Diffie-Hellman Signing Algorithm

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Authors Hemma Prafullchandra  , Jim Schaad 
Last updated 1998-11-12
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This document describes a method for producing a signature from a Diffie-Hellman key pair. This behavior is needed for such operations as creating a signature of a PKCS #10 certification request. This document describes two different flavors of the signature algorithm, one using a D-H key from a CA and the other using a temporary key created by the signer.


Hemma Prafullchandra (hemma@eng.sun.com)
Jim Schaad (jimsch@microsoft.com)

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