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Re: ECC vs RSA, and Similar Conflicts

From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 08:12:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CABcZeBPJ-4VccfK28Asu2YQWYggW1wDvGO=EjFGuw-LLu6zQ2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Richard L. Barnes" <rbarnes@bbn.com>
Cc: David Dahl <ddahl@mozilla.com>, Nadim <nadim@nadim.cc>, public-webcrypto@w3.org, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Richard L. Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com> wrote:
> s/exporting the keys/exporting wrapped keys/
>
> Plus, the export operation is often quite involved, involving special hardware, etc.  In the web context, it seems like this is an operation that would present special chrome to "formalize" the transfer.

Sometimes. There have also been designs where it just insists you provide some
public key to wrap it under.

-Ekr
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:14:12 UTC

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