a random group element), is computationally
   efficient, and has a security proof.  Predetermined parameters for a
   selection of commonly used groups are also provided for use by other
   protocols.This document represents the consensus of the Crypto Forum
   Research Group (CFRG).

2.  Requirements Notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

3.  Definition of SPAKE2

3.1.  Setup

   Let G be a group in which the gap Diffie-Hellman (CDH) problem is
   hard.  Suppose G has order p*h where p is a large prime; h will be
   called the cofactor.  Let I be the unit element in G, e.g., the point
   at infinity if G is an elliptic curve group.  We denote the
   operations in the group additively.  We assume there is a
   representation of elements of G as byte strings: common choices would
   be SEC1 [SEC1] uncompressed or compressed for elliptic curve groups
   or big endian integers of a fixed (per-group) length for prime field

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   DH.  We fix two elements M and N in the prime-order subgroup of G as
   defined in the table in this document for common groups, as well as a
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