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Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions (RFC3546)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013145D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-17
Document File: 30 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Blake-Wilson: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document describes extensions that may be used to add functionality to Transport Layer Security (TLS). It provides both generic extension mechanisms for the TLS handshake client and server hellos, and specific extensions using these generic mechanisms.

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions

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 (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document describes extensions that may be used to add

� � functionality to Transport Layer Security (TLS).� It provides both

� � generic extension mechanisms for the TLS handshake client and server

� � hellos, and specific extensions using these generic mechanisms.

� � The extensions may be used by TLS clients and servers.� The

� � extensions are backwards compatible - communication is possible

� � between TLS 1.0 clients that support the extensions and TLS 1.0

� � servers that do not support the extensions, and vice versa.

Conventions used in this Document

� � The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

� � "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

� � document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119

� � [KEYWORDS].

Blake-Wilson, et. al.� � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3546� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � TLS Extensions� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � June 2003

Table of Contents

� � 1.� Introduction .............................................