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XML Signature Requirements (RFC2807)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 8 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Reagle: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements for the XML Digital Signature specification. It includes requirements as they relate to the signature syntax, data model, format, cryptographic processing, and external requirements and coordination.

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Network Working Group J. Reagle

Request for Comments: 2807 W3C/MIT

Category: Informational July 2000

XML Signature Requirements

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

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

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (c) 2000 The Internet Society & W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All

Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements

for the XML Digital Signature specification. It includes requirements

as they relate to the signature syntax, data model, format,

cryptographic processing, and external requirements and coordination.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .............................................. 1

2. Design Principles and Scope ............................... 2

3. Requirements .............................................. 4

3.1. Signature Data Model and Syntax .................... 4

3.2. Format ............................................. 5

3.3. Cryptography and Processing ........................ 5

3.4 Coordination ........................................ 5

4. Security Considerations ................................... 6

5. References ................................................ 6

6. Acknowledgements .......................................... 8

7. Author's Address .......................................... 8

8. Full Copyright Statement .................................. 9

1. Introduction

The XML 1.0 Recommendation [XML] describes the syntax of a class of

data objects called XML documents. The mission of this working group

is to develop a XML syntax used for representing signatures on

digital content and procedures for computing and verifying such

signatures. Signatures will provide data integrity, authentication,

and/or non-repudiability.

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements

over three things: (1) the scope of work available to the WG, (2) the

XML signature specification, and (3) applications that implement the

specification. It includes requirements as they relate to the

signature syntax, data model, format, cryptographic processing, and

external requirements and coordination. Those things that are

required are designated as "must", those things that are optional are

designated by "may", those things that are optional but recommended

are designated as "should".

2. Design Principl...