[rfc-dist] RFC 6955 on Diffie-Hellman Proof-of-Possession Algorithms

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        RFC 6955

        Title:      Diffie-Hellman Proof-of-Possession Algorithms 
        Author:     J. Schaad, H. Prafullchandra
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2013
        Mailbox:    ietf at augustcellars.com, 
                    HPrafullchandra at hytrust.com
        Pages:      43
        Characters: 81491
        Obsoletes:  RFC2875

        I-D Tag:    draft-schaad-pkix-rfc2875-bis-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6955.txt

This document describes two methods for producing an integrity check
value from a Diffie-Hellman key pair and one method for producing an
integrity check value from an Elliptic Curve key pair.  This behavior
is needed for such operations as creating the signature of a
Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #10 Certification Request.  These
algorithms are designed to provide a Proof-of-Possession of the
private key and not to be a general purpose signing algorithm.

This document obsoletes RFC 2875.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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