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Re: Elliptic Curve key definitions in X9.62 and X9.63

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:08:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CAEnTvdAVm+h2iunVyvFi+eA=czvVDDHXrYqi4AcNZJeMh6_rvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lu HongQian Karen <karen.lu@gemalto.com>
Cc: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
Thanks Karen.

+1 to referencing the free versions.

...Mark


On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Lu HongQian Karen <karen.lu@gemalto.com>wrote:

>  Mark,
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> May be we should reference the latest standards from NIST, which are free
> to download?
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> Here are the relevant NIST documents and information:
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> NIST.FIPS 186-4 (digital signature standard, July 2013) specifies ECDSA.
> The ECC key pair generation is in the appendix B.
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> NIST.SP 800-56A v2 (recommendation for pair-wise key establishment schemes
> using discrete logarithm cryptography, May 2013) describes ECDH. Section
> 5.6.1.2 says: "For the ECC schemes, each static and ephemeral private key d
> and public key Q shall be generated using an approved method (see Appendix
> B of [FIPS 186])..."
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> So the key pairs for ECDSA and ECDH are (or can be) generated the same
> way, at least from the NIST perspective.
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> Regards,
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> Karen
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> *From:* Mark Watson [mailto:watsonm@netflix.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 04, 2014 7:46 PM
> *To:* public-webcrypto@w3.org
> *Subject:* Elliptic Curve key definitions in X9.62 and X9.63
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> I'm hoping that someone on this list can answer the following question to
> save me from buying and wading through these two ANSI documents.
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> Is the definition of an Elliptic Curve Key Pair in X9.62 (which we
> reference for ECDSA) and X9.63 (which we reference for ECDH) the same ?
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> It would seem that it must be, but without the documents in front of me I
> can't be sure.
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> ...Mark
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