Generating EC parameters

… is not as easy as generating random numbers.

P1363 Section 1.9.5 mention that

The most difficult part of generating EC parameters is finding a base point of prime order

So the next things to do is finding a random point in an elliptic curve (prime case A.11.1/binary case A.11.2), and use A.2.5 to find a square root modulo p and use A.2.1 to calculate modular exponentiation.

In the text book, algorithm for elliptic curve key pair generation is only 5 lines. But implementing one line requires many hours understanding P1363.

Now let’s start with A.2.1.

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