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Contribution Agreements: Draft 3

PKCS #11 Contribution Letter

Title
PKCS #11 Version 2.1, Proposed Draft 3 -- final
Classification
Proposed Specification
Contributor
Matthew Wood
matthew.d.wood@intel.com
Intel Security Technology Lab
2111 NE 25th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97124-5961 USA
Date/Version
October 17, 1999
Version 2.1, Draft 3 -- final
Abstract
This draft represents the next revision of PKCS #11 standard. It includes the following enhancements over version 2.1 proposed draft 2:
- KEA mechanism description updates
- modification of secondary authentication text to remove protected path requirements
- new mechanism types
Description
The following is a detailed list of each set of edits to the version 2.1 proposed draft 2 document included in the proposed draft.
- Updates to the KEA algorithms based on submissions from Niel Ziring
- Comments at the PKCS workshop indicated that vendors wanted to be able to do secondary authentication without using a protected path. The text was changed to remove explicit references to a protected path, and to allow software PIN collection.
- Addition of PKCS #1 RSA PSS signatures
Intellectual Property Issues
Contributor hereby submits this Contribution to RSA Laboratories for possible consideration in RSA Laboratories' Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) and agrees to the guidelines for PKCS contributions in effect at the time this Contribution is submitted.
Contributor also hereby grants RSA Laboratories license to make derivative works of this Contribution and to include all or portions of this Contribution or of such derivative works in PKCS documents and drafts. Contributor represents that it has authority to grant such license.
Intel Corporation makes no intellectual property claims to contributed items. Intel Corporation makes no representations regarding intellectual property claims by other parties. Such determination is the reponsibility of the user.
References
All references are included in the proposed draft document itself.

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