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NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 3

Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key-Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography

Date Published: April 2018

Supersedes: SP 800-56A Rev. 2 (06/05/2013)


Elaine Barker (NIST), Lily Chen (NIST), Allen Roginsky (NIST), Apostol Vassilev (NIST), Richard Davis (NSA)



Diffie-Hellman; elliptic curve cryptography; finite field cryptography; key agreement; key confirmation; key derivation; key establishment; MQV
Control Families

System and Communications Protection


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Supplemental Material:
Comments received on Draft SP 800-56A Rev. 3 (pdf)

Publication Parts:
SP 800-56B Rev. 2
SP 800-56C Rev. 2

Document History:
08/07/17: SP 800-56A Rev. 3 (Draft)
04/16/18: SP 800-56A Rev. 3 (Final)


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