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Re: Inclusion of rsaes-pkcs1

From: Wan-Teh Chang <wtc@google.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 10:29:49 -0700
Message-ID: <CALTJjxHW4cM9shmEXQNFrqOsxPoN8yn6F2tDTmCW-biLUdL6xw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Cc: "public-webcrypto@w3.org Working Group" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>, Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com> wrote:
> This leads me to wonder whether we should say "recommended for" and
> "only recommended for" in terms of usage.  Maybe we should discourage
> signing, for example.

RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5 is a signature algorithm. (The "SSA" part stands for
"signature scheme with appendix".)

RSAES-PKCS1-V1_5 is an encryption algorithm. (The "ES" part stands for
"encryption scheme".)

So in general it is clear what usage they are recommended for.

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