My company is evaluating a number of options for deployment of AS2 in our
product. In one of our evaluation meetings, it was said that care must be
taken when choosing the correct S/MIME toolkit because of the dependence that
S/MIME has on ASN.1 and the complications that introduces.
I can accept that certificates and related cryptographic materials are DER or
BER encoded but I would expect that to be done by a cryptographic toolkit from
RSA, Baltimore Technologies, Certicom, etc. I would not expect this to be
value added by an S/MIME toolkit.
Beyond the PKCS standards, where does S/MIME utilize ASN.1?
Specific to AS2, are there other parts of that spec that call for ASN.1?
Thank you; Phil Smiley