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This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.
Title : S/MIME Symmetric Key Management and Distribution
Author(s) : S. Turner
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-symkeydist-06.txt
Pages : 75
Date : 20-Aug-01
This document describes a mechanism to manage (i.e., setup,
distribute, and rekey) keys used with symmetric cryptographic
algorithms. Also defined herein is a mechanism to organize users
into groups to support distribution of encrypted content using
symmetric cryptographic algorithms. The mechanisms use the
Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) protocol  and Certificate
Management Message over CMS (CMC) protocol  to manage the
symmetric keys. Any member of the group can then later use this
distributed shared key to decrypt other CMS encrypted objects with
the symmetric key. This mechanism has been developed to support
S/MIME Mail List Agents (MLAs).
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