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PKCS #5: Password-Based Cryptography Specification Version 2.1 (RFC8018) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248975D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-25
Document File: 80 page(s) / 81K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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K. Moriarty: AUTHOR [+3]


This document provides recommendations for the implementation of password-based cryptography, covering the following aspects:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  K. Moriarty, Ed. Request for Comments: 8018                                      Dell EMC Obsoletes: 2898                                               B. Kaliski Category: Informational                                         Verisign ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 A. Rusch                                                                      RSA                                                             January 2017

            PKCS #5: Password-Based Cryptography Specification                               Version 2.1


   This document provides recommendations for the implementation of    password-based cryptography, covering key derivation functions,    encryption schemes, message authentication schemes, and ASN.1 syntax    identifying the techniques.

   This document represents a republication of PKCS #5 v2.1 from RSA    Laboratories' Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) series.  By    publishing this RFC, change control is transferred to the IETF.

   This document also obsoletes RFC 2898.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Moriarty, et al.              Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8018                      PKCS #5 v2.1                  January 2017

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