Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Additional Post-Quantum Signature Algorithms and Identifiers
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Network Working Group                                   G. C. F. Pereira
Internet-Draft                               evolutionQ / IQC, UWaterloo
Updates: 3279 (if approved)                            November 20, 2019
Intended status: Informational
Expires: May 23, 2020

   Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Additional Post-Quantum
                  Signature Algorithms and Identifiers
                   draft-pereira-pq-signature-oids-00

Abstract

   This document updates RFC 3279 by specifying additional algorithm
   identifiers and ASN.1 encoding rules for the nine selected post-
   quantum digital signature algorithms running in the second round of
   NIST standardization process when using SHA3 or SHAKE as the
   underlying hashing algorithms.  This specification applies (but it is
   not limited to) to the Internet X.509 Public Key infrastructure (PKI)
   and its post-quantum counterpart (not yet standardized), when post-
   quantum digital signatures are used to sign certificates and
   certificate revocation lists (CRLs).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Hash Functions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Post-quantum Digital Signature Algorithms . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  CRYSTALS-Dilithium Signature  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  FALCON Signature  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  GeMSS Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  LUOV Signature  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  MQDSS Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  PICNIC Signature  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.7.  qTesla Signatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.8.  Rainbow Signatures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.9.  SPHINCS+ Signature  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   This document profiles material under standardization by the NIST
   Post-Quantum Cryptography standardization process [NIST-PQ].  In
   particular, it provides the definition of algorithm identifiers and
   ASN.1 encoding formats for post-quantum digital signatures and
   subject public keys used in a post-quantum setting (not yet
   standardized) of the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
   [RFC5280].  The nine digital signature algorithm candidates in the
   second round of the NIST process are considered along with their
   multiple security categories.  Although not all nine algorithms may
   become actual standards, this specification will certainly cover the
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