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MIME-Based Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange Using HTTP, Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) (RFC4130)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-02

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Moberg: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document provides an applicability statement (RFC 2026, Section 3.2) that describes how to exchange structured business data securely using the HTTP transfer protocol, instead of SMTP; the applicability statement for SMTP is found in RFC 3335. Structured business data may be XML; Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in either the American National Standards Committee (ANSI) X12 format or the UN Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) format; or other structured data formats. The data is packaged using standard MIME structures. Authentication and data confidentiality are obtained by using Cryptographic Message Syntax with S/MIME security body parts. Authenticated acknowledgements make use of multipart/signed Message Disposition Notification (MDN) responses to the original HTTP message. This applicability statement is informally referred to as "AS2" because it is the second applicability statement, produced after "AS1", RFC 3335.

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Network Working Group                                          D. Moberg
Request for Comments: 4130                              Cyclone Commerce
Category: Standards Track                                    R. Drummond
                                                     Drummond Group Inc.
                                                               July 2005


                     MIME-Based Secure Peer-to-Peer
                 Business Data Interchange Using HTTP,
                    Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document provides an applicability statement (RFC 2026, Section
   3.2) that describes how to exchange structured business data securely
   using the HTTP transfer protocol, instead of SMTP; the applicability
   statement for SMTP is found in RFC 3335.  Structured business data
   may be XML; Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in either the American
   National Standards Committee (ANSI) X12 format or the UN Electronic
   Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport
   (UN/EDIFACT) format; or other structured data formats.  The data is
   packaged using standard MIME structures.  Authentication and data
   confidentiality are obtained by using Cryptographic Message Syntax
   with S/MIME security body parts.  Authenticated acknowledgements make
   use of multipart/signed Message Disposition Notification (MDN)
   responses to the original HTTP message.  This applicability statement
   is informally referred to as "AS2" because it is the second
   applicability statement, produced after "AS1", RFC 3335.

Moberg & Drummond           Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4130     AS2 for Business Data Interchange Using HTTP      July 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Applicable RFCs ............................................3
      1.2. Terms ......................................................3
   2. Overview ........................................................5
      2.1. Overall Operation ..........................................5
      2.2. Purpose of a Security Guideline for MIME EDI ...............5
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