[PROPOSAL] Support asymetric RSA in Crypto API


Bird, Tim <Tim.Bird@...>
 

; Summary: Support asymetric RSA in Crypto API
; Proposer: Tim Bird, Sony Mobile

== Description ==
The current AF_ALG interface to user space only
supports hash and symmetric algorithms.
Some user applications may want to utilize HW
crypto engine's asymetric algorithm, like RSA.
The purpose of this project would be to add full RSA
support in the kernel, extending the crypto API if needed.

== Related work ==
* RSA signature checking was added to the kernel in version 3.7
** See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15152379/how-to-use-rsa-in-linux-kernel
** [http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=612e0fe99965a4028359cd1da5af56b7f6caf7f6 git commit]
* http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3447.txt
* [http://thesweeheng.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/6451.pdf The Linux Kernel Cryptographic API]

== Scope ==
Unknown

== Contractor Candidates ==
None yet.

== Comments ==

[[Category:Project proposals 2013]]

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