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SP 800-56A Rev. 2

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

Date Published: May 2013

Supersedes: SP 800-56A Revised (March 2007)


Elaine Barker (NIST), Lily Chen (NIST), Allen Roginsky (NIST), Miles Smid (Orion Security Solutions)



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

System and Communications Protection;


SP 800-56A Rev. 2 (DOI)
Local Download

Supplemental Material:
Comments received on Draft (Aug. 2012) (pdf)

Other Parts of this Publication:
SP 800-56B Rev. 1
SP 800-56C

Related NIST Publications:
FIPS 186-4
SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4
SP 800-131A Rev. 1
SP 800-133


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