Using Password-Authenticated Key Agreement (PAKE) schemes in TLS

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Authors Dennis Kuegler  , Joern-Marc Schmidt 
Last updated 2016-04-21 (latest revision 2015-10-19)
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This document describes how to integrate Password-Authenticated Key Agreement (PAKE) schemes into TLS. These schemes enable two parties who share a potentially weak password to derive a common cryptographic key, allowing them to establish a secure channel. The current document defines a generic way to integrate PAKE schemes into TLS. In addition, it demonstrates how to use the well-known Password Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE) scheme in TLS as an example for the generic construction.


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