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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-cert-08.txt

1999-04-27 09:53:47
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This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : S/MIME Version 3 Certificate Handling
        Author(s)       : B. Ramsdell
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-cert-08.txt
        Pages           : 11
        Date            : 26-Apr-99
        
S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), described in
[SMIME-MSG], provides a method to send and receive secure MIME
messages. Before using a public key to provide security services, the
S/MIME agent MUST certify that the public key is valid. S/MIME agents
MUST use PKIX certificates to validate public keys as described in the
Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKIX) Certificate and CRL
Profile [KEYM].  S/MIME agents MUST meet the S/MIME-specific
requirements documented in this I-D in addition to those stated in
[KEYM].
 
This specification is compatible with the Cryptographic Message Syntax
[CMS] in that it uses the data types defined by CMS. It also inherits
all the varieties of architectures for certificate-based key
management supported by CMS.

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