The OMC has approved working with the FIPS lab to include a number of 
additional algorithms in the upcoming FIPS validation.
One slated for inclusion turns out to be beyond the time available for the 
fellows and the two others working on 3.0.

This is the X9.42 KDF.  What it needs is the X509 and CMS calls removed from 
the KDF and the various structures constructed piecemeal using calls that 
already exist within the FIPS provider.

If somebody is willing to take this work on, it will likely be included in the 
FIPS validation for 3.0.
If not, it won’t be.

Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations 
Phone +61 7 3031 7217
Oracle Australia

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