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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-crs-00.txt

1997-12-01 07:33:33
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This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : Certificate Request Syntax
        Author(s)       : H. Prafullchandra, B. Fox, X. Liu, 
                          M. Myers, J. Weinstein
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-crs-00.txt
        Pages           : 19
        Date            : 26-Nov-97
This document defines an Internet PKI Certificate Request Syntax (CRS).
It addresses a growing need within the Internet PKI community for an
interface to public key certification products and services based on
PKCS7 [PKCS7] and PKCS10 [PKCS10]. A small number of additional services
are defined to supplement the core certificate request service. Current
industry practice regarding the use of PKCS7 and PKCS10 is also
documented for the benefit of the Internet community.
In general, the use of PKCS7 in this document is aligned to the
Cryptographic Message Syntax [CMS] which provides a superset of the
PKCS7 syntax.  Throughout this document, the term CMS should be taken to
include the PKCS #7 document as defined in [PKCS7].  The term CRS refers
to this specification.
The chief differences between CRS and PKIXMGMT are:
- Use of PKCS7 for security encapsulation and transaction framework
- Use of PKCS10 as the certification request message content
- Certification of Diffie-Hellman Public Keys based on PKCS10 requests
- No assumption of reliable connectivity or persistent on-line operation
- Single request/response transaction model

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