Support asymetric RSA in Crypto API

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Summary
Support asymetric RSA in Crypto API
Proposer
Tim Bird, Sony Mobile
Status
Not selected in 2013 to be sponsored by the CE Workgroup

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

Scope

Unknown

Contractor Candidates

None yet.

Comments

Reasons for CEWG not selecting this project

This project seemed useful, and many companies were interested. However, the only bid received was from a company that looked likely to already receive some projects this round (and they might not have the bandwidth to work on this and others.) This was rated lower priority than other projects bid upon by the same contractor.