Interested in a Crypto-SIG?

Michael Ströder michael at
Sat Jan 27 14:09:55 CET 2001


(I know that SIG proposals should go to the META-SIG list but I
guess not many developers are subscribed to this list. Therefore I
start the discussion here.)

I would like to propose a Crypto-SIG. The goal is to define Pythonic
class APIs for various cryptographic and related standards to enable
developers to use a unified API for implementing crypto-enabled
applications in Python independent of the underlying implementations
(basically inspired by Sun's Java crypto-related APIs).

APIs for (in my personally preferred order):
- cryptographic algorithms (similar to Sun's JCE for Java)
- encoding/decoding ASN.1 objects
- X.509 certificates (including path validation)
- OpenPGP

Let me know what you think.

Ciao, Michael.

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