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



Elaine B. Barker, Lidong Chen, Allen L. Roginsky, Miles Smid


This Recommendation specifies key-establishment schemes based on the discrete logarithm problem over finite fields and elliptic curves, including several variations of Diffie-Hellman and Menezes-Qu- Vanstone(MQV) key establishment schemes. [Supersedes SP 800-56A Revised (March 2007):]
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-56A Rev. 2
Report Number
800-56A Rev. 2


Diffie-Hellman, elliptic curve cryptography, finite field cryptography, key agreement, key confirmation, key derivation, key establishment, key transport, MQV.
Created June 5, 2013, Updated March 25, 2019