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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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Network Working Group                                    S. Blake-Wilson

Request for Comments: 3546                                           BCI

Updates: 2246                                                 M. Nystrom

Category: Standards Track                                   RSA Security

                                                              D. Hopwood

                                                  Independent Consultant

                                                            J. Mikkelsen

                                                         Transactionware

                                                               T. Wright

                                                                Vodafone

                                                               June 2003

               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 .............................................