Standard Crypto API
This project is aimed at defining the charter for the proposed working group.
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This Working Group is aimed at solving a very frustrating issue related to portability of applications that make use of cryptography. Although lots of work has been dedicated to standardize cryptographic algorithms in order to provide interoperability (e.g., for secrecy of communication or authentication), no success has ever been achieved in defining a portable API for applications in this space.