BCP 201

RFC 7696

Guidelines for Cryptographic Algorithm Agility and Selecting Mandatory-to-Implement Algorithms, November 2015

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp201.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
R. Housley
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

Many IETF protocols use cryptographic algorithms to provide confidentiality, integrity, authentication, or digital signature. Communicating peers must support a common set of cryptographic algorithms for these mechanisms to work properly. This memo provides guidelines to ensure that protocols have the ability to migrate from one mandatory-to-implement algorithm suite to another over time.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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