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Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program

CAVP Testing: Key Management - Key Agreement Schemes (KAS) and Key Confirmation (SP 800-56A)

Algorithm Specifications

Algorithm specifications for Key Agreement Schemes and Key Confirmation (SP800-56A) are available from the Cryptographic Toolkit.


Algorithm Validation Testing Requirements

The algorithm validation testing requirements for SP 800-56A are specified in: The KAS Validation System (KASVS)

Testing Notes


Validation List

KAS Validation List


Test Vectors

Use of these test vectors does not replace validation obtained through the CAVP.

The test vectors linked below can be used to informally verify the correctness of a key agreement scheme and key confirmation algorithm listed above.

See the KASVS document for an explanation of the files.

KAS FFC Test Vectors See the KASVS document for an explanation of the files.

KAS ECC Test Vectors See the KASVS document for an explanation of the files.

Created October 05, 2016, Updated April 11, 2018