[rfc-dist] RFC 7427 on Signature Authentication in the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2)

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        RFC 7427

        Title:      Signature Authentication in the Internet 
                    Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) 
        Author:     T. Kivinen, J. Snyder
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2015
        Mailbox:    kivinen at iki.fi, 
                    jms at opus1.com
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 39041
        Updates:    RFC 7296

        I-D Tag:    draft-kivinen-ipsecme-signature-auth-07.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7427

The Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) protocol has limited
support for the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA).
The current version only includes support for three Elliptic Curve
groups, and there is a fixed hash algorithm tied to each group.  This
document generalizes IKEv2 signature support to allow any signature
method supported by PKIX and also adds signature hash algorithm
negotiation.  This is a generic mechanism and is not limited to
ECDSA; it can also be used with other signature algorithms.

This document is a product of the IP Security Maintenance and Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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