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Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Representation of Key Exchange Algorithm (KEA) Keys in Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificates (RFC2528)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Housley: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Key Exchange Algorithm (KEA) is a classified algorithm for exchanging keys. This specification profiles the format and semantics of fields in X.509 V3 certificates containing KEA keys. The specification addresses the subjectPublicKeyInfo field and the keyUsage extension.

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Network Working Group R. Housley

Request for Comments: 2528 SPYRUS

Category: Informational W. Polk

NIST

March 1999

Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure

Representation of Key Exchange Algorithm (KEA) Keys in

Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificates

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

Abstract ........................................................ 2

1. Executive Summary ........................................... 2

2. Requirements and Assumptions ................................ 2

2.1. Communication and Topology ................................ 2

2.2. Acceptability Criteria .................................... 2

2.3. User Expectations ......................................... 3

2.4. Administrator Expectations ................................ 3

3. KEA Algorithm Support ....................................... 3

3.1. Subject Public Key Info ................................... 3

3.1.1. Algorithm Identifier and Parameters ..................... 4

3.1.2. Encoding of KEA Public Keys ............................. 5

3.2. Key Usage Extension in KEA certificates ................... 5

4. ASN.1 Modules ................................................ 5

4.1 1988 Syntax ................................................. 5

4.2 1993 Syntax ................................................. 6

5. References ................................................... 6

6. Security Considerations ...................................... 7

7. Authors' Addresses ........................................... 8

8. Full Copyright Statement ..................................... 9

Abstract

The Key Exchange Algorithm (KEA) is a classified algorithm for

exchanging keys. This specification profiles the format and

semantics of fields in X.509 V3 certificates containing KEA keys. The

specification addresses the subjectPublicKeyInfo field and the

keyUsage extension.

1. Executive Summary

This specification contains guidance on the use of the Internet

Public Key Infrastructure certificates to convey Key Exchange

Algorithm (KEA) keys. This specification is an addendum to RFC 2...