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Re: Thoughts about signatures, JOSE, and NIST curves (was: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] ECDSA Secp384r1 Cryptosuite v2019)

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:45:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNSGEB6kPAzZWXY8c3ujMVb-HRQ8qWi6pa7uqebeyWGg_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Cc: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
big +1 to this:
> I would strongly recommend building on one or the other, or both, and not
> attempting to invent anything new that is not directly compatible with them.

In general IETF is the place to look for the actual formats for Keys,
Signatures, etc
Those then can get leveraged and wrapped with other niceties as appropriate
elsewhere (e.g. a W3C spec/standard that uses the IETF definition of
ED25519 for underlying key representation etc)

Mike Prorock
CTO, Founder
Received on Monday, 24 January 2022 18:47:07 UTC

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