[cryptography] IETF Working Group Charter on Common Interface to Cryptographic Modules (CICM)

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Mon Jun 20 21:47:03 EDT 2011


On 2011-06-21 6:34 AM, Nico Williams wrote:
> The GSS-API has been growing extensions to deal with these situations
> by exposing more information to the application.  There's also some
> extensions by which to specify policies/profiles to apply.
>
> Creating a whole *new* API to layer above the GSS-API would be OK IFF
> the new API were effectively a simplified profile of the GSS-API.

The GSS-API has Kerberos implicitly baked into it - symmetric 
encryption, central trusted authority, function call oriented rather 
than message oriented.




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