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RFC 5126 on CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)

2008-03-06 15:17:07

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        RFC 5126

        Title:      CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES) 
        Author:     D. Pinkas, N. Pope, J. Ross
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2008
        Mailbox:    Denis(_dot_)Pinkas(_at_)bull(_dot_)net, 
        Pages:      141
        Characters: 309173
        Obsoletes:  RFC3126

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-smime-cades-07.txt


This document defines the format of an electronic signature that can
remain valid over long periods.  This includes evidence as to its
validity even if the signer or verifying party later attempts to deny
(i.e., repudiates) the validity of the signature.

The format can be considered as an extension to RFC 3852 and
RFC 2634, where, when appropriate, additional signed and
unsigned attributes have been defined.

The contents of this Informational RFC amount to a
transposition of the ETSI Technical Specification (TS) 101 733 V.1.7.4
(CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures -- CAdES) and is technically
equivalent to it.

The technical contents of this specification are maintained by ETSI.
The ETSI TS and further updates are available free of charge at: 
This memo provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group 
of the IETF.

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