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CyberCash Credit Card Protocol Version 0.8 (RFC1898)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004221D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Eastlake 3rd: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

CyberCash is developing a general payments system for use over the Internet. The structure and communications protocols of version 0.8 are described. This version includes credit card payments only. Additional capabilities are planned for future versions.

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Network Working Group D. Eastlake 3rd

Request for Comments: 1898 CyberCash

Category: Informational B. Boesch

CyberCash

S. Crocker

CyberCash

M. Yesil

CyberCash

February 1996

CyberCash Credit Card Protocol Version 0.8

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

CyberCash is developing a general payments system for use over the

Internet. The structure and communications protocols of version 0.8

are described. This version includes credit card payments only.

Additional capabilities are planned for future versions.

This document covers only the current CyberCash system which is one

of the few operational systems in the rapidly evolving area of

Internet payments. CyberCash is committed to the further development

of its system and to cooperation with the Internet Engineering Task

Force and other standards organizations.

Acknowledgements

The significant contributions of the following persons (in alphabetic

order) to this protocol are gratefully acknowledged:

Bruce Binder, Judith Grass, Alden Hart, Steve Kiser, Steve

Klebe, Garry Knox, Tom Lee, Bob Lindenberg, Jim Lum, Bill

Melton, Denise Paredes, Prasad Chintamaneni, Fred Silverman,

Bruce Wilson, Garland Wong, Wei Wu, Mark Zalewski.

In addition, Jeff Stapleton and Peter Wagner made useful comments on

the first version of this memo.

History

For historic purposes, it should be noted that this document was

first posted as an Internet draft, and thus made publicly available,

on 8 July 1995.

Table of Contents

1. Overall System..........................................3

1.1 System Overview........................................3

1.2 Security Approach......................................5

1.2.1 Authentication and Persona Identity..................5

1.2.2 Privacy..............................................6

1.3 Credit Card Operation..................................6

2. General Message Wrapper Format..........................7

2.1 Mes...