Why were edwards curves given distinct key types, aren't they EC keys?
Erwann.Abalea at docusign.com
Fri Mar 15 18:39:16 UTC 2019
Maybe because EVP_PKEY_EC designates an ECDSA key, that an EdDSA key is not generated the same way (particularly the public part), and that the encodings are different?
Le 15/03/2019 19:20, « openssl-users au nom de Sam Roberts » <openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org au nom de vieuxtech at gmail.com> a écrit :
It seems like they are EC keys, with specific curve designs, and that
also have some algorithms designed specifically for them, like EdDSA
-- though it looks like that alg is being generalized to other curve
What about them makes it necessary to make them distinct, both from
each other, and EVP_PKEY_EC?
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