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The application/pkix-attr-cert Media Type for Attribute Certificates (RFC5877)

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Original Publication Date: 2010-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-May-06
Document File: 8 page(s) / 7K

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R. Housley: AUTHOR

Abstract

Attribute certificates are ASN.1 encoded [X.680]. RFC 5755 [RFC5755] tells which portions of the attribute certificate must use the distinguished encoding rules (DER) [X.690] and which portions are permitted to use the basic encoding rules (BER) [X.690]. Since DER is a proper subset of BER, BER decoding all parts of a properly constructed attribute certificate will be successful.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        R. Housley Request for Comments: 5877                                Vigil Security Category: Informational                                         May 2010 ISSN: 2070-1721

   The application/pkix-attr-cert Media Type for Attribute Certificates

Abstract

   This document specifies a MIME media type used to carry a single    attribute certificate as defined in RFC 5755.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5877.

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 Housley                       Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5877          application/pkix-attr-cert Media Type         May 2010

 1.  Introduction

   RFC 2585 [RFC2585] defines the MIME media types for public key    certificates and certificate revocation lists (CRLs).  This document    specifies a MIME media type for use with attribute certificates as    defined in RFC 5755 [RFC5755].

   Attribute certificates are ASN.1 encoded [X.680].  RFC 5755 [RFC5755]    tells which portions of the attribute certificate must use the    distinguished encoding rules (DER) [X.690] and which portions are    permitted to use the basic encoding rules (BER) [X.690].  Since DER    is a proper subset of BER, BER decoding all parts of a properly    constructed attribute certificate will be successful.

2.  IANA Considerations

   This document registers with IANA the "application/pkix-attr-cert"    Internet Me...