This document proposes an Elliptic Curve Cryptography
extension to the OpenPGP public key format and specifies three
Elliptic Curves that enjoy broad support by other standards,
including NIST standards. The document aims to standardize an
optimal but narrow set of parameters for best interoperability
and it does so within the framework it defines that can be
expanded in the future to allow more choices.
Working Group Summary
This document has been discussed and reviewed by members of
the concluded OpenPGP WG. The OpenPGP protocol has an
reserved algorithm ID for ECC; this document suggests the use
the participants of the of this algorithm ID. There was a
consensus between the participants of the discussion to use
this document as the specification for the use of ECC in
There are two independent implementations of this ECC extension
to OpenPGP: The Symantec PGP software implements it, and a beta
version of the Free Software Foundation's GnuPG software fully
Wener Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Document Shepherd.
Sean Turner (email@example.com) is the responsible AD.
RFC Editor Note
Please add the following to the end of the last sentence in the abstract:
and these Elliptic Curves