[rfc-dist] RFC 6507 on Elliptic Curve-Based Certificateless Signatures for Identity-Based Encryption (ECCSI)

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        RFC 6507

        Title:      Elliptic Curve-Based Certificateless Signatures for 
                    Identity-Based Encryption (ECCSI) 
        Author:     M. Groves
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2012
        Mailbox:    Michael.Groves at cesg.gsi.gov.uk
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 36233
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-groves-eccsi-01.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6507.txt

Many signature schemes currently in use rely on certificates for
authentication of identity.  In Identity-based cryptography, this
adds unnecessary overhead and administration.  The Elliptic Curve-based
Certificateless Signatures for Identity-based Encryption (ECCSI)
signature scheme described in this document is certificateless.
This scheme has the additional advantages of low bandwidth and low
computational requirements.  This document is not an Internet Standards 
Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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