The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'CMS Symmetric Key Management
and Distribution' <draft-ietf-smime-symkeydist-09.txt> as a Proposed
Standard. This document is the product of the S/MIME Mail Security
Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jeffrey Schiller and Steve
This document extends the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) to
support the use of symmetric (traditional) encryption in addition to
public key encryption. It describes an architecture that can be used
by Groups of entities (or Mailing Lists) to securely distribute a
Group Key which can be used to symmetrically encrypt CMS objects.
Working Group Summary
The working group had consensus on this document.
This document has been reviewed for the IESG by Jeff Schiller.