Elliptic Curve Algorithms for Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Asymmetric Key Package Content Type
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Elliptic Curve Algorithms for Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Asymmetric Key Package Content Type' to Proposed Standard (draft-turner-akf-algs-update-03.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Elliptic Curve Algorithms for Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) Asymmetric Key Package Content Type' (draft-turner-akf-algs-update-03.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-turner-akf-algs-update/
Technical Summary This document describes conventions for using Elliptic Curve cryptographic algorithms with SignedData and EnvelopedData to protect the AsymmetricKeyPackage content type. Specifically, it includes conventions necessary to implement Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) with EnvelopedData and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) with SignedData. This document extends RFC 5959. Note that downrefs to RFC 5753 and draft-mcgrew-fundamental-ecc (now RFC 6090) were called out and received no comment. They have now been added to the downref registry. Working Group Summary As noted earlier, this draft is not the product of a WG. It's also very short as there are essentially only three statements in the document: ECDDSA is MAY, ECDH is MAY, and P-256 is a MUST if you do either. Document Quality There are no known implementations of this document. Personnel Sean Turner <email@example.com> is the document Shepherd. Tim Polk <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the responsible Area Director.