Database of Long-Lived Symmetric Cryptographic Keys

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (karp WG)
Last updated 2012-06-29
Replaces draft-housley-saag-crypto-key-table
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This document specifies the information contained in a conceptual database of long-lived cryptographic keys used by many different security protocols. The database is designed to support both manual and automated key management. In addition to describing the schema for the database, this document describes the operations that can be performed on the database as well as the requirements for the security protocols that wish to use the database. In many typical scenarios, the security protocols do not directly use the long-lived key, but rather a key derivation function is used to derive a short- lived key from a long-lived key.


Russ Housley (
Sam Hartman (
Dacheng Zhang (

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