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MIME-based Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange over the Internet (RFC3335)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009752D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-17
Document File: 30 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Harding: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes how to exchange structured business data securely using SMTP transport for Electronic Data Interchange, (EDI - either the American Standards Committee X12 or UN/EDIFACT, Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport), XML or other data used for business to business data interchange. The data is packaged using standard MIME content-types. Authentication and privacy are obtained by using Cryptographic Message Syntax (S/MIME) or OpenPGP security body parts. Authenticated acknowledgements make use of multipart/signed replies to the original SMTP message.

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Network Working Group                                         T. Harding

Request for Comments: 3335                              Cyclone Commerce

Category: Standards Track                                    R. Drummond

                                                          Drummond Group

                                                                 C. Shih

                                                           Gartner Group

                                                          September 2002

                     MIME-based Secure Peer-to-Peer

              Business Data Interchange over the Internet

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes how to exchange structured business data

   securely using SMTP transport for Electronic Data Interchange, (EDI -

   either the American Standards Committee X12 or UN/EDIFACT, Electronic

   Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport), XML or

   other data used for business to business data interchange.  The data

   is packaged using standard MIME content-types.  Authentication and

   privacy are obtained by using Cryptographic Message Syntax (S/MIME)

   or OpenPGP security body parts.  Authenticated acknowledgements make

   use of multipart/signed replies to the original SMTP message.

Harding, et. al.            Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3335                 MIME-based Secure EDI            September 2002

Table of Contents

   1.0   Introduction .................................................3

   2.0   Overview .....................................................4

   2.1   Purpose of a Security Guideline for MIME EDI .................4

   2.2   Definitions ..................................................4

   2.2.1 Terms ........................................................4

   2.2.2 The Secure Transmission Loop .................................5

   2.2.3 Definition of Receipts .......................................5

   2.3   Assumptions ..................................................6

   2.3.1 EDI Process Assumptions ......................................6

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