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TBD                                                     A. Vassilev, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                      NIST
Intended status: Informational                         February 21, 2019
Expires: August 25, 2019

                           ACVP IANA Registry
                      draft-vassilev-acvp-iana-00

Abstract

   This document defines a set of IANA registries for supported
   cryptographic algorithm test specifications in the Automated
   Cryptographic Validation Protocol (ACVP) [acvp].  This document also
   shows how to extend the capabilities of ACVP with testing for new
   cryptographic algorithms.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  IANA namespaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Algorithm registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.1.  ACVP URN Sub-namespace  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.2.  ACVP URN Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   The Automated Cryptographic Validation Protocol (ACVP) [acvp] defines
   a mechanism to automatically validate the cryptographic algorithm
   implementations of software or hardware cryptographic modules.  The
   ACVP specification defines how a cryptographic module communicates
   with a validation authority server, including cryptographic
   capabilities negotiation, session management, authentication, test
   vector processing and more.  The ACVP specification does not define
   algorithm-specific JSON constructs for performing the cryptographic
   validation.  A series of ACVP-related sub-specifications define the
   constructs for testing individual cryptographic algorithms, see for
   example [sub-symmetric].  Each such sub-specification addresses a
   specific algorithm or a class of cryptographic algorithms.  This
   document defines the IANA registry for the supported algorithm test
   specifications that work with ACVP.  The registry defined here
   provides the binding between the protocol and the supported algorithm
   test extensions.

2.  IANA namespaces

   There are three namespaces envisioned for extensions to the ACVP:

   o  ACVP - the approved algorithms for testing with one or more
      validation authorities

   o  EXPERIMENTAL - candidate algorithms for approval.

   o  LOCAL - locally supported algorithms, not guaranteed for
      interoperability.  Algorithms in this namespace cannot be
      registered with IANA.

   TBD

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3.  Algorithm registry

   Each entry in the algorithm registry must record the following
   fields:

   o  Name: a URN segment that conforms to the pattern
      {namespace}-{algorithm}. The keywords are defined as follows:

      *  {namespace}: one of the options from Section 2.

      *  {algorithm}: a required US-ASCII string that conforms to the
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