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RFC 3278 on Use of ECC Algorithms in CMS

2002-05-10 16:58:06

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        RFC 3278

        Title:      Use of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
                    Algorithms in Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
        Author(s):  S. Blake-Wilson, D. Brown, P. Lambert
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       April 2002
        Mailbox:    sblakewi(_at_)certicom(_dot_)com, 
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 33779
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-smime-ecc-06.txt


This document describes how to use Elliptic Curve Cryptography
(ECC) public-key algorithms in the Cryptographic Message Syntax
(CMS).  The ECC algorithms support the creation of digital
signatures and the exchange of keys to encrypt or authenticate
content.  The definition of the algorithm processing is based on
the ANSI X9.62 standard, developed by the ANSI X9F1 working group,
the IEEE 1363 standard, and the SEC 1 standard.

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