Basic key exchange protocols for secret key cryptosystems under CRYMPIX library
Key exchange protocols are developed in order to overcome the key distribution problem of symmetrical cryptosystems. These protocols which are based on various algebraic domains are different implementations of public-key cryptography. In this thesis, the basic key exchange protocols are reviewed and CRYMPIX implementations of them are provided. CRYMPIX has a portable structure that provides platform independence for generated code. Hence, the implemented key exchange mechanisms are suitable to be used on different hardware and software platforms.