RFC 7748

Elliptic Curves for Security, January 2016

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7748.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
A. Langley
M. Hamburg
S. Turner
Stream:
IRTF

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7748

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Abstract

This memo specifies two elliptic curves over prime fields that offer a high level of practical security in cryptographic applications, including Transport Layer Security (TLS). These curves are intended to operate at the ~128-bit and ~224-bit security level, respectively, and are generated deterministically based on a list of required properties.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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