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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-rfc2632bis-07.txt

2004-06-04 13:19:40
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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 3.1 Certificate Handling
        Author(s)       : B. Ramsdell
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-rfc2632bis-07.txt
        Pages           : 13
        Date            : 2004-6-4
This document specifies conventions for X.509 certificate usage by
S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) agents. S/MIME
provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages, and
certificates are an integral part of S/MIME agent processing. S/MIME
agents validate certificates as described in RFC 3280, the Internet
X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile. S/MIME
agents must meet the certificate processing requirements in this
document as well as those in RFC 3280.
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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