[security-dev 00266]: Re: native ECC provider to be included in J2SE ?

Brad Wetmore Bradford.Wetmore at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 4 14:45:12 PDT 2008


> Are there any decision to include any native ECC provider like NSS ?

There might have been some discussion at some point, but as far as I 
know, there have never been any plans recently (last 3-4 years) to 
bundle a third party native crypto provider into JDK.

Our current recommendation is to use the PKCS11 provider wrapper 
mechanism found in JDKs 1.5 and above.  In JSSE, the ECC ciphersuites 
are enabled once a ECC impl is found.

http://blogs.sun.com/andreas/entry/elliptic_curve_cryptography_in_java
http://blogs.sun.com/andreas/entry/ecc_updates_and_rfc_4492

If I can keep my head down long enough, we're still planning to do a 
Java ECC impl in the SunJCE provider.

Hope this helps.

Brad




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