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

2000-07-19 03:33:14
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        Title           : Electronic Signature Policies
        Author(s)       : J. Ross, D. Pinkas, N. Pope
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-espolicies-00.txt
        Pages           : 42
        Date            : 18-Jul-00
This RFC defines signature policies for electronic signatures. 
A signature policy is a set of rules for the creation and validation 
of an electronic signature, under which the validity of signature can 
be determined. A given legal/contractual context may recognize a 
particular signature policy as meeting its requirements. 

A signature policy has a globally unique reference, which is bound to 
an electronic signature by the signer as part of the signature 

The signature policy needs to be available in human readable form so 
that it can be assessed to meet the requirements of the legal and 
contractual context in which it is being applied.

To allow for the automatic processing of an electronic signature 
another part of the signature policy specifies the electronic 
rules for the creation and validation of the electronic signature in 
a computer processable form.  In the current document the format of the 
signature policy is defined using ASN.1. 

The contents of this RFC is based on the signature policy defined in
ETSI ES 201 733 V.1.1.3(2000-05) Copyright (C).

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