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Securing X.400 Content with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) (RFC3854)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-28
Document File: 16 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Hoffman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes a protocol for adding cryptographic signature and encryption services to X.400 content with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).

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Network Working Group                                         P. Hoffman

Request for Comments: 3854                                           IMC

Category: Standards Track                                     C. Bonatti

                                                                    IECA

                                                                A. Eggen

                                                                     FFI

                                                               July 2004

     Securing X.400 Content with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail

                          Extensions (S/MIME)

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes a protocol for adding cryptographic signature

   and encryption services to X.400 content with Secure/Multipurpose

   Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).

1.  Introduction

   The techniques described in the Cryptographic Message Syntax [CMS]

   specification are general enough to support many different content

   types.  The [CMS] specification thus provides many options for

   providing different security mechanisms.  In order to ensure

   interoperability of systems within the X.400 community, it is

   necessary to specify the use of CMS features to protect X.400 content

   (called "CMS-X.400" in this document).

1.1.  Specification Overview

   This document is intended to be similar to the S/MIME Version 3.1

   Message Specification [MSG] except that it is tailored to the

   requirements of X.400 content rather than Multipurpose Internet Mail

   Extensions (MIME).

Hoffman, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3854               Securing X.400 with S/MIME              July 2004

   This document defines how to create an X.400 content type that has

   been cryptographically enhanced according to [CMS].  In order to

   create S/MIME messages carrying X.400 content, an S/MIME agent has to

   follow specifications in this document, as well as the specifications

   listed in [CMS].  This memo also defines new parameter values for...