DSA(5) Digital Signature Algorithm


DSA is the Digital Signature Algorithm specified in [DSS], a standard for public-key based digital signatures from NIST, the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology. DSA employs SHA(5).

For a description of DSS, its history and security, see [AC2].


[DSS] National Institute of standards and Technology, NIST FIPS PUB 186, Digital Signature Standard, U.S. Department of Commerce, May 1994.

[AC2] Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C, second edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.


This man-page was written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <[email protected]>.