[cabfpub] BR: brainpoolp256r1 curve

Tim Hollebeek tim.hollebeek at digicert.com
Tue Jul 3 19:40:38 UTC 2018

My German is rusty, but is it actually saying it is the highest priority




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Subject: [cabfpub] BR: brainpoolp256r1 curve



I am posting the following on behalf of Rufus Buschart of Siemens, for

Kind regards, Stephen





The "Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik" (German Federal
Office for Information Security) published a technical guidance TR-03116-3
which defines fundamental cryptographic requirements for governmental
projects. In chapter 2.1.3 it defines three elliptic curves that have to be
supported as a minimum for SSL/TLS. One of the three curves is the
brainpoolp256r1 curve. This curve is not currently allowed according to the
BRGs chapter 6.1.5.

I would like to propose, that this curve becomes allowed by the BRGs as

eRichtlinien/TR03116/BSI-TR-03116-4.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=4> &v=4 



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