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FIPS 204 (Initial Public Draft)

Module-Lattice-Based Digital Signature Standard

Date Published: August 24, 2023
Comments Due: November 22, 2023 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Planning Note (12/12/2023):

The public comments received have been posted.


National Institute of Standards and Technology


NIST requests comments on three draft Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS):

These proposed standards specify key establishment and digital signature schemes that are designed to resist future attacks by quantum computers, which threaten the security of current standards. The three algorithms specified in these standards are each derived from different submissions to the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project.



cryptography; digital signatures; Federal Information Processing Standards; lattice; post-quantum; public-key cryptography
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Supplemental Material:
Federal Register Notice
Public Comments Received (pdf)

Related NIST Publications:
FIPS 203 (Draft)
FIPS 205 (Draft)

Document History:
08/24/23: FIPS 204 (Draft)


Security and Privacy

digital signatures, post-quantum cryptography