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NIST announces the draft release of Special Publication (SP) 800-56A, Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key-Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography (Draft Revision).
August 20, 2012

NIST announces the release of draft revision of Special Publication 800-56ARecommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography. SP 800-56A specifies key-establishment schemes based on the discrete logarithm problem over finite fields and elliptic curves, including several variations of Diffie-Hellman and MQV key establishment schemes. The revision is made on the March 2007 version. The main changes are listed in Appendix D.

Please submit comments to 56A2012rev-comments@nist.gov with "Comments on SP 800-56A (Revision)" in the subject line. The comment period closes on October 31, 2012.

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See: Key Management
Created December 22, 2016, Updated April 07, 2017